Great rooms with high ceilings, lots of windows, and completely open to all other public rooms including the kitchen. The consequences were heightened noises (no walls to dampen the noise) and higher energy bills (it’s hard to heat and cool especially with all the windows).
Kitchen that are so huge you need a map to find your way around. Although with all the commercial appliances, it hard not to have a huge kitchen. Unless you are planning on cooking for 15 or more people, a kitchen doesn’t need to be that big. People want convenience. They want to be able to move easily between the oven, the sink, and the refrigerator.
Garages are nice. But when your home no longer looks like a home and begins to look like a string of garages, you’ve gone too far. You don’t want your home looking like it was attached as an afterthought.
Great Rooms with typical ceiling and windows can be great. People that want the feeling of open, add french doors, pocket doors, or even sliding glass doors between rooms. That way for everyday use, you can have privacy and noise reduction but yet still have the openness when necessary.
Kitchens that appear spacious but aren’t huge are the way to go. If you want a open feeling in the kitchen, you can always add a walk-in pantry and fore go some of the upper cabinetry.
If you need more than a two car garage, it might be best to have two garages attached to your home and one detached. It can be hidden or off to the side. These are a benefit to buyers. It gives them options. If they only have two cars, they can use the detached garage for storage or any number of things.