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Great rooms came into vogue in the 1990s, when formal living rooms were considered passé. Inspired by Medieval Great Halls, the concept was to combine the functions of living rooms, family rooms, and studies into one “great” room.

Typically, great rooms are centrally located; a kind of crossroads for the home ideal for entertaining since they’re adjacent to the kitchen and dining room. Other features include: high cathedral ceilings, walls of windows with panoramic views of woods beyond, stone fireplaces, multiple seating areas, and built-in entertainment centers. In a multi-story home, the great room will be overlooked by an upstairs hallway or a balcony.

The majority of Commonwealth’s whole house remodel projects include the reconfiguration of smaller living spaces into a stately great room and/or the modernization of an existing great room.

Get inspiration for your next home renovation project with these fabulous great rooms!

Cozy Rustic Great RoomDark Hardwood & Oversized Stone Fireplace (Photo Courtesy of Homestratosphere.com)

Modern Great Room with Coffered CeilingsModern Great Room with Coffered Ceilings (Photo Courtesy of Heritage Point Homes)

Rustic Great Room with Exposed BeamsRustic Great Room with Exposed Beams (Photo Courtesy of Homestratosphere.com)

Colonial Style Great RoomGrand Colonial Style Great Room (Photo Courtesy of Homestratosphere.com)

Ranch Home Great RoomRanch Style Home Great Room (Photo Courtesy of HomeBunch.com)

Large Great Room with Expansive Wall of WindowsLarge Great Room with Expansive Wall of Windows (Photo Courtesy of Homestratosphere.net)

Contemporary Great Room DesignContemporary Great Room Design (Photo Courtesy of Homestratosphere.com)

Traditional Great Room with Built-InTraditional Great Room with Built-Ins (Photo Courtesy of Apartmentlifestyle.net)

Great Room with Stone Columns and Light Wood FlooringGreat Room with Stone Columns and Light Wood Flooring (Photo Courtesy of Furnisdesign.com)

Call us today to discuss your home remodeling project with the experienced architects at Commonwealth Home Design.

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*Images are used for inspiration and may not represent the work of Commonwealth Home Design.