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Why we love master bath lighting (And you should, too!)

  
  
  

Master bath lighting trends

Favorite master bath lighting options

Once you've got a good idea of the master bathroom layout that will work best for you, it's time to get creative with your colors, accents, and lighting fixtures.  

1. Mixing genres - Contemporary square vanity lights with crystal pendants 

Three droplet-style crystal pendants take center stage in this luxury master bath. To the sides, the "his and hers" vanities incorporate 5-light vanity lights in a contemporary, squared shape. 

Crystal chandeliers are one of the fastest growing trends in master bathrooms, and formal dining rooms - a throwback to 18th century innovation in lighting. 

Master bath lighting trends

Design tip: More new homes are including triple pendants, in lieu of a single large fixture. See another example of triple pendant lighitng in the kitchen of the Treehouse, here.  

2. Layers of light - Sconces, crystal, and recessed lights

In this "his and hers" style master bath, full-height mirrors were added above each vanity. These mirrors reflect endless layers of light, truely opening up the room. 

Tall wall sconces, chosen for their height, were added beside the mirrors.

A central crystal fixture adds a bit of glimmer to the room, with a black shade to soften the light. For recessed lighting illuminates the free-standing tub and shower. 

Master bath lighting trends

3. Keeping it natural - Vaulted ceilings

A white vaulted ceiling and cool paint selections keep this master bath soft and open. A set of 4-light vanity lights and a recessed light above the tub are all that's need to keep this room relaxing and functional. 

Master bath lighting trends

Design tip: In general, a larger master bath does not require as much additional lighting as you may think. Less is more when adding lighting to a master bath, especially when you include large mirrors or light, bright, reflective tile. You want to create a soft glow, rather than a harsh illumination. 

4. Sun Soaked Bathroom - Light placement tricks

If you prefer to keep your master bathroom on the small side, lighting placement can make a big difference. In this custom home, large picture windows surround the soaking tub nook, bathing it in natural light. 

Master Bath Lighting

Subtle recessed lighting and fixtures were used in the shower and bathroom hallway to the toilet room and walk in closet. 

5. Taking the "old" out of "old-fashioned" - Mixing Metals with Crystal

From the ground-up, metalics shine in this master bath:

Smokey Topaz paint, Golden Sparkle granite, and metalic accent tiles. A bronze fixture with hanging crystals lends a romantic touch. 

Master bath lighting trends

 

6. Naturally Inspired Framing

Warm brown wooden framed mirrors punctuate this natrual master bath.

Three-light fixtures were placed above the his-and-her vanities, without overpowering the central prep area.  

Master Bath Lighting

7. Luxurious Retreat

This luxurious master bath focuses all attention on relaxation. Creamy neutral palettes sweep across the room and natural light flows in. 

A separate oversized shower rests around the corner. 

Master bath lighting

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

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Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroom

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

Master shower ideas | Master shower tile designs

Master Suite Outdoor Living Ideas | Top 3 Designs and Photos

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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10 Most Popular Craftsman Homes of 2014

  
  
  

Most Requested Craftsman Home Plans in 2014

Top 10 Craftsman Home Plans

Take a look at our 10 most popular Craftsman home plans for NC new homes and see all the ways these designs offer flexible spaces, efficient design, and the open feel of contemporary floor plans, backed by the tradition of hands-on craftsmanship.

Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Craftsman house plans and Bungalow house plans exemplify hands-on craftsmanship, where simplicity of design meets the traditional beauty of natural materials in details like:

- Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs

- Exposed rafters or decorated brackets under eaves

- Front porch beneath extension of main roof with tapered, square columns (often with a stone base)

- Low-pitched roof lines, gabled or hipped roof, and wide eaves

- Shed dormers

- Deeply overhanging eaves

- Hand-crafted stone or woodwork

Here are the top 10 most requested Craftsman home plans, in order of popularity:

Floor plan #1: The Chalet Vert Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,707

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Two Story

Why this plan is popular: The Chalet Vert, a custom home by Stanton Homes, includes unique craftsman design throughout, including simple lines inside and out, stone accents on the front porch and two story fireplace, built-in storage and niches, staircases with square, detailed balusters and newell posts, numerous windows with square and horizontally rectangular windows, limited hallways, with an open floor plan design, rustic crown moulding and baseboard.

See a photo gallery of the Chalet Vert.

Floor plan #2: The Bryson Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,938

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, First floor master,

Why this plan is popular: From the outside, in, the Bryson exemplifies hand-crafted design.

Opposites attract in this Arts and Crafts / Contemporary home, with a unique blend of crystal and lavender against stone, wood and grey, and white that draws everything together.

Custom flagstone steps lead you into the Bryson front porch, supported by a touch of classic design - white Roman columns.

Just inside the foyer, a central stone see-through fireplace includes a hand-crafted hardwood mantle. Past the fireplace, the powder room counter is also hand-crafted our of hardwood, stained to match the wood floors. A main floor owner's suite has private access to outdoor living. The kitchen offers a huge island bar open to the great room. 

Floor plan #3: The Pasadena Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 1,608

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, Ranch, One Story

Why this plan is popular: The Pasadena, an Alan Mascord Craftsman home plan, combines traditional design with simple lines. This Bungalow home emphasizes artistic components of the 19th century England Arts and Crafts movement - such as the use of natural materials - throughout.

The open concept kitchen is equipped with a island, walk-in pantry, and built-in recycle center. The dining room opens out to the covered patio, perfect for spring and summer gatherings. The third bedroom can be converted into a home office.

This home is perfect for home owners looking to downsize or maintain easy living space.

Floor plan #4: The Hayfield Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 3,155

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Basement, Farmhouse, Two Story, Two Master Bedroom

Why this plan is popular: The Hayfield incorporates classic farmhouse design with a wrapping front porch with square columns and a stone bases. The great room, private den, island kitchen and dining area are designed for traffic flow. An elevator offers accessibility and convenience.

There is a master bedroom on the first and second floor. A large laundry room acts as a mudroom and storage center between the garage and kitchen.

This home is perfect for homesites that are wide and slopped - with an optional basement level.

Floor plan #5: The Glen Abbey

Sq Ft: 3,515 Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, One Story, 3 car garage

Why this plan is popular: From inside and out, the Glen Abbey captures attention.

The vaulted front porch is flanked by dual Craftsman column, with intricate trim work and detailing. 

Vaulted ceilings open up rooms throughout this Frank Betz home plan. Two fireplaces warm up the inside, one in the keeping room and one in the grand room.

A courtyard style rear deck is outlined by an angled breakfast room and master suite sitting room. A guest suite welcomes extended stays.

Floor plan #6: The SabrinaMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,170

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Wrap Around Porch, One Story, Bungalow

Why this plan is popular: A wrapping front porch welcomes visitors to this Arts and Crafts home plan.

Inside and out, the Sabrina emphasizes Craftsman design with tons of tapered columns, mixtures of brick and wood, and hand-carved details from built-in bookcases to integrated desks.

This home is a great aging in place design, with full first floor living.

Floor plan #7: The GarrettMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,650

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, 3 Car Garage, Country, Ranch

Why this plan is popular: The Garrett is a large one story home with a covered porch entry and decorative columns. A second covered porch can be reached via a door in the nook. Additional columns separate the great room from the vaulted formal dining room.

The kitchen placement in this home is unique - typical home plans open into a foyer, with lines of sight into the great room and kitchen. In this plan, the kitchen is tucked to the left of the great room, with the island out of sight.

The master suite includes a vaulted salon, a bath with spa tub, private access to the laundry room, and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms at the back of the plan share a jack-and-jill bath.

Floor plan #8: The JasperMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,591

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Ranch, Bungalow, Optional Bonus, Cottage

Why this plan is popular: A cottage exterior and cozy front porch welcome you to the Jasper, an Alan Mascord Craftsman home plan.

This home featuresa split-bedroom design with a home office with a wall of built-in cabinets, second-level storage area, two dining spaces, and open concept layout. The vaulted great room features a fireplace and tall transom windows. A covered porch at the rear provides sheltered outdoor entertaining space.

This home is perfect for families looking for a first level master bedroom placed at the back of the home. This master suite is tucked away from the main living areas, behind the garage.

Floor plan #9: The Amberg

Sq Ft: 3,489

Bedrooms: 3Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Lodge, Large Footprint, One Story

Why this plan is popular: This sprawling Craftsman home plan offers all the best features you'll want in a one story living home.

The Amberg joins easy-living convenience with guest pampering.

Set under a double gable decorated with braces, the entrance partitions the public and private spaces of the home.

The main living spaces - the kitchen, dining room, and great room - are clustered at one end for easy use of entertaining and family spaces. The rooms are big enough to accommodate crowds and the openness allows guests to seamlessly overflow into adjacent areas. The kitchen's long island is positioned for buffet-style dining, and it directs traffic into the large dining room for seating. The great room is the main seating area for guests. A recreation room is above the garage.

The main private spaces - the master suite and other bedrooms - are clustered at the other end. This home is perfect for young families, with a nursery adjacent to the master suite. Looking for flexible design? The nursery can easily convert into a studio later on.

Floor plan #10: The TimbersedgeMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 5,708

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Lodge, Northwest, Basement, Outdoor Kitchen

Why this plan is popular:

This home incorporates elements of classic Northwest living in a lodge-inspired Craftsman design with tons of built-in functionality.

Tall, oversized windows and a unique outdoor kitchen connect home spaces to their natural surroundings. A large great room features a high, vaulted ceiling and generous built-ins. The two-island kitchen features an adjoining nook, built-in wine cooler and a separated, built-in desk area.

Millwork and beams exemplify the Arts and Crafts design and encourage a lodge-like feel - with tons of rustic details.

This home is perfect for a mountain or country homesite.

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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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12 Best Master Bath Layouts | His and Hers Vanity Designs

  
  
  

Best Designs for the Master Bath

Fabulous "His and Hers" Vanity Layouts

If you're like many NC new home owners, you crave a little separation and personal space for your morning and evening rituals.

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity

A master bath with his-and-hers style dual vanities provides invaluable convenience in shared bathrooms.

Read on to learn the most difficult challenges - and solutions - to creating the perfect master bath layout.

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #1: Appealing Contrast

Create complete separation, with dual vanities on opposite walls.

Rich, dark wood cabinets (Maple Espresso) ground these dual vanities in their crisp white and natural green (Sherwin Williams Herbal Wash) surroundings.

Tile and counter tops in this master bath are in Carolina Cream, Snow White, and Pearl.

 

Design tip: If you love completely separate vanity designs, use the vanities to frame and emphasize a custom bathtub or shower.

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #2: Sophisticated Style for Two

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

In this version of the Summerlyn, a glass French Door separates this his-and-hers bath from the luxury master suite (click here to see photos of the master suite fireplace and sitting room).

The Andover Oak Espresso cabinets make a bold statement against the Key Red tiles, Clay grout, and Cream walls.

Elements of traditional design, such as the arched entry above the tub and the 12x12 tile pattern, blend seamlessly with contemporary accents, including the sleek, squared vanity lights.

Dual Vanity Design Idea #3: Upscale Urban Craftsman

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity designContemporary grey, white, and black tones - combined with soft crystal and pensive stainless steel features - create a completely unique master bath design.

In this custom bath, sidelights leave room for a pair of generous full-height mirrors.

Hide your toiletries in ample vanity storage, and show off your favorite items in open, built-in storage.

Design tip: white towels always make a great accent piece in open shelving.

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #4: Dual vanities for dual heights

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

Generally, a 33 inch tall vanity is ideal for women, while a 36 inch tall vanity suits most men.

Adding a dressing table between the his-and-hers vanities may be the mis-matched height solution you're looking for.

A short vanity drawer is perfect for storing smaller, daily use facial and hair products that tend to get lost in deeper drawers. 

Design Tip: In this master bath, a luxury shower with separate showerheads replaces the tub - perfect for those who want to wake up and get ready for the day at the same time.  

Dual Vanity Design Idea #5: Room for two

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity designThis dual vanity area helps the linear space keep a calm, elegant look.

The vanity cabinets are a Maple wood, painted in Antique White.

In this custom master bath, recessed medicine cabinets, with a mirror front, were added to each vanity wall.

This master bath also has an integrated dressing table.

While dressing tables are designed as a seating station, you can convert the under-counter space into a storage aread. Just add a basket of towels, and it becomes space well used.  

Dual Vanity Design Idea #6: Single counter; dual sink

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity designHere is another way to integrate a dressing table, with symmetrical dual sinks.

This master bath layout is perfect for plans that allow a  long wall on one side.

A soaking tub and alcove tile shower sit opposite the dual vanity design, which is perfect for homeowners who want to get ready side-by-side.

 

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #7: Shared space

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity designThis double vanity enjoys separate grooming spaces, while sharing central storage.

A bank of drawers and an open shelving unit placed in the middle of the vanity helps distinguish space, while placing shared storage within easy reach.

Design Tip: Open storage will make your master bath feel more spacious. Open shelves like these are a great place to integrate glass apothecary jars, filled with anything from soaps to seashells.

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #8: Spa treatment

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

Each time you enter this bathroom, it will feel like you've stepped into a spa retreat where calming whites and cool grays envelope your mornings and nights.

Furniture-inspired master bath vanities are tucked under barrel vaulted ceiling alcoves. 

Floor-to-ceiling central storage ensures plenty of room for everyone.

 

 

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #9: Classy and classic

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

This master bath sparkles  - with metalic tiles, bronze light fixtures, Smokey Topaz wall paint, and Golden granite counter tops with a 1/4 inch bevel edge.

In this custom home design, each vanity has a clear view into the master bedroom - which features a three-way see-through fireplace.

As you enjoy a long bath in this soaking tub, you can enjoy the warmth and flames of the glass fireplace - another way this room sparkles.

Dual Vanity Design Idea #10: Black and brown details

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

Master baths that make an efficient use of space - like this angled vanity design - give you more square footage to work with in other rooms.

In this version of the Bostwick, a dual vanity, enlarged shower, and custom soaking tub all fit in an efficient space - leaving space for a sitting room in the master suite. 

The black shower frame contrasts nicely against the medium brown cabinets.

Dual Vanity Design Idea #11: Soothing atmosphere

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity design

Cool greens are a popular choice for homeowners who want to create a serene backdrop to this master living quarters.

When you enter this master bath through the arched opening, a vanity sits to each side.

A hallway with his-and-hers closets leads to the master suite. This design is perfect for you, if you do not want to pass through the bathroom each time you need to use the closet.

 

Dual Vanity Design Idea #12:

Best master bath layouts | Dual vanity designOpposite from the floor plan above, this master bath separates the master suite from the walk-in closets - once you pass through the private exercise room.

One vanity sits adjacent to the oversized shower; the other sits by the soaking tub.

While each vanity only has one side of drawers, a island cabinet in the master closet provides more than enough extra storage space.

 

More master bathroom designs and trends for Raleigh new homes:

17 Favorite Master Bath Tub Surrounds | 2014 Bath Design Ideas

Master shower tile designs - with floor plan images

Bathroom Tile Trends - Custom Mosaic Tile Designs

Tub Surround Tile Ideas - Photos and Tips

Custom Home Master Bath Design Ideas

Master bath designs without a tub

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.

14 Island Kitchen Designs for 2014 | Photos and Tips

  
  
  

14 Top Island Kitchen Designs for 2014

Chapel Hill Custom Home Builder Tips and Trends

If you're opting for an island, make it custom - and create the space, look and feel you'll want to spend a lot of time with in your kitchen.

Whether you're working with a Chapel Hill custom home builder, or just looking for kitchen island photos and ideas, these top 14 island kitchen designs for 2014 are full of the inspiration you need.

Click on any photo to see the floorplan and full video tour of the design this island kitchen is part of!

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

White and grey island kitchen with prep sink keeps everything centered.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Angled island kitchen with a view doesn't leave anything out.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Open concept island kitchen is designed for entertainment.

 

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Island kitchen with stone backsplash adds culture.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Oversized island kitchen with tile wall and granite hand chosen for the fascinating effect.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Dual island kitchen gives two specially designed places to spread out.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Mountain house island kitchen open to great room allows space for casual gathering.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Countryside island kitchen melds a mixture of materials and textures for elegance.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Island kitchen open to keeping room puts prep on one side and seating on the other.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

White kitchen with long center island provides lots of working space and tons of cabinets.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Island kitchen designed for entertaining was custom designed for easy reaching.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Dual island kitchen creates separate spaces with different cabinetry and granite countertops.

Island Kitchen Designs Photos and Tips

Island kitchen with tons of secret storage make the best use of every available tuck-away.

14 Island kitchen designs for 2014 Chapel Hill custom homes

Country farmhouse style island kitchen stretches out the possibilities in a beautiful design.

These ideas are just the beginning. Chapel Hill custom home builder Stanton Homes has never built a home with the same island twice. What do you want to create, in your kitchen?

More kitchen designs and floor plan options:

Island kitchen floor plans - plans with an island

Kitchen design Raleigh NC

Kitchen island layouts - island designs

Kitchen built in storage ideas

Kitchen cabinet ideas - top 5 base cabinet options

Kitchen cabinet storage ideas - top 10 cabinet options

Kitchen tile back splashes - photos of kitchen backsplashes

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.

17 Favorite Master Bath Tub Surrounds | 2014 Bath Design Ideas

  
  
  

Raleigh Custom Home Tips with Tons of Photos

17 Spice-ups for Master Bath Tub Surrounds in 2014

Make your bathroom beautiful with designer appeal that makes soaking time pure relaxation.

Take a look at these tub surrounds and plan your own unique water retreat, with tips, photos, and trends from Raleigh's favorite custom home builder.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Earth tones frame every part of the place.

master bath tub photos

 Bold white makes a big statement.

master bath tub photos

 Glass mosaic creates character.

master bath tub photos

 Marble effect tops it off with a splash of color.

master bath tub photos

Contrast dark tile with natural light - and add a natural stone border in the shower.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Custom arched opening adds serenity to this private getaway.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Square shapes and curved extras add inviting space. 

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 Artistic appeal draws the eye to the unusual.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 Spacious, clean lines add character.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 Spa-like structure feels like tucked away treasure.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 Sandstone with a band of brown melts with warmth.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 Coordinated colors are wrapped into the room.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Warm rich earth tones with a deep bronze accent gives masculine appeal.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Grecian classic with artistic detail is timeless.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

Stairstep layers give additional dimension. 

Or go bare, with free-standing tub ideas, with these popular designs for 2014 new homes.

Master bath tub photos | Master bath tile ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Think these bathtub surrounds are fantastic? Just wait until you have a hand in designing your own. 

Click on the links below for more Raleigh custom home master bathroom trends, ideas, and styles for 2014 and tell us what you'd like to build into your master suite bathroom. We'll show you how to put in some personality, and create your own relaxing bath retreat.

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

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroom

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

2014 Home Design Trends | 11 things your neighbors will wish they had

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroom

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

Master shower ideas | Master shower tile designs

Master Suite Outdoor Living Ideas | Top 3 Designs and Photos


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.

How to Redesign the Exterior of Your Custom Home

  
  
  

Change Everything! Create an Exciting New Home Exterior that fits your Lifestyle

Love the layout in a favorite floor plan, but the exterior just isn't your style? Bring it to Stanton Homes and find out how easy it is to redesign the exterior facade of nearly any home. Take a look at this example! 

Original Home Plan Exterior:  Traditional/Country

Here's where one major face change started - The Hopkinsa floor plan concept by Frank Betz that had an interior the homebuyers loved but an exterior they wanted to be different.

They asked the design team at Stanton Homes to customize their floor plan exterior to include a wrap-around porch with craftsman columns and a metal roof.  

We took everything into consideration, including special features on their home site such as their large lot and country setting that brought forth visions of hot apple cider and rocking chairs on the extensive veranda.

Final Exterior: Craftsman with Wrap Around Porch

Craftsman Custom Home Builders | Modern Craftsman Style Home Plans | Craftsman Home Video Tour

The homebuyers were thrilled with the final result - a Craftsman style exterior that showcased the floorplan they fell in love with.

Here's a quick look at some of the transformations to this plan that added dimension and character to the exterior:

- Small front porch transformed to full wrap around front porch with Craftsman columns and classic veranda appeal.

- Traditional roofline transformed to an interesting combination of shed dormers and alternate roof pitches.

- Arched windows and decorative detailing transformed to clean lines with traditional Craftsman style window details

  

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Want to know more about how to modify the exterior of a home plan that's appealing to you?


It can take as little as one short session with an expert custom home builder like Stanton Homes to create a look you'll love.

  

 

 

New home plans can offer a lot of flexibility, when you're working with an experienced custom builder who can envision the concept you have in mind - and translate it into a fresh new look that's designed just for you. 

Watching your design transform is one of the most exciting parts about building a custom home. 

More new home design tips and building information:

How to make a house bigger - adding a bonus room

Top10 reasons to build a Stanton Home

Design-Build a new home in North Carolina

Work with our architectural design team, and craft a home you love

Custom home design features

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.

Are white kitchen cabinets in style for 2014?

  
  
  

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014?

What cabinet colors will I see in 2014 new homes?

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

White kitchen cabinetry is still a big deal in 2014 kitchens - but something interesting is going on in the background.

Espresso is the latest expression! (And similar tones are taking the lead, as well.)

Some kitchens have white perimeter cabinetry and espresso islands. Other kitchens use the color pallet in reverse. 

Either way, a splash of something else adds further character, like the kitchen to right, with Painted Linen cabinets with Absolute Black granite and white subway tile backsplash.

Are white kitchen cabinets in style for 2014?  Definitely!  Here are more ways to mix it up, that will be popular 2014 kitchen designs.

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #1: White and Gray

This open island kitchen layout includes white cabinets on perimeter with a pale Morning Mist grey toned granite with slight lavender/purple vein.

The island features custom Mountain Grey cabinetry with Ibere Maestra Black granite.  The white and grey theme is picked up again with white subway tile backsplash with Blended Ice glass mosaic accent over cooktop area, and just a touch of deep grey on the walls. 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes? 

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #2: Java and White

The classic layout in the Summerlyn lends itself perfectly to a combination of Cherry Java perimeter cabinets with Painted Linen with Hazelnut Glaze on island.   Each color is accented separately, with a Tahoe granite on perimeter with Suede Brown granite on island.  A beautiful natural tumbled stone backsplash completes the look.

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #3: Espresso and White with Black Glaze

The stone accents and natural beams make the Country Manor a true showpiece, built for entertaining.  Perimeter is Espresso Maple cabinetry, island is painted Celadon with black glaze.  Granite is Bianco Romano.  Decorative stone veneer on floating soffit and framed columns framing kitchen cook top wall cabinetry

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #4: White on Light

The dual island kitchen in the Cannon is bright, light, and wholly welcoming, thanks to an especially appealing combination of light and white!  The cabinetry is maple with antique painted finish, topped with a pristine Gran Dorado granite. 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes? 

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #5: White with Warm Cherry

Warmth, home, and family - the rich Cherry tones contrast with the brilliant glazed white cabinetry in the Brogan.  Cabinetry is painted maple with Butterscotch glaze, with Cherry Spice island, accented with a New Venetian Gold granite. 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2014 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #6: Black and White

Maple - perimeter is Espresso, island is White with Black Glaze.  Island is River White granite.  Backsplash is Fudge Glass in a waterfall mosaic, with a vertical hang. No matter how you put it together, classic hues such as these will make your kitchen comfortable and classic.

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

Got more great ideas? Tell us what you'd like in your new kitchen, and we'll show you how to make it happen.

More Raleigh new home resources you may find helpful:

Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments for new homes

Dark Cabinets with Light Granite - Best Color Combinations (Photos)

2014 Color Trends - What Colors Will Be Most Popular?

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

Types of Kitchen Backsplashes: Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles

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.

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroom

  
  
  

Five design tips for your master bathroom

 

How long do you plan to live in your next home? Keep resale value in mind, as you design your master bath: 

Master Bath
As you build your new home, always plan for the future.

Here are a few aspects to keep in mind:

Consider integrating aging-in-place design features.

Aging-in-place features can be seamlessly added to your master bathroom, so that everything is beautiful as well as adaptable.

 

Examples can include:  

- Shower grab bars 

- Textured tile flooring

- Distinct lighting

If you think you might put your home up for sale one day, aging-in-place design can add value and increase your resale potential.  Even a zero-threshold shower can be a great addition.

And if you intend to retire in it, you'll appreciate small details that make everyday movements more comfortable.  

Don't skimp on energy savings:

Master Bath

Think about future savings built-into energy features. 

Whole-home features, such as spray foam insulation, will make a huge difference to your monthly energy bills.

Low flow faucets and dual flush toilets can also add daily cost savings - while preserving our precious water resources.

Your builder can tell you a whole lot more about energy features that make cents for you.

 

 

Think twice before leaving out a tub:

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroom

Love to take long, hot showers? Dual shower heads might be a good investment.

It can make getting clean a lot more interesting, and it's also a great feature for resale.

 

 

But don't get so focused on the shower that you forego a soaking tub. Even if you prefer showers, many people still want the versatility, and that can make a difference in your resale appeal.

Master Bath

Don't choose a kind of tile nobody else would want for the master bath: 

There are a tremendous amount of tile possibilities for custom homes. And the choice you make can make a huge impact on the ambiance of your master bathroom.

Master Bath

Sure, it's all about personality. But it helps to get the opinion of a professional interior designer to help make sure everything flows together seamlessly.

Top builders like Stanton Homes will install tiles of virtually any size, texture and color - you're not limited to four basic choices like many builders offer.

Ask your designer to help you see the difference it can make when you coordinate the entire room around your tile, with something warm and comforting.

Don't be conservative with your lighting or your paint: 

What you should think twice about putting in your master bathroomGo bold with your color choices.


Paint is something you can change, later, so don't hold back if your personality likes things bright.

 

Choose a couple of rooms that are personal spaces and decorate with abandon, from modern and white hanging lights to classic and bronze chandeliers - whatever feels like "you."

 

It's one of the least expensive ways to personalize your home, with light and color that sets special spaces apart. 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Master Bathroom Design Trends:

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

Tile tub ideas that complement our top five custom home showers

Top five custom home showers - types of framed shower enclosures 

Accessible shower design - for wheelchair accessible homes

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

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

Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

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

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.

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

  
  
  

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make

How to build a new home in North Carolina

Aviod the top ten mistakes that home buyers make - get the inside scoop on how to build a new home in North Carolina that will make you feel good.

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

Homebuyer Mistake #1: Not getting a full warranty

No matter how nice a model looks, be sure your builder backs up the work that will go into your new home with an extensive warranty

Ask what it includes, and see how long it lasts.  

Homebuyer Mistake #2: Buying a lot before getting it inspected

If you've already bought your lot, choose a builder who can fit your plan to your lot - or create something new that will have all the elements you're looking for.

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

Building envelopes can be elusive when you're just eyeballing property, so make sure to get a fully involved inspection that will provide important aspects you need to consider. It will help you know what to watch out for - and what everything will cost.

If you haven't bought your lot yet, be sure the builder has the kind of insights that will make his perspective valuable to you. Walk the lot with him, and see how much information he provides.

A builder's on-site perspective can save you a lot of headaches (and money) later.

Stanton Homes provides the most extensive, fully-involvedresearch-backedwalk-around-it-in person lot inspection in the Triangle region. Find out the difference that makes as you ponder all the possibilities together with the builder. 

Homebuyer Mistake #3: Not getting to know your builder (and the team you'll be working with)

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make

 

Don't sign up before meeting the team you'll be working with throughout the construction of your new home. Meet the builder. Talk to him. Find out how much he really knows, and how much you'll be able to talk with him directly, as your home is being built.

And then check out the rest of the team that will be working with you to create your custom home. Your project manager will be taking care of every little detail, so make sure you're comfortable with their expertise and availability. Meet the interior designer who will be helping you make your selections - see how approachable and creative they are, and determine how much they can help you make great choices. 

Choose the team that understands what you want to accomplish and can make that happen - and will make the process fun and exciting, from design to craftsmanship - with compelling concepts, quality materials, the latest technologies and energy savings. 

At Stanton Homes, our family designs and builds custom homes for your family, with the kind of personal attention that compelled Professional Builder Magazine to designate Stanton Homes as one of the nation’s top builders

Homebuyer Mistake #4: Not understanding the value of superior craftsmanship

Just because a builder says they add some trey ceilings does not mean the results will look the way you envision. 

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new homeTake a close look at the details, so you can determine what kind of craftsmanship to expect in your new home.

Look at trey ceilings, barrel vaults, archways, built-ins and other features in photos of new homes.

Ask the builder what comes included and what's an "upgrade" in the floor plans you're considering. 

If a builder's standards start with square walls, square ceilings, and square footage - and everything else costs extra - you might want to take a closer look at the craftsmanship and quality of everything from materials to detail work.

 

Homebuyer Mistake #5: Limiting yourself to a few floor plan options

If you're building a custom home, you should be able to choose a floor plan that isn't like everybody elses. Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

If the builder you're talking to has price sheets, for example, that probably means he's a production builder. Because it's easy to give instant prices when all homes you build are exactly the same.

If you want something personal, you'll want to make sure your builder can work with plans from any architect - and has an on-staff design team to make modifications to plans or create something new, just for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

Homebuyer Mistake #6: Not getting the (no-cost) help of an interior design team

Once you've got the floor plan right, the next thing to consider are all your selections.

Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

Make sure your builder offers the services of an interior designer who is there with you throughout the process, helping you make choices at a level of interaction that is comfortable to you.

If you'd like to do it all yourself, there should be extensive showrooms that you can browse.

If you want a professional designer to make everything come together for you, that should be another option. 

If your builder does offer designer services, ask how much time you'll have to rely on the opinions of experts. Ask if all you'll get is an initial consultation, or whether there are plenty of times to work with the designer throughout the entire building process.

You should be able to choose your level of involvement in the design process, and get the amount of help from the interior designer that you need.

Homebuyer Mistake #7: Not getting a third party inspection on home energy savings

Just because a builder says there's energy efficiency doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the most you can. There can be a big difference in what goes into your walls, so be sure your builder will talk frankly about energy savings options.

Make sure your builder shows confidence in your energy savings through third party inspections, that further ensure how healthy your new home energy efficiency will be for you, with HERS scores that assure your comfort and savings. 

Homebuyer Mistake #8: Settling for inferior products

Make sure the builder uses quality materials. Top 10 mistakes home buyers make | How to build a new home

Look at what the builder considers to be "basic level" materials. It can tell you a lot about the kind of quality you can expect throughout your home.

Consider the materials before you get excited about a price that seems a little low. And find out what it costs to get the quality materials that would make you feel comfortable.

It's one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when they compare prices - leaving out the comparison of quality materials in everything from carpet to appliances, tile, granite and every other aspect of your new home.

Homebuyer Mistake #9: Missing out on Houzz and Pinterest

All the latest ideas are all over the Internet. Check it out! 

Stanton Homes on Houzz

Stanton Homes on Pinterest

Homebuyer Mistake #10: Choosing a builder who does not offer a direct line to your project manager

Some builders don't offer ANY access to the people who are building your home. They tell you to choose one of their plans, pick a carpet color, and decide between a couple of tile selections. You don't really need to be in contact with the builder or his team if that's the kind of home you want to live in, because there's nothing else to talk about - they just send out a crew to slap up your home and the other ten on the block. 

If you want a CUSTOM home, be sure you have the opportunity to talk about what is happening and find out what comes next - from the first time you talk to the builder until you have the key in your hand to move in.

The best builders offer access to the builder, your project manager, your designer, and an online source of information that is personalized for you.  

 Extensive Warranties
 Energy Guarantee
 Interior Designer
 Custom Design/Build
 Any Plan, Any Time
 Custom Features
 Limitless Selections
 Build On Your Lot
 Lot Assessment


More Raleigh new home resources you may find helpful:

Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments for new homes

Dark Cabinets with Light Granite - Best Color Combinations (Photos)

2014 Color Trends - What Colors Will Be Most Popular?

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

Types of Kitchen Backsplashes: Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles

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.

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design Tips

  
  
  

How big should the Island Be?

2014 Kitchen Island Designs

When thinking about the type of kitchen island you want to incorporate into your new home kitchen, here are top five questions to keep in mind:

1. How large is your kitchen?

2. What shape is your kitchen floor plan?

3. Do you want to incorporate seating?

4. Will you need a secondary / prep sink?

5. What functions are most important?

 

1. How large is your kitchen?

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design Tips

 

In general, islands work best in larger kitchens and peninsulas work better in smaller kitchens.

Kitchen design tip: you want enough space to navigate around the island - maximizing the functionality of the extra counter top and cabinet space it provides.

 

 

 

2. What shape is your kitchen floor plan?

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design Tips

 

 Long, thin kitchens work best with a thin rectangular island.

  Wider or more square kitchens work best with a wide rectangular or angled island.

 The shape of your kitchen will help determine the size and shape of your island.

 

 

3. Do you want to incorporate seating?

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design Tips

 

Most islands can be expanded to incorporate bar-height OR counter-height seating, as long as the kitchen floor plan is large enough.

In this example photo, the island was angled towards the great room, slightly off-set from the kitchen.

The counter height seating creates a smooth, clean look that matches the contemporary lines of this home.

Click here to see photos of a home with two kitchen islands - one designed for table-height seating.

4. Will you need a secondary / prep sink?

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design Tips

 

 Prep sinks are gaining popularity in 2014 new home kitchens.

 When thinking about your island size, keep in mind where the prep sink will go.

 Dual sinks are generally placed on opposite ends of the kitchen - maximizing utility and efficiency.

 

 

 

5. What functions are most important?

How big should my kitchen island be? | 2014 Kitchen Island Design TipsWhen thinking about your ideal island design, will it include tons of storage? More counter space? A place to add a wine refrigerator?

Many island have two-sided cabinets (such as examples 1 & 4 in this article) for easy-access storage.

If you want counter space, re-think adding a prep sink.

An island may be the ideal place to add a drink fridge.

 

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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