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Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 15:07 PM

Great Room Floor Plans:

Typically located beside the kitchen, great rooms have become essential for "casual living" new home floor plans.

Great rooms serve a variety of functions, combining the uses of traditional rooms like the family room, living room, and study into one central location.

See all the ways you can use your great room, in the floor plan layouts below.

Or go straight to the great room photo gallery, here.




Great Rooms Are...

Learn about great room floor plans, with example photos, here:

1. Flexible Spaces

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Great rooms are large, open, and ready for anything. Study time. Meals. Storage with custom built-ins.

The great room photo above shows a set of built-ins designed to fit a piano in the center, for at-home practice time.

2. Large Spaces

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Great rooms can take up to 15% of the total square footage of a home. Remember, this one room often accounts for the square footage of at least two others.

3. Spacious

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Many great rooms feature specialty ceilings, such as vaulted rooflines (pictured above) or cathedral ceilings.

The foyer often leads directly into the great room -- with the opportunity for grand two story spaces.

 

4. Shared Spaces

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Great rooms are also commonly adjoined to the kitchen with only a half wall, counter, or island separating the two.

In the Stanton Home pictured above, an expanded island welcomes shared kitchen and great room traffic.

5. Useful

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Great rooms make fantastic gathering spaces with: entertainment centers, fireplaces, and study areas all contained in the same space - making cooking, entertaining, informal dining, and family interaction easier than many traditional floor plans that encase the kitchen or kitchen/breakfast space. 

6. Open with Overlooks

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In addition to featuring vaulted or cathedral ceilings, great rooms often feature second story overlooks -- for an even more open concept appeal.

7. Filled with Windows

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Windows will add expense to any room of your home. Great rooms -- and connected kitchens -- are the most used rooms of your home, making them highly-valued spaces to splurge on windows.

Adding full walls of windows -- or even carefully placed pairs of windows -- can make an incredible difference in your great room design.



Raleigh Custom Homes:

Floor plans with a great room continue to be a top home buyer request in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

What do you like best about the great room photos above? Tell us what matters most in your custom home design, and we'll show you what it takes to build custom in North Carolina.

 


 

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Great Room Design Ideas | Top 5 Great Room Floor Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

Fabulous Great Room Designs

Five Favorite Great Room Floor Plans

Great Rooms open up the possibilities, with spacious layouts designed for gathering together, stretching out, and getting comfortable.

See favorite great room photos, here.

Here are photos and video tours of five favorite custom home designs with huge Great Rooms that forego the rigid structure of Formal Dining Rooms, in favor of a more relaxed and open environment with flow-through appeal.


Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home Builders Great Room Floor Plan #1 - The Terrell

This main floor master home focuses on family living, with a huge open first floor Kitchen/Dining/Great Room.

Link to Video Tour of Terrell

 

 

Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home Builders2403 Sq Ft

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath

First Floor Master

Link to Terrell Floor Plan

 

 

 

 

Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersGreat Room Floor Plan #2 - The Penelope

The Penelope includes a huge 21'x20' Great Room, designed for a large family. The focal point is the kitchen - and the inspiring first floor office will make you want to work from home.

 

Link to Video Tour of The Penelope

 

 

Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home Builders3468 Sq Ft

4 Bed, 2.5 Bath

Basement Home

Link to Penelope Floor Plan

 

 

 

brogan

 

Great Room Floor Plan #3 - "The Brogan"

This Craftsman style home features built-ins around every corner, with classic detailing. Three different window shapes in the Great Room add even more character.

 

Link to Video Tour of The Brogan

 

 

http://www.stantonhomes.com/Brogan.aspx2613 Sq Ft

3-4 Beds, 2.5 Baths

Two Story Home

Click here for The Brogan floor plan.

 

 

 

 

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Great Room Floor Plan #4 - "The Carwile"

Outside, a sophisticated country farmhouse exterior welcomes. Inside, find details like a "Home Hub", a huge room filled with cabinets, countertops, and everything your lifestyle warrants.

Video Tour - Carwile Custom Home

 

 

Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home Builders2868 Sq Ft (Plus Storage)

4-5 Beds, 2.5 Baths

Main Floor Master Home

Carwile Custom Floor Plan

 

 

 

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Great Room Floor Plan #5 - "The Devonsboro"

This one story home offers tons of living in a compact space - including a separate office and bonus room. Split bedrooms are an added bonus.

Custom Home Video Tour - Devonsboro

 

 

 

Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh Custom Home Builders2100 Sq Ft

3 Bed, 2 Bath

Formal Dining OR Office

One Story Home

 

 

 

 

Let us know the features you like best in these plans and we’ll email you more to think about.

You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here.

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