Design Feature: Great Rooms

Custom Great RoomOpulent great rooms with incredible space are a staple of J. Wright Building Company custom homes! So whether you love hosting get-togethers or enjoying treasured family time, a great room offers the perfect spot to do just that and more!

Characterized by open-concept layouts and luxury features, our great rooms offer an expansive, multipurpose space in our home plans to gather friends and family or simply sit back and unwind.

Let’s explore the highlights of our great room designs that our custom homeowners love!

Open-Concept Layouts

Seamless connectivity is a crucial component that makes our great rooms popular in our custom homes! Complete with an open flow layout, our great room designs deliver unfettered access to several spaces, including the kitchen, dining areas, and outdoor living spaces. This easy access between spaces means entertaining is always effortless, whether guests grab snacks, lounging on the couch, or take in beautiful outdoor views!

Open-Concept Great Room

Open-concept interiors maximize your interior space by reducing separators. As a result, homeowners enjoy primary living spaces that seamlessly blend and deliver consistent aesthetic styles. For example, a statement color in one room can be pulled as an accent color to the next, and coordinating textures and materials from room to room will elevate the design of your home and show off your style.


The first thing homeowners notice is the fireplace! Often, our fireplaces are larger than life and act as a focal point. As our homeowners entertain, guests will love to gather near the warm and inviting fireplace.

Great Room Fireplace

Whether your dream fireplace includes a showstopping floor-to-ceiling height, striking color, natural stone, or shiplap texture, we offer endless possibilities to incorporate your unique style. The choices are endless, from a sleek, modern fireplace with no hearth or mantle to a traditional brick- or stone-wrapped fireplace with a hearth and wood-beamed mantle. This design element acts as a signature accent and helps set a comfortable, relaxing tone for the whole space!

Built-In Shelves

Our homeowners can make the most of the space in their great rooms with the help of convenient built-in shelves. Typically positioned on either side of the fireplace, this feature adds charm, function, and a feeling of luxury to every custom home we build!

Great Room Built-In Shelves

This feature can be designed with short shelf width for display use or deeper shelving space to make the most of this unique storage space. Homeowners also have the option to customize built-in shelves by adding a pop of color or adding wallpaper behind the shelves to add flair!

Soaring Ceilings

Tall ceilings are known for opening up any space and are a common design element within our spectacular great rooms! We’ve built great custom rooms with ceilings that reach as high as 22 feet. This feature helps our great rooms appear lavish, spacious, and airy.

Custom Great Room

Along with these ceilings, we often incorporate eye-catching wood beams, ceiling treatments such as coffered or tray ceilings, or simply vault them to maximum height! Designing our custom homes with soaring ceilings also allows us to incorporate sky-high windows at the peak of the great room to usher in stunning natural lighting!

See more from our custom home great rooms by visiting our gallery. Contact us here for more information on building a custom home with J. Wright Building Company.

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