A great room is an area within a home, which nowadays features an open floor plan that combines the functions of more traditional rooms, such as the family room and the living room with the kitchen and outdoor living area. The advantage of a great room over a more traditional room is flexibility. Most homeowners get little use from their living rooms and dining rooms. A great room in combination with a large kitchen can offer you a flexible area for entertaining large parties or sharing a family dinner.
Great rooms are usually rather large, open rooms that can normally take up about 10% to 15% of the total square footage of our home. For example, a great room in a 4,000 square foot home might be 550 to 600 square feet.
Enjoy some of our favorite great rooms in the latest issue of Home Ideas. Youâ€™ll find house plans in all sizes and architectural styles that all feature this great open living space.