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Raleigh Custom Kitchen Color Trends: Light Cabinets, Dark Countertops

  
  
  

New Home Kitchen Trends: Most Popular Color Combinations

White Cabinets and Black Countertops

 

We're starting to see another shift in North Carolina new home kitchen design trends. 

While many kitchens opt for dark espresso cabinets and light cream-toned backsplashes and granite countertops, more home buyers are requesting the opposite: light cabinets and dark countertops

See this kitchen trend reversal in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham custom homes by Stanton Homes.

Kitchen Color Trend Example 1: White Cabinets and Black Countertops

White and black kitchens will always be a classic home design choice.

See how Raleigh home owners are mixing things up, though, with these contemporary two-tone selections.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

We're seeing more kitchens like this - from a version of The Rossi - that feature white cabinets and black granite countertops. These mix-and-match designs alternate tones in the main wall cabinets and island.  In this case, the island cabinets and granite contrast the traditional perimeter.

What's a good rule of thumb for where to add light and dark tones?

We think balance is key. Remember that your floors and walls can also make a big impact on the overall feel of your kitchen. So if you love dark cabinets in a large kitchen, don't feel restricted to white countertops. You can also lighten things up with a creamy paint and light flooring

Kitchen Color Trend Example 2: Light Cabinets and Dark Countertops

The extra long island topped with black granite offers a casual dining space perfect for morning breakfast and afternoon homework.

This black and white kitchen photo is from a version of The Carwile near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Columns wrapped in white wainscoting and a neutral tone hardwood floor keep the room light - and prevent the black granite from dominating the room. 

Kitchen Color Trend Example 3: Natural Maple Cabinets and Dark Countertops

Kitchens with natural maple cabinets (and custom natural tone maple flooring) keep the room light and bright.

Touches of white in the dark granite countertops prompt the black backsplash tiles to align with the welcoming tone of this kitchen.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Kitchen Color Trend Example 4: Light Oak Cabinets and Black Medley Countertops

This kitchen is centrally located, tucked between the breakfast, dining, and family room. An angled eating bar offers twice the seating in the casual dining area.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Are dark counter tops harder to clean?  The natural pattern, rather than color, of your granite counter tops will more likely impact how visible kitchen spills are.

Kitchen Color Trend Example 5: Light Cabinets and Dark Countertops

In addition to kitchens that mix white and black or black and brown elements, we're also seeing home buyers opt for different appliance colors. 

While stainless steel appliances are still the most popular choice in new home kitchens, don't be surprised if you start seeing more white and black refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Kitchen Color Trend Example 6: Brown and Black Kitchen

While we've seen a trend towards contemporary style kitchens with a heavy contrast between features in the past few years, we're starting to see a resurgence in designs that focus on the use of tans and browns - with medium wood cabinetry (including some oaks). 

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

Raleigh kitchens often pair these tans and browns with white, black, or grey elements.

An example is this version of the Azalea Park - popular on Houzz - which features a finish in the middle of the natural range cabinetry and black granite.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Color Trend Example 7: Brown Cabinets and Black  Countertops

This version of the Gershwin is another example of kitchen designs that incorporate strong browns and blacks.

A beige tile backsplash and soft walls even out the color contrast in this kitchen.

Kitchen Design Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder

What design elements will we continue to see most in 2015 kitchens? Follow Stanton Homes on Houzz, and see all the latest in custom home design.

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

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Modern Chimney Styles | Fireplace Chimneys on Raleigh New Homes

  
  
  

What Does a Modern Chimney Look Like?

Raleigh New Homes with Chimney Fireplaces

Modern Chimney Styles | Fireplace Chimneys on Raleigh New Homes

See photos of 7 modern chimney styles, and learn how new home chimneys are different than you might expect.

Why do some fireplaces require a full chimney while other only need a small vent?

Where do most floor plans place the chimney?

Find out, below.  

 

 

Modern Chimney Style #1: Gas Fireplace Framed Chimney

This new Stanton Home in Apex features a framed chimney box directly above the two-sided interior gas fireplace.  

Modern Fireplace Chimneys | Raleigh New Homes

Compare this framed vent - located on the front of this home - to a more standard vent in The Avonstone Manor, pictured below. 

Modern Chimney Style #2: Gas Fireplace Roof Vent

This version of The Avonstone Manor features a standard gas fireplace vent, located on the back side of the home. 

Modern Fireplace Chimneys | Raleigh New Homes

This new home fireplace vent is small and unobtrusive.  Look above the rounded great room wall (with two stories of windows), and you'll see the silver pipe vent. 

Modern Chimney Style #3: Wood Fireplace Framed Chimney

On this version of The Penelope, an exterior wall hosts the woodburning framed chimney. 

Modern Fireplace Chimneys | Raleigh New Homes

This modern chimney is a typical venting "box" on the outside of the house. This vent is the same width as the wood burning fireplace, with height proportional to the roofline.  

Modern Chimney Style #4: Rear Wall Framed Chimney

A framed chimney lines the rear wall on this version of The Chalet Vert.

Modern Fireplace Chimney Design | Raleigh New Homes

This chimney vents the two story wood burning fireplace inside the great room. Because the fireplace is flush against the rear wall, you can see the chimney box follow the entire height of the home. 

Modern Chimney Style #5: Rear Wall Fireplace Vent

Why is the gas fireplace vent on the back side of this home - a version of The Kelley - much taller? 

Modern Chimney Styles | Fireplace Chimneys on Raleigh New Homes

Fireplace vents must stretch two feet taller than anything within a ten foot radius. If your roofline is complex with tall pitches, your fireplace vent will follow suit. 

Modern Chimney Style #6: Gas (versus Wood Fireplace) Vents

While gas fireplaces can vent out the side of your home, wood burning fireplaces must vent through the roof.  

Modern Fireplace Chimney | Raleigh New Homes

This gas fireplace home - a version of The Thurman - features a small box on one side, which serves as the fireplace vent. 

Modern Chimney Style #7: Wood (versus Gas Fireplace) Vents

This home - a version of The Bostwick - requires a side chimney for the wood burning fireplace to vent through the roof. 

Modern Chimney Styles | Fireplace Chimneys on Raleigh New Homes 

More about Raleigh new home fireplaces...

Traditional masonry fireplaces and chimneys have become extremely rare in Raleigh new home construction.  The seven examples above represent most of typical modern home construction.

If you're curious about how your fireplace venting will look from the outside of your home, ask your builder for a full description or rendering. Your home builder can tell you all about the placement, size, and composition of the venting and chimney required for the exact fireplace(s) in your floor plan. 

Raleigh New Home Design Ideas...

Woodburning Fireplaces for North Carolina Custom Homes

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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. 

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Traditional Dining Designs with Open Concept Living | NC Custom Homes

  
  
  

Six Ways to Craft an Open Concept Formal Dining Room

How to Combine Traditional Touches and Modern Spaces

Two "must have" floor plan design features for many North Carolina home buyers are a formal dining room and open concept living space. 

Get ideas for how to combine traditional features with modern layouts, in these open concept dining spaces. 

See how wainscoting walls, stone columns, bold colors, and Butler's Pantries can help transform casual eating spaces into formal dining rooms.

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #1: Single Wall Formal Dining

In this version of The Peay, a trey ceiling, formal black chandelier, and white wainscote paneling form a traditional dining room with only one wall. 

This dining room - filled with classic features - is completely open to the kitchen and great room. 

Traditional Dining Room | Open Concept Home

All you need to add is a rectangular or octagonal dining table. (A round table could make this space feel less formal - and look more like a contemporary breakfast room.)

Click here to see another version of this home, The Dugan, with a less formal take on the dining space. 

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #2: Vaulted Formal Dining 

In this version of The Carwile, Stanton Homes added a home hub (mud room / laundry room combination) and downstairs home office, in lieu of a traditional formal dining room.

Then, we transformed the breakfast nook into a modern, open concept dining room with vaulted ceiling, extra large trim, and wainscoting columns.  

Formal Dining Room Home Plans | Open Concept Homes

A glass French door leads to outdoor living spaces. All you need to add is a white rectangular table and chairs with a splash of color (such as a pattern of purples and greens that blend with the white, grey, black, and pebble backdrop). 

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #3: Butler's Pantry

This full wall butler's pantry transforms the breakfast space into a formal dining room, complete with craftsman style windows and a faux candel chandelier.

Formal Dining Room Home Plans | Open Concept Formal Dining Room

Glass front cabinets are perfect for displaying formal dishware such as china sets. Lower drawers offer easy-to-see storage. See a photo tour of this version of The Brogran, here.

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #4: Open Concept Dining 

A two sided fireplace acts as the third wall in this open concept formal dining room. 

A crystal chandelier lends a touch of elegance - to contrast with the grey wainscot walls and earthy fireplace stone. 

Formal Dining Room Home Plans | Open Concept Homes

Tour more of The Bryson, an Apex North Carolina custom home, here. 

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #5: Blue Formal Dining Room

This navy blue formal dining room uses modern color motifs and modern archways to create a more open concept design.

White wainscoting runs around the room, and art cut-out openings add to the open feel.

Formal Dining Room Designs | Open Concept Formal Dining Room

See more angles of this open concept formal dining room, in a photo gallery of The Christina, here.

Traditional Formal Dining Room Idea #6: Angled Dining Room

This dining space features white wainscoting with picture frame trim, a deep trey ceiling, and gold and crystal chandelier with lamp shade lights.

Wide archways keep this dining space completely open to the grand room and hallway to the kitchen.

Formal Dining Room Home Plans | Open Concept Formal Dining Room

See more of this home, a version of The Remington, in this photo gallery.

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Floor plans with a breakfast nook - ideas on eliminating the formal dining

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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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Top Requested Features for Families | Raleigh Home Builders

  
  
  

Top 9 Floor Plan Features Requested by Growing Families

Looking to expand your living space for your growing family?  You'll want to consider these top 9 floor plan features commonly requested by home buyers with growing families.

1. Add bedrooms and/or bathrooms

There are a lot of ways to add bedrooms and bathrooms to your favorite floor plans.

Whether you convert an existing space - such as a den, formal dining room, or home office - or expand your overall floor plan size, adding a bedroom and bathroom is usually the first step for a growing family home.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

2. All bedrooms on a single floor

Keeping all the bedrooms on a single floor is a common home plan style request for young families.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

3. Multiple eating spaces

Families often ask for homes with multiple eating spaces.

First, consider integrating island seating. Island seating is perfect for casual dining in the mornings and afternoons. This island offers wrap-around seating at the raised bar:

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders 

Or, include a small breakfast nook:

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

4. Second floor laundry room

Consider putting the laundry room next to the majority of the bedrooms.  For many homes, that means a laundry room on the second floor - but that can be in addition to a mud room with drop zone on the first floor. 

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC HomebuildersAn upstairs laundry room is a top feature for family home plans.

5. Design a mudroom

Whether you want a large laundry room design - complete with drop zone storage - or a completely separate space, a mudroom can be just what a growing family needs.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

See floor plans with a mudroom, here.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

6. Add a drop zone

Drop zones are becoming must-have family organization spaces in many new homes.

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

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

Get 7 Mudroom drop zone ideas, in these Raleigh custom homes.

7. Outdoor living layouts: Decks, screen rooms, and patios

What type of outdoor space will your family use most?

Decks are perfect for BBQ events: all you need is a gas line for your grill, and a large table with an umbrella.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

Screen rooms offer year-round indoor-outdoor space, especially when you add a fireplace. 

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

Concrete patios are great for lounging spaces. This patio - from a version of The Avonstone Manor - is designed for a future pool:

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

Read more about outdoor living spaces, here, with these 7 design tips.

8. Bonus and game rooms

Bonus rooms are great for the whole family - as game rooms and entertainment centers. Consider adding - or expanding - your bonus room in your next home.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC HomebuildersMore on bonus rooms here:

10 Ways to Use a Bonus Room Above your Garage in Raleigh New Homes

Which is a better investment, a bonus room or basement?

9. Guest bedroom, multigenerational space, or in-law suite

This Raleigh custom home offers multigenerational living with a kitchen in the basement.

Family Home Plans | Raleigh NC Homebuilders

More about in-law and multigenerational living...

Multigenerational Floor Plans | Build a Multigenerational Home in NC

Mother in law home plans 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. 

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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.

Woodburning Fireplaces for North Carolina Custom Homes

  
  
  

Wood Burning Fireplace Designs

North Carolina Custom Homes with Woodburning Fireplaces

See photos of wood fireplaces, and get answers to common home buyer questions about fireplace styles, pricing, and placement. 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

What's better, a gas or wood burning fireplace?

If you want easy to use, convenient, and picturesque heating in your home, consider a gas fireplace.

Gas fireplaces are installed with an on/off switch that releases and ignites natural gas for no-hassle use. 

 

Wood burning fireplaces are more rustic. Although they require more maintenance - you must deliver and dispose of wood and ash - many home buyers love the more natural feel of a wood fireplace. 

Read more about woodburning versus gas fireplaces, here. 

 

 

 

(See more photos of this NC custom home, a version of The Chalet Vert.)

Why are gas fireplaces more common in North Carolina custom homes?

Some counties in North Carolina no longer allow installation of woodburning fireplaces, due to air pollution issues. If you know you want a wood fireplace, ask your custom home builder for more information about how to inquire about local restrictions before purchasing a piece of land. 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

(For a photo tour of this home - a version of The Bostwick - click here.)

Does a gas or wood fireplace cost more?

Typically, a woodburning fireplace costs more than a gas fireplace.

One cost factor is the firebox, which must be built to withstand higher heat: Wood can burn hotter than gas.

 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

 

(See more photos of this NC custom home - a version of The Cannon.)

Today's woodburning fireplaces usually consist of a woodburning insert with a metal flue that reaches the roof, but this can still be a little more expensive than a gas fireplace.

A traditional masonry or brick chimney or firebox can add considerably to the cost, and are extremely rare in today's new homes.

What Determines the Cost of a Fireplace?

Cost is determined primarily by fireplace placement and materials. 

 - Interior versus Exterior Wall Placement:

Because a woodburning fireplace has to have a vent that goes straight up, the home needs to be designed with that in mind.

Gas burning fireplaces have a much lower installation cost when placed on an exterior wall - which is why many floor plans depict fireplaces on exterior walls. 

 - Surround and Mantel Materials: 

How complex do you want your fireplace surround, mantel, and/or seat to be?

North Carolina custom homes feature a wide range of fireplace surround materials from tile and stone to wainscoting and wood patterns. The amount - and complexity - of materials will factor into cost.

For instance, a full two story stone fireplace will cost significantly more than a standard height design. 

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

(This home - a version of The Remington - has three more fireplaces. See photos here.)

More on North Carolina Custom Home fireplaces... 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

Fireplaces with Wainscoting Accents

85 Fireplace Design Photos

Types of fireplaces for new home design

 

 

 

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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5 Ways To A Classic Master Bathroom Design | Hillsborough New Homes

  
  
  

Classic Master Bathroom Design

Furniture Style Vanities with Feet

Traditional bathroom design elements include deep wood stains and finishes, wide crown molding, oil rubbed bronze, copper, brushed nickel, or chrome touches, white tile patterns, stone (marble or granite) counter tops, and framed mirrors. 

See what it takes to build a classic master bath - with five longstanding design elements. 

Classic Master Bathroom Design #1: Dark Wood Furniture Vanities

Furniture style vanities with feet add antique appeal to modern bathrooms. The dark his and her vanities offer a stark contrast against the soft, soothing tile and walls.

A patterned mirror and long candle shelf - placed between two peek-a-boo windows - adds a bit of European rustic charm.

Classic Master Bathroom Design Ideas | Cary NC Custom Homes

Classic Master Bathroom Design #2: Crown Molding

Crown molding stretches around this master bathroom, topping it with understated elegance.

Generous mirrors fill these bathroom walls, making the abundant space feel even larger.

Classic Master Bathroom Design Ideas | Cary NC Custom Homes

Just inside the closet, an island with matching granite top offers ample, concealed storage space. A closet island can replace the need for a bedroom dresser. 

Classic Master Bathroom Design #3: Granite Counter Tops

While granite counter tops are a classic go-to material for master bathroom vanities, we're seeing a surge in requests for Carrara marble countertops.

In this Chapel Hill custom home, the his and her vanities are topped with San Luiz granite. An Ogee style edge - a graceful serpentine curve - traces the granite tops.

Classic Master Bathroom Design Ideas | Cary NC Custom Homes

Classic Master Bathroom Design #4: Mixing Metal and Crystal

Cove feet support the his and hers vanities, with sink bump-outs that add depth and dimension to the classic bathroom design.

Romantic crystal lights and vanity knobs are paired with alluring chrome faucets.

Classic Master Bathroom Design Ideas | Cary NC Custom Homes

Classic Master Bathroom Design #5: White Tile Patterns

A personalized tile pattern in the shower, around the tub, or across the floor is a must-have for classic designs.

Classic Master Bathroom Design Ideas | Cary NC Custom Homes

Master Bathroom Design Ideas for Hillsborough New Homes

Freestanding Tubs in the Master Bath 

Guide to Selecting Master Bathroom Countertops

Master Bathroom Retreat Photo Galleries

Vaulted Ceilings in the Master Bathroom

 

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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One or Two Front Doors? Dual Entry Design North Carolina Homes

  
  
  

Which is Better, One or Two Front Doors?

Pros and Cons of Dual Front Door Entries

 

Interested in two front door homes? Two front doors serve aesthetic and practical needs.

On one hand, two front doors craft a symmetrical entry to your home and offer extra ease-of-movement during social gatherings.

One the other hand, two front doors require additional entry wall space and a wider foyer.

Take a look at these top 5 two front door designs - with exterior and interior photos - to get North Carolina new home building ideas.

 

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Two Front Door Design #1: Arched Steel Front Doors


This Raleigh custom home - a version of the Avonstone Manor floor plan - features two front doors made of steel with raised panel designs above 3/4 curved glass fronts.

 

Rounded windows, openings, and stairs mirror the curved door design - and they enhance the symmetrical feel of this impressive front entry.

 

Front doors with a dark color are a classic choice for North Carolina new homes.

 

 

 

Two Front Door Design #2: Craftsman Style Glass Front Doors

A medley of classic Craftsman touches punctuate the exterior of this Raleigh custom home - a version of the Shoal Creek - like the white porch columns with stone bases.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Take a look inside the Shoal Creek:

 

These two front doors are 3' x 7' with a 3/4 glass front.  The chord style glass lends privacy to your foyer.

 

A rectangular clear glass transom window spans above the two front doors.  And a large arched picture window opens up the two story room.

 

The dark door stain -  in "English Walnut" - flatters the "Nightingale" painted walls (from the Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection).

 

On move-in day, you're going to love the extra width a second front door provides. 

 

Two Front Door Design #3: Slender Two Front Door Entry

Cypress Weather Ledge stone wraps around these double front doors, on this version of the Lowery.

A portico style overhang offers shelter when entering your front door. These two front doors feature a six-panel glass design

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

If you love a two front door floor plan, but want a more slender entry width, consider foregoing sidelights (windows on either side of the front doors). 

Two Front Door Design #4: Traditional Front Door Design Ideas

Flagstone steps lead to an elegant and traditional front porch with white columns and double arched front door entry.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

 

These front doors are solid Mahogany, from the Aberdeen Lake Norman collection.

 

Intricate details in the glass reflect natural sun from outside and faux candle light from inside.

 

 

 

Can I include two front doors on a home with a one story foyer?

Two front door entries are often paired with two story foyers, which are more suited to shape and size of double front doors.

 

 

 

 

Two Front Door Design #5: Small Two Story Foyer with Double Front Doors

These front doors hint at an Old World rustic home design, gone modern.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

 

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home EntryThese two front doors form a massive arched opening - stretching the feel of the 8 foot tall design.

 

A one story living room and dining room rest on each side of the raised ceiling foyer.

 

With a floor plan like the Judson, you can limit the spread of your foyer without sacrificing first impressions.      

 

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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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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:

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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

 

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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. 

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

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Floor Plans Similar to The 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.

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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

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STANTON HOMES Receives Two Best Of Houzz 2015 Awards

  
  
  

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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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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

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