5 Places to Tuck a Plant Shelf:
Plant shelves are a small touch that can add a lot of life to a home floor plan. What are the most common locations for adding plan shelf?
- Above the master suite entrance
- In the foyer
- Above the front door
- Above the master shower
- Above a wall bump-out
See five Raleigh custom homes with a plant shelf, below.
Photos of Plant Shelf Ideas in New Homes:
1. Above the Master Suite Entrance
Adding a small bump-out to this master suite created space for a plant shelf and two built-in art nooks (painted in contrasting light and dark grey colors to pop out).
This photo is from a version of the Worthington II, a Raleigh custom home built by Stanton Homes.
Get more ideas for the master suite entrance design: 16 Master Bedroom Entries.
2. In the Foyer
Staircases often lend themselves to creative use of space - here's an example of a plant shelf built into the turn of this angled foyer staircase.
The floor space below is perfect for an angled bench or entryway table. This photo is from a version of the Horse Country Estate, a main floor master suite Raleigh custom home.
More foyer and entryway ideas:
3. Above the Front Door
Barrel vault ceilings and plant shelves are the two most popular ways to decorate a two story foyer in Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes.
In this design/build home, a version of the Carwile, the foyer features a dormer style plant shelf, visible from the first floor entry and second story overlooks. Adding an outlet near a plant shelf can increase holiday decorating possibilities too.
In this version of the Beaufort, a Frank Betz floor plan built by Stanton Homes, the two story foyer features both a barrel vault and a plant shelf above the front door. Dramatic entrances - as "interior curb appeal" - are a popular home design features in the Raleigh new home market.
4. Above the Master Shower
The plant shelf in this design/build master bathroom incorporates a full-length plant shelf along the tub and shower. The ceiling vaults above, giving the plant shelf space for display.
This photo is from a version of the Penelope, a Raleigh custom home.
5. Above a Wall Bump-Out
Similar to master suite entrances, an accent area or wall bump out can serve a dual purpose as a decorative plant shelf. Here is an example of a plant shelf tucked into the vaulted ceiling of the breakfast room - located next to the kitchen and great room.
How much does it cost to add a plant shelf?
When you're ready to get down to cost details on your new home, contact Stanton Homes. Tell us your home plan layout priorities - including details as small as a plant shelf - and we'll show you what it takes to build in the central region of North Carolina.