The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and for good reason. Just consider all the rooms the typical house offers. There’s the master suite, secondary bedrooms, family/living room, maybe an office or den, and, of course, the kitchen. Out of all of these rooms, where is the family most likely to congregate? The most logical choice is either the kitchen or the living/family room. But, with the intense popularity of open floor plans, these two spaces (especially in more modern designs) are really just one big open room (hence the term "open floor plan"). So, of course this is the heart of the home. This is where holiday meals and school lunches are prepared and laughs are shared--where homework is tutored and chores are completed; where movie night’s popcorn is popped and the best cookies are baked. This is where memories are made.
The below collection of house plans with big kitchens really takes this sentiment to heart. These home plans feature, above all else, space! You’ll discover large center islands, abundant countertops and cupboards, and walk-in pantries. Some floor plans even provide enough room for a second sink, refrigerator, or dishwasher. In addition to practical space to prepare food, you'll also find house design plans that feature plenty of space to enjoy it. Look for home plan designs that incorporate everything from countertop bars and cozy breakfast nooks to dramatic dining areas. For a more relaxed alternative to a formal dining room, look for plans featuring eating space set apart while still being open to the kitchen. What’s more, if you have kids, consider selecting a big kitchen house plan with a built-in banquette—the fun and unique seating it provides is sure to be a hit!