Great Rooms, Living Rooms, and Gathering Places

Great rooms have become essential for "casual living" new home floor plans with open kitchen layouts.

See photos of great rooms that serve a variety of functions by combining the uses of the family room, living room, arts and crafts room, and home office into one central location.

Great Rooms that Open to the Kitchen

Raleigh new home trends are showing fewer formal dining rooms, larger kitchens (with eating bars for casual dining), and fewer rooms divided by walls (with open concept layouts).

Adding (and expanding) great rooms in new homes has been an important part of this trend. Scroll to see photos of great rooms that open to the kitchen.