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Which Master Bath is Best for Me? | Raleigh Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

Master Bathroom Photos: Barrel vaults, white columns, separate vanities, tile tub surround, his and her shower

You're guaranteed to spend a significant amount of time in your master bathroom. What features, layout options, and finishes are most important in keeping your morning and evening routines on track?

His and Her Master Bath Plans | Raleigh Custom Homes

Scroll to view side-by-side photos of two ways to build The Cotswold master bath, from Frank Betz.

Separate his and hers vanities with an alcove tub (and shower across the way):

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Dark or light colored vanity tops?

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Arched built in art niches, or space for classic white columns?

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Archway above the his and her shower (with shower heads on each end)?  Or wide open spaces with white subway tile?

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 Is this master bathroom too large? What would you take out?

See the Cotswold Floor Plan here.



 
 
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9 Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Gray Paint Colors for the Bath

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

Guide to Gray Paint Color Choices:

See examples of the 9 top requested gray bathroom paint colors - with exact names and descriptions. These Raleigh custom homes are painted in a range of modern and contemporary gray paint colors.

Here are some examples of custom homes with gray master bathrooms (see more below):



9 Best Gray Paint Shades for a Bathroom:

These shades of gray - manufactured by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore - are top requests within Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes.

Gray Paint Color #1: "SW 7548 Portico"

Gray paint colors are popular choices for entire homes, and as accent colors in select rooms. Similar to beige tones, gray acts as a neutral - yet sophisticated - backdrop to any room.

Bathrooms are often counted on as spaces of peace and quite, making a soft gray a natural choice for the soothing surroundings.

9 Gray Paint Colors for the Bath | Best Grey Paint Colors 2017

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Statesman - is painted in SW 7548 Portico by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #2: "SW 7015 Repose Gray"

Lighter gray paint colors can look even more silver in person. These gray paint colors appear more luminous in well-lit spaces.

Pairing gray paint with espresso cabinets can give the master bathroom sharp contrast to liven the space. With a paint color like "repose gray," you can consider adding a splash of color with a set of towels or toiletries.

This home uses two other gray paint colors: "SW 7032 Warm Stone" and "SW 7030 Anew Gray."

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7015 Repose Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Serengeti - is painted in SW 7015 Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #3: Benjamin Moore "HC-105 Rockport Gray"

Crystal light fixtures, cabinet knobs, and other accents will reflect the soft gray paint. Pairing crystal with gray paint is a classic choice, even for contemporary homes.

This master bathroom uses dark wood framed mirrors and dark cabinets to off-set the soft gray walls and mixed granite counter tops.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Rockport Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chapel Ridge - is painted in HC-105 Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #4: "SW 7672 Knitting Needles"

Combinations of gray and white tile are popular choices for gray painted bathrooms. This master bathroom uses a white brick tile pattern in the open concept shower and oversized gray tiles along the floor (extending underneath the freestanding tub).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington II - is painted in SW 7672 Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #5: "SW 7045 Intellectual Gray"

Love reading books in the tub? This "intellectual gray" bathroom offers space to spread out in the soaking tub (with penty of storage along the tub deck).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Woodlake - is painted in SW 7045 Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #6: "SW 7667 Zircon"

This gray paint reflects hues of purple, especially when the crystal light fixtures are on. Best accent colors for this gray paint can range from bright yellow and orange to soft lavender.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7667 Zircon

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington - is painted in SW 7667 Zircon by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #7: Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

Larger bathrooms tend to call for lighter paint colors - to highlight, rather than hide the size of the space. This version of the Avonstone Manor is a great example of how to pick a soft gray paint for a large bathroom.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Avonstone Manor - is painted in 2111-60 Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #8: Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray

The gray walls in this master bathroom pull out the most subtle highlights in the open tile shower. The faux wood floor tile hints at natural brown hues, to draw in the cabinetry.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Coquery Cottage - is painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #9: Sherwin Williams 6205 Comfort Gray

This Raleigh custom home is painted in soft hues of gray and green. The gray paint makes an easy transition to the white vaulted ceiling.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 6205 Comfort Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chalet Vert - is painted in SW 6205 Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams.



More Popular Master Bathroom Paint Colors

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

 


 

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Freestanding Tub Designs For Your Master Bathroom

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 07:12 AM

Apex NC Custom Home Tips - Freestanding Tubs

Whether you love freestanding tubs placed in the center of the room, or ones that are tucked into an alcove, these Apex NC area custom homes built by Stanton Homes will give you new ideas for your next design.

Freestanding Tub Design #1: Rustic Appeal in a Modern Bath

This master bath is packed with sophisticated design details.  A copper freestanding tub rests in a barrel vault alcove, lined in white and grey brick tile.

The bathroom floor features a basket weave tile design below the tub and in the center of the room.

Wall sconces add mood lighting, and a large picture window offers countryside views.

Master Bath Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #2: Contemporary White and Grey Bath

Looking for contemporary ideas with a white freestanding tub? This master bath features: 

Grey painted wainscoting walls with a white ceiling accent.

White freestanding tub with brushed nickel tub filler. This tub is set at an angle, offering tucked in spaces for a small table designed as a wine glass resting place.

Herringbone tile design below the tub.

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Freestanding Tub Design #3: Classic Clawfoot Tub

This freestanding tub is raised off the ground, with a classic clawfoot design.

Greys, silvers, and crystal accents punctuate this master bathroom.

The white tub is tucked into a nook, located between the vanities and walk in closet.

Freestanding Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #4: Wainscoting Backdrop

This freestanding tub shares a wall with the walk-in shower - with a waiscoting design on one side and oversized white tile on the other side.

Soft greys and bright whites creating a spa atmosphere in this master suite.

Freestanding Tub Design | Raleigh Custom Homes

Mini hexagon tiles coat the shower floor and contrast against the oversized grey floor tiles.

Apex Custom Homes - Ideas for Your Master Bath

Click on the links below for more Apex NC custom home master bathroom trends, ideas, and styles and tell us what you'd like to build into your master suite bathroom. We'll show you how to put in some personality, and create your own relaxing bath retreat.

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Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

How to (Re) Design Your Master Bath

Great design ideas for spa bathrooms and master bathrooms with efficient layout with soaking tub, tile shower, single vanity with open shelf storage, and separate toilet room.


Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Carwiles came to Stanton Homes with a traditional-style floor plan and some questions about how it could be modified to meet their needs. They loved the romance of a traditionally styled home, and they had some modern thinking that led to some savvy improvements on the livability of their original floorplan.

Top on their wish list were master bath layout modifications.  

A Master Bath that Just Didn't Work:

The Carwiles simply didn't care for the existing master bath layout, with the tub and tub window facing the front of the home.

Stanton Homes redesigned the Master Bathroom for the Carwiles without increasing the overall square footage of the home.  Instead, we created more floor place and visual appeal by adding a cantilever (an alcove with no foundation underneath) on the side of the home for the garden tub.

Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

 





 

 

 

Privacy that Protects the Exterior Feel of the Home

The water closet (a separate room for the toilet) was moved to the front of the house and incorporated the front window. 

The result is that simply closing the door to the water closet, the bathroom has complete privacy from the front yard, without having to keep window coverings permanently closed.

Blue Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

His and Hers Bathroom Vanity Photos

Blue Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

The original layout out a single, basic countertop with two sinks.

In the redesigned layout, the double vanity became longer, making room for a "his and her" style master bathroom with center open shelving unit.

We started with concept renderings drawn by Stanton Homes interior design experts. The open shelves are designed for hand towels and toiletries; the 24" wide stack of drawers located below the open shelves are designed for bath towels

The his and hers vanity areas also include separate drawers for housing personal items - lending this master bathroom plenty of storage space.


Blue Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes

Add Tile, Fixture, and Color Selections to Pull it All Together with Expert Help

Adding to the charm, the bathroom was decorated in a classic hotel-look with the timeless contrast of white subway tile and white Carrara marble accents in the shower and on the floor, in combination with dark stained raised panel cabinets.

Traditional pale blue walls complete the desired vintage look.

All the Carwiles need to add are inexpensive Bamboo blinds and stacks of fresh white towels to complete the statement.





The Carwile - Floor Plan Without Modifications

Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New HomesHere is the original Raleigh floor plan, before custom modifications were made to meet the needs of the homeowner:


 - Tub located on front wall, with window above

 - Water closet located on side wall, with half-wall barrier

 - Vanity reaches from master closet, with no space for open cabinetry

The Carwile - Floor Plan Transformation

Bathroom Design Photos | Raleigh NC New Homes
Here is the modified Carwile floor plan, after custom modifications were made to meet the needs of the homeowner: 


 - Tub has been moved to side wall, with a cantilever design

 - Water closet has been moved to the front wall, with privacy door

 - The double vanity has been elongated

 - Built-in open shelves have been added between the "his-and-hers" vanities

Search our floor plan catalog to get more ideas for your new home layout. Can't find the perfect floor plan? Sit with our design team and we’ll sketch up ideas for your new NC custom home's master bathroom together. The design sessions and in-house design work you create together with our interior designer come at no extra cost in your custom home package.

See your ideas come to life in the hands of our experts – designing real homes for real people - contact us to talk about your own special layout

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