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Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 13:05 PM

Great Room Floor Plans

Why Great Rooms are so great!

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Home design has seen a wide-spread shift towards a more casual living style.

We are seeing fewer formal dining rooms, larger kitchens (with eating bars for casual dining), and fewer rooms divided by walls (more open concept floor plans are being built).

Adding great rooms to a new homes has been an important part of this trend.


What is a Great Room?

A great room is a very large, open room that combines the functions of several more traditional rooms - the family room, living room, and, less often, study - into one location.

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Great rooms are flexible, spacious, and extremly useful for families that have a variety of needs.

Great rooms are usually central to the home, connected to the kitchen by an island or serving bar counter. Homes often open up from the foyer into the great room.



In a Stanton Home great room, you can find features like:

 - Built-ins (desks, bookcases, cubbies)Great Room Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homebuilder

 - Hardwood flooring

 - Fireplaces with entertainment centers above

 - Wainscoting

 - Specialty crown moulding (craftsman style crown over windows and doors)

 - Vaulted and cathedral ceilings (used to open up the room even more)

 - Plenty of natural light with wide windows, and so much more.

A great room gives your family a central place to gather, eat, play, study, and work with everything you need in one space.

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