New Trends for the New Year: Large Kitchens
As the new decade beckons, we find ourselves looking at trends that are going to be the new norm. Last year was the year of the modern farmhouse and that idea has reigned supreme for several years now. Now we are looking for something a bit more complicated. One of the newest trends in home design and house planning is not a style or a type of house, but rather a feature that is being sought after. People are looking for a large, efficient kitchen so that they can make their gourmet dreams a reality.
So, here are some of our best-selling house plans that have some of the best kitchens you will find!
House Plans with Great Kitchen Spaces
Each one of these plans has an amazing kitchen space. So, if you are looking for that dream kitchen for your dream home, look no further, Nelson Design Group has you covered.
Timberland Cove (NDG 1428)
One of our most popular plans is our Timberland Cove plan. This is modern living with a Rustic flair. This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in just over 2,000 square feet of living space. It also features a 3-car garage. The exterior of this home gives you plenty of curb appeal with a mix of materials including rough cut shingles, exposed timbers and dark woods. The interior of this home shows you why it’s a proven winner with builders and homeowners alike. Inside the home you will find beautiful features such as a large master suite and grand great room with exposed timbers to bring the rustic look inside. This is one of our most popular plans to modify because the home just has a great footprint that makes it easy to work with.
When you walk into this home through the covered porch with a vaulted ceiling you find yourself in the foyer. On the right side of the foyer is the entrance to the formal dining room that has sloped ceiling on each side. The foyer also features a closet to store all of those coats and mucky things that we all need from day to day and season to season.
Moving through the foyer you find yourself in a gorgeous Great Room featuring a fireplace and large door and windows opening up onto the Outdoor Living Space. The Great Room merges with the enormous kitchen with an island with seating for six. On the left side of the Great Room you find a hallway leading to 3 bedrooms and one of the bathrooms in the home. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet for plenty of storage.
If you move through the kitchen you find yourself in another hallway that leads to the Master Suite. The Master Suite has room for an optional door to the Outdoor Living Space. The Master Bath features a glass shower with seating, a whirlpool tub and an entrance to the massive walk in closet. If you exit the Master Suite and move back down the hallway you find the half bath, a large laundry room, the stairs to go to the second floor and the entrances to the garages.
On the second floor you have a bonus room, additional storage and a bathroom. One of the options for the second floor is to have an opened balcony that looks down on the Great Room and Kitchen below it.
La Maison Point (SMN 1022)
This European home is a best seller by Seth Michael Nelson and features 2,503 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a 2 car garage. The first thing you notice about the home is the mix of traditional elements with Seth’s signature Modern stylings. It creates great curb appeal and will have you be the envy of the neighborhood.
Entering the home from the front porch you find yourself in the Foyer. If you turn to the left you see a dedicated Office Space with storage under the stair well. This space gives you two windows and a coffered ceiling. Moving back into the foyer you can proceed to the Great Room.
And let me tell you, the vaulted ceilings in the Great Room give you a “Great" feeling. This open floor plan combines the Kitchen, Great Room and The Dining Room. The Great Room features two French doors bracketing a wood burning inserted fireplace. The doors lead out onto the Covered Porch which has vaulted ceilings as well. The Covered Porch combines with a Patio, featuring a fire pit right in the middle, to create an absolutely stunning out door space.
The Kitchen features an island with seating for 5. The Dining Room features exposed false beams and a bank of picture windows looking out onto the Patio. If you continue out of the Dining Room you find yourself in a hallway that will lead to the Garage, the Laundry Area, and the Master Suite. The Garage features a storage area that is used for electrical wiring and the water heater as well as space for anything you need out of the way. The Laundry Area features a long table and hanging area to help with the sorting and folding.
The Master Suite features vaulted ceilings in the Master Bedroom. The Master Bath features a large glass shower, his and hers sinks and a free standing tub. The adjacent walk-in closet gives you a pass through from the closet to the laundry room saving you many steps.
On the other side of the home you will find Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4. The bedrooms share a centrally located hall bath and all the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and large closets. Bedroom 2 also features a built-in desk and window seat to enjoy the beauty of nature without having to brave the seasons.
The second floor features a large Bonus Room which would be ideal for a large bedroom or for a playroom for children. Especially since it has storage area covered with barn doors and full bath with a glass shower on the same floor. This house plan gives you all the room a growing family will ever need and it’s easy to see why this plan is so popular.
Chancellor Manor (MEN 5180)
This gorgeous European style house plan has just under 4,000 square feet of living space. It gives you 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath and a large 3 car garage. This home plan has it all! In this floor plan you will find the height of luxury with a large open floor plan that gives you plenty of space for entertaining and a formal living room with views on two sides. Don’t overlook the winetasting room right next to the wine cellar! The outside of the home has stunning white brick with dark wood accents to highlight the front door and entrances to the garage.
As you approach the home, the first thing that you notice is the white brick that covers the entirety of the home. The dark wood that accents the garage doors and large entry door makes that white brick pop even more.
As you enter the home, you find yourself in the foyer. On the right side of the foyer you will find the study/office. This space is perfect for a home office or for a quiet place to read on a cold winter night. The office gives you a picture window that faces the front of the home and barn style doors that can give you great privacy.
As you move further into the home from the foyer, you find yourself in an open floor plan that includes the great room, kitchen and dining room. The great room is directly in front of the foyer and is an absolutely massive space.
The great room features exposed timber beams and a large fireplace with built-ins bracketing it on each side. The rear wall of the great room has a large sliding glass door. This would be a perfect place for a custom door from Panda Windows and Doors.
This large sliding glass door leads out to the outdoor living area and grilling porch. This uncovered space gives you plenty of room to entertain and cook out. This space also features room for an outdoor kitchen and a grill with a vent a hood.
The Kitchen is separated from the great room by a kitchen island with a built-in informal dining table. This small dining table gives you seating for 4 that is right against the kitchen island. The island gives you space for both a sink and a dishwasher.
The sink and dishwasher face the great room. Making the island a perfect place to clean up and wash up after a meal and be able to keep an eye on the great room. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room. This space has great views with windows on two of the walls.
Behind the kitchen and dining room is a hallway that will give you access to the large master suite and laundry room. The master bedroom features a bank of windows on the rear wall that face the rear of the property.
The master bath has plenty of space and features double vanities, a free-standing tub and a corner glass shower. The walk-in closet has plenty of space for storage and has an entrance to the large laundry room.
The laundry room has plenty of storage space and features a long counter on one wall of the space where you can sort and fold. It also has a sink where you can soak anything that may need extra attention.
On the other side of the home you will find bedrooms 2 and 3. Each of the bedrooms has windows that face the rear and front of the home, respectively, and their own sink and walk-in closet. They share the jack and jill style bathroom between them.
The first floor of the home is rounded out with a flex room that is perfect for use as a winetasting room and a wine cellar. These are right next to each other. The wine cellar is large enough to store a modest collection while the tasting room features a high ceiling and a picture window that faces the front of the home.
The second floor has a large bonus room and space for storage. If you choose to build this portion of the house plan, you will have enough room for a loft style bedroom with space for a king bed, its own private sitting area and in-suite bathroom.
Maybe you're looking for something in particular? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Come check out Nelson Design Group’s collection of over 1,800 house plans. And come check out the past blog posts in our house plan series:
- Farmhouse style
- Farmhouse House Plans
- Contemporary Modern style
- Contemporary Modern House Plans
- Rustic Style
- Rustic House plans
- Mountain and Cabins House Style
- Mountain and Cabin House Plans
- Examining House Styles: Pool Houses
- House Plan Spotlight: Pool Houses
- Examining House Styles: The Florida Collection
- House Plan Spotlight: The Florida Collection
- Outdoor Buildings: Garages and Pool Houses
- American Style House Plans
- Starter Homes Spotlight: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
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