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Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 13:01 PM

Top 5 master suite layouts

Looking for master suite layout ideas? Our top 5 master suite designs for new homes are packed with unique details, cool architecture, and one-of-a-kind custom designs. You'll find several themes throughout these master suite layouts, with favorite features such as:

 - Open floor plan designs with space to spread out and relax

 - Elegant sitting rooms with angled walls and arched windows

 - Separate closets and vanities that maximize the his-and-hers style

 - Oversized soaking tubs, especially those with a romantic, tucked-away feeling

Master Suite Layout #1 - The Dugan

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

This version of the Dugan floor plan features a first floor master suite with second floor mother-in-law suite.

The master suite, located just off the foyer, is fully accessible with:

 - Wheelchair accessible shower with bench

 - Roll-under second vanity

 - Expanded walk in closet with accessible center storage cabinet

- Walk in Closet is located on the opposite side of the bath.

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The Dugan is copyright Stanton Homes.

 

Master Suite Layout #2 - Summerlyn

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Summerlyn floor plan includes a second floor master suite with sought-after features such as:

 - Angled sitting room

 - His-and-hers style closets and vanities

 - Luxurious soaking tub alcove with specialty art niches

 - Custom ceiling treatments - vaulted and trey designs

 - Optional corner fireplace

 

 

 

 


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The Summerlyn is copyright Frank Betz.

 

 

 

Master Suite Layout #3 - Lowery

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Lowery floor plan features a first floor master suite. The Lowery master suite layout was custom designed to include:

 - Turret style sitting area

 - Large bedroom area with multi-layer trey ceiling

 - His-and-hers style walk in closets

 - Garden tub with separate tile shower

 - Vaulted bathroom with unique details, such as plant shelves

 - Commode room tucked out of sight

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The Lowery is copyright Stanton Homes.

 

 

Master Suite Layout #4 - Mastrosimone

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Mastrosimone is a first floor master suite floor plan.

This version of the Mastrosimone features a unique sitting room style - with half-walls dividing it from the master suite. Cut-out openings serve as art/plant shelves.

The his-and-hers walk in closets sit opposite each other, and lead into the master bath.

A centerpiece soaking tub pulls together the parallel design.

 

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

The Mastrosimone is copyright Planworx Architecture.

 

Master Suite Layout #5 - Penelope

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 All four bedrooms in the Penelope are located on the second floor.

The second floor master suite features:

 - Large bedroom with vaulted, trey ceiling

 - Separate his-and-hers closets and vanities

 - Private corner alcove tub

 - Tons of extra linen storage and built in shelving

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

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The Penelope is copyright Stanton Homes.

These top 5 master suite designs highlight master suite trends:

 - Open floor plans

 - Elegant sitting rooms

 - His-and-hers amenities

 - Oversized soaking tubs (and showers)

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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Master Bath Storage Cabinet Ideas | Design Build Homes in NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 06:10 AM

Master Bath Storage Cabinets

Storage Ideas for New Home Master Bathrooms

Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master Bath

When building a new home, North Carolina home buyers rank plenty of storage space throughout at the top of their wish lists - including in the master bathroom.

What master bath features are most important to you?

Your master bathroom should be designed with all the features you love - with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

Get ideas for how you can de-clutter your space in these favorite master bathrooms. Our top 6 designs, each with one-of-a-kind cabinet storage designs, are pictured below.  

Master Bath Storage Idea #1: Open Shelving

Want to display towels, toiletries, or knick-knacks in your master bath, without giving up valuable storage space?

Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master BathThe custom built vanity in this version of the Carwile maximizes the storage space in this "his and her" style bathroom by adding an open shelving unit above the counter.

The open shelves are designed to display hand towels and toiletries.

Larger bath towels fit into the 24" wide stack of drawers located below the open shelves.

Tip: White or pale blue towels will really pop against the espresso shelves.

Master Bath Storage Idea #2: Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets

Master Bath Storage Cabinets | Storage Ideas for the Master Bathroom

A larger master bath floor plan can allow more creativity when designing your storage cabinets.

Consider including a full-height storage/line cabinet between the his-and-hers vanities.

Another option would be to include an open knee space with a third mirror where the full cabinet is located.

Tip: Store light-weight and less frequently used items in the upper cabinets, such as linens and spare towels. Store heavy and tall items in the vanity cabinets and drawers, such as Costco-size shampoo and toiletries.

Master Bath Storage Idea #3: Tucked-in Full-Height Cabinets

Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master Bath

 

Make use of a wall and add tons of storage by tucking a full-height linen cabinet into a wall.

This efficient storage idea can work in small or large master bathrooms, saving a ton of space and opening up the floor plan.

Store your daily toiletries in the vanity cabinets. Use the tall cabinets to store larger items.

The top of the cabinets also serve as a plant shelf and display area.

Tip: If you're short like me, keep a stool tucked nearby to be able to reach the upper cabinet!

Master Bath Storage Idea #4: Knee Hole Cabinets

Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master Bath

Another master bath storage idea is to include an open knee space below the his-and-hers vanities, with a full-height cabinet tucked to one end.

Under-counter knee space is perfect for a make-up or prep area. Just tuck in a chair.

Tip: Knee space can also be converted into a storage area. Measure the width and height of the open space, pick up a good size wicker basket, fill it with towels, and store it underneath.

 

Master Bath Storage Idea #5: Angled Upper Cabinets

 

Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master Bath

An angled upper cabinet is the ultimate space-saver accent, especially in a master bath with a vaulted ceiling and multiple walls coming together.  

The top of the cabinet doubles as a decorative plant shelf. 

Tip: If you need daily access to a small toiletries, this high-end storage unit can serve as your medicine cabinet.

 

 

Master Bath Storage Idea #6: Wrap-Around Cabinets

 Master Bathrooms with Cabinet Storage | Storage Ideas for the Master Bath

A master bathroom with only one vanity can still be designed with tons of storage space.

This master bath features wrap-around cabinets with an upper plant shelf.

 

Tip: Wrap-around cabinets can give your master bathroom personality without losing efficiency - no matter what the floor plan looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

When you build a custom home with Stanton Homes, you get to decide exactly how much storage space is right for your lifestyle.

See one example of how the master bathroom design process works when you build a Stanton Home - from hand drawn layouts to finished custom homes.

Master Bath Photos | Pinterest

 

Get even more master bath storage and design ideas, in these Pinterest photos

 

 

More Master Bath Design Trends and Ideas

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Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 @ 16:09 PM

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas

How to Design Master Bath Storage

Looking for ways to maximize storage space in your master bathroom? Here are four ideas to consider when designing your North Carolina custom home.   

Master Bath Storage Idea #1: Trade wall space for storage space with a floor-to-ceiling cabinet

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

 

In this first master bathroom design, a floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet was included between the his-and-hers vanity set. 

This tall cabinet was designed to fit inside the vaulted ceiling. 

With a full-size cabinet, you will never run out of space for spare towels, supplies, toiletries, and everything else you want to pack inside!

The square tiles listello accent pieces in the soaking tub and shower were chosen to complement the cabinetry color tones.

 

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

Here is another example of a floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet in the master bathroom. 

In this custom home design, the tall cabinet provides more than enough storage space to accomodate for the loss of storage in the roll-under accessible vanity

 

 

 

Master Bath Storage Idea #2: Show off your style with open shelving 

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath StorageIn place of a closet cabinet, consider adding open shelving.

You will still gain extra storage space, with the added bonus of a showcase area

In this custom home master bath, the homeowners plan to place eye-catching white towels inside the espresso cabinetry shelving.  

This master bath also includes a set of extra-wide drawers below the open shelving.

 

 

Master Bath Storage Idea #3: Give yourself some flexibility with an open "Knee Space" area

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

 

Some homeowners choose to leave a gap between the his-and-her vanity cabinetry sets - typically called a "knee space."

 The knee space can be vanity height, or that segment of countertop can be lowered to a comfortable "chair height".

 

 

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

 

This space can be used in several ways.

1. It can be designed to fit a chair - so you can sit while, for example, putting on make-up. 

2. It can be designed as a place to tuck in a laundry basket or towel basket

 

 

 

Master Bath Storage Idea #4: His-and-hers separate vanities

Master bathrooms featuring separate his-and-hers vanities are always popular. And in many master bath designs, separating the vanities can actually maximize the use of floor space

Master Bath Cabinetry Ideas | How to Design Master Bath Storage

 

 - Separate vanities break up the layout of a master bath, giving more demension and visual appeal

 

 - You'll never have to bump elbows during the morning rush!

 

 - Your space (cabinet storage, counter top, sink) will remain YOURS

See more master bath photos on Pinterest!

Read about other North Carolina custom home master bathroom trends, ideas, and styles.

You'll find: tile surround ideas, master bathroom layouts, popular types of tile, ceilings styles, and much more.

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Custom Home Master Bath Design Ideas

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