Do you like any of these floorplans
This is a choice of three floor plans being offered by a builder in my area that I am interested in. I like a lot of things about them, but the kitchens all have a lot to be desired, in my opinion. They do not allow for any changes to the actual floorplan unfortunately, and only offer a few limited finish choices. I am not too keen on that, but I really don't know if I could do any better to find this much house (plus the land) with 10 foot ceilings throughout, crown molding, recessed lighting, brick on all 4 sides, tankless water heater, etc. Ideally, I'd love to build a house totally custom exactly the way I want it, but I have my doubts I could compete with the prices of a high volume builder.
The first is called the Matisse and is the least expensive. I actually like some things about it more than the others. However, the kitchen only has 3 full size upper cabinets! It just looks strange to me. I think it could be improved if you could add a wall where the exposed peninsula countertop is in order to add more cabinets, and also to allow for easier arrangement of furniture in living room:
The second is the Dubois. It is about $10K more. I like it a bit better than the Matisse, but I don't know if I care for the kitchen at all. I don't care for the diagonal island. Is it too "open"?
The final is the Gabriel. Seems like this one has a lot of wasted space and it doesn't seem to have a pantry, which is a big negative.
Any opinions on these plans? Do you think they make sense?
If someone can help me to directly post the photos, I'd greatly appreciate it. I have a photobucket account, but I cant login to it for some reason.