Chatham County Home Builders within the Triangle Parade of Homes 2016:
The Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 can be a great indicator for master bathrooms design trends. New home and custom home builders in Chatham County entered homes into the Triangle Parade of Homes that represent what their homebuyers are asking for.
So what's the latest trend for master suite layouts? We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:
What's New in Master Bath Trends Built by Chatham County Home Builders? Master bathroom showers, tubs, vanities, and sitting areas
Split it up, or keep it together? That's the key question builders are asking for new home bath floor plans in the master suite.
1. Shower and Tub - 77% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders
- 23 Chatham County entries, 77%, had both a shower and a tub - in Triangle Parade of Homes 2016
- While showers are the top preference by far for everyday bathing, a soaking tub is a welcome retreat for many home buyers. Whether it's a freestanding tub, or a drop in tub with a beautiful tile surround and room for wine and candles, having a tub in the master bath is a requirement for many homes built by Chatham County home builders.
2. Shower with NO Tub - 23% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders
- 7 of 30 Chatham County new home entries, or 23%, had a shower but not a tub in the master bath
- A growing percentage of homeowners say that they do not use a tub often enough to want to include it in the master bath. They'd rather allocate the cost (and space) to other priorities, which can include "super-sizing" the shower and adding multiple showerheads.
Master Bath Vanities:Every Parade of Homes entry submitted by Chatham County new home builders included double vanities in the Master Bath.
1. Split Vanities - 33% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders
- 10 of 30, or 33%, of master bathrooms included Split Vanities
- Ten new homes featured a "Split Vanity" layout. The two vanities are completely separated, whether it's by placing them on opposite sides of the room or opposite sides of the tub or shower.
Here's an photo example of a his and her vanity separated by a vertical wall of cabinets, from a Stanton Home in the Triangle:
2. Seating Area - 30% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders
- 9 of 30 Chatham County new homes, or 30%, included a Seating Area
- Chatham County new home builders have had more requests for inclusion of a "make up" seating area in the Master Bath, between the two sink areas. This is usually placed at a slightly lower height, to allow comfortable use with a standard stool or chair. An open "window seat" style area can also be placed between the vanities, which allows separation of space.
Here's an example of what a seating area / make-up counter looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Triangle:
3. Standard Vanities - 30% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders
- 11 of 30, 37%, Standard vanities
- The remaining new homes included a straight vanity with two sinks, of varying lengths and with varying features (some homes featured drawers in the vanity cabinets while others did not, for instance).
- Here's a photo from one of the two Stanton Homes in the Triangle Parade of Homes, with a his and her "standard vanity" with two sinks and a center set of drawers:
What does this mean for homebuyers in Chatham County?
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This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Chatham County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends. These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes. The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Chatham County in the Briar Chapel, Chapel Ridge, Chapel Ridge Estates, Dunhill, Fieldston, The Hamptons, Harrison Pond, Henderson Place at Fearrington, Horizon, Legacy at Jordan Lake, Parks at Meadowview, Piazza at Stonewater, Vistas at Chapel Ridge, Westfall, Westfall Pines, Windfall, and Woods at Wilkerson Creek new home communities.