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Most popular floor plans of 2014

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 16:02 PM

Best Liked Floor Plans in 2014

The hottest floor plans in 2014 reflect today's more interactive lifestyles.

Take a look at our 10 most popular floor plans for NC new homes and see all the ways these designs open up opportunities to mingle and relax. 

Flexible spaces and the open feel of free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family rooms will inspire you whether you're looking for a:

Popular floor plans | Best floor plans

 

- ranch and one story home

- accessible and aging in place layout

- extended guest and mother in law suite addition

- open concept arrangement

- a blend of architectural styles 

- something simple

- complex compositions

 

 

 

 

Popular floor plans | Best floor plans

Floor plan #1: The Dugan

Sq Ft: 3,184

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Main floor master, accessible, mother in law suite, American Disability Act (ADA)

Why this plan is popular: The Dugan, a Stanton Homes original design/build is a fully wheelchair accessible home complete with an elevator and second story mother in law suite. But it's beautiful curb appeal, with varied levels and contrasting features has also inspired fresh versions that are more traditional.

The first floor is an open concept design with a large island kitchen, island master suite closet, vaulted great room, and outdoor living. The second floor can be a totally separate apartment or a myriad of different layouts.


Floor plan #2: The Hallsville

Sq Ft: 6,847Popular floor plans | Best floor plans

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5.5

Floor plan style: Two story, two master bedroom, European country

Why this plan is popular: The Hallsville, an Alan Mascord floor plan, is European country home designed to feel like a casual estate.

This home offers two master suites - one on the main level and one on the upper level. The second floor master features a bay sitting room, walk-in shower, and dressing closet with a built-in two-sided dresser. The first floor master is designed as a guest suite.

This home offers three dining areas: a sun-filled breakfast nook, a formal dining room, and a circle-shape snack bar island. The outdoor patio features a built-in outdoor kitchen and barbecue area.

Storage spaces are built in every direction, with a large mudroom with storage cubbies, closets, and a clean-up sink. The basement level features a wine cellar.

Floor plan #3: The GreenhavenPopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 3,716

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Three story, mother in law suite

Why this plan is popular: The Greenhaven, a custom design/build home by Stanton Homes, offers over 3500 sq ft of comfortable living space.

The mother in law suite has a private first floor entrance with optional ramp. On the second floor, the master bedroom features a sitting room, his and hers style bathroom, and oversized walk in closet.

An office, located on the third floor, is tailored to the needs of a work-at-home professional with built-in bookcases and designated desk space.   Additional third floor space is available if desired.

Floor plan #4: The PasadenaPopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 1,608

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Floor plan style: One story, craftsman, ranch, compact, arts and crafts

Why this plan is popular: The Pasadena, an Alan Mascord floor plan, combines traditional beauty with simplicity of design. This craftsman home design emphasizes artistic components of the 19th century England Arts and Crafts movement - such as the use of natural materials - throughout.

The open concept kitchen is equipped with a island, walk-in pantry, and built-in recycle center. The dining room opens out to the covered patio, perfect for spring and summer gatherings. The third bedroom can be converted into a home office.

This home is perfect for home owners looking to downsize or maintain easy living space.

Floor plan #5: The PaigePopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 2,185

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: One story, basement, accessible, American Disability Act (ADA)

Why this plan is popular: This home, a custom design/build by Stanton Homes, was created to specific accessible needs: first floor living, zero threshold shower, wider hallways, universal design kitchen, easy access driveway. 

The Paige is functional and beautiful, with arched openings, built-ins, and custom touches throughout, and can be built as a traditional home as well as accessible.

Floor plan #6: The RenvillePopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 2,367

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: One story, Cape Cod, country

Why this plan is popular: This floor plan design by Alan Mascord is extremely welcoming, with a classic country style covered front porch that is designed for outdoor living. 

Built-in niche, bookcase, media center, desk, and butler's pantry punctuate this home with efficiency. The foyer, dining room, kitchen, nook and great room all emphasize open, comfrotable living. The master suite opens through double doors. The master bath is private and luxurious with a spa tub. The three-car garage connects to the home at the laundry room / mudroom.

Floor plan #7: The Cainsville

Sq Ft: 3,390 Popular floor plans | Best floor plans

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Floor plan style: Ranch, traditional, craftsman, one story

Why this plan is popular: The Cainsville seamlessly blends craftsman touches and traditional design features to create an estate-sized home that borrows elements from Norman, Mediterranean and English architecture.

The recessed entrance is framed between a stone chimney stack arched window. The vaulted great room joins with the nook and island kitchen to form an open gathering space. A formal dining room and study with built-ins offer distinct home spaces.

If your lifestyle emphasizes outdoor living, this plan will be enticing with the master suite as well as secondary bedrooms lining the rear wall with patio access. Each bedroom has its own bath, too. The large mudroom leads to the three-car garage.

Floor plan #8: The DevonshirePopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 1,828

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Floor plan style: One story, traditional, ranch, stucco

Why this plan is popular: This Frank Betz design offers a classic one story layout with an optional bonus room above.

The foyer leads to a formal dining room and vaulted family room. The kitchen features an angled peninsula with bar, open to the breakfast room and family room. The master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the home.  A screen porch or deck can be added to the rear of the home.

Floor plan #9: The Glen Abbey

Sq Ft: 3,515 Popular floor plans | Best floor plans

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Floor plan style: All brick, one story with optional second floor, 3 car garage, courtyard

 

 

 

Why this plan is popular: From inside and out, the Glen Abbey captures attention. The column, vaulted entry porch leads to the arched front door. Vaulted ceilings open up rooms throughout this Frank Betz home plan. Two fireplaces warm up the inside, one in the keeping room and one in the grand room.

A courtyard style rear deck is outlined by an angled breakfast room and master suite sitting room. A guest suite welcomes extended stays.


Floor plan #10: The HayfieldPopular floor plans | Best floor plans

Sq Ft: 3,155

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Farmhouse, craftsman, two story, unfinished basement, two master bedroom

Why this plan is popular: In line with classic farmhouse design, this Alan Mascord plan features a wrapping front porch and deck. The great room, private den, island kitchen and dining area are designed for traffic flow. An elevator offers accessibility and convenience.

There is a master bedroom on the first and second floor. A large laundry room acts as a mudroom and storage center between the garage and kitchen.

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Top 5 mudroom designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 14:05 PM

2016 new home design trends

Top 5 mudroom designs

Large laundry rooms and mudrooms are very popular in new home designs, especially as a transition area between the garage and home space.

Here are our top 5 most popular mudroom designs for 2016 new homes, with tips on how to maximize the utility of your square footage.

These mudrooms are designed with everything just the way you need it, from layout to storage centers and fixtures to flooring. What does your family need to get out of your mudroom? Let us know what you do in there and we'll show you more ways to work it out. 

2016 new home design #1: Mudroom with drop zone

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

Want to stay organized?

 

This mudroom, tucked between the garage and kitchen, has a place for everything, everywhere you turn:

 - Full wall of custom, elegant built in storage shelving,

 - Set of storage hooks (perfect for coats, purses, and even keys) backed by wooden beadboard,

 

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

 - Sink cabinet designed for easy clean-up, preventing dirt and grime from being tracked into the home, and

- Storage cabinets above the washer and dryer

 

 Low-maintenance custom tile flooring makes clean-up easy, too.  

See more photos of this home - a version of the Maple Lane - by clicking here

2016 new home design #2: Enlarged mudroom with storage

If your family includes children and pets, you'll appreciate this "home hub" design that melds space and storage in one convenient room.   

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zonesThe perimeter of the room is wrapped in cabinets and built-in countertops.

Tall cabinets are designed to house large cleaning tools and supplies.

A sink base cabinet with faucet and sprayer is added for filling pet dishes and pre-treating clothes.

Areas below the countertops are left open as a feeding space for pets.

Above the sink an open area is fitted with a rod for hanging hand-laundered delicate garments.
2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones
A large bulletin board is added to display children's artwork, calendars, soccer and dance schedules and appointments.

The countertop back splash areas is fitted with extra outlets at desk height - perfect for a phone and camera charging station.

Cork plank flooring is placed to create a
"green," 100% washable, kid-friendly design.

The remaining open areas are designed to house large baskets of outside plastic toys and seasonal gear such as scarves, mittens and hats.

See more photos of this home - a version of the Carwile - by clicking here

2016 new home design #3: Space-saving mudroom

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

 

A fully efficient design saves space, no matter what you pack into it.

This mudroom, pictured from a version of the Woodlake, maximizes storage capacities and space utilization.

Everything you need is in one place: 

 - Extra storage cabinets, above and below

 - Large sink with folding countertop

 

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

 - Hanging rods and upper shelving

 - Non-slip tile flooring

 

 This version of the Woodlake floor plan provides access between the kitchen and backyard, directly through the laundry room.   

 

 

2016 new home design #4: Mudroom with built-ins

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

 

 Mudrooms can merit their very own space.

In this home, a version of the Brogan, a first floor mudroom was added in addition to the second floor laundry room.


 

 

 2013 new home design trendsThe first floor mudroom design includes:

 - Tile flooring,

 - Closet storage/pantry overflow space3

 - Specialty storage

 

The second floor laundry room desisgn includes:

 - Hardwood flooring,

 -  Full wall of storage shelving,

 -  Sink, and

 - Hidden fold-out ironing board

2013 new home design ideas | Mudrooms with drop zones

 

 

2016 new home design #5: Mudroom with locker system

 

Additional most-requested design features include:

 

 - Locker style storage systems with cabinets, hooks, and bench

 - Indoor/outdoor carpeting (great for trapping dirt)

 - Tucked-in closet storage (perfect for tall items to be kept out of sight)

 

 

 

 Choosing to build your new home with exceptional NC custom home builders like Stanton Homes gives you the flexibility to add details that make your life easier. Find out more today – click here to get started.

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