Nothing gives a home a better feel than high ceilings. High ceilings offers a sense of openness to please the eye and the feel of breathing room. These ceilings also makes any room look larger.
By far and away, most house plans use the Great Room as the show case room. The two story high ceilings allows for breath taking views from balcony on the second floor
Kitchens also offer an opportunity for high ceilings. These ceilings allow for larger cabinets and storage space above the cabinets.