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2014 Home Design Trends
2014 home design trend #1: Super-sized kitchen islands
Everybody gathering in the kitchen has led to a bold expansion of space to accommodate everything you need to do, there!
Massive kitchen islands are the latest hallmark of a fabulous kitchen, as the focus on food becomes an entertainment, with plenty of places to spread out and pitch in.
See more photos of Raleigh new homes with super-sized kitchen islands, here:
2014 home design trend #2: Two-sided fireplaces
From grand room to dining room, master suite and the courtyard patio, two-sided fireplaces are becoming a hot commodity that has a bright future in 2014 new homes.
A growing amount of new homes are heating up special spaces with two-sided fireplaces - it's one of our most popular custom home trends. Take a look at these photos of Raleigh new homes with see-through fireplaces:
2014 home design trend #3: Secret built-ins
Secret storage centers are a great way to put away things you don't need every day, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations.
Ask Stanton Homes how to build-in secret storage benches, hidden shelves, and tucked-away cabinets like these:
In this version of the Summerlyn, storage benches line the breakfast room wall.
Here are more photos of Raleigh new homes with secret built-in storage:
2014 home design trend #4: Mudroom with shower (for you or your pet)
2014 mudrooms are living up to their name, with full and pet sized showers where you can rinse it all off! Take a look at these edgy new designs:
See more photos of Raleigh new homes with mudrooms:
2014 home design trend #5: Coffee and wine bar
Healthy living habits are integrated into 2014 floor plans, with coffee or wine bars that are perfect for starting - and ending - your day in comfortable, kick-back spaces.
See more photos of Raleigh new homes with coffee and wine bars:
2014 home design trend #6: Fireplace in the master bedroom
Cozy up this winter, with a private fireplace in the master suite, like this one. Nothing says romance more than the soft glow of a fire in your own special retreat.
2014 home design trend #7: Multiple sinks
Big kitchen islands are the perfect place to to add a prep sink or pot filler. There's nothing nicer for the sous chef than the ability to spread everything out, and still have water right in reach.
2014 home design trend #8: Powder rooms with personality
Powder rooms in 2014 new homes are filled with fun for your guests, with bold colors, espresso cabinets, and punctuated tile designs that show you care about every detail.
See photos of the top 5 powder room ideas, click here. And see even more ideas for powder rooms with glass mosaic tile, hardwood floors, wainscoting, built-in storage, and water efficient designs.
2014 home design trend #9: Wine refrigerator
A wine refrigerator with wine rack above creates two distinct spaces, with all the room you need for your favorite vintages - at one quick glance.
2014 home design trend #10: Storage cabinets in the master closet
Islands aren't just for kitchens, in 2014 new homes that cater to space in master suite closests. Island cabinets provide drawer after drawer of tuck away space, with a spacious, handy surface over the top.
Master bedroom closets are also integrating wall cabients, for even more choices. Take a look at more photos of Raleigh new homes with master closet cabinets:
2014 home design trend #11: Call it character: Hallways with special ceiling treatments and archways
In 2014 new homes, you can expect to see more special details such as storage cubbies, barrel vaults, treys, archways and trim treatments you'd expect to see in Great Rooms - that are now on the rise in hallways.
Whether it's the entrance to your home or a segue to your master suite, look for details in hallways that reflect distinction, in custom homes throughout the Triangle.
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