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Farmhouse New Homes [Photos of Farmhouses]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

Photos of New Farmhouses from Raleigh New Home Builders

The Westchester Farmhouse has exterior elements of craftsman home design - and interior modern farmhouse finishes. Take a look inside.

Farmhouse Style Homes | Raleigh New Home Builders

This Farmhouse design is 2,590 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an open layout for the island kitchen and great room. Contact us for more details about this home - and for information on building your new home in central North Carolina.

 

Farmhouse Style Homes | Raleigh New Home Builders

The two tone kitchen - with white perimeter cabinets and a gray island - features a white farmhouse sink, black pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, pot filler above the gas range, and many more unique custom home features.

Farmhouse Style Homes | Raleigh New Home Builders

The foyer entry opens in all directions with archways. Flex rooms on each side serve as two home offices, or a dining room and formal living room. The walls are painted blue, with white wainscoting.

Farmhouse Style Homes | Raleigh New Home Builders

The master bathroom features an open shower with no door, custom tile patterns, rain shower head. The vanity has undermount square sinks, dark framed mirrors, and bump-out center drawers.

New Home Trends from Custom Home Builder Stanton Homes

What's the best ceiling height for a great room? [Photos and Dimensions]

Multigenerational New Homes Raleigh [with floor plans]

Main Floor Master Plans for Raleigh Craftsman Homes

Best mudroom designs, sizes, and layouts [Mudroom Drop Zone Photos]

No tub for the bath? [Master bath floor plans with no tub]

7 Corner Pantry Ideas [with Floor Plans] for Chapel Hill New Homes

9 House Plans with Flex Space [With Floor Plan Layouts]

11 Window Styles for New Homes [Window Style Guide Photos]

Stanton Homes builds new custom homes throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina – tell us your favorite floor plan, and we’ll walk you through you next steps to build your custom home. 

 

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Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Posted by Stanton Homes on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

9 Questions to Ask Custom Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC

How to Find the Right Builder for Your New Home

Houzz has named Stanton Homes as the Top Home Builder in Pittsboro, NC - and we agree! 

See our top ranking on Houzz's full list here: Best 15 Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC

Move-In Ready Homes Pittsboro NC

Looking for the right fit for your new home project?  Get answers to 9 of the most important questions they say to ask a prospective custom home builder, below.

 Contact the team at Stanton Homes - and we'll guide you through the steps to build.

 
Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder
 

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder in Pittsboro, NC:

Question 1: How long have you been in the home building business?

Stanton Homes has been building high quality custom homes in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area since 2006.

Question 2: Where can I read customer reviews - from real home buyers?

Here is a link to our reviews page.

Or, find more home buyer reviews directly on Houzz.com, here.

These stories will give you a good idea of what it's like to build a new custom home with Stanton Homes.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Question 3: May I tour homes in progress?

Yes! Request a tour, here, to schedule your visit. Some homes may be available to see 7 days a week just ask us to set up a time.

Looking for quick move-in new homes? See our available homes, here.

Question 4: What license(s) do you have?

Stanton Homes is a licensed general contractor in the state of North Carolina. We build custom homes within about an hour of our home office in Apex (about a 50 mile radius). Want to know if we can build on your lot? Contact us to see if you're in our area.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

 

Question 5: What other awards, certifications, and training do you have?

Member National Association of Homebuilders

Member North Carolina Homebuilders Association

Approved VA Builder - Specially Adapted Housing experts

Aging In Place Specialists

Houzz, the world’s leading platform for custom home design ideas, designated Stanton Homes as “Best in Houzz for Design” and “Best of Houzz in Customer Appreciation” four years running, in what they said was a field of more than 500,000 builders and designers across the globe.

Several members of the Stanton Homes team have been chosen as “Top 40 Under 40” professionals in the nation by the industry's premiere publication, Professional Builder Magazine.

Read more about our team, here.

Question 6: Can you give me a written estimate?

Yes, we provide detailed, written estimates based on our floor plan that you want to build. Need floor plan ideas? Ask us to send you samples here.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Question 7: How long does it take to build a new home?

From the moment the footers are in the ground, our custom build process typically takes from 7 to 9 months.

Question 8: What happens when there are changes to materials or labor pricing?

We work hard to keep your costs down, and reflect that in your written estimate. 

Question 9: What will I need to provide?

We only need a few things to get you started on the build process, such as a pre-approval letter from your lender. Tell us what you want to accomplish, and we'll give you next steps.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Raleigh New Homes | Move-in Ready and On Your Lot Build Options:

How easy is it to build a custom home on your lot in the Raleigh Triangle area? Find out: 

Build On Your Lot FAQ

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What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

Posted by Stanton Homes on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

What's the best location for a laundry room?  


Take a look at these important questions to ask when comparing laundry room floor plans and standard features from North Carolina new home builders. Then, see sample photos with the pros and cons of a first versus second floor laundry room.

Move-In Ready New Homes NC

Types of storage: how many cabinets are "standard" in the size laundry room you want? Does the builder offer cabinets or "shelving" which can mean open (or wire) shelving with no door? All Stanton Homes are built with painted wood shelving.
  • Counter tops: are counter tops included? If so, how many linear feet?
  • Flooring: do you want tile or a special flooring for your laundry?
  • Windows: does the laundry room location allow for a window? If not, can your custom home builder re-arrange a few things in the floor plan to give you a window in the laundry?

Not sure where to start your house plan search? Get help finding a floor plan

Laundry Room Location on the First Floor Option #1: Near the Garage

Pros: A first floor laundry room can be located near the garage - and serve as a catch-all laundry / mud room. Just add a sink and counter top, and you've got a family and pet station.  

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

 

A downstairs laundry room (or hallway leading into the laundry room) is a great place for a drop zone - a storage center with cubbies and hooks like this: 

 

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

Laundry Room on the First Floor Option #2: Second Entrance to Laundry Room from the Master Closet

A secret or pocket door can give private access to the laundry room, from the master closet. Take a tour of this home, the Cabot, near Chapel Hill NC - schedule your visit here.

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

Laundry Room on the First Floor Option #3: Two Laundry Zones

This new home has a private washer and dryer located inside the master closet.  Two laundry rooms, or a laundry room and a laundry closet, are more common in Dual Master or Multi-Generation floor plans.  Get our top 20 Multigen plans, here.


What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

 

Laundry Room on the Second Floor

When all the bedrooms are upstairs, it can be more convenient to keep the laundry room on the second floor. See the floor plan for this home, with an oversized second floor laundry.

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the house plan name for new home cost and more information:

The Glenview 3,311 Sq Ft | First Floor Master | 4 Beds, 3 Baths | 2.3 Wooded Acres

The Autumn Brooke 3,150 Sq Ft | First Floor Master | 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths | 1 Wooded Acre

The Mackinaw 3,360 Sq Ft | First Floor Master and Guest Suite | 4 beds | 3 baths | 2.1 Wooded Acres


 

 

 

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Move-In Ready New Homes with Outdoor Living, Decks, Screen Porches

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Chapel Hill New Homes with Backyard Living Spaces:

What outdoor living spaces are right for your family? Take a look at these new custom homes, and see which outdoor living aspects you like best!

Here are some examples of homes for sale with outdoor living spaces:

Get ideas from the best outdoor living floor plans with decks, patios, porches, and design features such as outdoor fireplaces.

Chapel Hill New Homes with a Deck

A backyard deck can be one of the most cost effective outdoor living additions to a new home. And a well-placed glass French door will ensure you take advantage of beautiful outdoor spaces, like this custom home in Chapel Hill, NC: 

Move In Ready New Homes Chapel Hill NC  | Outdoor Living Homes

Chapel Hill New Homes with a Deck and Patio

Can't decide on one type of outdoor living space? This new home combines a deck with a concrete patio. Separate spaces let you cook, dine, and play outdoors.

Move In Ready New Homes Chapel Hill NC  | Outdoor Living Homes

 

Move-In Ready New Homes Chapel Hill NC

 

Chapel Hill New Homes with a Screen Porch and Patio

A screened in porch can be used nearly year-round in the mild NC climate. 

Move In Ready New Homes Chapel Hill NC  | Outdoor Living Homes

TIP: The size, shape, and conditions of your new home lot may help determine aspects of outdoor living spaces. Make sure to discuss your lot with your builder, before signing a contract.

How to Build On Your Lot

Stanton Homes builds new custom homes throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina – tell us your favorite floor plan, and we’ll walk you through you next steps to build your custom home.

 

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