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How a Custom Home Gets Painted

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

Process for Painting New Homes Under Construction:

New homes are under construction in the Horizon neighborhood of Pittsboro, a popular area for homes on acreage within Chatham County, NC.

Want to know more about the home building process? See photos of homes under construction, with details on all the steps it takes to paint the interior - with major milestones to build, below.


Ever walked through a home under construction and wondered what it takes to get all those colors on the walls?  

English Country Style Home - Under Construction

What's the process for painting a new home?

  1. Tape and plastic
  2. Primer 
  3. First coat main color
  4. First coat accent color
  5. First coat trim
  6. Second coat, with more details completed
  7. Finish rest of house - no more paint yet!  
  8. Final touch up entire home, multi-day process

BlueridgeExterior_Construction.jpg

 The exterior is stone and cement fiberboard with white porch columns, flagstone porch, and metal roofing accents.

English Country Style Home

 Inside the foyer, archways open to the formal dining and living room. The staircase divides these two high-traffic areas.

English Country Style Home

A wall of windows opens up the great room - with island kitchen beyond.

 English Country Style Home

The kitchens shares a breakfast area, with glass french door leading to indoor-outdoor living spaces.  Another Custom Home step, see those "stains" on the floor?  Those are stain samples, so that the homeowner or designer can select the very best color for the site finished hardwoods to match the interior paint, cabinetry, and countertops.  

English Country Style Home

The his and hers master bathroom leads into the walk in closet with tons of built in shelving.

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Master suite trey ceiling and window wall open up the first floor bedroom space.

 

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 Inside the formal dining room, wainscoting trim and two-tone walls are beautiful touches - and check out the trey ceiling curves!  

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 Tall ceilings, well-placed windows, and archway openings keep light, bright spaces flowing throughout this Chatham County custom home.

Major new home building milestones include: 

  1. Lot Clearing
  2. Foundation
  3. Framing
  4. Plumbing and Electrical
  5. Drywall
  6. Flooring
  7. Painting

About New Homes Under Construction in Chatham County:

Two Stanton Homes, The Blueridge and The Cassiopeia, are now under construction.  

The Cassiopeia is a main floor master home for sale with 3,144 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. New home address: 65 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC.

 


Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

Lots in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 80s to 100s. Homes in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 400s to 600s. For more cost information, contact Stanton Homes.

Stanton Homes builds extraordinary custom homes in Horizon, with outstanding craftsmanship and top quality materials. We'll help you find, modify or design a custom home you'll love to live in, with free initial design services from our architectural and interior designers. Stanton Homes is an industry-leading builder of traditional, universal design, fully accessible, certified green, geothermal and energy saving homes — with some of the best guarantees in the business.

Learn more about building a home in Horizon - contact Stanton Homes.



 

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Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

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

65 Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

 Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

 

About Horizon:

Horizon is an acreage home community located in Chatham County, about 15 minutes from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

The Horizon Neighborhood offers oversized wooded lots with the privacy of mature trees and natural surroundings.

 



How much do Chatham County homes cost to build?

Lots in Horizon range from the 80s to 100s. Homes in the Horizon neighborhood range from the 400s to 600s. For cost estimate, contact Stanton Homes, here.

The Cassiopeia: First Floor Guest Suite, 2,618 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

65 Brookhaven Way, Pittsboro, NC

Horizon Neighborhood Homes for Sale

 

Schedule your appointment by clicking here (or any of the interior photos below)

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC 

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC Horizon Neighborhood | Acreage Homes Near Chapel Hill NC

 

Contact Stanton Homes for more information on the Cassiopeia - ready for move-in.

 

Horizon Neighborhood School District: 

Explore options for public and private schools near Horizon

Horizon Neighborhood Property Taxes:

Property taxes for a Horizon home are roughly half the cost of a home inside the Chapel Hill city limits.


Stanton Homes in the Horizon Neighborhood:

Stanton Homes builds extraordinary custom homes in Horizon, with outstanding craftsmanship and top quality materials. We'll help you find, modify or design a custom home you'll love to live in, with free initial design services from our architectural and interior designers. Stanton Homes is an industry-leading builder of traditional, universal design, fully accessible, certified green, geothermal and energy saving homes — with some of the best guarantees in the business.

Learn more about building a home in Horizon - contact Stanton Homes.



 

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When Will Mortgage Rates Go Up? Custom Builders in Chatham County

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Nov 02, 2010 @ 08:11 AM

When Will Record Low Mortgage Rates End?

If you're considering Chatham County homes for sale, you'll want to keep mortgage rates in mind.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Associations' Economic Forecast, the record low interest rates we've enjoyed this year will end within the next few months, with rates to jump back over 5% by the end of 2011. 

Here are the top predictions:

- 30 year fixed mortgage rate will average 4.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010.

- Rates will increase to 4.7% in the first quarter of 2011.

- Rates will climb to 5.1% by the end of 2011.

Mortgage purchases are anticipated to increase.   According to predictions, the mortgage industry is expected to originate an annual $480 billion in purchase mortgages by the end of this year and $626 billion next year, an increase of 30%.

The group also predicted sales of existing homes, on a NATIONAL level.

-  Sales of existing homes are predicted to be down 8% in 2010 from 2009.

-  Existing home sales are anticipated to increase 2% in 2011.

-  Existing home sales will then increase significantly in 2012, by 16%.

New Home sales are predicted to rise even faster.

- Sales of new homes are predicted to finish 2010 about 13% lower than in 2009.

- Sales of new homes are predicted to rise 20% in 2011

- Sales of new homes in 2012 are anticipated at 40% higher than in 2012.

Read the full article here.

 

Chatham County homes for sale are available in a wide variety of new home communities.  Custom builders in Chatham County like Stanton Homes offer design/build services that can make your new home just what you've always wanted.

What are buyers looking for in Chatham County homes for sale?

Incredibly low interest rates have made homes more affordable than ever before. 

Buyers of new homes are interested in low maintanence homes with full warranties, significant energy savings, and workable floor plans. 

Here's what we see as some of the top trends in Chatham County new homes. 

Top 5 Changes You'll See in New Homes

The predictions may not be entirely accurate, but one thing's for sure - these record low rates WILL NOT LAST FOREVER.

Have financing questions?

Visit "Ask Brian" - learn answers to some of today's top questions.

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