Huge rectangular islands with seating that flow directly into the great room
These floor plans keep the kitchen open to the great room, with great big islands and tons of space for seating.
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Homes with Kitchens Open to the Great Room
Kitchen Floor Plan #1
A breakfast area divides the kitchen and great room into separate "areas" that maintain an open flow across the downstairs.
Transom windows form a wall of natural light, dark stained wood beams add a touch of rustic farmhouse design, and a large rectangle island provides casual seating in the kitchen.
Kitchen Floor Plan #2:
The granite counter top extends past the cabinets, creating a "hidden" space for island stools. This open floor plan flows from the barrel vault foyer into the kitchen, breakfast, and great room.
Notice the custom "X" trim details on the island and cabinets?
Kitchen Floor Plan #3:
Round out your rectangle island, with a curved side facing the great room. This island has a raised bar in the center - perfect for hiding the sink, creating an eating bar, and acting as a serving area.
Kitchen Floor Plan #4:
Looking for a floor plan with just a bit of separation between the kitchen and great room? These wainscot columns do the trick! An overhang leaves space for kitchen stools, while still making it easy to access the island storage cabinets.
Kitchen Floor Plan #5:
The seating as this blue island is bar height. Similar to the Arcadia island, the counter tops wrap on two sides, forming around the raised bar area. What's the best ceiling height for a great room? Find our here.
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