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Multi Generational and Dual Living House Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:07 PM

House Plans with Two Master Bedrooms:

Multi Generational homes are in high demand on the Raleigh NC real estate market, as more families trend towards dual living.

Get answers to top questions about multi generational and dual living house plans, below.

Contact Stanton Homes for multi generational home pricing.


First of all, what is a dual living house plan?

Architects use several key terms to describe single family home plans designed to accommodate multi family living: in law suite plans, mother in law suite plans, two master plans, and dual living plans.

Each of these plan categories is designed to include private areas for independent living such as small kitchenettes, private bathrooms, multiple living areas or sitting rooms, and private entrances.

While it can be difficult to find a house plan with all the multi generational spaces  you want included, custom home builders can make the adjustments you need. Here's just one example of a Frank Betz floor plan we converted from a guest bedroom into a dual master home: 

Original floor plan for The Hopkins:

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Modified floor plan with downstairs mother in law suite:

The in law bedroom, bathroom, and walk in closet are all larger in this version. The formal living room is converted into a home office. The kitchen island is larger in this version, making it easier to share the central space without bumping elbows. The MIL shower can be built as curbless, for long-term accessibility. Finally, the upstairs master bedroom makes each living area feel more separated, private quarters.

 

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What's the difference between house plans with two master bedrooms versus a guest suite?

SIZE. Most often, a second master suite will include an en suite bathroom, larger bedroom, larger or walk in closet, and sometimes a private sitting room or alcove area.

A guest suite may or may not have a private bathroom - sometimes the suite shares a hallway bathroom called a "buddy bath" with two entrances (one from the bedroom and one from the hallway).

Here's some examples of these additional MIL spaces:

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You'll want to consider keeping the in-law suite on the first floor, and master bedroom on the second floor, as in this version of the Maple Lane house plan. An upstairs master bedroom will put the parents up with the kids, which works well and gives the grandparents their own privacy.

A basement location for the in law suite is another great option, if your lot is well suited. Here's an example of a basement home with private Mother in Law kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and living room:

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How do you know if you can build a basement home on your lot? Ask Stanton Homes for a lot assessment - many North Carolina home sites are not well suited for a basement home. Why not? We'll give you all the details specific to your lot, when we take a quick tour.

How are multi generational homes different than a duplex or multi-family housing?

Multi generational homes are typically single structures that include separate, yet connected, living spaces. Although the terms are similar, multi-family dwellings refer to buildings with separate housing units, such as an appartment complex. A duplex is a single building with separated homes that share a structural wall.

Here are some examples of homes with two master bedrooms - with photo tours:

Learn more about Multi Generational House Plans, here.

 


 

Tags: multi generational homes, two master bedrooms, dual master suites, dual living house plans

Great Room Ceilings | What's the best ceiling height?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

Photos of great room ceilings:

What's the ideal height for you great room or living room ceiling? How tall are most ceilings in a new home? How tall are two story ceilings? Are vaulted living rooms considered "two story"?

Get answers to these home design questions, with 13 examples of great room ceiling heights - with photos of 8', 9', 10', 14', and even 20' to 24'. 


Sample Ceiling Heights:

Take a look at some common ceiling heights, with tips on when to vary how tall rooms should be.

14' Great Room Ceiling

This 14' ceiling leaves room for massive Half Round windows above the French doors, and gives the fireplace wainscoting enough distance to pull the eye upwards in classic Southern style.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

20' Tall Great Room - 2.5 Story Ceiling

Here is an example of a 2.5 story "Ship's Prow" wall of windows. The ceiling is 20 feet tall inside a custom mountain house floor plan.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder 

11' Great Room Ceiling Height

Staggering between ceiling heights can give open concept floor plans more visual separation between rooms. This great room ceiling is 11 feet tall. The kitchen/breakfast ceiling is 9 feet tall. The step up into the great room leaves room for a coffer ceiling (a cross beam design).

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

9' Great Room Ceiling Height

A craftsman style great room - with built in bookcases on each side of the fireplace - is 9 feet tall.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

Vaulted Great Room Ceilings

Are vaulted living rooms are considered "two story" rooms? Yes, according to many architects, floor plans with vaulted ceilings are considered two story rooms.

Here's an example of a single-sided vault:

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

This living room is an example of two ceiling styles. A vault stretches from the backyard-facing window wall. A "standard" ceiling height runs underneath the upstairs hallway/balcony.  

And here's an example of a two-sided vault: 

The double vaultleaves room for a second row of windows in this keeping room.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

Here's another example of a two sided vault, with a wall of windows below:

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

 

From another angle, you can see both sides of the ceiling vault:

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

 

Tall Vault Ceiling

This vault has an extended height ceiling, designed to fit picture windows.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

(10' First Floor Wall Height. The vault starts at 11' for extended window wall height.)

Two Story Great Room Ceiling Height

How tall are "two story ceilings"? Inside Stanton Homes, a two story ceiling is generally going to be 18 feet tall. Why? Here's the math:

9' first floor + 8' second floor + approx. 1' of "floor" between the levels = 18'

Two Story Great Rooms

This great room is a full 18' two story height, making space for a full wall of windows inside this mountain home style floor plan. Read some myths about two story ceilings, here.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

Here is an example of a contemporary two story, urban loft style great room.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder


Contemporary Luxury Curved Wall Two Story Height

A curved wall can make a two story ceiling feel even higher.

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

Traditional Classic Two Story Ceiling

A stacked stone fireplace races to the top of this two story living room:

Great Room Ceiling Height | Raleigh Home Builder

About New Homes Under Construction in Chatham County:

Two Stanton Homes, The Blueridge and The Cassiopeia, are now under construction.  

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

The Blueridge is an English Country style main floor master home for sale with 3,188 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms. New home address: 262 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC.

 


 

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The Alicia Photo Gallery | Transitional Classic Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Traditional Floor Plan with Contemporary Finishes:

Take a look inside a photo tour of a traditional home design with a blending of contemporary and traditional elements on the inside. This photo gallery includes ideas for homes with:

  • Large, open kitchen (with unique accent furniture leg)
  • Two story great room with wainscoting fireplace mantel
  • Soft blue formal dining with picture frame trim
  • Screen porch for outdoor living
  • Master bathroom with shared vanities
  • Two story foyer

Custom Home Pricing


 

Transitional Home Photo Gallery:

2852 sq ft |  4 Bedrooms |  3 Bathrooms

Blue and White Exterior Colors

This exterior includes: a window bay with metal roof accent, side entry garage, and blue and white exterior colors.

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Open Foyer, Great Room, Kitchen

Looking from the great room corner, see how open this two story plan feels.

A single, dark stain furniture leg gives the kitchen a touch of tradition in an otherwise modern space.

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Seating at the Island

Kitchen islands are taller than dining room or breakfast room tables, so you'll typically use stools to sit in the kitchen. The difference between counter-height and bar-height seating can range from six to twelve inches, depending on the home plan.

How many seats will fit at your island? Read more about how to plan your island around seating options, here.

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Double Wall Ovens

Which is better, a wall oven or range/oven combination?

This home features a double wall oven and separate cooktop with stainless steel chimney hoodRead more about the wall oven vs range debate, here, to see what other factors are important to keep in mind when arranging your kitchen.

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Archway Entrance to Dining

A turn in the staircase forms a landing in the foyer - and divides out the full-run design. An archway leads into the formal dining room.

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Formal Dining

Inside the formal dining room, the white picture frame trim and trey ceiling are traditional finishes. The crystal light fixture is what transforms this room into a "transitional" space. The crystal is a traditional material, but the shape and dimensions of the light are much more contemporary - effectively blending styles in one piece. 

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En Suite Master Bath

Inside the master bathroom, black framed mirrors, clear glass wall sconces, and white wainscoting accents above the mirrors and in the art nook are all noteworthy design elements.

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Tub and Tile Shower on Same Wall

For efficient layouts in your master bath, consider plans that place the tub and shower along one wall, across from a shared vanity.

You will end up with a "hallway" style bathroom, plenty of space to share, and more flexibility when it comes to placing the walk in closet(s) at either end.

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Backyard Screen Porch

A screen porch adds indoor-outdoor living space, a high demand area for both traditional and contemporary home plans.

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What is a "transitional" style home? 

While home design terms can refer to a range of elements depending on the architect, the term "transitional" often refers to a blending of traditional and contrmporary features, finishes, and layouts


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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First Floor Master Ideas | The Kaiser - Angled Craftsman w 3 Car Garage

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 14:06 PM

Raleigh Home Styles:

Country and traditional elements blend inside and out of the Kaiser floor plan by Alan Mascord. A covered front porch, dormers, and craftsman columns are all farmhouse aspects. A free-flowing kitchen with separate formal dining and den are all traditional aspects. Take a look at the floor plans, below.

Custom Home Pricing Information


Popular Floor Plan Ideas:

The Kaiser is 4007 sq ft with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3 car garage. Best floor plan elements include:

  • Large island in the kitchen
  • Downstairs master with en suite bath
  • Formal dining, breakfast nook, and reading den
  • Upstairs guest bedroom
  • Bonus room over garage
  • Mudroom laundry

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Floor Plan Images Copyright Alan Mascord.

Downstairs Floor Plan

This traditional floor plan begins with a staircase in the two story foyer. The den can convert into a first floor bedroom. A desk in the kitchen serves as an all-purpose open work station. A long mudroom style laundry can be used for many day-to-day house projects. The master suite is large, with connected his and hers vanities and large walk in closet with built in wall ironing board.

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Upstairs Floor Plan

A bonus room above the garage makes good use of space. The upstairs kids' rooms share a bathroom, while a guest bedroom has an en suite bath.

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Raleigh New Homes by Stanton 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.


 

Tags: country floor plans, raleigh new homes, traditional floor plans, farmhouse

Black and White Kitchen Countertops | Two Tones vs One Color

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Two Different Countertops - Kitchen Design Ideas:

Which is better, one or two counter top colors in the kitchen? Is it better to have a different countertop on the island?

Take a look at these kitchen designs, and see where you land on this home design debate.

 



Should I use two different color countertops in my kitchen?

Each of these kitchens use white, black, and gray motifs, to give you an "apples to apples" idea of one-color and two-color kitchens designs.

White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #1

The island top is black granite, while the counters are a white granite with hues of lavender. There are two tone cabinets in this kitchen, with a gray island and white perimeter.

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White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #2

This kitchen also uses black and white counter tops, in the opposite order. A white granite island is at the center of black perimeter counter tops.

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White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #3

An L-shaped kitchen uses black perimeter counter tops and white cabinets to keep the small space brighter. The white island top draws the brightness towards the open concept great room and breakfast.

The mixed mosaic tile back splash brings together the black, white, and gray tones.

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White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #4

Inside this kitchen, the perimeter cabinets, back splash, and island top are all white. The gray island uses a white granite top for the full two-tone look.

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White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #5

 In each example, the island cabinet colors are also different. While many kitchens pair a gray island with alternating black and white counters, this kitchen uses dark, soft brown cabinets.

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All Black Countertops

For comparison, here is a white kitchen with only black counter tops.

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And another kitchen with all white counter tops:

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Get more ideas for two-tone kitchens that mix cabinet colors and finishes, here. 

Can I mix a bronze faucet with stainless steel sink? See how - here.

What is the standard height for kitchen counter tops and raised island bars?

Is a walk in pantry or built in cabinet better for my kitchen storage?

 

Custom Home Pricing


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.

 


 

Tags: raleigh new homes, white and black kitchen design, two tone kitchens

Farmhouse with Wrap Around Porch Home Plans | Photo Gallery

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 15:06 PM

Wrap Around Farmhouse Porch Exterior with Open Concept Interior

4251 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Downstairs master suite. Side entry garage attached through a screen porch. Full length wrap-around front porch. Second story deck. Island kitchen. Two sided living room fireplace. Walk-through shower.

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Inside The Daniel Farmhouse:

Take a look inside a photo gallery of a farmhouse style home. Get ideas for floor plans with:

  • Downstairs master suite with walk-through tile shower
  • Two sided living room fireplace
  • Island kitchen
  • Home theater
  • Mud room style laundry with sink
  • Built-in pocket desk office
  • Second story deck


Walk-Through Tile Shower

The tile shower lines one bathroom wall, with two entrances into the walk-through design. The square tub shares a full tile wall with the shower. Transom windows let light into each end of the shower. His and hers vanities are on each side of the room.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Open Living Room - Two Sided Fireplace See Through to the Backyard Porch

Archways separate the open kitchen and living room. A two-sided stone fireplace sees through to the backyard screen porch.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Island Kitchen

Two tone kitchen cabinets. Granite counter tops. Mini mosaic tile backsplash above the stainless steel gas range. Double wall ovens.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Formal Dining Room - In Addition to Breakfast Area

Brown paint in the tray ceiling gives formal contrast to the white wainscot panels.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Home Theater

Upstairs, the home theater has French glass doors leading to the second story deck.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Mud Room Laundry with Sink and Counter

A cozy laundry room packs in a lot of storage, countertops, and sink.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Built In Pocket Office Desk

A built in desk serves as a open loft pocket office, with built in bookcases.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Second Story Deck

The second story deck gives views into the wooded lot surroundings. Lots of windows and glass french doors let light into all upstairs rooms.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Side Entry Garage

A side view shows how the backyard porch connects to the side entry garage - with walk-under passage to the breakfast room entrace.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

 


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.

 

Tags: first floor master, front porch ideas, raleigh home builder, farmhouse

How a Custom Home Gets Painted

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

Process for Painting New Homes Under Construction:

New homes are under construction in the Horizon neighborhood of Pittsboro, a popular area for homes on acreage within Chatham County, NC.

Want to know more about the home building process? See photos of homes under construction, with details on all the steps it takes to paint the interior - with major milestones to build, below.


Ever walked through a home under construction and wondered what it takes to get all those colors on the walls?  

English Country Style Home - Under Construction

What's the process for painting a new home?

  1. Tape and plastic
  2. Primer 
  3. First coat main color
  4. First coat accent color
  5. First coat trim
  6. Second coat, with more details completed
  7. Finish rest of house - no more paint yet!  
  8. Final touch up entire home, multi-day process

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 The exterior is stone and cement fiberboard with white porch columns, flagstone porch, and metal roofing accents.

English Country Style Home

 Inside the foyer, archways open to the formal dining and living room. The staircase divides these two high-traffic areas.

English Country Style Home

A wall of windows opens up the great room - with island kitchen beyond.

 English Country Style Home

The kitchens shares a breakfast area, with glass french door leading to indoor-outdoor living spaces.  Another Custom Home step, see those "stains" on the floor?  Those are stain samples, so that the homeowner or designer can select the very best color for the site finished hardwoods to match the interior paint, cabinetry, and countertops.  

English Country Style Home

The his and hers master bathroom leads into the walk in closet with tons of built in shelving.

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Master suite trey ceiling and window wall open up the first floor bedroom space.

 

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 Inside the formal dining room, wainscoting trim and two-tone walls are beautiful touches - and check out the trey ceiling curves!  

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 Tall ceilings, well-placed windows, and archway openings keep light, bright spaces flowing throughout this Chatham County custom home.

Major new home building milestones include: 

  1. Lot Clearing
  2. Foundation
  3. Framing
  4. Plumbing and Electrical
  5. Drywall
  6. Flooring
  7. Painting

About New Homes Under Construction in Chatham County:

Two Stanton Homes, The Blueridge and The Cassiopeia, are now under construction.  

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

The Blueridge is an English Country style main floor master home for sale with 3,188 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms. New home address: 262 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC.

 


Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

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.

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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Is Chrome Going to Replace Brushed Nickel?  | Custom Home Tips

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 12:06 PM


We were recently asked this interior home design question, through "Ask Andrea":

Is chrome going to stay around, or is brushed nickel the true classic?

 



Here's Andrea's interior design wisdom, comparing Chrome to Brushed Nickel, Bronze, and Copper fixtures:

Chrome has come back very strong and is being categorized as the long term classic finish.

Brushed nickel is still chosen but people aren't as excited about it.  Bronze is still strong as well. 

Every bathroom faucet finish has its challenges. With bronze there are so many shades of bronze between the light fixtures, the plumbing fixtures, the cabinet hardware, the bath hardware, and the door hardware! In the end, we always make it work, blending the different metal colors together.

People seem to love bronze for door hardware because they love bronze for foyer fixtures, dining fixtures, ceiling fans, and kitchen pendants, so then they get to the bathroom and a brushed nickel faucet just seems out of place!

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

(Bronze Foyer Light)

For some reason chrome with bronze seems to work better because those two finishes provide much more of a contrast to each other which seems more pleasing to the eye and less random than a brushed nickel faucet in an otherwise dominantly bronze home. 

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

(Polished Chrome Shower Head in the same home)

However, now we are in the middle of 2016 and the designers love gold!  Of course they do--but its GOLD and not the gold-looking polished brass from the late 80's and 90's. So if you want the glamour of the latest in your powder room or master bath, then mixing it with bronze is going to be the easiest way to go

What about copper you ask? Copper is also mixing well with bronze. Copper is finish you want if you are going for either rustic refined, or industrial, or even organic. Having a touch or two of copper in a signature piece such as a range hood or a bar sink, or free standing tub, or kitchen pendants or even just cabinet hardware or my latest, a front door kick plate, is just the touch you need. We have done all of those in one Stanton Home or another over the past year, mixed in again, mostly with bronze.  That's the heavy on metal.

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

Copper Freestanding Tub

 

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

Copper Range Hood

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

Copper Kitchen Pendant Lights

 

Will chrome replace brushed nickel | Raleigh Custom Homes

Copper Cabinet Hardware

 



Interior Design Tips:

Andrea has helped mix and match finish colors in dozens of North Carolina custom homes.

See what Andrea recommends for when to mix bronze faucets with stainless steel sinks, here.

And get ideas for two-tone kitchens that mix cabinet colors and finishes, here.

Have a kitchen or interior design trend question for your new home?  Ask Andrea, and she'll let you know all the latest in custom home and design/build trends!   Andrea works closely with each Stanton Homes client to help design homes that fit every lifestyle and taste.  


 

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Favorite Main Floor Master Floor Plans | The Summerlake

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:06 AM

Popular Floor Plan Ideas:

The Summerlake is 3284 sq ft with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Popular floor plan elements include:

  • Island kitchen looking into vaulted family room
  • Downstairs master suite with his and hers closets
  • First floor office or 4th bedroom
  • Upstairs bonus room
  • Covered front porch
  • Large laundry with sink

Custom Home Pricing Information

 

Favorite Main Floor Master Floor Plans | The Summerlake

Photo Copyright Frank Betz/Builder.



Exterior Style Options:

Whether you love arts and crafts features or traditional home design, the Summerlake is a flexible plan with a range of exterior style options. 

Favorite Main Floor Master Floor Plans | The Summerlake

Photo Copyright Frank Betz/Builder.

Take a look inside the floor plan of the Summerlake:

Summerlake First Floor Plan

Downstairs, the a traditional layout opens from the foyer and formal dining room. The angled island kitchen overlooks the vaulted family room. A breakfast room and raised eating bar give informal eating space. The master suite is large, with connected his and hers vanities and separate changing area beside the shower.

Favorite Main Floor Master Floor Plans | The Summerlake

Summerlake Second Floor Plan

Upstairs, an open study loft / pocket office provide homework space for kids near the upstairs bedrooms and bonus room.

Favorite Main Floor Master Floor Plans | The Summerlake




Raleigh New Homes by Stanton 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.



 

Tags: home plans, raleigh nc homes, raleigh floor plans, traditional floor plans

Contemporary New Home Plan | Photo Gallery

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Traditional Red Exterior with Contemporary White, Black, and Gray Interior:

Take a look inside a photo tour of a contemporary home design on the inside with a traditional red farmhouse exterior on the outside. This photo gallery includes ideas for homes with:

  • Two Kitchen islands
  • Contemporary fireplace with flush tile wall surround
  • Drop Zone in mudroom leading between the garage and laundry
  • Sunroom with interior window wall looking into the living room
  • No-tub master bathroom with large shower
  • Two story foyer

Custom Home Pricing



Contemporary Home Photo Gallery:

2708 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

White windows, front door, garage, and porch contrast against the farmhouse red exterior color.

 Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

See photos of the contemporary interior, below.

Two Kitchen Islands

The kitchen functions with a center island and second island with columns and raised eating bar overlooking the living room.

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

Contemporary Tile Fireplace Surround

Each area of the living room has a focal point: tile fireplace wall, trey ceiling, wall of interior windows looking into the sun room.

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

Drop Zone Storage Ideas

A drop zone hallway leads from the garage to the laundry room. The kitchen is separated from this mud room design by another door.

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

Sunroom

Interior windows prevent the sun room from soaking up all the natural light. These windows keep the sun flowing through the home - with windows along the master bedroom walls (left) and breakfast room (right).

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

No-Tub Master Bath

More master bathrooms are going "no tub" - read more about these new floor plan trends here.

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

Two Story Foyer

Open railing on the foyer side keeps this entry open and spacious. A powder room provides a place for art. Wall sconces line the walls for a touch of light.

Contemporary New Home Plan | Raleigh Custom Homes



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.



 

Tags: raleigh new homes, contemporary floor plan, contemporary kitchen