“Whether you are a certified master chef or someone who just loves to cook and bake, getting involved at the planning and framing stages of your new kitchen design will ensure years of proficiency and stress-free food preparation.”
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
The designers and architects from Direct from the Designers, the leader in online house plans, recently released some new kitchen designs featuring open floor plans so it can easily be integrated into the home in such a manner that it’s not only used for cooking but entertaining and interacting with family and friends.
When planning a kitchen remodel or building a new kitchen, the floor plan is critical in how efficiently the kitchen space will work for the homeowner. Some great examples of innovative kitchen designs are available online from leading house plan companies like Direct from the Designers, who offer detailed floor plans and great photography of finished kitchens.
“Whether you are a certified master chef or someone who just loves to cook and bake, getting involved at the planning and framing stages of your new kitchen design will ensure years of proficiency and stress-free food preparation, especially around the holidays,” said Christine Sears, Managing Director of Direct from the Designers. “We offer free modifications quotes on all our house plans to ensure your kitchen looks and functions exactly the way you want it to."
Here are three new innovative home designs fresh from the architects drafting table to inspire the chef in everyone:
Though this is only a single-story home, the Leewright House Plan satisfies and delights on many levels. The exterior has visual appeal with varied rooflines, a mix of materials and graceful traditional lines. The interior is thoughtfully planned for family living. Count among the living spaces a huge great room with sloped, vaulted ceiling, fireplace and built-ins; a media room with double-door access; a private home office and an outdoor living area with fireplace. There are two dining spaces — a formal dining room with hutch recess and a nook that opens to an outdoor kitchen with built-in grill. The kitchen is a cook's dream featuring two sink prep areas, a butler’s pantry connecting it to the formal dining room and a walk-in pantry. Family bedrooms sit to the front of the plan and are joined by a Jack-and-Jill bath. The master suite is on the far right side. Its grand salon has an eleven-foot ceiling, a fireplace, built-ins, a walk-in closet and a superb bath. If you need extra space, there’s a bonus room on an upper level above the garage.
The courtyard entrance of this two-story home is reminiscent of the elegant world of Tuscany. The old world charm and craftsmanship are evident throughout the tower entryway into the gallery and great room with beamed ceiling and fireplace. There’s a huge open kitchen with breakfast nook, center island and peninsula for casual dining with family and friends. The French doors lead to an expansive outdoor living space featuring a covered patio, stone floor and fireplace. The second floor features 461 sq. ft to create a unique/flexible space for growing families. Shown as a game room with full bath, this space could easily be converted into another a fourth bedroom or office.
This beautiful cottage style house plan has great curb appeal and an amazing layout. Soaring to 22 feet, the ceilings in the great room are adorned with decorative beams, recessed lighting and a massive stone fireplace. The brilliantly designed kitchen area, snack lounge, circular dinette and dining area combine functionality and beauty. Separated by decorative columns, the octagonal shaped hearth room creates a feeling of warmth and relaxation. There’s plenty of room to grow with this house, which comes with an optional basement plan featuring a game and recreational room, wet bar, guest room and plenty of additional flexible spaces.
With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about designing a new kitchen, which is why Direct from the Designers recently updated its collection of best-selling kitchen house plans.
Direct from the Designers features an innovative collection of best-selling online house plans, home plans and floor plans including an exclusive collection of ENERGY STAR house plans direct from the leading designers and architects in the United States.
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