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Freestanding Tub Designs For Your Master Bathroom

  
  
  

Apex NC Custom Home Tips - Freestanding Tubs

Whether you love freestanding tubs placed in the center of the room, or ones that are tucked into an alcove, these Apex NC area custom homes built by Stanton Homes will give you new ideas for your next design.

Freestanding Tub Design #1: Rustic Appeal in a Modern Bath

This master bath is packed with sophisticated design details.  A copper freestanding tub rests in a barrel vault alcove, lined in white and grey brick tile.

The bathroom floor features a basket weave tile design below the tub and in the center of the room.

Wall sconces add mood lighting, and a large picture window offers countryside views.

Master Bath Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #2: Contemporary White and Grey Bath

Looking for contemporary ideas with a white freestanding tub? This master bath features: 

Grey painted wainscoting walls with a white ceiling accent.

White freestanding tub with brushed nickel tub filler. This tub is set at an angle, offering tucked in spaces for a small table designed as a wine glass resting place.

Herringbone tile design below the tub.

Freestanding Tub Designs

 

Freestanding Tub Design #3: Classic Clawfoot Tub

This freestanding tub is raised off the ground, with a classic clawfoot design.

Greys, silvers, and crystal accents punctuate this master bathroom.

The white tub is tucked into a nook, located between the vanities and walk in closet.

Freestanding Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #4: Wainscoting Backdrop

This freestanding tub shares a wall with the walk-in shower - with a waiscoting design on one side and oversized white tile on the other side.

Soft greys and bright whites creating a spa atmosphere in this master suite.

Freestanding Tub Design | Raleigh Custom Homes

Mini hexagon tiles coat the shower floor and contrast against the oversized grey floor tiles.

Apex Custom Homes - Ideas for Your Master Bath

Click on the links below for more Apex NC custom home master bathroom trends, ideas, and styles and tell us what you'd like to build into your master suite bathroom. We'll show you how to put in some personality, and create your own relaxing bath retreat.

These articles feature tile surround ideas, master bathroom trends, and other new home design possibilities.

17 Favorite Master Bathroom Tile Tub Surrounds

Best Tile Shower Designs for 2014 | Top Five Custom Home Showers

Master shower ideas | Master shower tile designs

Master Bathroom Lighting Trends

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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Raleigh Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

  
  
  

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Access Through the Master Closet

Raleigh Home Plans

Raleigh Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to MasterFloor plan designs typically place the master suite and laundry room on opposite ends of the home.

A separated layout keeps washer and dryer noise down, and it directs traffic patterns away from your bedroom.

Stanton Homes is seeing a shift in new home requests, with more home buyers asking to see floor plans with the laundry room next to the master bedroom, with or without an additional door straight into the master bath or master closet.

Here are a few favorite North Carolina new home designs - with a laundry room close to the master bedroom.

 

(This laundry room - located directly across from the master suite - is taken from a version of The Dinsmore.)

 

 

 

The Timber Ridge - Max Fulbright Design

The master bathroom leads directly into the laundry room in this Max Fulbright design.

Separate his and hers closets wrap behind the dual vanities. Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

The Ingram - Alan Mascord Two Story Home

In this version of the Ingram, a two story Alan Mascord home design, the master bedroom has direct access to the laundry room / craft room through the walk in closet.

A two story design - with the master bedroom on the second floor - has the added benefit of keeping the laundry room on the same level as all (or most) bedrooms.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

 

The Halstad by Alan Mascord

In this main floor master design, the laundry room is located just around the corner from the master bedroom.

Ample storage cabinets, a built in ironing board, a sink, and two counter tops create a functional design - with easy clothing transportation between rooms.

A separate mud room keeps the working laundry room clear of outdoor gear and everyday clutter.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

The Sherri - Custom home design by Stanton Homes

In this version of The Sherri, the master bedroom includes a private entrance to the laundry room, through the walk in closet.

Access between the master closet and laundry room couldn't be easier.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

The Madison - Max Fulbright Designs

Inside The Madison, the first floor laundry room is located just steps away from the master suite.

Across the hall, a linen closet offers tucked-in storage space.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

Floor Plans wtih Laundry Room Next to Master

 

In this laundry room, doors lead to the master closet and main hallway.

An extra large drop-in stainless steel sink with spray faucet adds a sleek and practical design.

 

 

 

 

Raleigh New Home Design Ideas:

Get more ideas for your master bedroom layout and laundry room design, here:

 

Floor plans with a mud room - with drop zone photos

What is a Universal Design laundry room?

Master Suites with outdoor living spaces

Master Bathroom Trends

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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7 Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

  
  
  

Kitchen Range Hood Styles

Cary, North Carolina Custom Homes

Chef style kitchens often feature ample counter top (and island) space for prep work, multiple ovens for multi-course meals, large pantries and cabinets for storage, and extra wide ranges for dual-cook use. 

The range ventilation hood - often large and eye-catching - can take center stage in these chef style kitchens.

See photos of seven range hoods - from copper colored to glass accented - in these Raleigh area new homes built by Stanton Homes.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #1: Antiqued Copper

A hexagon mini mosaic tile backsplash extends from the gas range to the ceiling - serving as a subtle backdrop to an antiqued copper range hood.

Glass-front cabinets extend to the ceiling - adding height throughout the kitchen.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

Kitchen Range Hood Style #2: Cedar Accents

In this version of The Dinsmore, the stainless steel range hood, black island lights, and cedar accents merge mountain home charm with modern home character.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

A wine fridge and wine rack - more must-haves for chef style kitchens - are tucked into one side of the large, curved island.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #3: Cabinet-Front Hood

If you want to de-emphasize your range hood, consider an all-cabinet design, which conceals the hood vent.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

White cabinet fronts extend above the range, for a soft, classic kitchen design.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #4: Under Cabinet Hood

Are you drawn to kitchen designs that incorporate a mixture of textures and colors? In this version of The Shelby, an additional cabinet rests above the stainless steel range hood, adding even more storage space.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

Mini tiles wrap around the kitchen walls. The granite island pulls together all colors and textures in this vibrant kitchen.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #5: Peek-a-Boo Hood

This kitchen - a version of The Country Manor - showcases a similar under cabinet range hood combination, with contrasting tile, cabinet, and appliance selections.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

Carved wood island legs add another texture - and color - to this timeless kitchen design.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #6: A Touch of Glass

Another way to make your kitchen range hood stand out is to add a touch of curved glass.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

Glass accents are found more often in modern style kitchens - which emphasize whites, blacks, greys, metals, and contrasting lines.

Kitchen Range Hood Style #7: Curved Canopy

Here is another glass range hood idea - with a custom tile accent below. The tile back splash can transform the overall feel of your kitchen range.

In this version of The Shoal Creek, a rubbed bronze tile design emphasizes a more rustic kitchen style.

Kitchen Range Hood Styles | Cary NC Custom Homes

Range hoods are essential kitchen appliances that serve a very practical purpose, designed to dissipate smoke and cooking fragrances.

When you build a custom home with Stanton Homes, our design team will help you choose the right range hood for your kitchen design and lifestyle - with recommendations on the size, material, style, and location

Cary, NC Custom Home Kitchen Design Ideas

Why Should You Eliminate the Kitchen Island? Raleigh New Homes

Kitchen Appliance Tips: Wall Oven or Range?

Kitchen Pass Through Ideas | NC Custom Home Design

Metal Tile Backsplash Patterns | Apex Custom Homes

4 Top Ways to Light Your Kitchen | Raleigh New Home Tips

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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Window Design Ideas for Custom Homes | North Carolina

  
  
  

Large Window Design Ideas

Raleigh Custom Floor Plans

Statement-making windows come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Take a look at these North Carolina New Home photos to see window designs that craft sophisticated great rooms, elegant eating areas, and cozy master bedrooms

Great Room Windows with Cedar Framing

These oversized great room windows - wrapped in "raw" cedar - accentuate mountain-home views in a modern home design.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Grey wall paint contrasts against the natural wood tones in the window frames and hardwood flooring stain.

Bay Window Design

A bay style breakfast room is the perfect place to catch morning rays with tons windows - topped with transom accents - on all sides.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

More new home windows are going gridless - especially in modern design motifs.

Triangle Window Design

Triangular angled windows highlight the height of the vaulted ceiling in this two story great room.

A contemporary ball light with curved lines adds contrasting elements to this large space.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Geometrical Window Design

A series of rectangular picture windows opens up this great room - with a full wall of natural light.

Transom or accent windows will make a room feel taller and more open, a great design technique used in one story rooms.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Two Levels of Windows

Two stories of windows wrap around this curved great room. Grids punctuate each window, for a more traditional feel.

Each design element, from the wainscoting fireplace mantel to the built-in bookcase, adds altitude.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Curved Window Design

Curved or arched window designs form unique architectural accents that will stand out in any room. 

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Half Round or Elliptical Arch windows can offer a more delicate feel - and are great for more formal rooms such as formal dining rooms, grand rooms, and two story foyers.

Eyebrow Arched Window Design

The window pattern in this version of The Cove - made of half (or "eyebrow") and full arches - forms a frame around the fireplace.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Master Bedroom Curved Window Layout

Prairie grid windows wrap this master bedroom in natural light, with a curved design along the sitting room.

Window Ideas for New Homes | Raleigh New Home Builder

Cozy up to a good book (or movie), in this large master suite filled with windows.

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

More North Carolina New Home Design Ideas:

Do New Homes Have More Windows?

Most Popular Types of Window Grids | Prairie, Colonial, Craftsman

Must See Window Styles - Guide to Different Window Types

Window Benches with Storage | Chapel Hill Custom Homes

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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Single or Double Kitchen Sink? | Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

Kitchen Sink with One or Two Bowls?

Get up to speed on the debate over one versus two bowl kitchen sinks - with a few of the most common "pros and cons" of each style.

One Bowl Sinks

Single bowl sinks are perfect for those who love to cook with large pots, pans, and baking sheets - which require deeper and wider sink spaces. 

The three most popular colors for kitchen sinks are black, white, and stainless steel.

In this version of The Avonstone Manor, an under mount black one bowl sink contrasts with the white, black, and grey granite counters.

kitchen sink one or two bowls

While single bowl sinks come in a wide range of shape and sizes, many are designed to fit in a 36 inch base cabinet.

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

Apron front sinks, like the one pictured here, are popular in new home kitchens with single bowl sinks. (See photos of a white apron front farmhouse sink here.)

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

Two Bowl Sinks:

For many home buyers, the allure of a double bowl sink boils down to one primary design functionality: Each bowl can be dedicated to serve a different purpose.

One bowl can hold dirty dishes, while the other can remain open for use. Typically, dual bowl sinks come in ratios of 50 -50, 60-40 or 70-30.

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

One bowl (usually the smaller one) can include a garbage disposal. This helps keep small items separate (and away from the disposal).  A disposal may not be available if your home includes a septic system - a very common occurance in North Carolina. 

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

One bowl can hold fragile items - such as delicate wine glasses - while the other holds sturdier dishes.

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

You can fit a dish drying rack into one bowl, and keep the other clear.

Single Bowl Sinks | Double Bowl Sinks

More New Home Kitchen Design Debates:

Kitchen Design Trends - Where Should the Microwave Go?

Kitchen Design Trends: What's Better, an Island or a Peninsula?

Top 4 Questions to Ask when Designing Your Kitchen Layout

Kitchen Design Trends: Wall Oven or Range?

Kitchen Design: Which is Better, Gas or Electric Cooktops?

2014 Kitchen Design Trends - Is Stainless Steel on its Way Out?

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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7 Mudroom Drop Zone Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

  
  
  

Mudroom Drop Zone Ideas

Raleigh Custom Homes

Get ideas from these seven mudroom drop zones, designed with different types of storage, frequencies of use, and spatial configurations in mind.

 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #1: Family Storage Center

This family drop zone comes with upper and lower cubbies, coat hooks (each with a letter inlay that spells "family"), and dual closets. 

One closet features shelving, designed for storing soaps, buckets, and small house cleaning items. The other closet features a full height design, crafted to fit tall items such as mops, brooms, and a vacuum.

Mudroom Drop Zone | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Wainscoting adds formality to this traditional laundry room design, complete with a custom drop zone.

 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #2: Multi-Use Cubby System

An open archway leads from the breakfast room and kitchen to this tucked-in mudroom space.

While many mudrooms are built into the laundry room, this drop zone was integrated in a stand-alone storage space.

Mudroom Drop Zone | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

The upper cubbies are perfect for storing light-weight items you use less frequently. The lower cubbies double as a bench seat.

These cubbies are sized perfectly for adding colorful buckets or labeled baskets

 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #3: Hallway with two Drop Zones

A small nook, short hallway, or under-stairs wall can be the perfect place to add built-in storage units.

In this Raleigh custom home, dual drop zones offer double the built-in storage - with a unit on each wall of the hallway.

For a design like this, consider assigning each family member their own cubby column (you can even personalize each section with name labels).   

Mudroom Drop Zone | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Talk to your builder about the flexibility of your floor plan layout, or ask Stanton Homes how to custom design a home packed with usable space and creative storage solutions. 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #4: Large storage design

This mudroom space - steps away from the laundry room - offers ample long-term storage space.

In this storage design, cubbies form a full rectangle, with center wainscoting design (the perfect place to add coat hooks).

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #2: Full Wall of Storage

In this design, the tile laundry room acts as a transition area between the garage and mudroom storage area.

 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #5: Full Wall of Storage

This mudroom, tucked between the garage and kitchen, has a place for everything, everywhere you turn.

The full wall of custom, elegant built in shelving offers open concept storage. 

A set of storage hooks are great for coats, purses, and even keys.  A sink cabinet is designed for easy clean-up, preventing dirt and grime from being tracked into the home.

Mudroom Drop Zone | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Cabinets above the washer and dryer offer storage that's more hidden.   Low-maintenance custom tile flooring makes clean-up easy, too.  

See more photos of this home - a version of the Maple Lane - by clicking here.

 

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #6: Locker Storage System

A locker style storage systems with cabinets, hooks, and bench add functionality to this mudroom. The green carpeting (great for hiding traffic patterns) is designed for indoor/outdoor use.

Tucked-in closet storage is perfect for tall items to be kept out of sight.

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

Mudroom Drop Zone Idea #7: Home Hub

If your family includes children and pets, you'll appreciate this "home hub" design that melds space and storage in one convenient room.  

The perimeter of the room is wrapped in cabinets and built-in countertops. Tall cabinets are designed to house large cleaning tools and supplies.

Mudroom Drop Zone | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

 

Floor plans with a mudroom are a popular request for Raleigh custom home buyers. From drop zones and locker systems to tile flooring, sinks, and folding counter tops, a mudroom offers all the storage and utility space you'll need.

What does your family need to get out of your mudroom?

Let us know what mudroom features you'll want most in your new home, and we'll show you more ways to design your floor plan.

More Mudroom, Laundry Room, and Home Storage Ideas:

Floor Plans with a Mudroom

Built-In Bookcases, Shelves, Centers, and Storage Ideas

Top 5 Mudroom Designs for Raleigh Custom Homes

How to Save Money in the Laundry Room

Universal Design Laundry Rooms

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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Floor Plans Similar to The Summerlyn | Raleigh Custom Home Plans

  
  
  

Floor Plans Similar to The Summerlyn

The Summerlyn, a Frank Betz home plan, is one of our most-requested floor plans.

Take a look at thse top five favorite similar floor plans - and see how easy it is to find the perfect floor plan, before making design modifications.

These Summerlyn-style floor plans feature: The Summerlyn | Frank Betz Floor Plans

- An island kitchen open to the keeping, breakfast, or sun room.

- A guest suite on the first floor, often with a private bathroom.

- A formal dining room, often with a bay seating area or space for built-ins like a butler's pantry.

- Built-ins, from desks to benches, bookcases, art niches, and two-sided fireplaces.

- An extra large master suite with sitting room and/or extensive bath and closet space.

- Flexible spaces on the second floor, with a bonus room, family room, or media room.

- A two or three car garage

- Extensive outdoor living spaces, with even more options available

Top five floor plans, similar to The Summerlyn:

The Avonlea: 4,154 Sq Ft with 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths and a 3 Car Garage

The Alderwood: 3,281 Sq Ft with 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths and a 2 Car Garage

The Ansley Cottage: 3,738 Sq Ft with 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths and a 2 Car Garage

The Cotswold: 3,324 Sq Ft with 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths and a 2 Car Garage

The Flanagan: 3,877 Sq Ft with 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths and a 3 Car Garage

 

The Summerlyn Photo Galleries

See inside two versions of The Summerlyn. Click on the photos below:

The Summerlyn | Frank Betz Floor Plans

 

The Summerlyn | Frank Betz Floor Plans

See how each version of The Summerlyn was custom modified, here.

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

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Outdoor Living, Home Offices, Mudrooms, In-law Suites Top 4 Features

  
  
  

What do Outdoor Living Areas, Home Offices, Mudrooms and In-law Suites have in common?

According to the latest Home Design Trends survey from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the demand for special function rooms - and specialty design features - is on the rise.

AIA's survey results reflect changing lifestyles and family structures: more people are working from home, combining family living spaces with a multi-generational home plan, and planning ahead with aging in place design.

Outdoor living areas

Outdoor living spaces are the most popular special function room, according to AIA's most recent survey.

Outdoor Living Spaces

In North Carolina, "indoor-outdoor" areas are a top request - including specialty sun rooms, outdoor living rooms, screen porches with a fireplace, and morning decks off the master suite. 

Get 7 tips on how to design your outdoor living space, here.

 

Multi-generational quarters

According to Kermit Baker, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, AIA chief economist, "Many households want to ensure that their homes can support the needs of aging parents who may be staying for an extended period of time and other visitors with accessibility needs."

Modern au pair and in-law suites can fill these needs - whether designed into a full basement with kitchenette or as an enlarged guest suite quarters.


Multi-Generational Home Plans | In Law Suite

High-demand aging in place design and accesssible living features include: ramps and elevators, first-floor bedrooms, on-grade home entry, and easy-to-use features.

10 Stanton Home tours with a first floor guest bedroom

Home offices

While many Raleigh new homes are incorporating a full size home office - typically ranging in size from a 10'x10' to 14'x14' room - we're also seeing rising requests for a pocket office plan.

Dedicated offices offer a way to work from home - outfitted with built-in storage and high speed internet connections.

Home Office | Floor Plans with a Home Office

See 8 home plans with a pocket office.

Mudrooms

Large laundry rooms and mudrooms are very popular in new home designs, especially as a transition area between the garage and home space.

From drop zones and locker systems to tile flooring, sinks, and folding counter tops, a mudroom offers all the storage and utility space you'll need.

Mudroom Designs | Homes with a Mudroom

See the top 5 mudroom designs, here.

Exercise

Exercise rooms are back on homebuyers' radar, with a small uptick in demand.

This exercise room - from a version of The Avontstone Manor - includes a large mirror, a must-have for workout enthusiasts.

Exercise Rooms | Homes with an Exercise Room

Home Automation and Sustainability

AIA's survey also released the post popular home automation and sustainability features. Here are some of their results: 

Popular home automation features: home security systems, wireless telecommunications systems, long-range electrical controls, smart-home systems, automated lighting controls, and central (distributed) audio/video controls. 

Home systems that promote sustainability: energy management systems, solar panels, electric docking stations for cars, and geothermal heating/cooling heat pumps.

Popular sustainable home products: LED lighting, energy efficient products like spray foam insulation, tankless water heaters, Energy Star–rated appliances, water-saving devices, and reclaimed or salvaged materials.

Read the full AIA survey results here.

Let us know the special features you're looking for in your next home.  You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request floor plan ideas here.

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

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12 Showers with a Built In Bench | NC New Home Builder

  
  
  

Showers with a Seat

How to Build a Bench Into Your Tile Shower

Shower benches are a popular request for NC new custom homes with tile showers.

Whether you want a simple perch or a massive seat, you'll get ideas from these 12 Stanton Home tile showers.

Shower Bench Idea #1: Large Angled Bench

The shape and size of your bench will depend on the footprint of your shower.

This shower is extra wide, with plenty of space for an angled bench tucked into one corner. A his and her shower head is located at each end of the shower.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #2: Bench and Storage Shelf Combo

If the tub and shower sit side-by-side, consider extending the tub deck into the shower. This will create a shampoo shelf and offer a space to integrate a small tile seat.

This configuration works well in smaller showers.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #3: Shaving Ledge

In this dual shower head design, the angled seat sits low on the wall, perfect as a leg shaving ledge.

It also leaves more leg room in the shower.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #4: Custom Tile Bench

This shower features four types of tile - from mini mosaic to pebble - creating a spa retreat feel with whites, greys, and blues.

With two built-in storage niches, this shower seat is reserved for sitting!

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #5: Space to Spread Out

This shower bench extends the full length of the shower, leaving no gap between the tile wall and glass enclosure.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #6: Aging in Place Shower

Grab bars - an aging in place and ADA design feature - make the use of this shower bench safer.

Whether or not you're planning ahead, grab bars can be a smart addition to any large shower.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #7: Wash Station Bench

In this two shower head design, one adjustable height shower head was placed beside the bench - making rinsing off and shaving easier.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #8: Free Standing Bench

You can tuck away large toiletries, below this free standing shower seat.

A long window adds natural light to this shower, another aging in place recommendation.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #9: Thin Shower Bench

A thin shower bench leaves more open space in this small shower design. Thin benches are best used as a balance point, rather than a seating area.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #10: Solid Top Seat

This solid seat top requires even less cleaning - with no grout lines.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #11: Small Shower Bench

Even a small alcove shower can become more functional with a built in bench.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat 

Shower Bench Idea #12: Bench for an Extra Long Shower

Benches are a practical addition to showers that are much longer than they are wide - with plenty of space at the opposite end of the shower head.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

More 2014 Raleigh new home design trends and master bath trends:

11 Top Showers for Raleigh new homes

Best tile shower designs - more master bathroom tile trends

Tile tub ideas that complement our top five custom home showers

Top five custom home showers - types of framed shower enclosures 

Accessible shower design - for wheelchair accessible homes

 

Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

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Fireplaces with Wainscoting Accents | North Carolina New Home Design

  
  
  

Fireplace Mantel Ideas

8 Wainscoting Designs for Your Fireplace

Whether you're in love with floor-to-ceiling wainscoting designs (like those we see in million dollar homes on Houzz) or subtle wainscot accents, these Stanton Homes will show you how to do wainscoting right - based on your floor plan and interior design must-haves.

Extend your wainscot design to the ceiling

This fireplace is more than a centerpiece. It is grand, elegant, and able to compliment - rather than compete with - the huge arched windows and row of four glass french doors.

The expanded height of this room makes the wainscoting design flow perfectly, without digging into the second floor.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Take advantage of the room's height with a two story wainscoting design

Love two story living rooms? Wainscot paneling extends from the two-sided gas fireplace to the ceiling.

This living room is formal - with no space for the TV above the fireplace.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Framed and painted wainscot paneling

This fireplace design is very complex: floor-to-ceiling white columns frame the fireplace for a more blended interior wall location, the mantel breaks the wainscoting into two sections for greater depth, and the wainscot panels are painted a soft grey as an off-setting technique.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

A modern take on wainscoting

This living room blends formality - with wainscot framing around the fireplace - and informality with built-in TV connections inside the paneling.

A solid pannel above the fireplace gives a more modern feel, contrasting against the rectangular pieces below.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Subtle wainscot mantel

If you're looking for more subtle ways to add wainscoting, consider thinner accent panels.

In this living room, a touch of wainscoting draws some white into the room, a bright accent against the grey walls and black fireplace.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Wainscoting designed for balance

Sometimes, it just makes sense to add in a bit of wainscoting. In this custom home living room, built in bookcases rest on each side of the fireplace.

Wainscot paneling gives the fireplace more height, so that it balances out the centerpiece of the room. Otherwise, the bookcases would dominate the space.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

More ways to use wainscoting

In this Raleigh new home, white paneling wraps the living room columns. The fireplace design incorporates white panels back into the room, for symmetry in design.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Wainscoting as a theme

A well-known interior design trick is to carry a theme (a color, material, or feature) throughout your home.

In this Chapel Hill custom home, the wainscoting above the fireplace mirrors the kitchen cabinetry design. Check out the paneling above the gas range.

Fireplace Mantel Ideas | North Carolina New Homes

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 


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Stanton Homes helps ensure your new home is just what you're looking for. 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCHundreds of locations. Thousands of floor plans. Extraordinary custom design build options. And our in-house architectural design work (and interior designer expertise) comes as part of your custom home package, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Custom Home Floor Plans | NC Custom Home Builders | Floor Plan Options Floor Plan Price | Raleigh New Home Cost | Custom Home Cost Estimate Floor Plan Ideas | Floor Plan Styles | Custom Home Floor Plans Raleigh New Home Lots | Custom Home Lots for Sale | New Home Lots Raleigh NC

Article copyright Stanton Homes 2006-2014, all rights reserved.  Permission required for reprint or republish of any kind.   Provided for informational purposes only, no claims are made by Stanton Homes regarding the validity of any statements.  Please note:  all listing information per MLS, and current as of posting date.  Information subject to change.

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