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How is space distributed throughout a new home?

NHAB Study Looks at How Finished Space is Distributed in New Homes

The National Home Builders Association just released a study examining the average distribution of finished space in a typical new home built by NHBA members. This study answers questions such as:

How large are rooms in a typical new home?

How much square footage goes into bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, or kitchens?

Below is a list of the average percent distribution of finished space in the typical new home built by NAHB’s members:

Master Bedroom: 12%Raleigh New Homes | Home Sizes in Raleigh

Master Bath: 6%

Kitchen: 11.6%

Family Room: 11.5%

Living Room: 8.6%

Dining Room: 7.4%

Other Bedrooms: 16.8%

Foyer: 3.4%

Laundry: 3.7%

 

As you can see, the average square footage alloted to the master bedroom, kitchen, and family room are much higher than other rooms and very close to each other in percentage, indicating a consistent emphasis on these rooms.

The study also published results for the average size of these rooms, divided into homes under 2,000 sq ft; 2,000-2,999 sq ft; and over 3,000 sq ft.

Average room sizes for new homes included:

Master Bedroom: 309Raleigh New Homes | Home Sizes Raleigh

Master Bath: 160

Kitchen: 306

Family Room: 404

Living Room: 330

Dining Room: 216

Other Bedrooms: 481

Foyer: 101

Laundry: 102

Great Room (can indicate square footage from connected spaces): 550

Walk In Kitchen Pantry: 37

Other finished spaces addressed in this study included hallways, studies, bonus rooms, and breakfast nooks.

Data for this study was collected from an NAHB survey of single-family builder members. Click here to read the full study, from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), courtesy of HousingEconomics.com.

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11 floor plans that say “Come over for the game!” | Custom Home Tips

  
  
  

11 floor plans that say "Let's Watch the Game at Our Place"

Custom homes in Raleigh NC

Want everybody to gather at your place for the big game?

Design your floor plan to fit your fantasy football crowd. Here are 11 designs with wide open floor plans, leveraged for entertainment.

Floor Plan Idea #1: Second story game room

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NCGive your guests more options, with a Game Room that’s got Big Screen space – as well as a Great Room designed for lots of interaction.

The Harwood floor plan, a 5200 sq ft design by Alan Mascord, features a second floor game room with private staricase.

The Harwood game room is designed for game day gatherings, with:

 - A floor plan designed for a TV wall and plenty of seating space

 - A wet bar with sink and refrigerator

 - Private secondary staricase

Click here to see full floor plans for this home.

Request a price for this new home in the Raleigh, NC area.

 

Floor Plan Idea #2: Kitchen Island with Bar

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NCDo it big, in this 4700 sq ft plan with an open layout with no interference to everything you want to do.

This floor plan idea features a family room in reach of the curved kitchen island with serving bar.

 

Click here to see full floor plans for this home.

Request a price for this custom home in the Raleigh, NC area.

 

 

Floor Plan Idea #3: Three story floor plan

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

This 4500 sq ft plan is designed for outside stretches – with front and rear porches that accommodate wide receivers.

Inside, the High Country Farmhouse by Max Fulbright offers three opportunities for a game day room:

 - First floor family room

 - Second floor bonus room

 - Basement game room and recreation room

Click here to see full floor plans for this home.

Request a price for this custom home in the Raleigh, NC area.

Floor Plan Idea #4: Open Great Room

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NCThis 4200 sq ft home spotlights the game in a Great Room that takes center stage – and grabs attention.

Spread out in the Marlow, an Alan Mascord design.

The Marlow features:

 - A 19x21 great room

 - Kitchen seating bar

 - Arched entrances and an open, inviting design

Click here to see full floor plans for this home.

Request a price for this new home in the Raleigh, NC area.

 

Floor Plan Idea #5: Oversized Great Room with Built-In Wide Screen TV Center

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

 

The Peay, a Stanton Homes design, features an oversized 14x30 great room.

 

This 3500 sq ft home also has a two story foyer overlook to the great room and an open island kitchen.

 

 

The Peay, a version of the Dugan, is one of the most requested new custom homes in Raleigh designed by Stanton Homes:

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

 

This custom designed home features a full wall of storage with a built-in wide screen TV center.

The TV location was designed for universal visibility - from the kitchen, dining, and great room.

Enjoy a game day with tons of good food set out on the wrap-around serving bar. 

Floor Plan Idea #6: Two Story Great Room Open to Kitchen

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

The Treehouse, a Stanton Homes custom design, is a mountain house plan designed to fit a wooded hillside lot.

Two features were designed to make this Raleigh home game day ready:

First, The kitchen island was rotated to face the two story great room - so the sous chefs will never miss out on the action.

 

 

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

2. The great room entertainment center was custom designed and hand-built to incorporate a wide screen TV center with storage shelving below.

See more unique entertainment centers we've included in custom homes in Raleigh NC.

 

 

Floor Plan Idea #7: Four Game Rooms

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

The Mastrosimone, another custom Stanton Homes floor plan design, offers your pick of four game rooms to choose from on game day:

Game Day Room One: first floor great room

Game Day Room Two: first floor keeping room

Game Day Room Three: second story game room

Game Day Room Four: second story bonus room

 

Click here to request a floor plan and price for this popular option among custom homes in Raleigh NC.

 

Floor Plan Idea #8: Basement Game Room

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

Custom homes in Raleigh NC with a basement floor plan are highly requested, but difficult to find unless you build a custom home especially designed to fit your lifestyle and your lot. 

The Penelope, a Stanton Homes custom design, includes a walk-out basement with "man cave" game room.   

 

 

 11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

Learn more about basement home constuction in the Raleigh area

You'll feel like a winner in any of these Raleigh floor plans with a basement game room:

The Summerlyn - full basement custom home

The Treehouse - Walk-out basement with game room

The Country Manor - basement with game room

 

Floor Plan Idea #9: Open family room

11 floor plans that say "come over for the game"

The Maple Lane leverages a classic floor plan layout, with the kitchen, breakfast, and family room all close at hand.

This version of the Maple Lane leaves a large wall open for an entertainment center separate from the fireplace wall.

See a photo gallery of a version of the Maple Lane - click here.

 

Floor Plan Idea #10: How to rearrange a floor plan

11 floor plans that say "come over for the game"In this version of the Remington, a design by Living Concepts by Frank Snodgrass, the homeowners added a few custom modifications.

Stanton Homes was able to re-arrange the floor plan to accomodate game day festivities:

The keeping room fireplace was moved into the breakfast room - opening up space for a wide screen TV wall instead.

And the island was converted and rotated, to allow bar seating in view of the TV wall. 

The design team at Stanton Homes works closely with you to create an extraordinary custom home, with everything just the way you want it - read more about our architectural design team here and more about your personal design consultant here.

Here is the modified Remington with island kitchen and keeping room

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NCThis kitchen is a perfect game day setting, with:

 - Island seating bar

 - Wine and beer frige

 - Built-in TV center

 - Vaulted, angled keeping room, fit for a game table

See a full photo gallery of this custom home in Raleigh NC.

 

 

Floor Plan Idea #11: Two islands

11 floor plans that say "come over for the game"

 

The Cannon, one of Stanton Homes' newest and most requested custom home plans in Raleigh NC, is a wide open floor plan designed for friends and family to interact, especially on game days.

The Cannon is 2,971 sq ft with four bedrooms and three and a half baths.

There are two great locations for a TV entertainment center in this floor plan: the nook wall and the great room wall. Each location is large and open.

The second story "play room" could also act as a more private bonus or game room.

 

 

11 Floor Plans that Say “Come Over for the Game” | Custom homes in Raleigh NC

 

In this version of the Cannon, the homeowners chose to include a second island in the kitchen.

The second island added:

 - A full height seating bar for serving drinks and appetizers

 - Built-in storage cubbies on both ends

 - Almost double the counter space, creating the  ability to spread out

 

More custom home ideas, tips, and trends in Raleigh NC:

Featured custom homes in Raleigh NC, with photo galleries

Floor Plans with an open concept - ready for entertainment

How to design an entertainment center

Choosing a home plan that fits your lot

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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New home fireplace design | How to choose an entertainment style

  
  
  

New home fireplace design

How to choose entertainment styles

Your fireplace and entertainment centers don't need to compete - a design and build custom builder can give you a lot of great ideas for integrating placement.

Fireplaces and TV centers offer different types of entertainment, which often depends on the season (winter versus summer), time of day (early afternoon or late evening), and event (casual dinner at home versus hosting a Superbowl party).

Here are six design ideas to consider when deciding where to place your fireplace and your TV or entertainment center, as you plan the layout for your new custom home.

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment stylesNew home fireplace design #1: Fireplace with TV above, matching molding in the surround and mantle

When placing a TV directly above the fireplace, using the same wood molding or stone surround can create more cohesion in the room.

This fireplace design can be ideal for home buyers who plan to use these two forms of entertainment equally.

 

 

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment styles

New home fireplace design #2: Fireplace with TV above, carrying a stone surround to the ceiling

Even a full-height stone fireplace surround can accommodate a TV entertainment center, depending on what fits your personal interests.

Tip: Another reason to keep the TV directly above the fireplace is to keep other walls in the room open for furniture placement.

 

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment styles

New home fireplace design #3: Fireplace with TV above, built-in electronic plugs

Less is more in great rooms with centerpiece design features - such as these curved windows.

Adding a TV above the fireplace keeps the room feeling functional and beautiful, without adding molding or stone that may detract from the window design.

 

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment styles

Another way to maintain an emphasis on natural lighting is to place the fireplace and TV center on a secondary wall.

While this option may restrict furniture placement, the view it opens up is worth the trade-off.

 

 

 

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment styles

New home fireplace design #4: When the TV is wider than the fireplace

If you're set on an extra wide TV, consider adding off-center shelving next to your fireplace.

This will keep the room symmetrical overall, while allowing your TV to be much wider than the fireplace below.

And you'll love the benefits of built-in storage.

Tip: Adding an accent color to one wall is another way to keep your fireplace and entertainment center cohesive.

New home fireplace design #5: Placing the fireplace and TV on different walls

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment stylesPlacing the fireplace and TV center on different walls is the best way to create completely distinct entertainment areas (within the same room). 

While this TV wall is visible from the kitchen and breakfast nook, the fireplace is visible only from the entry and great room, giving it a more intimate feel.

Tip: Consider your options for adding built-in shelving - and decide which area could use it more, the entertainment center wall or fireplace wall.

New home fireplace design #6: Placing the fireplace and TV in different rooms

New home fireplace design | How to balance entertainment styles

Some transitional style homes can integrate an entertainment center in the kitchen or keeping room, instead of the grand room.

This two-sided fireplace is visible from the grand room (which is maintained as a formal space) as well as the kitchen.

The TV center is placed in the keeping room, visible from the opposite side of the kitchen fireplace.

 

More:

Fireplace design tips

Five Ways to Save Money in the Family Room

Built In Bookcase Styles and Ideas

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 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

  
  
  

Top Ten Kitchen Design Trends in New Homes

Kitchen trends in today's custom homes center on practical features that make everything easy and fun.

Take a look through these top ten design trends, for ideas you can use in your own new kitchen.

 

Kitchen Design Trend #10: Raised bars for seating

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen DesignWhen you don't want to deal with a meal at the table, a raised seating bar is the perfect solution.

Kitchens with raised eating/serving bars are designed to supplement alternative casual eating areas – in addition to more formal dining choices.

For example, in this home, the dining area is designed to be open and causal - alongside the kitchen bar.

 

Kitchen Design Trend #9: Special spaces that add flexibility

Secondary sinks can make cooking easy, all over the kitchen.


Top 10 kitchen trends

Whether you add one to the bar as a prep sink or over the stove as a pot filler, serious cooks love secondary sinks.  

Ask your builder what it would take to upgrade the kitchen with a small, extra sink - it's on a lot of today's kitchen wish-lists. 

But keep in mind the overall size and maneuverability of your kitchen, to determine usability.

 

 

 

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design Trend #8: Tile backsplashes

From glass mosaics to custom inlay designs, back splashes are a top design trend in new home kitchens.

Backsplashes are great for:

 - easy clean up

 - a splash of personality

 - a way to coordinate the room's decor

 - the artistic touch of a texture or pattern

Create some spark, with color!

Make your back splash a focal point of the room, or a backdrop that blends features. Grays can pick up other colors - giving more dimension to blues and greens. And metalics can draw the eye quickly.  

Kitchen Design Trend #7:  Granite or Quartz countertops

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

 

Every granite countertop is unique, hand-picked by our homebuyers with the help of their personal interior design expert provided by Stanton Homes.

Granite countertops can be chosen to blend into or contrast with tile back splashes and kitchen cabinets.

Check out what granite counter tops cost and what they add. Click here to learn more about adding granite to a 2013 kitchen.

 

Kitchen Design Trend #6:  Built in Beverage Coolers and racks

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

Specialty beverage centers that are cropping up in new homes include:

 - Wine racks

 - Wine refrigerators

 - Beer and soda refrigerators

Built-in beverage centers can be bold centerpieces of the kitchen, or discrete storage areas tucked around the corner in a butler's pantry or hallway.

 

 

Kitchen Design Trend #5:  Built-in StorageTop 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

Convenient storage solutions are cropping up all over new kitchens. 

Tucked-away spaces can be found under, over and inside every countertop in the room.

With just a small extension of the existing space, the ability to put things away underneath the serving bar, eating bar area, or island has become an important plus when considering storage centers. 

 

Kitchen Design Trend #4:  Oversized Islands

Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

Larger kitchens make way for oversized islands and that's an attractive alternative to other counter space. 

Oversized islands can be designed to fit your lifestyle and the amount of seating and storage you require, like these examples:

 

- Large seating area on one side, which can be raised or kept the same height

 

- Kitchen desk area

 
Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

- Separate range top and cooking center


- Preparation area with vegetable sink


Accents like display shelves, corbels, and "furniture" posts can be added.

 

3.  Built-in Banquettes


Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

A built-in seating area near the kitchen can maximize space and storage. 

Built-in seats are flush against the wall, and can be placed under windows to save space and allow for casual seating.

Banquettes can range in size, and storage can be built into the bench areas, like the setting in this photo.

 

 

 

2.  Contrasting Kitchen Cabinetry

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

Multiple finishes and styles of cabinetry make your Kitchen stand out with contrasting features and colors.

The dramatic influence of opposing color schemes can add classic appeal to decorative range hoods, islands, and eating bar areas.

One of today's most common cabinetry combinations is white with espresso.

Read more about kitchen color trends that combine dark and light cabinets.

 

1.   Open Kitchens
Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends | New Home Kitchen Design

The integration of kitchens with family living space (also called "Great Rooms") is another growing trend in 2013 new homes.

As home spaces become more casual, big, open spaces offer tremendous flexibility and a feeling of open spaciousness.

An island or peninsula can help divide two spaces into distinct areas, while allowing for open traffic flow.

 

 

You may also be interested in these other Raleigh new home articles with top tips from a new home builder.

Top 10 Dos and Donts for Kitchen Cabinets

Tub Surround Tile Ideas - Photos and Tips

Top 5 Ways to Save Money - Family Room

Built in Bookcases - Ideas and Trends

Formal Dining Rooms - Disappearing, or Here to Stay?

Virtual Tours - See This Week's Most Exceptional 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

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Unexpected new home floor plan trends | Are homes getting smaller?

  
  
  

Unexpected new home floor plan trends

Are homes getting smaller?

New home floor plans are trending down in size, with more than one-third of homeowners reporting a preference for homes under 2,000 sq ft. 

Unexpected new home floor plan trends

 

Why are we seeing a decline in home size, after a 40% growth trend over the past few decades?

A few reasons include:

 - A changing economic climate

 - A growing concern for increased sustainability and reduced energy costs

 - An evolving preference for single person households

 - An increasing demand for aging in place homes

Predicted new home trends include:

Unexpected new home floor plan trendsIn addition to the downward trend in floor plan size, predicted new home trends include:

 - Larger family rooms, in comparison to the overall home size

 - More attention to green features

 - Additional technological features

 - Increased focus on universal access features

 - Inclusion of outdoor living space, with blended indoor/outdoor areas

 

New home trend data is courtesy of Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc. In the infographic below, Alan Mascord predicts US homes will look like in 2015.

 

Alan Mascord

 

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New Home Design Trends | Are New Homes Getting Smaller?

  
  
  

The Incredible Shrinking Home

Raleigh New Home Trends

We've all heard numerous times that the average new home size is getting smaller. 

But is today's new home smaller than the one you grew up in?  Or is it just better planned and built than homes a few years ago?  Let's take a look at what's really been going on with new home sizes over the past 40 years or so! 

Home Size | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

In 1973, the average new home in the United States was only 1,660 square feet.   That's average - meaning many homes were much smaller.

If you grew up in the 70s, you probably remember sharing a much smaller home than the one you're currently living in, probably with a couple of siblings!

  • The average new home size did not exceed 1,800 square feet until 13 years later.  In 1986, the average new home was a whopping 1,825 square feet.
  • In just one year, the average home size jumped from 1,825 square feet in 1986, to 1,905 square feet in 1987 (more room to watch the tv debut of "The Simpsons"!)
  • In only two more years, 1989 saw the average home size increase to 2,035 square feet.
  • It took another 5 years to break the 2,100 square foot barrier, which happened in both 1994 and 1996.
  • And another 5 years later, in 1999, the average home size was 2,223 square feet. 
  • But homeowners kept asking for larger homes.  It only took another two years to break the next barrier.  In 2001, the average new home size was 2,324 square feet.
  • Not done yet!  In 2005, the average home was 2,434 square feet, over 2400 for the first time.
  • And in 2007, the average new home was 2,521 square feet, the largest to date.

Where are New Home Sizes Today?

After peaking at 2,521 square feet in 2007, the average new home stayed constant in 2008, decreased in size in 2009 and 2010, but bounced back up in 2011. The average new home size in 2011 was 2,480 square feet.

New homes have made some incredible gains in size over the past 40 years or so.

The average new home in 2010 was:

  • 44% Larger than in 1973 (37 years ago)What is the average new home size? 2012 new home trends | raleigh new homes
  • 41% Larger than in 1976 (34 years ago)
  • 31% Larger than in 1986 (24 years ago)
  • 6% Larger than in 2000 (10 years ago)
  • From 1973 to 2004, the average home increased in size by 22 square feet per year.
  • From 2004 to 2007, the average home increased by 43 square feet per year, double the typical rate.

Why is today's new home smaller than it was a few years ago?

  • Homebuyers are much more budget conscious
  • Homebuyers are not as interested in rooms they have little to no use for
  • Homebuyers want a home that works the way they need it to, rather than the biggest home on the street.

More New Home Size Trend Topics:

New Home Size Trends - What's Happened over 40 Years?

2012 New Home Trends - Homes 1799 Square Feet and Smaller 

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 1800 to 2399 Square Feet  

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 2400 to 2999 Square Feet

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 3000 to 3999 Square Feet

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes 4000+ Square Feet

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.

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

  
  
  

Top 5 master suite layouts

Looking for master suite layout ideas? Our top 5 master suite designs for new homes are packed with unique details, cool architecture, and one-of-a-kind custom designs. You'll find several themes throughout these master suite layouts, with favorite features such as:

 - Open floor plan designs with space to spread out and relax

 - Elegant sitting rooms with angled walls and arched windows

 - Separate closets and vanities that maximize the his-and-hers style

 - Oversized soaking tubs, especially those with a romantic, tucked-away feeling

Master Suite Layout #1 - The Dugan

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

This version of the Dugan floor plan features a first floor master suite with second floor mother-in-law suite.

The master suite, located just off the foyer, is fully accessible with:

 - Wheelchair accessible shower with bench

 - Roll-under second vanity

 - Expanded walk in closet with accessible center storage cabinet

- Walk in Closet is located on the opposite side of the bath.

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dugan is copyright Stanton Homes.

 

Master Suite Layout #2 - Summerlyn

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Summerlyn floor plan includes a second floor master suite with sought-after features such as:

 - Angled sitting room

 - His-and-hers style closets and vanities

 - Luxurious soaking tub alcove with specialty art niches

 - Custom ceiling treatments - vaulted and trey designs

 - Optional corner fireplace

 

 

 

 


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Master Suite Layout #3 - Lowery

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Lowery floor plan features a first floor master suite. The Lowery master suite layout was custom designed to include:

 - Turret style sitting area

 - Large bedroom area with multi-layer trey ceiling

 - His-and-hers style walk in closets

 - Garden tub with separate tile shower

 - Vaulted bathroom with unique details, such as plant shelves

 - Commode room tucked out of sight

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Master Suite Layout #4 - Mastrosimone

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Mastrosimone is a first floor master suite floor plan.

This version of the Mastrosimone features a unique sitting room style - with half-walls dividing it from the master suite. Cut-out openings serve as art/plant shelves.

The his-and-hers walk in closets sit opposite each other, and lead into the master bath.

A centerpiece soaking tub pulls together the parallel design.

 

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

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Master Suite Layout #5 - Penelope

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 All four bedrooms in the Penelope are located on the second floor.

The second floor master suite features:

 - Large bedroom with vaulted, trey ceiling

 - Separate his-and-hers closets and vanities

 - Private corner alcove tub

 - Tons of extra linen storage and built in shelving

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These top 5 master suite designs highlight master suite trends:

 - Open floor plans

 - Elegant sitting rooms

 - His-and-hers amenities

 - Oversized soaking tubs (and showers)

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Top 10 Master Bath Trends

What master bath features are most important to this year's new homebuyers? The top 10 master bath trends for 2013 include all the sought-after features you love, with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

Top Master Bath Trend #1 - Extra storage

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013In 2013, new home master baths will find ways to add extra storage and de-clutter counters, such as adding:

 - Floor-to-ceiling cabinets

 - Open shelving

 - Angled upper cabinets

 - Wrap-around cabinets

 See photos of more master bath storage ideas - click here

Top Master Bath Trend #2 - Oversized tub

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 Master bathrooms built in 2013 will include more oversized tubs - with many special requests for extended lengths as more men are enjoying pampering soaks.

New homeowners are looking for a place to relax - and a large bubble bath makes the top of their list.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #3 - Expanded shower

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 

 

While some master bath tubs are expanding in size, others are being replaced with oversized showers.

Custom home master bath showers will include specialty features such as tile benches, dual shower heads, and built in niches.

 

 At Stanton Homes, we can enlarged or rearrange a master bathroom floor plan to accomodate an oversized shower.

 

    

 

Top Master Bath Trend #4 - Premium tile selections

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Master baths will include more premium tile selections such as marble and glass.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Lowery, features a glass mosaic tub surround.

 

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #5 - Framed mirrors

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 While master baths will continue to feature large mirrors with beveled edges, we anticipate more requests for framed mirror styles for a more contemporary feel

 

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Carwile, includes wood framed mirros in espresso.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #6 - Plant shelves AND

Top Master Bath Trend #7 - Vaulted ceilings

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

Plant shelves and vaulted ceilings go hand-in-hand in 2013 custom home designs.

Plant shelves are a subtle way to add elegance and detail to any master bathroom.

See more photos of plant shelves on Pinterest - click here.

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And vaulted ceilings add greater dimension and depth.

Get ideas for your custom master bath in these vaulted ceiling photos.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #8 - Heated floors

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Heated flooring will continue to be a luxury add-on for master baths.

 

Heated flooring can make winter mornings more comfortable.  While not as popular in mild North Carolina, heated floors will stay in high demand in colder climates.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #9 - Arched openings and alcoves

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 Master baths will include more upscale designed details, such as arched openings and alcoves.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Summerlyn, features a rectangular tub with arched entrance and TWO arched alcoves, one on each end of teh tub. Lights are tucked into each alcove and above the tub.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #10 - His and hers separate vanities

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

A "his-and-hers" master bathroom setup will continue to be popular in new homes.

While separate vanities can be integrated into one long countertop, even more popular is a separate countertop design. 

Completely separate countertops, sinks, and storage give a true his-and-hers feeling.

The his-and-hers concept will also be used when designing two seperate master closets.

 

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Top 10 Floorplan Trends | New Custom Homes

  
  
  

Top 10 Floorplan Trends

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Below are the Top 10 floorplan trends for Raleigh custom homes. See how many of these floor plan design features are in your new home wish list.

Floor Plan Trend #1: Walk in pantry

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Walk In Kitchen PantryCustom home floor plans will include more walk in pantries, in several unexpected locations.

Homebuyers will take advantage of previously unused square footage but tucking (large) pantries away from coveted kitchen space and into hallways, under the stairs, and as "hidden" rooms just around the corner.

See photos of the top 5 walk in pantry designs for raleigh new homes here.

 

Floor Plan Trend #2: Island kitchen with seating

Top 10 Floor Plan Trends | Island Kitchen with Seating

 

 

Kitchens will remain the central gathering place of the home. Therefore, a carefully planned kitchen floor plan will remain a priority for new homeowners

 Island kitchen floor plans will include seating above and innovative storage solutions below.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Country Manor, includes:

 - Island with seating

 - Specialty carved wood island legs

 - Stone surround

 - Decorative wood ceiling beams

 - Glass front cabinetry

 

Floor Plan Trend #3: Main floor master

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Main Floor Master

Main floor master suites will continue to be a top homebuyer request.

Why choose to build a first floor master home?

 - Main floor master suites are great for long-term planning. They eliminate the need to climb stairs every day.

 - Main floor master suites enable easy access to outdoor living spaces. Many homeowners are adding a set of French doors to open their master bedroom into a screen porch, deck, or patio.

Watch photo tours of Raleigh main floor master homes designed and built by Stanton Homes.

Floor Plan Trend #4: More Accessible

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Accessible Floor Plan Design  From fully accessible floor plans (which qualify for grants) to individual features, many Raleigh custom homes will integrate accessibility.

 Stanton Homes is an industry leading Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) approved builder in central North Carolina, with an innovative, technology-driven approach to customized, functional and beautiful fully accessible and universal homes.

 

Floor Plan Trend #5: Guest suites

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Guest SuiteFirst floor guest suites will be a top request for custom homes, with privacy and convenience at the top of homebuyers' “must have” list.

Traditional plans have a first floor guest bedroom with an attached (or near-by) bath, but there are a tremendous amount of variations. Guest suite baths can be designed with the same upper-end features as the master suite bath.

Pictured here is a version of the Cove, a guest suite custom home designed and built by Stanton Homes. 

Floor Plan Trend #6: Multigenerational living

Top 10 Floor Plan Trends | Multigenerational LivingThe demand for new homes with multigenerational living and mother in law suites continues to rise.

See floor plans of our most popular mother in law suite floor plans - click here. Stanton Homes can modify or design/build a custom mother in law suite home to meet your needs and budget.

 

 

Floor Plan Trend #7: Pocket office/first floor office

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | First Floor Pocket Office

 

In Raleigh new homes, more owners will include a built-in first floor office or tucked-in pocket office.

 

 A pocket office can double as a storage area with shelving, a craft area, or sitting room.

 

 

 

Floor Plan Trend #8: Mudroom with drop zone

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Mudroom with drop zoneMudrooms will increase in popularity. 

Mudrooms serve as a transition area between the outdoors and indoors, designed to keep your home clear of mud, debris, and clutter.

Mudrooms can be small or large, and can sometimes double as large laundry rooms, with a washer, dryer, folding table, and sink for easy cleaning of dirty clothing and outdoor items.

Mudrooms are usually placed adjacent to the garage, sometimes with a separate entrance.

See photos of money and Time Saving Laundry Rooms and Mud Rooms on Pinterest - click here.

Floor Plan Trend #9: Outdoor spaces

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Outdoor SpacesLiving areas will expand to the outdoors, with courtyard patios, screen porches, and covered decks.

 Stanton Homes can design your outdoor living space to keep you cozy in the winter and social in the summer.

 The custom home pictured here includes a courtyard style patio with see-through fireplace to the great room.

 

 

Floor Plan Trend #10: Second living area

Custom home floor plans in will focus on adding a secondary living area, such as:

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 - Game room

 - Basement

 The custom home pictured here, a version of the Woodlake, includes a second story bonus room with hardwood floors and full wall window seat.

 

 

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Custom Home Design Trends | Color Accent Walls

  
  
  

Custom Home Design Trends

Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

Accent walls are adding a huge "wow" factor to custom homes in North Carolina. Successfully adding an accent wall can be tricky business - so read on to learn how to add color and texture to your home without running into design blunders.

Browse the photos of NC custom designs below, and see how homeowners are creating spaces uniquely theirs - with a splash of color and texture. 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

 

NC custom home buyers often ask "How can I add an accent wall, without it appearing random or tacky?"

 The key to adding any accent color is to maintain a consistent flow throughout the entire home. 

 Take this custom home for example, a version of the Gershwin built near Raleigh, NC. 

 

 

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The homeowners loved the color blue, and wanted to include it in the family room.

Instead of adding blue to just an accent wall in one room, they created a theme throughout their home with a blue powder room and master bedroom.

 

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 By applying blue to three separate rooms throughout this custom new home, the living room accent was given purpose - and thus a more aesthetically appealing tone.

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

Pictured here is a version of the Worthington, a custom home built in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

In this custom home, an accent wall made of brick was added as a one-of-a-kind designer detail.

Each of the colors tones present in this wall - red, brown, tan, grey - were incorporated into other rooms.

 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

 

For example, the great room includes a brown and tan fireplace surround - making a connection to the foyer wall.

 

 

 

 

 

Accent walls can add dimension to your home - but they can also look out of place.

The key to incorporating an accent wall is: find ways to incorporate the same colors, textures, or tones in other rooms throughout the home. Give the wall purpose. And use the wall tell your family and guests where they should be looking!

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