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How Popular are Master Bedrooms with Sitting Rooms? | Apex NC New Home Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

Master Bedroom Home Plans | Trends from inside Apex NC New Homes:

 

What are more buyers asking for in the master bedroom floor plan?   Sitting Room, Walk in Closet, and Island Storage Trends

We've analyzed the new homes entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about fireplace trends in Apex NC New homes:



Bedroom Floor Plan Trends in Apex NC New Homes

Less than 30% of Apex new homes included a sitting room or his and hers closets. Only one home entered by Apex new home builders included an island cabinet in the master closet. 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

1. Sitting Room in the Master Suite - 29% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex had a sitting room in the master bedroom.

This photo is an example of a master bedroom floor plan with space for a sitting room, from a Stanton Home near Apex NC: 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

2. Sitting Room in the Master Suite - 29% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex his and hers closets. 

This photo shows a view into the "his" closet, which is separate from the master bathroom and "hers" walk in closet. 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

 

3. Island in the Master Closet - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 1 of 14 or 7% of homes in Apex had an island in the closet of the master suite.

Here is an example of a white island in the master closet, from a Stanton Home near Apex NC: 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a first floor guest bedroom?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

 

 


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

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

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

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.


 

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What's Trending in Master Bedroom Walk In Closets?  | Hillsborough Area New Homes

Posted by Penn Hull on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 13:10 PM

2016 Parade of Homes Trends from Hillsborough Home Builders:

New home builders in the Hillsborough and Chapel Hill area, inside Orange County, entered 14 homes into the Triangle Parade of Homes in 2016. These homes represent trends in new home design. What master suite trends are more builders anticipating for 2017 new homes?  

Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

 


Hillsborough Home Builders:  Master sitting rooms, his and hers closets, closets with an island

Main Floor Master homes were the most popular floor plan layout selected by home builders for entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Chatham County. How popular are Sitting Rooms in the Master Suite? Walk in his and hers closets? How about a second fireplace in the master bedroom?

1. Sitting Room in the Master Suite - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Hillsborough Home Builders

  • 2 of 14 enteries by Hillsborough area Home Builders included a sitting room in the master bedroom. 
  • A Sitting Room in the Master Bedroom can offer a private get-away space for the owners, which can be especially nice in a multi-gen or mother in law living arrangement.

 

Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

2. His and Hers Walk In Closets - 36% of Parade of Homes Entries by Hillsborough Home Builders

  • 5 of 14 entries, or 36%, offered either two entirely separate closets, or a large closet that has been physically divided into two separate spaces with a wing wall or other framing technique.  
  • Hillsborough Area new home builders can work with the original layout of a plan to convert into two separate closet areas, if desired. 
Here is an example of a his and her separate closet floor plan. Each of these two walk in closets have a built in cabinet dresser and mirror:

 

Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

(See more walk in closet storage ideas here, with photos of islands in the closet.)

3. Closet with Island - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Hillsborough Home Builders

  • Only one new construction home in the Hillsborough area Parade of Homes included an island in the master closet.

Here's an example of a closet with island from a Stanton Home built in the Hillsborough NC area:

Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

4. Fireplace in the Master Suite - 0% of Parade of Homes Entries by Hillsborough Home Builders

  • Fireplaces in the master bedroom were not noted on the floor plan for any Hillsborough area new home submitted as an entry in the 2016 Parade of Homes.

Here's an example of a master suite with fireplace - built by Stanton Homes in the Hillsborough NC area:


Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes


What does this trend analysis mean for homebuyers in the Hillsborough and Chapel Hill area in NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for in a new construction home.  What kind of floor plan are YOU looking for in the master suite?

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

Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

 


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.


Walk In Closets for the Master Suite | Hillsborough New Homes

 

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.

 

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What's Trending for the Master Suite? | Chatham County Home Builders

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

2016 Parade of Homes Trends from Chatham County Home Builders:

The Triangle Parade of Homes can be a great indicator for how master bedrooms are trending in design.  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 Trending for the Master Suite? | Chatham County Home Builders



What's Going on with Chatham County Home Builders?  Master sitting rooms, closets, and fireplaces

Main Floor Master homes were the most popular floor plan layout selected by home builders for entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Chatham County. How popular are Sitting Rooms in the Master Suite? Walk in his and hers closets? How about a second fireplace in the master bedroom?

1. Sitting Rooms in the Master Suite - 10% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders

3 of 30 enteries by Chatham County Home Builders included a sitting room in the master suite.  
  • A Sitting Room in the Master Suite can offer a private get-away space for the owners, which can be especially nice in a multi-gen living arrangement.
  • But for many homeowners, especially those on different sleep schedules, they'd rather allocate the additional square footage to a fully separate home office.  

What's Trending for the Master Suite? | Chatham County Home Builders

2. His and Hers Closets - 27% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders

  • 8 of 30 entries, or 27%, offered either two entirely separate closets, or a large closet that has been physically divided into two separate spaces with a wing wall or other framing.  
  • Chatham County custom home builders can work with the original layout of a plan to convert into two separate closet areas, if desired. 

What's Trending for the Master Suite? | Chatham County Home Builders

 

3. Fireplace in the Master Suite - 0% of Parade of Homes Entries by Chatham County Home Builders

  • Fireplaces in the master bedroom were not noted on the floor plan for any Chatham County new home submitted as an entry in the Parade of Homes.  
  • North Carolina's balmy climate encourages requests for additional natural light! 
(And the occasional three-sided fireplace, like this version of The Remington built in Chatham County, NC by Stanton Homes.)

What's Trending for the Master Suite? | 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:

What's Trending for the Master Suite? | 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

 

Homes for Sale Pittsboro | Chatham County Custom 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 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.

 

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Master Bedroom Trends | Top 5 Sitting Room Designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

Master Suites with Sitting Rooms

Top 5 Sitting Room Floor Plans Offer Private Space

These top 5 floor plans offer master bedrooms packed with unique details, cool architecture, and one-of-a-kind custom designs.  These top-rated homes offer:

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

 - Elegant sitting rooms and private space to enjoy

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

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


Master Bedroom Trend #1 - Summerlyn

Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

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

 

Click here for Summerlyn Video Tour and Floor Plan 

 

 


Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Summerlyn is copyright Frank Betz.

 

 

 


Master Bedroom Trend #2 - Lowery

Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

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

Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lowery is copyright Stanton Homes.

 

Click here for Lowery Video Tour and Floor Plan 

 

Master Bedroom Trend #3 - Mastrosimone

Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

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.

 

Top 5 master suite layouts for 2012

The Mastrosimone is copyright Planworx Architecture.

 Click here for Mastrosimone Video Tour and Floor Plan 

Master Bedroom Trend #4 - Bostwick

 

describe the imageThe Bostwick is a two story home with first floor guest suite.

The private sitting room is nearly completely separate from the Master Suite, and large enough for a work area or comfy sofa and chairs.

Six large windows take advantage of views.

The vaulted master bath offers a fabulous curved tub deck and unique angled oversized custom shower.

An angled his and hers vanity finishes things up perfectly.

 

 

2013 Master Suites with Sitting Room

 

 

 

The Bostwick is copyright Frank Betz & Associates.

 Click here for Bostwick Video Tour and Floor Plan

 

 

Master Bedroom Trend #5 - Bakersfield

2013 Master Bedroom Trends Bakersfield

The Bakersfield also offers a second floor master, with a private guest bedroom with attached bath on the first floor.

The oversized sitting room is brightly lit by FIVE windows, and accented with an optional dual trey ceiling.

The Vaulted Master Bath leads to a huge walk in closet that can be split into "his and hers" areas with wrap around shelving and rods.

 

2013 master sitting room floor plans bakersfield

 


 

Our favorite feature might just be this wrap around vanity, perfectly accented with an angled upper cabinet!  You'll have plenty of room to store everything you need here.

2013 master bath ideas

The Bakersfield is copyright Frank Betz & Associates.

 Click here for Bakersfield Video Tour and Floor Plan

 

These top 5 master sitting room designs highlight master bedroom trends:

 - Open floor plans

 - Elegant sitting rooms

 - His-and-hers amenities

 - Oversized soaking tubs (and showers)

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

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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.

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Master Suite Trends | Top 5 Master Suite Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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