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17 Interior Column Styles Inside New Custom Homes

  
  
  

17 Types of Interior Columns

NC New Custom Home Design

While some interior columns provide structural support, others can be purely decorative. 

Get ideas for your new custom home from these most popular interior column styles.

See photos of classic wainscoting wraps, sophisticated white trim detailing, modern stone accents, and textured colors.

Interior Columns with White Wainscoting Wrap

These interior columns feature a 1/3 height picture frame wainscoting wrap-around.  Crown molding blends the columns into the kitchen-great room wall.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

The white wainscoting base on this formal dining room column reflects the grand room fireplace wall.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

White trim accents the full height of these great room-to-kitchen columns. The trim follows the archway opening, and extends across the entire open concept room.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Half-Height Interior Columns

These half-height white columns create an open flow between the breakfast room and sun room, positioned on a half wall.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

In a second version of The Summerlyn, white columns and soft grey tones keep the open concept plan bright and airy. 

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

 

White columns aren't just for Greek facades anymore. White columns in Roman or traditional styles are popping up in new custom home designs in entryways, family rooms, great rooms, master suites, and highlighted hallways.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Faux Column Designs

These stone columns are purely decorative - built with the same stone on the front porch and interior two sided fireplace.

In this version of The Bryson, the grey coffer ceiling draws out the grey tones in the stone. 

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Located just off the main foyer entrance, these half-width faux columns flank the master suite door. 

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

See more master suite entrance designs here.

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. 

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

 

Archway entrances in this version of The Shelby feature white trim wraps, designed with a faux column frame that stretches across the opening.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See The Shelby white columns frames from another angle, in the great room:

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Interior Columns

Double columns - painted in a rustic red - lend traditional formality to this formal dining room with crystal hanging light and trey ceiling. 

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

These living room support columns are painted to match the main walls. These columns are designed to blend into the  open concept living spaces.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Archway entrances are a staple in new custom home design. These archways - with columns between, give the kitchen and living room just enough separation.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Here's another example of painted interior columns that frame archway entrances to the formal dining room.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

Interior White Columns

Painted white accents in this formal dining room - including a coffered ceiling, wainscoting walls, and interior column - off-set the deep red walls.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

White and black tones create powerful contrast in this contemporary custom home. Three white columns frame the formal dining room.

Types of Interior Columns | NC New Custom Homes

 

More Ideas for Your North Carolina New Custom Home

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Formal Dining Room Architecture

Types of fireplaces for new home design

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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

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Floor Plans Similar to The Chalet Vert | Most Popular Custom Homes

  
  
  

Most Popular Custom Home Floor Plans

Floor Plans Similar to The Chalet Vert

The Chalet Vert, a custom home design, is one of our most-requested floor plans.

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The Chalet Vert is a craftsman style custom home, designed with a two-island kitchen, two story living room with a stone fireplace that stretches to the ceiling, and tons of outdoor living space in the wrap-around porches.

 

 

Similar Craftsman Exteriors:

The Summerlake - Main floor master home

3,284 sq ft

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Strong columns, a large front porch, and brick/stone accents add craftsman touches to this Frank Betz home exterior.

The Blueridge House - Main floor master home

2,783 sq ft

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

This Max Fulbright home design features stone accents, a rocking chair front porch, and dual columns with archways between. Custom Home Floor Plans | Raleigh Floor Plans

Similar floor plan

The Cove - Guest suite home

2,680 sq ft

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

This Stanton Homes home plan offers a similar layout to the Chalet Vert: a first floor guest suite, formal dining room, separate living room, large great room, and upstairs master suite.

You'll find similar elements in these custom home plan photo galleries:

The Chapel Ridge - 2,694 sq ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

The Shoal Creek - 2,765 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

The Brogan - 2,613 sq ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

Wrap around front porch

Craftsman Front Porches | New Homes with a Porch

 

Here are a couple of home plans with similar wrap around front porches: 

The Hayfield - 3,155 sq ft

The Northbrook - 2,953 sq ft

How much does a front porch cost? Plan for your front porch with this cost break down.

 

 

 

Here are two more great articles for Raleigh Craftsman style homes: 

Top 10 Craftsman Features | NC Craftsman Home Ideas

Craftsman Style Homes | What does a Craftsman Home Look Like?

 

 

The Chalet Vert is copyright Frank Betz Associates, Inc. and Stanton 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 custom 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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STANTON HOMES Receives Two Best Of Houzz 2015 Awards

  
  
  

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the

World

 

Apex, January 29, 2015 – Stanton Homes has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for

Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home

remodeling and design. The North Carolina custom home builder was chosen by

the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz

community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and

design industry professionals.

 

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer

Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more

than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer

Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number

and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive

a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the

world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that

business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz.

 

"We're deeply honored to have been selected for these prestigious awards from

Houzz," said Stan Williams, CEO of Stanton Homes. "Every custom home we

create together with our homebuyers has special meaning, and we're thrilled that

millions of people are taking so much pleasure in the details." 

 


“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building,

remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the

right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of

industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Stanton Homes

among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners

and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

 

About Stanton Homes

Stanton Homes designs and builds extraordinary custom homes in 13 counties

throughout the greater Raleigh Triangle in communities from country club to

countryside, at price points from under $300K to $1 mil (plus lot). Stanton Homes

is proud to have been elected as the “Best of Houzz” for 2015 in the categories of

Design and Customer Satisfaction, as well as awarded with two plaques of

achievement as one of the nation’s top builders by the industry’s most prestigious

periodical. Contact us at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com. Follow

Stanton Homes on Houzz

 

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people

with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or

from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz

connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home

improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the

largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered

by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice,

buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into

reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in

London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

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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 custom 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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Best Of Houzz 2015 Awards | Custom Home Builder Award

  
  
  

Stanton Homes Receives Two

Best Of Houzz 2015 Awards

 Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rank Stanton Homes at the top 

Of Home Builders In the United States and Around the World

 

Stanton Homes has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for both Design as well as Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home design. 

Houzz 2015 Award | Custom Home Builder Award 

More than 25 million monthly unique users who comprise the Houzz community chose Stanton Homes for the honors out of a field of 500,000 builders, designers and home experts.

 

The Best of Houzz Medals based on Design (See Houzz Idea Books Here) and Customer Satisfaction (See examples of reviews here) exemplify the dedication and integrity of the team at Stanton Homes.

 
"We're deeply honored to have been selected for these prestigious awards from Houzz," said Stan Williams, CEO of Stanton Homes. "Every custom home we create together with our homebuyers has special meaning, and we're thrilled that millions of people are taking so much pleasure in the details."

Take a look inside these most popular Stanton Homes Ideabooks, and see what everyone's talking about: 

The Avonstone Manor

The Dinsmore

The Bryson

The Worthington II

Build a custom home in North Carolina - contact Stanton Homes. Or give us a call at 919-278-8070.

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 custom 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.

Getting the Most out of Kitchen Countertops | NC New Home Design

  
  
  

What Kind of Kitchen Countertops Work Best?

Kitchen Design Trends for NC New Homes 

Granite, marble, concrete, tile or solid surface – compare and contrast the most popular kitchen countertop selections for North Carolina new homes.

And get an idea of how to calculate the cost of your kitchen countertops, in a North Carolina new home.

Granite Countertops – Which Kitchen Countertops Work Best?

Granite is a natural product harvested from quarries. Colors and patterns vary depending on the geological processes in the region where they are quarried.

Different Types of Countertops | Granite CountersGranite is a higher-end home counter top option, with prices starting at about 3-4 times the cost of laminate.

Because this is a natural material, selections are not made from a color chart.

Buyers can select from samples representative of a type of granite, or choose a unique individual slab from which their countertop will be carefully cut.

There are a variety of edges – including bullnose, radius, straight, bevel, and ogee.  See a chart of counter top edge styles here.

Granite is fairly resistant to heat and scratches. If damaged, it may be possible to polish the countertop, since it is made of the same material throughout. The material must be resealed about every five years to protect it from stains, and careful attention must be paid to the natural stone seams. 

If you use granite in the kitchen, you'll want to consider tile back splash options. One of the best ways to add designer appeal to your kitchen without spending a lot of money is adding a tile backsplash above your granite tops - see 5 popular tile designs here

Should I install granite in the master bathroom? Since the cost of granite has gone down over the past few years, upgrading to granite in the master bath may be more reasonable than you might think.

Marble Countertops – What is the best type of Kitchen Countertops?

Like granite, marble comes in slabs that are always different because they come from a natural source. 

In this NC new home kitchen, White Carrara Marble countertops are paired with a light blue island.

Marble Kitchen Countertops | White Marble Countertops

It is not as popular as other kitchen countertop materials, because it’s lime-stone base makes it less resistant to stains from oils and acids.

The cost of marble is a little higher than granite, and the seam and sealing processes are identical. 

Quartz, or Engineered Stone - Kitchen Countertop Trends

This is one of the newest countertop products, and is becoming increasingly popular. Quartz is actually a quartz composite, made of quartz, colored pebbles, polymers, and epoxy. About 97% of the composite is quartz. The other 7% is pigments and resins. Natural granite is only about 50% quartz, which is very high on the hardness scale – only diamonds, topaz and sapphires are harder!  

Quartz comes in many more colors than natural stone and has a more even pattern.  

The cost is higher than granite.  It doesn’t need to be sealed, and is more resistant to stains, scratches, and other damage. Seams are less noticeable due to the consistency of the pattern.  

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel is also becoming a popular option in higher-end homes. It is one of only a few countertop materials that can be safely bleached, and heat will not hurt it.  

Brushed and/or textured finishes are available to help hide scratches. In some cases, the sink can be created with the countertop for a totally seamless one-piece installation. All this comes with a price tag – steel countertops cost about twice as much as granite.  

Tile Countertops

Tile was a big design feature in 1980's and 90's kitchens (along with wood counter tops).

While we don't expect to see a wave of tile kitchen counter tops again soon, homebuyers have begun to request tile counter tops in the bathroom. Click here for photos and design ideas for tile bathroom counters.

What’s the bottom line on countertop costs?

Different Types of Countertops | Granite Counters

All countertop pricing is determined by square footage.

Most standard countertops are 2 ¼ feet wide.

To find out how much countertop you need, take the length of the countertop and multiply by the width.

Then multiply the total square footage by the cost per square foot for the desired material. This will give you the starting point. 

But there are additional considerations as well.  

The cost of backsplashes depends on material and style, as does the edge of the countertop – which can all be customized in different materials.

Even the type of sink makes a difference in countertop cost. An under-counter mount requires a more finished edge around the sink, which raises the cost for some materials. Additional sinks or other cut outs can add to labor and installation expenses, as well.

Custom home builders like Stanton Homes can walk you through the costs when you plan your home, so you can decide what kind of countertop you want to live with.

More Kitchen Trends and Ideas - Building Your New Custom Home:

6 Hidden storage ideas for your kitchen

Photos of wine racks, wine glass holders, and wine refrigerators

Universal Design Kitchen Features

Top 10 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Wall Oven Cabinets - Custom Home Kitchen 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 custom 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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Where Pocket Doors Matter Most | Custom Home Floor Plans

  
  
  

How to Incorporate a Pocket Door

Custom Home Floor Plans

A "pocket door" is a door that slides into the wall, disappearing from view. Floor plans use a pocket door for two primary reasons: as a way to craft architectural interest and as a practical solution for tight spaces

See photos of Raleigh custom home floor plans with pocket doors, with details about how they differ from "standard" interior doors.

Multiple Pocket Doors

Pocket doors can serve a practical purpose in spaces that require multiple doors.  A pocket door can replace a traditional hinged / swinging door. 

In this Jack and Jill bathroom, each space is connected through a sliding pocket door.

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door Placement

Pocket doors are used most often in smaller spaces, from bathrooms, powder rooms and closets to pantries and laundry rooms.

Space Saving Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are also helpful in rooms with limited space for a swinging door.

This laundry room opens from two ends - from the guest room closet on one side and from the main hallway on the other side. 

A pocket door makes both spaces more usable, the closet and compact laundry room.

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door Placement

Practical Pocket Doors

In this Apex custom home, the upstairs guest bedroom uses a pocket door to the bathroom to save space.

A hinged, swinging door could somewhat limit the usability of the wall space - which is currently large enough to host a bookcase, bed, or dresser.

 

Pocket Door Design | Custom Home Floor Plans

No-Door Openings

Certain spaces - such as the master bedroom - can feature an open archway opening instead of a pocket door.

A no-door opening will save space (eliminating the need for a clear wall for the swing of a door).  See an example, in the Raleigh custom home below.

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door Placement

A no-door entry between the master suite and bath can be practical (eliminating the space required for doors to swing) and contemporary.

In this Holly Springs custom home floor plan, a square (rather than arched) entry leads to the master bathroom.

No Door Entry to Master Bathroom

Open Concept Pocket Doors

Pocket doors can be used to make spaces feel more open - or closed off - based on your changing needs. 

In this Raleigh custom home, a pocket door closes off the keeping-room-turned-guest-suite, when it's in use. 

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door Placement

Pocket doors come in a wide range of styles, colors, and materials. When placed in a master suite, for instance, pocket door panels can feature an obscure glass front.

In this master suite, a pocket door separates the bedroom from the sunroom style study. A pocket door keeps these personal spaces flexible. 

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door Placement

How to Add a Pocket Door

When considering floor plans with a pocket door (or thinking about adding in a pocket door to an existing home), you'll want to keep a few design factors in mind

First, because pocket doors slide into the wall, door handles and hardware will be limited to flush or recessed handles. These types of handles are not considered universal design or aging in place features. And you may have fewer design options in flush styles.

Second, it is best to plan ahead and install pocket doors during new home construction. Because door frames are built into wall cavities, it may be more difficult to move electrical components such as light switches and outlets after a home is complete.

Third, keep in mind that in humid climates and in rooms with water or steam exposure (such as bathrooms), pocket doors can require much more homeowner maintenance than standard doors, or even require eventual replacement.  

Ways to Eliminate a Pocket Door

Pocket Door Design | Pocket Door PlacementNot a fan of pocket doors? You can eliminate a pocket door from your floor plan in two easy ways. 

First, consider removing a door. Pocket doors are typically necessary when there are too many openings in a small space.

If you hate the idea of a pocket door, you may need to give yourself a no-door entry or consider turning a buddy bath into a private guest room bath.

Second, consider reversing the hinge direction of your doors.

This may require you to leave more open wall space in a room, where the door will need to swing around. But it will help prevent doors from bumping into each other when opened.

While floor plan designs account for efficient door placement, door swing direction is an easy design feature to cover during a home construction walk-through with your builder.

 

Raleigh Custom Home Floor Plan Trends

Hidden Storage Ideas for your Kitchen

10 Creative Breakfast Rooms

5 Underrated Tile Design Strategies

Freestanding Tubs in the Master Bath

Floor Plans with the Laundry Room Next to the Master

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 custom 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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Redefining What it Means to Bring In the Outdoors | Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

Indoor - Outdoor Home Design Trends

Raleigh New Homes

More Raleigh new homes are emphasizing interior design that combines indoor spaces and outdoor features.

See how Raleigh new home buyers are borrowing outdoor details - and materials - to punctuate the most visible rooms in their homes.

Outdoor detail #1: Exterior Siding

From cedar wrapped windows to a wall covered in exterior siding material, this custom home great room epitomizes indoor-outdoor home design.

Shake siding spans to the ceiling, on this two story wall. A contemporary black open sphere light hangs from above.

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

Add a soft sandstone fireplace surround, and natural colors and textures abound.

 

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

 

 

Inside the powder room - located across from the great room - a lantern light and rustic wooden mirror compliment the exterior siding wall.

 

A granite vanity top features a custom, rounded back splash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor detail #2: Brick

The brick fireplace surround extends across an entire wall in this open concept Raleigh new home, filled with contemporary touches. 

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

Classic red brick contrasts against the contemporary light blue island - for a play of masculine and feminine design details.

Outdoor detail #3: Wood 

As ceiling beams, fireplace mantels, and window surrounds, wood is making its way into more Raleigh new homes.

The height of wood beams can be used to visually lower a vaulted ceiling, especially if you want to create warmth in a vast room.

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

In this living room, the wood beams run horizontal, with decorative trusses rising to the ceiling vault.

Read the 7 myths about two story living rooms, here.

Outdoor detail #4: Stone

Stone fireplace surrounds are sure to make a statement, especially in a two story room.

This ceiling-height stone fireplace design, framed by built-in cabinets and linear windows, gives depth to a generously sized keeping room.

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

See more photos of stone fireplaces here: Stone Fireplace Ideas - Photos and Tips for Stone Fireplace Surrounds

Outdoor detail #5: Natural light

Natural light is a must-have indoor-outdoor detail.

Raleigh new homes are built with the physical surroundings in mind, with rooms that emphasize ideal placement of natural lighting - with sunrooms, two story great rooms, full walls of windows, and even sky lights.

Indoor Outdoor Home Design | Raleigh New Homes

More Raleigh New Home Design Trends: 

Hidden Storage Ideas for your Kitchen

10 Creative Breakfast Rooms

5 Underrated Tile Design Strategies

Freestanding Tubs in the Master Bath

Floor Plans with the Laundry Room Next to the Master

 

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 custom 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.

Is Your Home Ready for Multigenerational Living? | Raleigh Homes

  
  
  

7 Tips for Multigenerational Home Design

Raleigh Homes

What are 7 must-have design features for multigenerational living?  Many must-haves allow each generation to maintain private, dedicated living spaces. Others features make aging in place easier.

See what Raleigh home buyers are including, in their custom multi-gen homes.

1. Private Bathrooms

Homes with a guest suite (or two master bedrooms) often incorporate an indispensable feature of multigenerational living: a reserved, private bathroom.

While guest, mother in law, and second master bathrooms are typically smaller than master bathrooms, they can feature upscale designs such as tile tub surrounds, large his and her vanities, and separate toilet rooms. 

   Multigenerational Living | Raleigh New Homes

Find two master bedroom floor plans here.

And see photos of guest suite quarters in these Raleigh custom homes.

2. Private Kitchenette

One of the most requested - and expensive - multi-gen features is a private Kitchenette for mom and dad.

What's the difference between a kitchen and Kitchenette?

Square footage and appliances (number, type) are two primary features distinguishing a kitchen and Kitchenette.

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh New Homes

This basement mother in law design offers a single-wall kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, sink, microwave, lots of cabinet space, and convenient wall plugs placed for a coffee maker and other essential appliances.

A tile floor stretches from the kitchen into the bathroom and storage room, making it easier to keep the dedicated kitchen space clean. (Another private bathroom is attached to the bedroom suite, just past the living room.)

3. Independent Living Room

A separate living space - living room, sun room, or sitting room - offers independent space for each generation to work and play at home.

In this Raleigh custom home, double French doors separate the bedroom and living room, which has direct access to outdoor living spaces.

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh New Homes

See the floor plans for this multigenerational home, here.

4. Indoor-Outdoor Entrance

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh Homes

A private entrance allows family and friends to come and go without disturbing the household.

 

In this Raleigh home, a private entrance offers access to outdoor living spaces (a concrete patio and screen room).

The door on the left leads to the great room. The door on the right leads to the extended stay guest suite.

 

5. Access to Laundry Room

Laundry rooms with multiple entrances - in a "buddy" style - allow extended stay guests direct access to the washer and dryer.

In this version of The Dunston, adapted from The Rosemore Place by Frank Betz, Stanton Homes made a few home-owner requested modifications:

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh Homes


These custom modifications, including an expanded keeping room with door-only access and an additional door to the laundry room, transformed shared spaces into a private wing of the home.

6. Entire Living Spaces on Separate Floors

Multigenerational designs can emphasize space separation with a basement or second floor suite.

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh Homes

In this version of The Dugan, a mother in law suite extends throughout the entire second floor. An elevator (added with future use in mind) extends accessibility to the space.

 

7. Adapted features, wheelchair accessibility, Universal Design

From roll-under and reduced height counter tops and sinks to easy grip cabinet pulls and maximum lighting for increased visibility, multigenerational kitchens can include a range of adapted, accessible, and universal features.

Multigenerational Living | Raleigh Homes

What features should I look for in an accessible home? Learn more about wider hallways, entry ways, turning radius capability, non-slip flooring, ramps, and other basic requirements.

More Information - and Photos - of Multigenerational Living Homes

Separate apartments, guest suites, and mother in law quarters are a common element in today's custom homes. If you can't find a plan that has what you need, we can show you more multigenerational living floor plans - just ask us for more ideas.

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6 Hidden Storage Ideas in Your Kitchen | NC Home Builder Tips

  
  
  
Kitchen Storage Where it Matters Most

What's hiding behind the kitchen cabinet doors in your favorite design photos?

Get an inside peek at some of the most requested kitchen storage styles - with tips from an award winning NC Home Builder.

After you see these photos, you'll want to completely re-design your kitchen!

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder Tips

Pantry Cabinet - Pull Out Pantry Design

Hidden pantries -  with a cabinet front disguising their location - are reserved for luxury homes layouts.

Cabinet-front pantries blend into your kitchen, eliminating the need for a room-sized white door.

In this Raleigh custom home, glass-front display cabinets are located above the pantry, to further blend it into the large, white kitchen layout.

Pull out drawers offer simple, easy access to non-refrigerated goods.

Lower drawers can hold heavy items, such as cans. Upper cabinets can hold light items, such as cereal.


 

 

 

 

In this Raleigh custom home, the two door cabinet pantry is located beside the refrigerator.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

Often, kitchens designed with a cabinetry pantry will have a secondary pantry close by, in a hallway or multi-purpose laundry room / mud room.

These secondary pantries offer ample space to store Costco-sized goods and longer-term items.

Pull-Out Drawer Cabinets

Pull-out drawers (and roll out shelves) are a recommended Universal Design feature.  They can reduce bending and make lifting easier.

Drawers help keep your kitchen organized, and make it possible to see everything inside.

These drawers are hidden from the outside, with outward swinging cabinet doors. (And additional rolling drawers above.)

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

Under cabinet lighting (and even in-cabinet lights for glass door cabinets), another Universal Design feature, can make a big difference in navigating your kitchen.

Base Mixer Shelf Cabinet

Are you an avid baker?  In this Raleigh custom home, a dedicated mixer shelf pulls up and locks into place at counter top height.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

Inside the cabinet, a wall plug allows you to hide the mixer cord (and leave it plugged in for long-term use).

A roll-out tray is holds bowls, measuring tools, and baking utensils.

Pot and Pan Organizer Cabinet

A pot and pan organizer is designed to hold large pots on the bottom shelf, and lids on the upper shelves.

This base cabinet makes it easy to store, organize, and manage your most used cooking gear.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder 

Pot and pan cabinets should be placed beside the range (in an L-shaped kitchen) or in the island (for kitchens with the range directly across from the island).

Built In Silverware Trey Drawer

Kitchen drawers come in many different widths and depths - making it difficult to find an exact fit for a silverware trey.

Check out these built-in trey options, designed for your kitchen habits.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

If you might re-arrange the location of your silverware later on, ask about removable trey options.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

A larger space can accommodate serving utensils or "extras" like chopsticks.

Island Side Cabinets

Kitchen islands are getting bigger in NC custom homes - which means more counter top space above and storage capacity below. 

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder 

If you love casual seating space built into the back side of your island, you don't need to lose out on storage space. You can still add side cabinets to each end of the island, like the blue island pictured here.

Island end cabinets can be thin or deep, depending on how you want to divide the space.

Cookie Sheet Cabinets

This tray divider is designed for trays, cookie sheets, and cutting boards

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The tray divider is available in 12" and 15" widths, making this a versatile option.

A 9" tray cabinet without the drawer is also available, perfect for taking advantage of smaller cabinet spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Susan Cabinets

Lazy Susan cabinets contain rotating shelves, constructed from wood, metal or plastic.

The spin units are generally either 28" or 32" in diameter.

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

Lazy Susans are the perfect type of storage to place in corner cabinets, like the one pictured above.

Recycling Center Cabinets

A pull-out garbage/recycle center makes sorting and saving easy. Built-in recycle centers emphasize durability and usability - with four separate bins

Kitchen Storage Ideas | NC Home Builder

The model pictured above features a natural maple frame, with full access glides. Plastic trash bins are easily removed for emptying and cleaning.

NC New Home Kitchen Storage Ideas

Photos of wine racks, wine glass holders, and wine refrigerators

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Ten Creative Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

Breakfast Room Design Ideas

Raleigh New Homes with a Breakfast Nook

What does your morning routine look like? See new possibilities in these breakfast room designs - and get ideas for your Raleigh new home.

Small Breakfast Nook Design Ideas:

In this Raleigh custom home, a "Norman Rockwell meets the urban loft" design, a small breakfast nook is tucked to one side of the kitchen.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

Two crystal pendant lights - hanging from the second story ceiling - demonstrate the breakfast table location.  Just past the drop zone / mud room combination, a second staircase leads to kids' bedrooms.

Sun Room Style Breakfast Nook

The breakfast nook is immersed in natural light and surrounded by tranquil views.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

The rectangle shaped room and round hanging light (with a leaf pattern that evokes natural surroundings) invite a square or round breakfast table.

Built-In Breakfast Room Design Ideas: 

A built-in window bench will add seating and discrete storage to your breakfast room.

A breakfast room bench is perfect for storing holiday themed items - from table clothes and placemats to throws and pillows.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

The location of this breakfast room - beside the kitchen, near the great room, and with a French door to the back yard - makes it an ideal place to store games, kids toys, and outdoor items

Cafe Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

Are your mornings dedicated to a quick cup of coffee and small bite to eat, on the way out the door?

This cafe style breakfast room is the perfect place to add an espresso maker and bistro table.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

Top it off with a piece of retro art, placed between the dual wall sconces.

Just outside the clear glass French door, get a glimpse of the morning deck, with private access from the master suite.

Transitional Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

The breakfast area takes a more central role in this Raleigh new home, acting as a dividing space between the kitchen and living room. 

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

A large hanging light lends formality to this completely open eating space.

Contemporary Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

A trey ceiling extends from the kitchen to the breakfast room, creating a visual union of the two rooms.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

This contemporary breakfast room calls for a rectangular table, placed parallel to the window wall and hanging light. The breakfast room table will further emphasize the angled island placement, facing the great room.

Classic Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

While open concept kitchens are very popular throughout North Carolina, this classic kitchen layout keeps the cooking and dining space separate from the living areas.

Just past the kitchen island, a large hanging light signals the breakfast table location.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

Just past the breakfast nook, an archway with white columns leads to the sun room.

Formal Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

Lighting selections can make a strong impact on your breakfast room atmosphere. Large or complex fixtures can create a much more formal feel, like in this Raleigh new home.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

 

Separate Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

Half walls and columns can help create visual separation between the kitchen and breakfast nook. In this Raleigh new home, the breakfast nook and keeping room surround the kitchen space.Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

Many breakfast nooks contain an entrance from outdoor living spaces - so remember to plan the size of your breakfast table around the swing of the door.

Traditional Breakfast Room Design Ideas:

Peninsula kitchens often open to a breakfast nook and living room, like the layout in this Raleigh new home design.

This space calls for a small, round breakfast table in the nook and bar height stools at the peninsula.

Breakfast Room Design Ideas | Raleigh New Homes

Sliding glass doors in the breakfast nook open to the covered screen porch.


Raleigh New Home Design

More Raleigh new home breakfast room and kitchen ideas:

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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 custom 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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