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Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Apex Home Builders in 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 Apex 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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

 



What's New in Master Bath Vanity Trends from Apex Home Builders?  Master bathroom vanities and sitting areas:

The most popular type of vanity layout was a traditional straight dual vanity.   Two additonal types of vanities featured in floor plans were split vanities and vanities with a seating area.

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

1. Split Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 2 Apex New Homes in the Parade, or 14%, had a split vanity design. 

What's a split vanity? Here's a photo of an Apex new home with split vanity design. One vanity is on each wall of the bath layout:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

 

2. Vanities with a Seating Area - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 1 of 14 Apex new home entries, or 7%, had a seating area in the vanity.
  • Apex 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 Apex NC area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

3. Wrap Around Vanities - 0 Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 0 of the 14 Apex new homes included wrap around vanities in the master bath.

4. Standard Vanities - 79% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

Check out hundreds of possibilities, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders

 


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

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

 

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

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

 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Apex Home Builders 

 
This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake 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 Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, apex new homes, Apex new home design, apex home builders

What's the Most Popular Master Bath Vanity Design? | Orange County Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Orange County Custom Home Builders in the 2016 Triangle Parade of Homes:

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 Vanity Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Master bathroom vanities and sitting areas

Wrap around vanity, split vanities, or seating area at the vanity?  

1. Split Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 2 Orange County Parade entries, or 14%, had a split vanity design. 

 

Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with split "his and her" vanity design:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 

2. Seating Area at the Vanities - 50% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 7 of 14 Orange County new home entries, or 50%, had a seating area in the vanity.
  • Orange 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 Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

3. Wrap Around Vanities - 21% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 3 of 14, or 21% of homes, included wrap around vanities in the master bath.
Here's an example of what a wrap around vanity looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

4. Standard Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 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).  

 

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

Check out hundreds of possibilities, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 


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

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

 

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

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

 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders 

 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
 
This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Orange 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 Orange County in Ashbury Green, Claremont South, Dunhill, Enclave on Jones Ferry, Forest Ridge, Fox Hill Farm, The Orchard, Pleasant Green Farms, Waterstone, Waterstone Terraces new home communities. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

Shower and a Tub, or Just a Shower? | Orange County Home Builder Trends

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 16:10 PM

Orange County New Home Builders in the Triangle Parade of Homes 2016:

The Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 can be a great indicator for master bath shower design trends.  New home and custom home builders in Orange 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 bath floor plan layouts?  We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders



What's New in Master Bath Shower Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Walk Through Showers

What's more common, a separate soaking tub and shower, or are the soaking tubs going away? 

1. Separate Tub/Shower - 93% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 13 of 14 Orange County Parade entries, or 93%, had a separate tub and shower design. 
  • 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 Orange County home builders. 

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders

2. Walk Through Shower - Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • One of the Orange County new home entries with a shower and tub had a walk through shower design.
  • Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with "walk through" shower design:

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders

3. Shower Only - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 1 of 14, or 7% of homes, included only a shower and no tub in the master bath.
Here's an example of a bathroom with no tub from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area. The shower is located along the wall pictured (just around the corner, where you can see a glimpse of the tile wall in the mirror):

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

Check out hundreds of possibilities, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 


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

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

 

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

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

 

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders
 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Orange 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 Orange County in Ashbury Green, Claremont South, Dunhill, Enclave on Jones Ferry, Forest Ridge, Fox Hill Farm, The Orchard, Pleasant Green Farms, Waterstone, Waterstone Terraces new home communities. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

Orange County Home Builders in 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 Orange 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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 



What's New in Master Bath Vanity Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Master bathroom vanities and sitting areas

Wrap around vanity, split vanities, or seating area at the vanity?  

1. Split Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 2 Orange County Parade entries, or 14%, had a split vanity design. 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with split "his and her" vanity design:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 

2. Seating Area at the Vanities - 50% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 7 of 14 Orange County new home entries, or 50%, had a seating area in the vanity.
  • Orange 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 Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

3. Wrap Around Vanities - 21% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 3 of 14, or 21% of homes, included wrap around vanities in the master bath.
Here's an example of what a wrap around vanity looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

4. Standard Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

Check out hundreds of possibilities, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 


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

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

 

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

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

 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders 

 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
 
This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Orange 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 Orange County in Ashbury Green, Claremont South, Dunhill, Enclave on Jones Ferry, Forest Ridge, Fox Hill Farm, The Orchard, Pleasant Green Farms, Waterstone, Waterstone Terraces new home communities. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

 



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.

Master Bath New Home Trends | 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 New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Chatham County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master suite floor plan are YOU looking for?

Check out hundreds of possibilities, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

 


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

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

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

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

Master Bath New Home Trends | Chatham County Home Builders

 
Learn more about Chatham County new home trends - click to read more:
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.

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, Chatham County New Homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, Chatham County Home Builders

7 Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 11:01 AM

Vanity Designs for Him and Her

A set of his and her vanities provides invaluable convenience in master bath, especially when floor space is efficient, but limited.

Here are several examples of master bathrooms with dual vanities and open knee-hole / dressing chair storage in between. See which configurations you like best, full or lowered height tables:

When working with a custom home builder, the master bathroom tends to be the second most modified room of your home (after the kitchen). Read on to see how our home buyers made their master bath a space of their own - with connected his and her vanities. (Also get details on paint colors, counter tops, and cabinet sizes found in these photos.) Design ideas from Raleigh new home builder Stanton Homes - get help finding a floor plan with the master bath layout you want.


7 Top His and Hers Vanity Designs:

Each of the master bathroom photos below show different ways to include connected his and hers vanities. Several custom home baths will give you "dressing table" ideas (when a section of the counter top is lowered to accommodate chair-height uses). See our full ideabook of dual master vanities, here.

1. His and Hers Vanity with Dressing Table

A dual vanity with dressing table requires a single, long wall on one end of the room. The dressing table (the lower center section of the counter top) is sized for a chair to fit comfortably underneath.

Generally, a 33 inch tall vanity may be more ideal for women, while a 36 inch tall vanity suits most men.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

These vanity cabinets are Cherry wood with a Slate stain. Each vanity has six drawers and a center cabinet. The square sinks give a modern appeal. 4'' backsplashes protect the walls between the sinks and mirrors.

2. Furniture Style His and Her Vanity with Makeup Counter

Tall ceilings, large windows, wide mirrors, frameless shower glass, and light tones work together to open up this hallway style master bathroom.

The vanity cabinets are Maple wood with espresso stain, dovetail soft close drawers, and furniture style feet. The vanity tops are "Crema Marfil Marble," with two white oval undermount vanity sinks.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

Wall sconces add light to the room, and let the full wall mirror extend to the ceiling (many vanity lights are installed above the mirrors). The room is painted in SW "7548 Portico".

3. His and Hers Vanity with Knee-Hole Space for Dressing Chair

We're seeing a trend towards master bathrooms with dressing or makeup counters - here is another example layout.

The vanity cabinets are made of Oak wood with an espresso stain. Each tall vanity is 39'' wide. The center dressing table is 27'' wide. The vanity is 24'' (two feet) deep.

The vanities are mirror images of each other, with all drawers located to the center and cabinets to the outside.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

The shower and closet are completely open to the vanity area. (The door pictured leads to the private toilet room.)

4. Long His and Her Vanity with Full Wall Mirror

The bathroom vanity is Maple wood finished in Antique White paint. Each vanity is 39'' wide, with a center set of drawers 21'' wide.

The "Carolina Cream Gloss" countertop is a standard 24'' depth. Integrated oval sinks keep a smooth surface. The sink backsplash is 4'' tall.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

This master bathroom fits smoothly into the farmhouse style home, filled with shades of white, beige, and tan. The paint color is called "SW 7506 Loggia".

5. Small Bathroom with Dual Vanity

These vanity cabinets are made of Hickory wood in a Chestnut stain.

This is a more compact master bathroom space. The vanities are each 27'' wide, connected by an 18'' wide set of drawers in the center. The granite vanity top is called "Suede Brown".

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

It is always a good idea to balance size with cost in the master bathroom. Do you need 39'' or 36'' cabinets, or will 27'' wide cabinets, with additional drawers, provide enough storage space? Try measuring your current bathroom, for a starting point on the space you have - and get a better idea of what you need.

6. Modern Bathroom with His and Her Connected Vanity

These vanity cabinets are made of Maple wood with an espresso stain and oil rubbed bronze drawer pulls. The granite counter top color is called "Mirador Gold".

The bathroom is painted in Benjamin Moore "AF-670 Nightingale".  Hanging lantern style lights replace more traditional vanity lights.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

The three-sided glass shower takes center stage in this master bath, with two shower heads (one hand-held option and one rain head). 

7. Vaulted Ceilings in the His and Hers Bath

The his and hers vanity is built in Maple wood and finished in Antique White paint. Each vanity is 36'' wide with a 21'' center set of drawers

The vanity counter tops - made of cultured marble - are called "Riverstone"  A big advantage of cultured marble is the integrated, seamless sinks, so much easier for cleaning and very appealing to the eye.

Best Master Bath Vanity Ideas | Top His and Hers Vanity Designs

See 12 more popular master bathroom layouts, here. 

 



Best His and Her Layouts in the Master Bathroom:

If you're like many NC new home owners, you crave a little separation and personal space for your morning and evening rituals. The master bathrooms pictured above provide good examples of how to maintain separate space, without installing two separate vanities. 

Ask the designers at Stanton Homes how to maximize the usability of your master bath. 

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home.

 


 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, raleigh custom homes, raleigh new homes, best master bath vanity ideas, his and hers vanities, his and hers vanity designs

Top 6 Small Bathroom Layouts [For the Master Suite]

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 19:05 PM

 

Bathroom Layouts for Small Spaces:

While en suite baths have grown in square footage over the years, many home buyers are still asking for floor plans with more compact, well-planned bathroom layouts.

Below are our top 6 small master bathroom layout ideas with photos from Stanton Homes in the Raleigh, NC area.

Here are some most popular custom homes with a small master bathroom (with photos below):



How to Design a Small Bathroom:

The best small bathroom designs center on using space efficiently. 

Some common bathroom design techniques include:

How to Design a Small Bathroom Idea #1: Eliminate the Tub

A long-standing debate over the master bathroom is whether to include a tub (especially for those who rarely use their current tub).

On one hand, buyers argue that a master bathroom tub is a must-have item. Therefore, if you plan to re-sell your home in the future, you may not want to choose this space-saving layout idea.

On the other hand, bathroom tubs are huge space-users. Eliminating the tub can reduce your bathroom size by a minimum of 24 sq ft (a standard tub deck is usually about 6x4 feet).

Eliminating the tub will also offer more flexibility in how you arrange your bathroom floor plan. Here is an example of a small master bathroom with no tub:

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

See more examples of homes without a tub in the master bathroom, here.

Small Bathroom Idea #2: Single Vanity Location

"His and hers vanities" are a popular bathroom design request (home buyers often agree that two sinks in the master bathroom are essential).

A single, long vanity with two sinks -- rather than separated vanities -- can save you space, depending on the overall layout of your bath.

Here is an example:

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

While the center vanity drawers are shared, each sink has lower cabinets that offer plenty of personal storage space. The single wall layout makes this master bathroom more efficient. See a floor plan for this home - a version of The Sutherland - here.

View photos of 12 more his and hers vanity layouts in Raleigh custom homes, here.

Small Bathroom Idea #3: Vaulted Ceilings

A ceiling vault can open up a small room, making it feel larger and more open. Here is an example of a small master bathroom with vaulted ceiling.

Overall, this master bathroom has just enough space to tuck in a his and hers vanity along one wall, with a tub and corner shower on the opposite side.

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

Small Bathroom Idea #4: Bath Windows

Natural light can make a big difference in a small bathroom.

If your bathroom is too small to incorporate large picture windows, consider adding a row of smaller windows. 

Here is an example where windows located higher up -- designed to maintain privacy and eliminate the need for obscuring curtains.

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

Another technique to add natural light -- and obscure outside visibility -- is the use of glass block windows with textured glass. Here is an example:

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

Small Bathroom Idea #5: Built-In Storage

Built-in shelving will add storage space to a smaller bathroom, without taking up floor space. Here is an example of open concept shelving. Doorless storage makes the room feel larger, and avoids the need for door swing space.

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

 

Small Bathroom Idea #6: Compact Hallways

There is no tub -- or open space -- in this compact master bathroom. The shower is tucked beside one of the vanities, with a short hallway leading to the closet.

Small Bathroom Layouts | Small Bathroom Photos

 


How to Design a Small Bathroom:

What master bath features matter most to you and your family? Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll show you how to built it - with recommendations for floor plan features and selections that fit your budget.


More About Master Bathroom Design:

17 Favorite Master Bath Tub Surrounds | 2014 Bath Design Ideas

Master shower tile designs - with floor plan images

Bathroom Tile Trends - Custom Mosaic Tile Designs

Tub Surround Tile Ideas - Photos and Tips

Custom Home Master Bath Design Ideas

Master bath designs without a tub

Tags: master bath layouts, Master Bath Trends, raleigh custom homes, master bath storage, Master Bathroom Design

10 Top Shower Designs Without a Door [From North Carolina Custom Homes]

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 13:05 PM

10 Showers without a door:

Open concept designs have spread into the master ensuite bath -- with doorless entry tile showers. See photos of 10 walk-in shower designs inside recently completed new homes in the Chapel Hill, NC area.

Here are some popular features you'll see inside these open concept master bathrooms:

  • Archways, alcoves, and vaulted ceilings
  • Built-in seating and storage cubbies
  • Floor-to-ceiling tile
  • Wheelchair accessible features
  • Aging in place design


Open Concept Showers:

Each en suite master shower has no door. Some designs reflect recent trends towards contemporary home design; others are deceptively utilitarian. Can you tell which doorless showers are wheelchair accessible, and which are not?

Showers Without a Door # 1: Place your Tub Inside the Shower

A freestanding tile tub is integrated into the base of this open concept his and hers shower. 

Doorless Showers | Showers without a Door

Showers Without a Door #2:

A doorless shower and freestanding copper tub alcove rest side-by-side in this luxury craftsman custom home.

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Showers Without a Door #3: Wainscot Wall Divider

A white wainscoting wall plays peek-a-book with this contemporary tile shower without a door.

Walk in Shower | No Door Shower

Showers Without a Door #4

This doorless shower stretches across the entire bathroom wall - with his and hers shower heads on each end.

Two Person Shower Design | Master Showers Built for Two

Showers Without a Door #5

This shower offers a bit more privacy, with an arched doorway that leads to a corridor-style shower interior (which also features his and hers shower heads).

Doorless Showers | Showers without a Door

Showers Without a Door #6

Compact bathrooms can save space - without sacrificing an open concept feel - with a doorless shower desgin.

Showers without a Door | No Door Shower Design

Showers Without a Door #7

A corner shower has no door in this contemporary master en suite bath.

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Showers Without a Door #8

The shower and tub layout make efficient use of space in this master bath. The shower is wide open, soaking up the reflected natural light.

Two Person Shower Design | Master Showers Built for Two

Showers Without a Door #9

A rain shower head unfolds from the ceiling, and a hand-held shower head extends from the tile shower walls.

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Showers Without a Door #10

The tub and shower have their own alcoves -- with archway openings -- in this master suite bath.

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What do you love about these master en suite baths, and what would you modify?

Here are more Raleigh custom homes with large showers in the master bath:


Showers Without a Door - and Other Open Concept Ideas:

Are massive showers a must-have, or would you rather use that square footage somewhere else? Do you love open concept plans or prefer homes with more traditional aspects?

Click here to contact Stanton Homes or call 919-278-8070 to talk about the custom home you want to design and build.



 

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Why we love master bath lighting (And you should, too!)

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Master bath lighting trends

Favorite master bath lighting options

Once you've got a good idea of the master bathroom layout that will work best for you, it's time to get creative with your colors, accents, and lighting fixtures.  

1. Mixing genres - Contemporary square vanity lights with crystal pendants 

Three droplet-style crystal pendants take center stage in this luxury master bath. To the sides, the "his and hers" vanities incorporate 5-light vanity lights in a contemporary, squared shape. 

Crystal chandeliers are one of the fastest growing trends in master bathrooms, and formal dining rooms - a throwback to 18th century innovation in lighting. 

Master bath lighting trends

Design tip: More new homes are including triple pendants, in lieu of a single large fixture. See another example of triple pendant lighitng in the kitchen of the Treehouse, here.  

2. Layers of light - Sconces, crystal, and recessed lights

In this "his and hers" style master bath, full-height mirrors were added above each vanity. These mirrors reflect endless layers of light, truely opening up the room. 

Tall wall sconces, chosen for their height, were added beside the mirrors.

A central crystal fixture adds a bit of glimmer to the room, with a black shade to soften the light. For recessed lighting illuminates the free-standing tub and shower. 

Master bath lighting trends

3. Keeping it natural - Vaulted ceilings

A white vaulted ceiling and cool paint selections keep this master bath soft and open. A set of 4-light vanity lights and a recessed light above the tub are all that's need to keep this room relaxing and functional. 

Master bath lighting trends

Design tip: In general, a larger master bath does not require as much additional lighting as you may think. Less is more when adding lighting to a master bath, especially when you include large mirrors or light, bright, reflective tile. You want to create a soft glow, rather than a harsh illumination. 

4. Sun Soaked Bathroom - Light placement tricks

If you prefer to keep your master bathroom on the small side, lighting placement can make a big difference. In this custom home, large picture windows surround the soaking tub nook, bathing it in natural light. 

Master Bath Lighting

Subtle recessed lighting and fixtures were used in the shower and bathroom hallway to the toilet room and walk in closet. 

5. Taking the "old" out of "old-fashioned" - Mixing Metals with Crystal

From the ground-up, metalics shine in this master bath:

Smokey Topaz paint, Golden Sparkle granite, and metalic accent tiles. A bronze fixture with hanging crystals lends a romantic touch. 

Master bath lighting trends

 

6. Naturally Inspired Framing

Warm brown wooden framed mirrors punctuate this natrual master bath.

Three-light fixtures were placed above the his-and-her vanities, without overpowering the central prep area.  

Master Bath Lighting

7. Luxurious Retreat

This luxurious master bath focuses all attention on relaxation. Creamy neutral palettes sweep across the room and natural light flows in. 

A separate oversized shower rests around the corner. 

Master bath lighting

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Top 10 Master Bath Trends | "Gotta Have" Features

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:01 PM

Top 10 Master Bath Trends

What master bath features are most important to this year's new homebuyers? The top 10 master bath trends for 2013 include all the sought-after features you love, with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

Top Master Bath Trend #1 - Extra storage

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013In 2013, new home master baths will find ways to add extra storage and de-clutter counters, such as adding:

 - Floor-to-ceiling cabinets

 - Open shelving

 - Angled upper cabinets

 - Wrap-around cabinets

 See photos of more master bath storage ideas - click here

Top Master Bath Trend #2 - Oversized tub

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 Master bathrooms built in 2013 will include more oversized tubs - with many special requests for extended lengths as more men are enjoying pampering soaks.

New homeowners are looking for a place to relax - and a large bubble bath makes the top of their list.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #3 - Expanded shower

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 

 

While some master bath tubs are expanding in size, others are being replaced with oversized showers.

Custom home master bath showers will include specialty features such as tile benches, dual shower heads, and built in niches.

 

 At Stanton Homes, we can enlarged or rearrange a master bathroom floor plan to accomodate an oversized shower.

 

    

 

Top Master Bath Trend #4 - Premium tile selections

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Master baths will include more premium tile selections such as marble and glass.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Lowery, features a glass mosaic tub surround.

 

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #5 - Framed mirrors

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 While master baths will continue to feature large mirrors with beveled edges, we anticipate more requests for framed mirror styles for a more contemporary feel

 

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Carwile, includes wood framed mirros in espresso.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #6 - Plant shelves AND

Top Master Bath Trend #7 - Vaulted ceilings

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

Plant shelves and vaulted ceilings go hand-in-hand in 2013 custom home designs.

Plant shelves are a subtle way to add elegance and detail to any master bathroom.

See more photos of plant shelves on Pinterest - click here.

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 

 

And vaulted ceilings add greater dimension and depth.

Get ideas for your custom master bath in these vaulted ceiling photos.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #8 - Heated floors

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Heated flooring will continue to be a luxury add-on for master baths.

 

Heated flooring can make winter mornings more comfortable.  While not as popular in mild North Carolina, heated floors will stay in high demand in colder climates.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #9 - Arched openings and alcoves

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 Master baths will include more upscale designed details, such as arched openings and alcoves.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Summerlyn, features a rectangular tub with arched entrance and TWO arched alcoves, one on each end of teh tub. Lights are tucked into each alcove and above the tub.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #10 - His and hers separate vanities

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

A "his-and-hers" master bathroom setup will continue to be popular in new homes.

While separate vanities can be integrated into one long countertop, even more popular is a separate countertop design. 

Completely separate countertops, sinks, and storage give a true his-and-hers feeling.

The his-and-hers concept will also be used when designing two seperate master closets.

 

Watch video tours of recently completed North Carolina custom homes that include these top 10 master bath trends:

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