New Home Tips, Trends, and Ideas - Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Downstairs Master Floor Plan | The Templewood

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 17:05 PM

Best Floor Plans with the Master Downstairs:

The Templewood is 3,959 sq ft floor plan with 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, with the kinds of details you'd expect in a Raleigh Custom Home.

Downstairs Master Floor Plan | Raleigh New Homes

 



Most Popular Floor Plan Features:

What feels like home, in the most popular floor plans for Raleigh new homes? An open floor plan with first floor master bedroom, large island kitchen, space for formal and casual meals, space for in-home telecommuting, and rooms designed for flexible use all top the charts on home sales surveys. See what makes The Templewood a top-requested plan, with all the features below.

First Floor Plan

The downstairs includes: 

  • Master suite with his and hers walk in closets
  • Open concept kitchen, family room, and breakfast
  • Fireplace and built in bookcases in family room
  • Office
  • Two options for indoor-outdoor living areas
  • Large laundry room with sink

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Second Floor Plan

Upstairs, each bedroom has a private bath and large walk in closet. A study loft - or pocket office - offers plenty of built in storage and desk space. The bonus room is extremely spacious, and could also be a theater room.  Optional attic storage is available off the bonus room!

Downstairs Master Floor Plan | Raleigh New Homes

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Raleigh New Homes:

What Raleigh new home floor plan elements are most important to you? Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll show you how to build it - with recommendations for floor plan features and selections that fit your budget.


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How to Design and Build an Old World Custom Mantle | Raleigh Custom Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

Written by Phil Travars | Builder BrothersWood Fireplace Mantel Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

 

How to Design and Build a Custom Wood Mantel:

The design for this wood mantle evolved over the course of several weeks.

The homeowner had brought several pictures to us. Each mantle photo showed a very different style - each contained different aspects from Arts and Crafts and Old World styling, representing different time periods.

We ended up choosing features from each design, and formed them into a hybrid.

 

The four windows above the fireplace did not exist in the original floor plan. We added the windows and created a dormer, which brings detail to the rear of the home where you don't typically see detail work.

What other special features were added to this home plan? Learn more with photos, below.

 

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about how custom home pricing works, here.

 

 


Great Room Feature Wall

The fireplace is the centerpiece of the great room "feature wall," visible as you walk in the front door.  

Lines of sight are always important to keep in mind. You want to place walls in such a way to give a glimpse of special features from nearby rooms (like the right side of this fireplace), without giving away the full effect. 

Wood Fireplace Mantel Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

The stairs and overlook use square Aalto Collection contemporary balusters, complimented with square knoll posts.

Open Concept Great Room and Kitchen

We also had a lot of conversations about how to integrate the round, diner style island and raised bar, in a way that could complement the strong fireplace.

Wood Fireplace Mantel Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

 

The legs on the mantle are smooth cedar and stained to match the site finished hardwoods. The tiles form a 4x4 mini mosaic.

The mantle itself is at 54" (the most natural height when the fireplace sits on the floor according to our expert interior designer). The wood stain is called Minwax English Chestnut.

The angled legs draw your eyes up to the mantle (and help emphsize the two story height walls). That angle was then mimicked with round drywall corners that leads up to the cap that is completed with crown molding and a lid. 

Another professional home design tip is to integrate certain features and aspects in multiple areas of your home. For instance, the tapered columns on the front porch match the craftsman style of the mantle. While the mantel is stained wood, the columns are painted cedar.

Similar columns styles give eye-pleasing symmetry to the home.

 

Wood Fireplace Mantel Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Here are some examples of other custom wood fireplace mantels:

 


Builder Brothers | Raleigh Custom Home BuilderAbout Phil: 

Phil builds uniquely crafted custom homes in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. He builds relationships with clients the same way he builds their homes - with dedicated attention to detail. Phil has been a trailblazer with Stanton Homes since 2006. In his free time, Phil enjoys running, kayaking, and anything outdoors.

About the Builder Brothers: 

Builder Brothers Phil and Andrew are just one part of the team at Stanton Homes, which surrounds you with expertise while building stunning custom homes. A little friendly competition is reflected in the details of the extraordinary homes they create. They're all-around nice guys with a lot of smarts, really great ideas, and rare integrity. You'll learn a lot about how to build beautiful homes from the Builder Brothers. 

 

 


 

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262 Brookhaven Way Pittsboro | Horizon Custom Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 06:05 AM

Homes for Sale on Acreage Near Chapel Hill, NC:

The Blueridge is a 3,185 sq ft First Floor Guest Suite home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

262 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC

Lot 28 in the Horizon Neighborhood

1.6 Wooded Acres on Quiet Culdesac

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262 Brookhaven Way Pittsboro | Horizon Neighborhood



Inside the Blueridge Custom Home:

  • Absolutely gorgeous exterior, with Stone, Brick, Shakes, Decorative Vents, Window Headers, and tons of details.
  • 10' Plus Ceiling in Family Room, with Decorative Beam Detail
  • Dining Room with Curved Trey
  • Master with Raised Height Trey
  • Custom Tile Master Bath
  • Island with Seating in Kitchen, Wall Oven Package
  • Built in Drop Zone
  • Huge Walk In Pantry
  • Media Room
  • Private Pocket Office or Craft Room off Media Room

262 Brookhaven Way Pittsboro | Horizon Neighborhood 

 

262 Brookhaven Way Pittsboro | Horizon Neighborhood

 

 

How much do Chatham County homes cost to build?

Lots in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 80s to 100s. Homes in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 400s to 600s. For more cost information, contact Stanton Homes.

Interested in other available homes on acreage in Chatham County?

The Cassiopeia is a main floor master home for sale with 3,144 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. Located at 65 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC.

Or find other available floor plans here.

 


Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

Stanton Homes builds extraordinary custom homes in Horizon, with outstanding craftsmanship and top quality materials. We'll help you find, modify or design a custom home you'll love to live in, with free initial design services from our architectural and interior designers. Stanton Homes is an industry-leading builder of traditional, universal design, fully accessible, certified green, geothermal and energy saving homes — with some of the best guarantees in the business.

Learn more about building a home in Horizon - contact Stanton Homes.

 


 

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65 Brookhaven Way Pittsboro | Horizon Neighborhood Custom Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 06:05 AM

Homes for Sale on Acreage Near Chapel Hill, NC:

The Cassiopeia is a 3,144 sq ft First Floor Guest Suite home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

65 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC

Lot 40C Horizon Neighborhood
1.2 Wooded Acres


 

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Chapel Hill

 

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The Cassiopeia Floor Plan Includes:Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Chapel Hill

Covered Porch, Rear Deck

Hardi Exterior with Stone Accents

Open, Island Kitchen

First Floor Guest Bedroom with Oversized Bath

Two Story Foyer

Huge Drop Zone/Mudroom

Oversized Garage with Storage Area

Formal Dining Room

 

 

 

 

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Chapel Hill

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Luxury Master Suite

Open, Library Loft

Massive Laundry Room with Built In Laundry Center

Media Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Floor Rec Room And Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much do Chatham County homes cost to build?

Lots in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 80s to 100s. Homes in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 400s to 600s. For more cost information, contact Stanton Homes.

Interested in other available homes on acreage in Chatham County?

The Blueridge is a main floor master home for sale with 3,188 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms. Located at 262 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC.

Or find other available floor plans here.

 


Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

Stanton Homes builds extraordinary custom homes in Horizon, with outstanding craftsmanship and top quality materials. We'll help you find, modify or design a custom home you'll love to live in, with free initial design services from our architectural and interior designers. Stanton Homes is an industry-leading builder of traditional, universal design, fully accessible, certified green, geothermal and energy saving homes — with some of the best guarantees in the business.

Learn more about building a home in Horizon - contact Stanton Homes.

 


 

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Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

About Horizon:

Horizon is an acreage home community located in Chatham County, about 15 minutes from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

The Horizon Neighborhood offers oversized wooded lots with the privacy of mature trees and natural surroundings. 

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How much do Chatham County homes cost to build?

Lots in Horizon range from the 80s to 100s. Homes in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 400s to 600s. For cost estimate, contact Stanton Homes, here. 

Stanton Homes for Sale in Horizon:

The Blueridge: Main floor master, 3,015 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

262 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC

 

Horizon Homes | Horizon Neighborhood

Contact Stanton Homes for more information on the Blueridge - construction is under way now.

The Cassiopeia: First Floor Guest Suite, 2,618 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

65 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC

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Contact Stanton Homes for more information on the Cassiopeia - construction is under way now.

Horizon Neighborhood School District: 

Explore options for public and private schools near Horizon

Horizon Neighborhood Property Taxes:

Property taxes for a Horizon home are roughly half the cost of a home inside the Chapel Hill city limits.



Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

Stanton Homes builds extraordinary custom homes in Horizon, with outstanding craftsmanship and top quality materials. We'll help you find, modify or design a custom home you'll love to live in, with free initial design services from our architectural and interior designers. Stanton Homes is an industry-leading builder of traditional, universal design, fully accessible, certified green, geothermal and energy saving homes — with some of the best guarantees in the business.

Learn more about building a home in Horizon - contact Stanton Homes.



 

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Review of Stanton Homes | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Feedback

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 07:05 AM

Want to know what it's like to build a custom home in Raleigh, NC? Here is a review of the custom home building process, when working with Stanton Homes.  

Review of Stanton Homes | Stanton Homes Complaints

The Christina is a 3017 sq ft main floor master home with 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and traditional brick home appeal with open concept interior design.

Read what the homeowners had to say about their 8-month custom build process in their review below.

 


Here's What It's Like to Build a Raleigh Custom Home - Review of Stanton Homes:

"Stan (the owner) has put together a group of people that care about the quality of home they build. I would like to mention that it took us about a year to find land to build but Stanton Homes honored there initial quote even after a year (which is technically only for 60 days). This spoke volumes about their character to ensure that we were building the most affordable home possible. Although cost of building materials had most likely increased after a year, they didn’t try to pass the increase in expense on to us.

During the initial design phase we worked with Jim, who is super!!! Jim was always accommodating to our busy work schedules. He was available day and night to work with us on any concerns about design changes.

We also really enjoyed working with Phil (an up and coming project manager at Stanton Homes that is great to work with) over the last 8 months of construction. As a home owner and someone who has some experience in construction, I was heavily involved throughout the entire building process. Some companies might have found it somewhat intrusive during the building process but Phil was more than accommodating to address any concerns or questions I had. I would like to mention that Stanton Homes has a framer (Nick) they use that I would recommend to anyone because he does an excellent work!!

I also would like to mention that Andrea, the interior designer, is great with helping you make your home look beautiful- thanks again Andrea for all of your suggestions, especially the dining room color.

Darwin and Charles are great to work with as well. They wrap up many of the fine little details just before you move in. We have been in our home for about four months and have not had any problems. For the size of this company, they are one of the best builders out there. I would recommend this company to anyone. If you ever need any additional details just send me an email at dwilli8@yahoo.com. I would be more than happy to talk with you further about our experience with this company. Overall this is an excellent company.

Just to give everyone a final update, we have been in our home for approximately 18 months now. We did not have any major issues during our 6 month, 8 month, 12 month, and final 18 month inspection provided by Stanton Homes. There were your general nail pops and minor caulking issues that happen as a house goes through multiple seasons. Phil had the painters come in immediately during our final house inspection to deal with those issues. The painters were an excellent crew that cleaned up every day after they finished, which is something we really appreciated given that we have two young children. Stanton Homes builds an excellent home and we are very pleased with the craftsmanship and friendly service provided during our building process. Make sure you ask for Phil when you decide to build with Stanton Homes."

About The Christina Floor Plan Design

The Christina is an open concept floor plan with no columns between the kitchen and great room. The foyer flows into the great room and formal dining, which has archways along each wall. The large kitchen boasts an angled island (with bar seating), corner walk-in pantry, and herringbone backsplash design above the cooking range. 

Inside, you'll see examples of an angled island kitchen open to the great room. A navy blue formal dining room with archways. A wainscoting firplace with built in bookcases on each side. And a his and hers master suite with bay sitting area and separate vanity bath. See a photo gallery of this home, here.

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A bold navy blue paint gives the formal dining room contemporary contrast in the predominantly beige home: 

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A slight vault in the great room opens up the space, with a wall of windows and glass doors and white painted bookcases to keep the room bright: 

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The home office is just inside the one story barrel vault foyer, through the double glass French doors. The framed opening leads into the master suite:

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Best Open Kitchen and Great Room Floor Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 05:05 AM

Kitchens that Open up to the Great Room:

Get ideas for how to divide your space efficiently and elegantly, with an open kitchen/great room layout.

These kitchen photos show examples of homes that combine the kitchen with nearby living, eating, and multi-purpose spaces into a single, large gathering area.  Here are some examples of popular floor plans with a completely open kitchen:



Open Layouts for Raleigh New Homes:

Floor plans with an open layout are designed to maximize the utility of kitchens, great rooms, and surrounding spaces.

1. Kitchens Designed for Casual Dining

This open concept kitchen offers casual dining at the island and the tucked-in breakfast nook. While many traditional floor plans place the breakfast area between the kitchen and living room, this open plan flow directly from kitchen to great room.

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2. Kitchens Designed for Entertaining

This open concept layout includes three separate countertop centers - two islands and a separate living room wet bar. The completely open plan makes this a fantastic entertaining space - designed to keep guests moving between hubs. 

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3. Kitchens Designed for Families with Kids

A full-length seating bar at the island was added so that kids could do their homework in the kitchen during meal prep times. 

The great room built ins are designed for a piano to fit inside, for at home lessons. 

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See an ideabook of Raleigh new homes that feature an open concept layout with integrated kitchen and great room - click here. 

 



Raleigh New Homes:

What Raleigh new home floor plan elements are most important to you? Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll show you how to build it - with recommendations for floor plan features and selections that fit your budget.



 

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Reviews of Stanton Homes | Recent Custom Home Built

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

Here is a review of a recent custom home built in the Raleigh area by Stanton Homes.

The Statesman is a 3160 sq ft main floor master home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and traditional home appeal with a red brick exterior and white columns on the rocking chair front porch.

From the two island kitchen to the two story great room and formal dining, this design/build home is ready for formal parties, everyday living, and "aging in place". See a photo gallery of this home, here.

Read what the homeowners say in their review, below.

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Here's What It's Like to Build a Stanton Home - Reviews of Stanton Homes:

We are pleased to write the strongest possible review of Stanton Homes and the team that build our beautiful, custom home in the historic Hope Valley in Durham NC.

Through lifetime of relocations, we had owned six homes previously and had an experience of building a custom home in Kentucky. Thus, as we set out to build our retirement home where we plan to “age in place”, we began our search for a custom homebuilder. Our criteria were to select a local builder, rather than a national company, for the following reasons.

(a) We wanted the builder to create a unique home for us and not force us to select from 6-8 cookie-cutter designs.

(b) We wanted a builder to respect the beauty of North Carolina and not bull doze acres of land to build 50-100 homes from which to select one.

(c) We wanted a builder who lived in the area, rather than “build and move away”. Only then, a long-term guarantee would be honored and would mean something.

(d) We wanted a builder who is affordable. After meeting with two national builders and 3 local builders, we selected Stanton Homes, 800 W Williams St, Apex, NC 27502.

My wife and I are extremely pleased with our overall Stanton Homes experience, and highly recommend them to anyone who would like a beautiful custom home. The Stanton Home team really personalizes the details and everyone on their team is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

The most valuable player (MVP) in the construction team is of course, Phil Travers, the Project Manager. From the very beginning, he told us that he would meet with us as often as we need him at the site. He was always available to answer our questions and met us on a regular basis on site to discuss any issues that we found. Since we had partially retired, we could be at the site 2-3 times a week and prepared a long list of questions for him. Being compulsive, we prepared such check lists each time we met him. We texted and emailed him with follow-up questions. We didn't really need to be on site this frequently and some of our questions were premature in that they would have been solved over time. In responding to such questions, Phil was very patient, polite and kind. He took the time to explain to us how each issue will be addressed.

Building a house is an arduous, anxiety provoking process, requiring attention to thousands of details. Patience and persistence on part of the client yield handsome dividends but the client needs a reputed trustworthy builder and a cohesive, skillful team. Stanton Home provides such a team. We strongly recommend Stanton Home as a custom homebuilder in the research triangle area of North Carolina.

 

About the Statesman Floor Plan Design

The first floor plan includes a downstairs master bedroom and guest suite (great for long-term visitors). Oversized master closets are separated for his and her use.

The two island kitchen opens to the great room with decorative columns on the front-facing island. An oversized pantry offers long-term storage space. 

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See inside the two story great room and foyer, with arched openings to the kitchen and formal dining.

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This master bathrooms features a single-wall his and hers vanity, glass enclosure tile shower, large soaking tub, and walk in closets beyond the double doors. 

 

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5 Important Questions about Two Story Overlooks

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

Indoor Balcony and Overlook Ideas:

Should the overlook be single or two-sided? What type of railing is best for an overlook? What should I overlook - the living room, dining room, or kitchen? How long should the second story overlook be? What type of lighting is best for an overlook? 

Get answers to all your indoor balcony, or upstairs overlook, design questions - with photo examples - from a Raleigh custom home builder.



Floor Plans with an Indoor Balcony or Upstairs Overlook:

From traditional home design to contemporary layouts, these overlooks will give you a good sense of the range of possibilities when building in some open concept space that connects the upper and lower floors. 

1. Should my overlook be one or two-sided?

A single-sided overlook requires less two story space - with more sq ft of living space upstairs. One sided overlooks are more common when facing the foyer, where there are easy start and end points for the railing. 

Two staircases lead into a single-sided overlook hallway in this version of the Serengeti

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

A two-sided overlook often extends across the foyer and living room:

Here, the foyer overlook is about half the length of the living room side, leaving space for an upstairs loft above the guest bedroom.  This type of overlook can also be referred to as a catwalk, especially if the double exposure is long.
Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

In another example, the two-sided overlook runs across the foyer and living room. Two separate staircases lead to this overlook, one in the foyer and one in the kitchen.

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

2. What type of railing is best for an overlook? 

Painted wood, wrought iron balusters, cable railing, and drywall half-walls with trim are all popular styles for an overlook.

Here is an example of an overlook with white painted wood balusters: 

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

And another with black painted wood railing: 

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

 

Cable railing is a great choice for a mountain or contemporary home style: 

Cable Railing Overlook | Raleigh new homes

 

3. What room(s) should the overlook extend to?

While traditional overlooks often span the living room from above, a more unique approach in custom design can integrate an overlook above the dining area and/or kitchen. 

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

This overlook uses a drywall extension, rather than railing, for a more contemporary feel downstairs. The "front side" of this two-sided overlook faces the foyer.  The open urban contemporary loft feel is further accentuated by the use of metal sconce fixtures on the side of the overlook half wall.

4. How long should the overlook be?

A small overlook can extend a short distance, to give a quick two-story feel to the foyer. A long overlook can span the entire first floor living space.

The distance of an overlook will depend on the overall structure of your floor plan, including the amount of open space you want to dedicate on the second floor (the more overlook, the more of the upstairs is needed to be dedicated to open, unused air space instead of living space). 

Here is an example of a hallway-length overlook, with a large impact on the openness of the home:

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

5. What type of lighting is best for an overlook? 

You'll want to include a mixture of lighting types, sizes, and locations. Wall sconces, recessed can lights, hanging chandelier lights, fan lights, and windows are all used to light overlook spaces. 

Overlook Ideas | two story Raleigh new homes

 



Floor Plans with an Overlook:

One of the best things about designing and building a totally custom home is the ability to include the features that matter most, including the upstairs overlook.  

What Raleigh new home design elements are most important to you? Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll show you how to build it - with recommendations for floor plan features and selections that fit your budget.



 

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Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel Ideas and Photos

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 07:04 AM

Five Fireplaces with a Stained Wood Mantel - Photos and Design Ideas

Stained wood can look more formal, provide contrast to surrounding features, and serve as a stand-alone feature.  Five popular stained wood mantel designs include:

1. Tile Fireplace Surround with Stained Wood Mantel

While white painted wood mantels are often blended into built in bookcases or wainscoting trim, stained wood mantels often contrast against the surrounding materials.

This wood mantel frames the mosaic tile fireplace surround. Hints of brown in the tile and wall sconces draw in the hues of the Minwax English Chestnut stain for a cohesive, but bold, centerpiece fireplace. 

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2. Stone Fireplace Surround with Stained Wood Mantel

Stone and stained wood details are what create the "story" in this home - these materials are carried throughout this open concept home - on the fireplace, archway wall, and kitchen column. 

Wood and stone make these rooms feel warm and formal, in "Old World" style. 

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3. Contemporary Fireplace with Stained Cedar Wood Mantel

Cedar wood wraps the large picture windows, and tops this contemporary stone fireplace. The natural stain matches the hardwood flooring throughout the first floor.

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4. See Through Fireplace with Stained Wood Mantel

This wood mantel is hand-crafted out of oak flooring material, built and stained to match the downstairs hardwoods. 

The fireplace is see-through between the formal dining room and great room. Wall sconces on the foyer-side of the fireplace are used to balance the "off-center" wood mantel.

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5. Stone Surround Fireplace with Stained Wood Mantel and Flagstone Hearth

This fireplace mantel was custom-built to fit above the stone surround. Wall sconces frame the wall above the mantel, which rises into the two story ceiling. 

The stained wood is an elegant feature, drawing your eye towards the fireplace in this large two story living room. 

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How To Fireplace Design:

Photos of fireplaces with white wainscoting panels. 

85 Fireplace design photos

Types of fireplaces for new home design

Ready to build your new home in the Raleigh, NC area? Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visitwww.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an custom home. We'll show you all the ways you can modify a floor plan - including how to design and bulid your custom fireplace. 



 

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