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7 Herringbone Design Ideas | North Carolina Custom Homes

  
  
  

7 Herringbone Design Ideas

With more home buyers asking for custom ideas for their new homes, we've compiled our seven favorite ways to integrate a herringbone pattern.

What is a herringbone pattern?  A herringbone design is composed of rectangles, arranged to resemble the skeleton of a fish, such as a herring.

Typically, you will find a herringbone design laid in brick and tile. Get ideas for your kitchen back splash, master bath tile, fireplace surround, and exterior brick design, with these herringbone pattern examples.

Herringbone Design Idea #1: Brick Siding

A brick herringbone pattern draws the eye upwards, along this two story front entrance. An exterior pattern like this works best when crafted as a subtle detail.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Brick Patterns

Also in this custom home design photo: the shape of the mounted lantern light mirrors the shape of the keystone accents above the front door and arched windows. And a custom colored concrete spans the driveway and entrance landing. 

Herringbone Design Idea #2: Tile Back Splash

Placed inside a dark brown brick pattern, a light tan tile herringbone inlay rests above this gas range. This is a kitchen design that will stand the test of time, with the classic elegance of a herringbone design and the modern must-have of an extra large cooking station.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

The granite counter tops pull this kitchen design together, drawing in a range of tones from dark browns to light tans.

Herringbone Design Idea #3: Full Wall Range Accent

White tile in a brick pattern is one of the most requested features in a contemporary custom home kitchen.

This kitchen spices things up, by adding a white brick herringbone pattern from the cooktop to the ceiling.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #4: Subtle Kitchen Tile

If you love kitchens with a more traditional feel, consider going subtle with a small, inlay herringbone design.

This custom pattern uses the same tile as the surrounding back splash to create a blended feel for a more traditional kitchen.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #5: Master Bath Tile Floor

Don't forget about the master bathroom - the second most popular place to include a herringbone design.

Extra long rectangle tiles create a herringbone design across this master bath floor.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #6: Tile Accent in the Shower

Similar to a kitchen back splash, a small accent area or a single wall in the shower can be the perfect place to integrate a herringbone pattern.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

Herringbone Design Idea #7: Fireplace Surround

An off-center herringbone pattern adds personality to this screen room fireplace. A single row of wood planks on each side keeps the design simple and handsome.

North Carolina Custom Homes | Herringbone Tile Pattern

 

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

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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

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7 Ways to Craft Your Front Entrance Design | Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

Raleigh New Home Front Entrance Designs

Ideas for Your Front Entrance

Your front entrance will make a big impact on the curb appeal of your home. Get inspired by these entry designs - with photos of stamped concrete, colored concrete, flagstone, and tile exterior entrances.

Stamped Concrete Front Entrance #1: 

This ranch style home - defined by an open floor plan and comfortable ties to the outdoors - is filled with custom flourishes, including a stamped, colored concrete front entrance.

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

The stamped concrete design acts as a pathway leading to the front door. The curved pathway balances with the archway portico and arched windows. 

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

Touches of an Arts and Crafts style appear throughout - just inside this two door front entrance - as built in bookcases, coffering, and art nooks. Take a look inside this Raleigh new home - here. 

Stamped Concrete Front Entrance #2:

Curved brick steps lead to the stamped concrete front entrance. A stately double column portico frames the vaulted ceiling design with arched openings. 

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

You'll find European design details inside this medieval gone modern custom home.  

 

Flagstone Front Entrance Design #1: 

Stone risers and curved flagstone steps lead to a stunning front portico wrapped in stone. 

Flagstones were chosen based on their size and color composition - with hits of blue, brown, and gold - hues that appear throughout this exterior design

These flagstones were stamped on-site, to craft a fully custom front entrance. 

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

This exterior design also features a vaulted ceiling with bead board and trim design, statement-making white columns, and a dark stained front door with arched prairie grid transome above offer subtle natural light inside. Tour this home in a photo gallery - here. 

Flagstone Front Entrance Design #2: 

A flagstone pathway leads from the side-entry garage to this tucked-in front porch, also topped in flagstone. 

This home exterior, built on a heavily wooded lot, centers on a more succinct range of mahogany tones (with an emphasis on browns and reds rather than blues and golds).  

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

See more photos of this Chapel Hill home - including the colored, stamped concrete patio - here.

 

Flagstone Front Entrance Design #3:

Flagstones are a natural material - and come in a wide variety of colors and hues. Because they are flat stones, they make great walkways and entrances.

This country custom home features flagstones with a much more varied color scheme - including creams, yellows, reds, and browns, with a hit of blue. 

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

The browns and reds blend into the red home exterior siding and stone. The creams and yellows lighted up the pathway to the front door. See additional angles of this home exterior, here.  

Tile Front Entrance Design: 

While exterior tile designs are typically associated with Mediterranean style homes that use brightly colored accent tiles, a natural tile floor pattern distinguishes this modern home exterior. 

An exterior tile design can be a practical choice - especially when covered by a front portico. 

 

Front Entrance Designs | Raleigh New Homes

Get a glimpse inside this Raleigh custom home, here. 

Colored Concrete Front Entrance Design: 

Colored concrete flows from the driveway to the front door, creating a smooth, uninterrupted front entrance design. 

Soft and creamy brick arches above the windows and a herringbone design above the front door add character to the tan, brown, and mauve color scheme.

Raleigh Custom Homes | Entrance Designs

 

 

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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. 

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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.

Guide to Selecting Bathroom Counter Tops | Cary NC New Homes

  
  
  

What's the Best Countertop for a Bathroom?

With so many bathroom countertop options to choose from - including new types of solid-surface materials adding to the mix as manufacturers develop novel compositions - it can be difficult to narrow down the right material for your new home.

From higher-end materials like granite, to everyday solutions like laminate, here are the most requested bathroom countertop materials: 

1. Granite Counter Tops

While your master bathroom counters will not take the same beating as your kitchen - you will not be chopping, pounding, or storing heavy appliances on your bathroom counter - durable materials such as granite can be a great long-term investment.

Bathroom Counter Tops | Cary NC New Homes

Granite is elegant, easy to clean, and can be more cost-effective than you may think. Small countertops - such as those in a bathroom with separate his and her vanities or in powder rooms - can sometimes use granite remnants. Remnants are more cost effective than full granite slabs.  

Builder Tip: If you love granite countertops, consider using the same granite in your kitchen and master bathroom (or in a secondary bath), which can be more cost effective than choosing separate granite pieces for each room, if there is a remnant available from your kitchen slab or slabs.

Bathroom Countertops | How to Choose a Bathroom Counter

 

2. Tile Counter Tops

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. Powder rooms - small spaces perfect for design flair - are perfect places to integrate a tile counter top.

Bathroom Counter Tops | Cary NC New Homes

What's the downside to tile counter tops? Tile will always have grout lines, which means a bit more maintenance and cleaning will be required. The smaller the tile, the higher the percentage of grout in the surface of the countertop.

3. Solid-surface

Solid-surface countertops are manufactured materials - which you may identify by brand name, such as Corian.

Corian countertops are durable, easy to keep clean, and come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and finishes, including the look of natural stone.

If your bathrooms require ample countertop square footage, a solid surface material might be the right choice for you.

Bathroom Counter Tops | Cary NC New Homes

4. Cultured marble 

Cultured marble - perhaps the most requested bathroom countertop material - comes in a single piece.

Cultured marble is a manufactured material designed to be easy to maintain and clean, with no seams or grooves - the sink is integrated directly into the mold, which means sink and countertop are a single-piece unit!

Bathroom Counter Tops | Cary NC New Homes

Other options for your bathroom countertops include formica, concrete, wood, and glass.

While laminate and cultured marble is often found in laundry rooms, concrete, wood, and glass countertops are far less popular, in part due to their cost, maintanance requirements and fully contemporary appeal.

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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. 

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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.

Why Should You Eliminate the Kitchen Island? Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

No Island in the Kitchen?

9 Reasons to Build a Kitchen Without an Island

Over the past couple of years, we've seen huge increases in the width and length of kitchen islands.

With islands bigger than ever - and packed with more amenities from prep sinks to specialty spice racks - why are some home buyers asking us to do away with their center island?

Here are 9 reasons to build a peninsula kitchen, without an island. 

1. Islands require more space then peninsulas

Smaller floor plans generally feature a peninsula, rather than island, kitchen.  Peninsulas require less square footage (you only need to walk around three sides), without sacrificing storage or counter top space.

Even in homes with large kitchens, home buyers often request a peninsula design - with cabinets and counter tops on four sides - because they prefer the maneuverability of a no-island design.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

2. Peninsula kitchens are more traditional

Huge kitchen island designs are a very modern feature. Traditional floor plans incorporate peninsula designs, with an eating bar or pass-through to the breakfast room and living room.

Home buyers who grew up with a peninsula kitchen are returning to similar designs now.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

3. Peninsulas offer easy wheelchair accessibility

Peninsula kitchens are great for those who require wheelchair accessibility where an island could act as a barrier in an otherwise open design.

In this home, the four-wall kitchen offers ample storage, countertop, and work station space. The sink and range are roll-under designs, for wheelchair access.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

4. Aging In Place design

A peninsula design can be more user-friendly, when considering aging in place design features.

Peninsula kitchens are more common in multigenerational living home plans - designed for long-term ease of use. 

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

5. Open concept balance

Some homeowners prefer floor plans with clear dividing lines between living room and kitchen spaces

In lieu of an island, a wall keeps this angled peninsula design half open, half closed to the living room - offering a great middle ground between open concepts and discrete spaces.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

6. Peninsulas as gathering spaces

Peninsulas - similar to islands - can serve as the central gathering space of your home

A peninsula design makes it easy to add seating in the kitchen - with a raised or level eating bar - and ample space to spread out as you cook and eat together.

In fact, it is often easier to add more seating to a peninsula design.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

7. Peninsula kitchens offer flexibility

More home buyers are opting for the flexibility of a peninsula kitchen - where they can add a rolling cart when the time suits. 

Carts and moving islands are a great substitute for built-in islands. They can act as a temporary butler's pantry, prep space, or storage center. Once you're done, you can tuck the island away, and keep an open kitchen space.

Peninsula Kitchen Designs

8. Peninsula kitchens with multiple entrances

One downside to a peninsula kitchen layout is access: some homeowners feel it is difficult to get in and out of a single entrance.

Many modern peninsula kitchens, however, include two access walkways - from the family room and dining room.

You won't be bumping elbows in this peninsula layout:

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

9. Built-in banquette seating

One downside to open concept homes is the lack of walls - and loss of places to add furniture. 

If you love kitchens that are open to the breakfast room, a U-shaped peninsula design will offer a place to add banquette seating (without having to add a full wall).

With a peninsula kitchen like the one pictured here, you can place bench seating up against the peninsula, a round table, and chairs around the sides.

No Island in the Kitchen | Raleigh Home Builders

 

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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 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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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.

Man Cave Ideas | Raleigh Floor Plans with Walkout Basement

  
  
  

Home Plans with Walkout Basements

Looking for home plans with a basement for your "man cave", game room, or hang-out area?

We're seeing more homes that incorporate a walk-out basement with opportunities for creating a "man cave" game room.

Man Cave Idea #1: Game Room with lots of windows

This basement has a wall of windows with views to your mountain-front lot, a wall of built-in bookcases for easy storage, and a wall for your flat screen TV setup.

Man Cave Ideas | Floor Plans with Walkout Basement

Man Cave Idea #2: Pool Table Room

This walk-out basement home offers a pool table room (with hanging light fixture to delineate the space), full bathroom, and a TV wall for game time.

Walk Out Basement Homes | Man Cave Basements

Man Cave Idea #3: Upstairs Media Room

Your man cave doesn't need to go underground. Consider converting a bonus room or bedroom into your personal space.

Personalize that space with a navy accent wall, ready for a flat screen TV. 

Man Cave Ideas | Media Room Design 

Man Cave Idea #4: High-Tech Bonus Room

Into the latest technology? A bonus room with built-in surround sound speakers and smart-phone controls may be the perfect addition to your bonus room "man cave."

Man Cave Ideas | Bonus Room Designs

See 10 more Ways to Use the Bonus Room Above Your Garage

Man Cave Idea #5: Private Room Past the Bonus

If you're looking for more privacy and seclusion, consider floor plans that have a room located through the bonus room - at the far end of your home. 

Man Cave Ideas | Raleigh Floor Plans

If you're searching for a Raleigh basement home, keep in mind that while walk-out basements are fairly common in the Triangle area of North Carolina, traditional full basements are not usually recommended.  

If your lot is sufficiently sloped, an unfinished or finished basement can offer lots of additional square footage, at a much lower cost per square foot than for "above ground" square footage.

Learn more about basement home constuction in the Raleigh area

Raleigh floor plans with a basement game room:

The Summerlyn - Full basement custom home

The Treehouse - Walk-out basement with game room

The Country Manor - Basement with game room

The Penelope - Walk-out basement custom home

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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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.

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

  
  
  

Indoor Balcony Photos

Home Plans with Balcony Inside

What is an indoor balcony home plan?

Home plans with indoor balconies have an overlook to the main floor.

An indoor balcony provides beautiful views of the interior space below. It also makes the downstairs feel more open, by eliminating what could be a solid wall. 

Many Raleigh new homes feature two-story great rooms with a second story balcony overlooking the great room below. Here are a few examples, with photos to help you imagine the possibilities for your next home.

 

 Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Ebony stained railings give this custom home a contemporary feel - with an upstairs loft and balcony overlook.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this home sample, the balcony has views to the full-height stone fireplace and the two story foyer. The staircase layout offers peek-a-boo views to the fireplace, to wow your guests as they enter your home.


Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

This home features a balcony off the loft area and a two-sided overlook into the great room and foyer.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Even though the staircase is hidden from view, it leads to a spacious balcony overlook, with views to the living room and barrel vault foyer. An elevator provides easy access to the second floor.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this home, the balcony features painted white railing. The overlook extends the full length of the living room, for an even more spacious feel.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony

 Two separate staircases lead to this balcony - one curved staircase and one wide staircase. This balcony is the center of attention. Curved railings and dark stained railing flow into the upscale appeal of this custom home.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony

Half-wall balconies, instead of wrought iron or painted railing, give this living room design a unique feel. The cut-out openings make the upstairs hallway more open, and give the downstairs more dimension.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

You can have an indoor balcony without a two story living room. In this home, a balcony opens to the foyer. The living room is a single story, enabling the second story to have more usable square footage.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

A wrap-around balcony adds a custom touch to this two story home - with a extra wide hallway to take full advantage of the full wall of windows in the living room below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this traditional home design, the second story overlook opens views to the archway entrances, fireplace, and window walls below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Each angle of this balcony offers completely different views to the two story great room and foyer below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

You'll want to catch all the views of this living room window wall - including from the second story balcony. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this floor plan, a small balcony overlook extends out from the staircase.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony InsideIn this custom home, anther contemporary design, the second story loft has a full-length hallf-wall balcony overlook to the living room.

 

 

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New Home Military Discount Partnership | "Stanton Homes® for Heroes"

  
  
  

Ferguson offers more discounts in partnership with "Stanton Homes® for Heroes"

 "Thank you" program for Military and Veteran Homebuyers keeps adding up savings

North Carolina’s custom home builder Stanton Homes and Ferguson now offer even more support for local Veteran and Military families.

Military Discounts | New Home Military Discount

Ferguson plumbing and and electrical fixtures help make Stanton Homes beautiful - and the company's contributions to veterans through the "Stanton Homes® for Heroes" program make custom home building even brighter for those who qualify. 

"We have worked with the great people and fine products at Ferguson for many years as we handcraft custom homes for the families we build with," said Stan Williams, owner and builder at Stanton Homes. "We're extremely pleased at the company's outreach to help support active duty and veterans with additional discounts on plumbing and electric products." 

"Stanton Homes® for Heroes" provides a three percent discount off any Stanton Home, no matter what floor plan is chosen. 

This discount is available for all Veterans, retired, and active duty military, including all branches of the Armed Forces, Reserves, and National Guard, who have served honorably for a year or more. 


A three percent discount on the price of a new home adds up to $10,500 off a $350,000 custom build price

New Home Military Discount | Veteran Home Build

With a 100 percent VA Loan, this amount could cover closing costs, allowing a Veteran or military homebuyer to potentially get into a home with no cash out-of-pocket.*

Partners in the program such as Ferguson, offer discounts on top of this three percent discount, so that the savings just keep on adding up across the selection process for homebuyers who qualify for this program.

"Adding Ferguson as a partner in the Stanton Homes® for Heroes program is another way we say 'thank you' to the men and women who keep us safe, through their service to our country," said Stan. "We're very pleased to have the wonderful folks at Ferguson add to our ability to do a little something extra in return."

Click here to find out more about the “Stanton Homes® for Heroes” program and see all program partners.

Contact Stanton Homes to get a cost estimate for your North Carolina custom home. Or call 919-278-8070 to talk about the custom home you want to design and build.

Ferguson 
Headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies in the U.S. and a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and fire protection products, and industrial pipes, valves and fittings. Ferguson is committed to the growth of their business, their people, and their support of the communities in which they do business. Ferguson has sales of $8.1 billion and approximately 17,000 associates in 1,350 service centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ferguson.com.

Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc, the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors. Group revenue for the year ended July 31, 2010, was $20.7 billion. Wolseley has around 47,000 employees operating in 25 countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WOS) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies. 

*Financing requirements vary.  Discuss each situation with your lender.  List of popular custom construction lenders available from 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 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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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.

Kitchen Appliance Tips: Wall Oven or Range?

  
  
  

Which is Better, a Wall Oven or Range with Cooktop?

When looking at kitchen layout options, a common home buyer question is, should I choose a range or a separated oven/cooktop combination? 

What is a kitchen range?

A kitchen range refers to an oven and cooktop designed as a single appliance

Adding a range to your kitchen is generally less expensive than a wall oven/cooktop combination, making it appealing to many home buyers. 

Kitchen Range Styles | Gas Range with Ovens

A range combination can be a better choice for families with one main cook or fewer occasions requiring multiple dishes.

Typically, a microwave is placed directly above the range - see an example in this country style two story Raleigh home: 

Kitchen Appliance Tips | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

More home buyers are requesting a microwave located in the island or lower, rather than upper, cabinets. See an example of a kitchen with oven/cook top combination, with the microwave in a lower cabinet: 

Gas Range | White Kitchen Appliances

Wall Oven Ideas

What is a wall oven? A wall oven appliance is separated from the cooktop and installed within kitchen cabinets.

Wall ovens are very popular in Raleigh new home kitchens, where homebuyers are always looking for ways to maximize their kitchen spaces.

Single wall ovens offer a second workstation area - making it easier for one person to sauté  vegetables at the stove, while another bakes in the oven.  

Kitchen Appliance Tips | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Double wall ovens can be ideal for large dinner parties, holidays, or occasions that require several different dishes to be cooked at the same time.

Kitchen Appliance Tips | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Double wall ovens offer twice the twice the baking, roasting, and prep space, without taking up additional square footage in the kitchen.  

Wall ovens with higher mountings can also eliminate the need to bend over the oven. 

Double Wall Oven Kitchen

Wall ovens are generally electric rather than gas, and come in a width of 24, 27, or 30 inches.

Some home buyers opt for one regular oven, with a warming oven above. 

Kitchen Appliance Tips | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Accessible kitchen designs can incorporate a wheelchair-height wall oven and microwave combination. 

Wall Oven Layout | Wall Oven with Microwave Above

Separate wall ovens and cooktops also enable you to place one appliance in your island, and another on the main wall. 

Kitchen Appliance Tips | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

 Houzz Ideabook of Kitchens with Single and Double Wall Ovens

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Clever Ideas for Paint Accents, Patterns, and Colors in Raleigh Homes

  
  
  

Clever Ideas for Wall Paint

Accents, Patterns, and Color Tips

While colors will come in and out of popularity, the tricks on how to use those colors will stay the same.

Learn where to place an accent wall, how to integrate multiple color tones, and get ideas for patterns and colors in your new home.

Paint an Entertainment Center

When you're looking up at a two story wall, it will feel more aesthetically pleasing if there is trim, art work, or an accent piece placed roughly two-thirds up a wall.

Your walls will seem more balanced, without losing out on first impressions the dramatic height of the room will create.

In this Raleigh custom home, an accent color topped with white trim delineates an entertainment center, giving your eyes something to focus on in this expansive, window filled room.

Get more tips on how to design and decorate two story rooms here

Wall Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

 

Paint an Accent Wall

You'll have much more flexibility when picking accent colors than primary wall colors. While your main wall color should be flexible enough that it can go with - and enhance - many other colors, the sky is the limit for an accent wall.

Love a shades of blue? Add a dark accent wall in the living room, and use a tile back splash that feature blue tones in the kitchen.

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Paint Wainscoting

While wainscoting is generally talked about as a lower wall treatment found most often in formal dining rooms and bathrooms, painted wainscoting designs that span the full height of the room are becoming more popular. 

Wall Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

 

Paint a Ceiling

Shades of grey have been hugely popular for the past several years, popping up as a motif in million dollar homes, contemporary designs, and craftsman style lodges.

In this luxury custom home, a light grey coats the walls, and a dark grey makes the ceiling pop against white beams.

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Paint an alcove, nook, or art display space

Consider adding a splash of color to an alcove, nook or art space. These spaces are small, and can be easily repainted, so you can use a trendy splash of color without hesitating.

Paint Trends | Raleigh Custom Homes

Accent an Entire Room

Formal dining rooms are a favorite place to add an accent color, distinct from the rest of the home. Red formal dining rooms are very traditional, and a frequent request in Raleigh custom homes.

A painted ceiling will draw your color upwards - and give the dining room a more distinct space.

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Darken the Master Suite

Dark walls will create a more intimate feel in the master bedroom - especially when paired with ample natural light coming through your private back yard. If your primary house paint color is a neutral beige, consider a warm tan or brown for the master suite.

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Blue Master Baths

Blue is associated with images of freshness (clean water) and goodness (blue skies, blue ocean, delicate Robin’s eggs), which is probably why it is such a commonly used “go to” choice for the master bathroom.

Blue and white as a color combination is as traditional as black and white, and in terms of decorating, the combination of blue and white boasts an even longer history.

And a blue and white master suite will distinguish your personal spaces from the rest of your home.

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Paint a Centerpiece Accent Wall

Find a neutral shade you love, and use it throughout your home. Then, find a color one or two shades darker on the same pre-made color strips. Add the darker colors in accent areas.

2014 New Home Color Trends

 

Paint a Two-Tone Room

Home Paint Colors | Best Paint Colors

Two-tone accent walls can add dimension to your home.

The key to incorporating an accent wall is to find ways to incorporate the same colors, textures, or tones in other rooms throughout the home.

If you decide on a red formal dining room, consider adding a stripe of red in a kids bedroom or game room.

 

Paint a Three-Tone Room

Three shades of a soft blue paint give a beach-house feel to this Raleigh craftsman home (the square windows are a customary craftsman feature).

House Paint Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

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Four Bedroom House Plans | 8 Hot Home Plans with 4 Bedrooms

  
  
  

4 Bedroom House Plans

Family Homes with Four Bedrooms and Three Bathrooms

Four Bedroom House PlansFour bedroom, three bathroom house plans are among the most requested home plans in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

If you are looking for a home that will suite the needs of your growing family, four bedroom plans offer tons of flexibility. 

If you only need three bedrooms, the fourth bedroom can serve as a guest suite, home office, crafts room, or specialty hobby room.

An additional bedroom can also convert into an in-law suite, if you have multi generational home needs.

Four bedroom homes also tend to have a higher resale market demand, if you are thinking about a long-term investment. 

Below are popular four bedroom floor plans with open concept designs, island kitchens, and modern living amenities - so you can get ideas for the layout of your Raleigh new home.

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Hendrick

Four Bedroom House PlansAlan Mascord home plan with 2,556 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

The Hendrick is a family-sized craftsman home with vaulted great room, island kitchen, mud room with large counter top, and all-occasion dining room.

Three of the bedrooms, including the master suite, are upstairs.

 

 

 

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Bostwick

Frank Betz home plan with 2,410 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3 bathroomsFour Bedroom House Plans

Upscale details in the Bostwick make the most of this 2410 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom home.  It’s engaging architectural curb appeal is just the beginning. Relax in the tiered master suite, vaulted master bath and a private sitting area wrapped in natural light.

In addition to the fourth bedroom, you have the option of turning the second story family room overlook into a bonus room or loft area - for ample living space.

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Beaufort

Frank Betz home plan with 2,313 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

Four Bedroom House PlansThe Beaufort continues to be a top custom home request in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

This main floor master bedroom home offers a first floor guest suite with secondary bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. The sitting room offers relaxation space in the master suite, and an angled island provides distinct separation between the kitchen and great room.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Hopkins

Frank Betz home plan with 2,599 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3.5 bathrooms

Four Bedroom House Plans

The Hopkins has many traditional house plan features. The grand foyer opens to a formal living room and formal dining room on either side. The island kitchen opens to a breakfast nook, which leads to the two story family room.

The fourth bedroom has a private bathroom and walk in closet.

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Kelley

Four Bedroom House PlansStanton Homes custom home plan with 3,003 sq ft

4 bedrooms

4 bathrooms

 

In addition to the four bedrooms upstairs, this custom design build home offers ample entertainment and functional space with a media room, living room, and pocket office.

 

 

 

 

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Chalet Vert

Frank Betz and Stanton Homes custom home plan with 2,707 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3.5 bathrooms

Craftsman Home Design | Craftsman Home Builders North Carolina | Craftsman Style Homes This version of the Chalet Vert features a gourmet kitchen open to the great room with two islands, a prep sink, wine refrigerator, custom tile backsplash. Two story stone fireplace. Dining with trey ceiling. Rear screen porch with wrap around deck. Metal roof accents with a craftsman style exterior.

 

Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Bryson


Four Bedroom House Plans

Stanton Homes custom home plan with 2,938 sq ft

4 bedrooms

3.5 bathrooms

This urban craftsman home style is a first floor master bedroom design with three bedrooms upstairs.

The island kitchen, coffered grand room, and formal dining room with see-through fireplace add sheek flair to this home designed for large family living.

 

 

 

 

Plan Mascord Somerset Floor 1Four Bedroom House Plan #: The Somerset

Alan Mascord home plan with 2,441 sq ft

4 bedrooms

2.5 bathrooms

The Somerset includes an island kitchen, detached garage with walkway, and pocket office.

The master suite and bedrooms 2 and 3 are located upstairs. The fourth bedroom is located downstairs - the ideal location for a guest room.

 

 

Four bedroom house plans can begin around 2,000 square feet. Many four bedroom homes, however, start at 2,300 sq ft and up. 

 

 

 

 

4 Bedroom Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes

Browse photo galleries of top requested four bedroom house plans:

Four Bedroom House Plans

The Lake House - 3,579 sq ft

The Judson - 3,394 sq ft

The Dugan - 3,184 sq ft

The Remington - 3,162 sq ft

The Kelley - 3,003 sq ft

The Cannon - 2,971 sq ft

The Bryson - 2,938 sq ft

The Shoal Creek - 2,765 sq ft

The Chalet Vert - 2,707 sq ft

The Cove - 2,680 sq ft

The Bakersfield - 2,584 sq ft

The Bostwick - 2,410 sq ft

The Beaufort - 2,313 sq ft

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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The Avonstone Manor
5,681 Sq Ft
4 beds, 5.5 baths

The Remington
3,162 Sq Ft
4 beds, 3.5 baths

The Bryson
2,938 Sq Ft
4 beds, 3.5 baths

The Dugan
3,184 Sq Ft
4 beds, 3.5 baths

The Cannon
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4 beds, 3.5 baths

The Chalet Vert
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4 beds, 3.5 baths

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