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Barrel Vault Ceiling Designs for 2014 New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 06:04 AM

Barrel Vault Ceiling Designs

2014 New Homes

When crafting your new home design, you can incorporate a barrel vault ceiling (sometimes called a tunnel vault or wagon vault) as a dramatic entranceway or a discrete touch. 

Below, see photos of barrel vault ceiling designs in popular locations within 2014 new homes: 

Barrel Vaults in the Master Bath

Depending on the floor plan layout you love, there are several easy ways to incorporate a barrel vault in your master bath. 

Master Bath Barrel Vault Idea #1: Above the his and hers vanities

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

 In this Raleigh new home, each vanity is framed by a barrel vaulted opening. Center cabinets provide substantial storage and help frame the barrel vaults. See another example of vanity barrel vaults in this version of the Dugan

Master Bath Barrel Vault Idea #2: Framed Alcove Tub

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

A barrel vaulted entrance becons you to enjoy your private alcove tub. A tile shelf offers plenty of storage for necessities like bubble bath and niceties like plush white towels. 

See photos of more master baths:

The Summerlyn - barrel vaulted alcove tub

The Remington - barrel vaulted tub

Master Bath Barrel Vault Idea #3: Shower Entrance

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

Consider topping your shower entrance with a barrel vaulted arch. In this example, an arched vault greets you at the entrance of your oversized shower. 

Master Bath Barrel Vault Idea #4: Bathroom Entrance

We're also seeing more home owners nix their bath entrance door - leaving an open entrance between the master suite and bath. 

Barrel Vault Foyers

Barrel vaults make impressive entrances, whether you love a home plan with a single story or two story foyer. 

One Story Foyer Barrel Vault Ideas:

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

In a one story home plan, a barrel vault can serve as a sublt accent that draws the eye upwards and creates a more open feel.

Two Story Foyer Barrel Vault Ideas:

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

In a two story home, a barrel vault can create continuity between the foyer and living room. In this example, a barrel vaulted entrance to the formal dining room mirrors the two story vaulted design. 

We expect to see more bright hues joining this primary color. 

Barrel Vaulted Hallways

Hallways and corridors are two great places to include a barrel vault design. 

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

Pictured here is a barrel vault entranceway to the master suite. A painted beadboard treatment adds craftsman charm. 

Barrel Vault Ceiling | Custom Home Builder

In this custom home design, a barrel vaulted hallway leads from the foyer to the living room. 

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The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Stone Exteriors

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

How to get the best paint colors to match stone accents

We've heard some really great advice about choosing exterior stone and paint combinations. And we've also heard some terrible ideas. Read on, as we sort out the worst advice from the most helpful solutions, when picking your new home's exterior palette - with design tips from Andrea Enns, one of North Carolina’s most acclaimed exterior and interior designers.  

Worst advice # 1: Do not choose a stone because of its name. The name of the stone meaningless, is created by marketers to sound "cute" or "catchy."

This advice is misleading. You should always pay attention to the name of a stone type. Almost all stone names are actually carefully chosen to match the stone - as a crafted material - to its original location in nature. 

Once you have the name of a stone you love, search online for photographs of natural areas in the region that your stone was named after. Then, take your paint colors from that region's natural palette, and you'll locate a perfect match between stone and paint. 

Stone Exterior | Exterior Paint Colors

Worst advice # 2: Stone siding is a fake material, so the colors are unrealistic.

When you drive though the mountains towards the west and you see the clays of the desert, notice how the rock colors in different geographical areas are set off by their natural surroundings. Nature was not created by man. Nature is the earth's color palette.

The stone we are using on houses today is man made but it was designed to look like the real stone and rock found in the various regions of our entire country.

Similarly, paint colors are also crafted to reflect what you could touch in nature. So choosing the color of one type of siding goes hand-in-hand with any other.

Stone Exterior | Exterior Paint Colors

Worst advice # 3: You should stick to your the color combinations you know you love, even if you have not decided on a homesite yet.

While it is important to build a home with the color combinations you'll love for years to come, it is equally important to consider where you home will actually sit. 

Stone siding is designed to blend seamlessly and realistically with the various greens, browns, and pebble grays in shrubbery, lawn, and forest.

So, when selecting stone and exterior colors, look to the nature surrounding your homsite for your answer.  

Stone Exterior | Exterior Paint Colors

The Country Manor, a custom home by Stanton Homes, was designed in part to take advantage of its natural surroundings. 

Worst advice # 4: Your stone exterior has nothing to do with the interior of your home.

The exterior of your home acts as a "preview" of the interior. There should always be some exterior aspect - such as a design element or color palette - that creates continuity with the inside of your home. 

Stone Exterior | Exterior Paint Colors

In this version of the Bryson, we carried the exterior stone inside - placing it on a centerpiece see-through fireplace. The interior paint colors blend with the greys in the stone, while the hardwood floors match the orange tones. 

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Two Story Overlook Ideas and Photos | Chapel Hill NC Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Chapel Hill NC Homes and Design Ideas

Custom Home Two Story Foyers and Overlooks - Photos and Trends

One of the most popular reasons to design and build a custom home in Chapel Hill, NC, is the flexibility you'll have to create the kind of environment you'd love to live in.

Two story homes can be the most cost effective choice (depending on where you build and the

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

design and finishes you choose) - and they can also offer opportunities for some of the most stunning foyers and overlooks.

Whether you choose a true "two story" home (with the master suite upstairs) a "main floor master suite" home (with the master suite on the first floor) or even a one story with a bonus area above, work with a designer who can help you focus on all the angles and you're sure to be pleased with the impact you can make with a two story foyer or overlook.

 

Custom homes with a two story foyer

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

One of the most popular features in a home with two stories is the second story overlook, often located above both the foyer and family room / great room so that there are views from above in every direction.  

Take a look at these Chapel Hill area custom homes with a two story foyer and get design and floor plan layout ideas for your new home

 

 

 

Two story floor plan overlook design #1:

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

If you love floor plans with a second story overlook, this first example is a very popular new home design. 

Many traditional two story floor plans include the staircase inside, or adjacent to, the foyer.  

These more traditional floor plans provide the feeling of a grand entrance - open and airy - with tons of open railing and a tall ceiling to draw the eye upward. 

Click here to see a similar floor plan - the Mastrosimone - which features another staircase and second story overlook design.

 

 

 

Two story floor plan overlook design #2:

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

When you design a custom home, the location of the staircase can be flexible - even in homes with a two story foyer design. 

In fact, many floor plans with an overlook are designed to keep the staircase tucked away, around a corner or behind a wall. 

Here is an example of a two-sided second story overlook built-in distinct from the staircase, which is tucked around a corner.

 

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

Take a look at the floor plan for this home - a version of the Carwile - to get a better idea of the staircase - overlook positioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two story floor plan overlook design #3:

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyerHere's another approach to a grand entrance staircase, with a high end look you can achieve with a moderate budget.

The staircase designed as a showpiece,  located just inside the foyer. 

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

 

 

 

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the second floor, there are two separate overlook areas.

The first overlook soars above the great room. The second overlook peaks over the foyer, showing off the two-story barrel vault.

Here is the floor plan layout, to help you see how this design comes together:

 

Two story floor plan overlook design #4:

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

Want to add more drama?

This two story floor plan includes a split staircase design.

Layers of hardwood floors and oak handrails leading to the hardwood entry and door below create an open, appeal to this very open two story foyer.

 

 

 

 

ChaletVertStaircaseHere's another exciting floor plan - a version of the Chalet Vert - with a second story overlook hallway leading between the loft and bedrooms.

Click here to see a similar floor plan - the Cove - which also includes a split staircase design and multiple overlooks.

 

 

 

 

 

Two story floor plan overlook design #5:

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

 

 

The custom designed overlook component of this floor plan adds length, depth and an open element that makes the entire home feel huge. 

It's a great way to add flow and personality to your custom home.  

 

 

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

From every angle, this overlook design adds visual appeal.

Check out the wrought iron rails and hardwood railings that add additional dimension, with a multiple layer effect across the entire overlook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two story floor plans Chapel Hill | Homes with a two story foyer

 

To see more photos of this home - a version of the Dugan - click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staircases that emphasize overlooks - with an open design for elegant, casual living - are a popular custom home design feature in Chapel Hill new homes.

For more two story floor plans, click here.

See more staircase trends here.

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Top Eight Outdoor Living Floor Plans | Outdoor Living Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 13:05 PM

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans

Floor plans that maximize outdoor living space

Well-thought out custom home designs provide floor plans that maximize outdoor living space, to broaden your new home environment. Get ideas from the top 8 outdoor living floor plans, below, with photos of decks, patios, porches, and  design features such as outdoor fireplaces.

Outdoor Living Spaces Photo Gallery: Porches, Decks, Screen Rooms.

 

Floor plan cut-outs are included to give you an even better idea of how your home design will come together - showing the spacing and dimensions of popular outdoor living space designs.

As you browse, keep in mind the outdoor living aspects you love most. What would you do with each of these designs? Which outdoor living aspects align best with your lifestyle, and what would you do differently?

Top outdoor living floor plan #1

The Bostwick: second story deck with first floor patio

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

A deck was added onto the Bostwick floor plan -  a 2410 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom home - in order to expand the living space and allow more flexibility for the breakfast and family rooms.

The second story deck at this homesite provides an overlook to wooded views.

Below the deck is a first floor concrete patio, included to provide additional outdoor living space.

The Bostwick floor plan is perfect for a heavily slopped lot - maximizing outdoor living space, providing access to views, and creating space to compliment your lifestyle.

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

Here is the original Bostwick floor plan, to give you an idea of how custom home builders can modify a floor plan to add outdoor living space

 

 See more images of the Bostwick here: The Bostwick photo gallery.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #2

The Chalet Vert: Wrap around front porch and rear screen room combination

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Le Chalet Vert is a craftsman style custom home, designed and built by Stanton Homes.

 Classic craftsman features include the front porch with tapered columns with a stone accent base.

The wrap around front porch, (also called a rocking chair porch) creates a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air.  

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

A rear screen porch was included to create two distinct outdoor spaces perfect for a variety of functions and seasons.

 

See more images of the Chalet Vert here: Chalet Vert photo gallery

 

If you like the porch style in this top floor plan, you may also like the Gershwin plan, which incorporates a wrap around front porch. An experienced builder can create this kind of look for a wide variety of floor plan designs. Ask what they can create, just for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #3

The Country Manor: Courtyard patio with see through fireplace

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThe Country Manor home plan was custom drawn to create a unique outdoor living environment, with eye-catching designer details like extensive stone - inside and out - that can be seen in this picture, on the face of the see-through, indoor-outdoor fireplace.

This home includes a courtyard patio located between the three  most used rooms of the home: the kitchen, great room, and master bedroom, to further emphasize the importance of outdoor living.

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

Four doors provide easy access to the patio from each section of the home.

 

Country Manor photo gallery.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #4

The Cove: Side screen roomTop 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

While it is most common to see a screen porch on the back side of a home, this version of the Cove custom floor plan includes a SIDE screen porch to add an outdoor element to a cozy area of the home. 

This screen porch, attached to the living room, was designed to create the feeling of an extended sun room.

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

The screen porch is located to the right of the living room in the floor plan pictured here.

 See more images of the Cove: Cove photo gallery.

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #5

The Summerlyn: Full length rear deck

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThis version of the Summerlyn is a 3281 sq ft home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

The full length rear deck is the perfect setup for hosting bbq get-togethers - with space for a grill and prep table at one end and an open layout that accomodates a crowd. 

 

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

In this version of the Summerlyn, the deck was added onto the original floor plan to provide two ways to enjoy the bright, open indoor-outdoor feeling created by multiple window walls.

 

See more images of the Summerlyn here: Summerlyn photo gallery.

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #6

The Treehouse: Second story deck with first floor patio

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThe Treehouse is a mountain house plan specifically designed to sit atop a wooded hillside lot.

The Treehouse is designed to emphasize open living spaces.

It includes a walkout basement with drive under garage, a two story great room with overlook, and dozens of windows placed to capture the beautiful mountainside setting.

The rear deck on this version of the Treehouse was designed to complement the nearby sun room, with two diverse ways of enjoying outdoor living.

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 Check out the floor plan for this version of the Treehouse floor plan, to get an idea of the location and size of the deck and sun room.   

 

 

 See more photos from this home: click here for the Treehouse photo gallery.

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #7

The Woodlake: Screen porch attached to the master bedroom

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

The Woodlake is a 3626 sq ft contemporary style home with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It includes a mother in law suite with private bath, a detached 3 car garage with second story bonus room, and gourmet kitchen, large island with two sinks.

 

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

In this version of the Woodlake, the master bedroom incorporates a private screen porch.

An optional patio can be placed, courtyard style, between the screen porch and great room.

See more ways a master bedroom can incorporate outdoor living here.

 

See a photo gallery of the Woodlake here.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #8

The Maple Lane: Second story Romeo porch

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

In this version of the Maple Lane, the homeowners included a second story balcony as a romantic addition to their master bedroom.

Also called a "Romeo and Juliet balcony," this outdoor living space is perfect as a hideaway space.

  Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

TIP: The size, shape, and conditions of your new home lot may help determine aspects of outdoor living spaces. Make sure to discuss your lot with your builder, before signing a contract.

 

Get more outdoor living ideas on Pinterest. 

It's easy to incorporate your own outdoor living space ideas, when you work with an award winning design team that works with you to create your own floor plan with an outdoor living design with custom details, lighting fixture designs, and furniture placement ideas. You're never held back to a limited set of options when you design your own environment with a truly custom builder. Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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Top 5 Breakfast Rooms | Five Styles that Stand Out

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Top 5 Breakfast Rooms

Floor Plan Ideas

Floor plans that incorporate the flexibility and convenience of a breakfast room are a top request for new homes. Below are our top 5 most popular breakfast room designs - from efficient and casual to elegant and formal.

Breakfast room design #1

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nook

 

Breakfast rooms are commonly located between the kitchen and great room.

This floor plan design reflects a sweeping curved bay area - a modification to a plan that originally portrayed an angled breakfast room.

This space is perfect for a long table, centered under the hanging light.




Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nook

 The curved bay design gives this custom home an open, flowing feel.

 And the windows let tons of light into the kitchen and great rooms, for an even more airy effect.

 The original layout is fantastic too, with sharply angled walls creating a completely usable area.

 See more photos of this custom home here.

 

 

 

Breakfast room design #2

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nookFor a breakfast room with more distinct boundaries, a semi-separation can add just enough definition without taking away a sense of openness. 

In this second example, the breakfast room still sits between the kitchen and great room, but an additional wall provides a more distinct look between the rooms.

 

The bay bump-out opens up this breakfast room, allowing for a larger table.

 

 

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nook

 The Breakfast Room bumps out, then angles back in to allow a mirror bump out for the Great Room.

 

 

See more photos of this custom home here.

 

 

 

Breakfast room design #3

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nookA breakfast rooms usually serves as a secondary, more casual dining space.

In our third example, this breakfast room was designed with more formal appeal, through features typically seen in a formal dining room: wainscoting, crown molding, vaulted ceiling, and transoms above every window.

 

 

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nook

 A 13 foot by 12 foot breakfast room is large and versatile. A table could seat eight comfortably in this space.

The breadth and formality of the breakfast room frees up the formal dining room at the front of the home, which can easily be converted into a home office.

See more photos of this custom home here.

 

 

 

Breakfast room design #4

Top 5 Breakfast Rooms | Five Styles that Stand Out for 2013

This custom home design added a second "island" as a built in breakfast table.

 

The homeowners wanted to combine the feeling of a breakfast room table with the functionality of a kitchen island.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Breakfast Rooms | Five Styles that Stand Out for 2013

 

A different cabinet and counter top styles and colors were chosen to off-set the table-height island and create a smooth transition from the kitchen to great room.

 

This island allows seating for up to five people.

 

Breakfast room design #5

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plan designs

 

Floor plans with a breakfast room situated directly between the kitchen and great room are another popular request from homebuyers who want to build a custom home with everything just the way they want it.

This custom home, a version of the Azalea Park, provides an open design, functionality, and special architectural details that add distinction.

The arched entrance and picture cut-outs really open up this home with artistic details.

 

Top 5 breakfast rooms | Most popular floor plans with breakfast nook

 

 

See more photos of this home here.

A version of the Azalea Park is for sale - click here to learn more.

 

 

 

It's easy to make your own breakfast room space, when you work with an award winning design team like ours, that walks you through the entire process - from creating a floor plan with a breakfast room design you love, to finishing the effect with trim color, lighting fixtures, and furniture placement. You're never held back to a certain set of plans when you create your own environment with a truly custom builder. Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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How to Get Organized | Custom Home Creative Storage Solutions

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 05:10 AM

How to Get Organized

Five Top Rooms to Take Back With Custom Home Storage Solutions

Creating everything just the way you want it means more than a great floor plan for your new custom home. It also gives you the ability to tuck in all the storage space you need, with nooks, crannies, and depositories all over the house.

Here are the top five rooms homebuyers seek to take control of - from Great Rooms with built-in storage to Laundry Rooms with secret compartments.

How to Organize your Kitchen:

How to Get Organized | Creative Storage Solutions in Custom Homes

Kitchens can easily become packed to the brim - with appliances, food, school books, mail, and on and on - as the central gathering room of your home. Get tips on how to design a kitchen with enough storage to meet all your daily needs, below.

 -Islands can add tons of storage - sometimes doubling the space in a kitchen. Open shelving units are an added bonus.

 - Butler's pantry storage is immensely helpful, usually located just around the corner.

 - This custom kitchen features a cabinet pantry (not a traditional walk-in closet pantry) - just to the right of the refrigerator. A cabinet pantry can disguise food storage, and you can tuck a secondary walk in pantry around the corner in the mudroom or hallway, for easy storage of additional appliances along with "Costco" size packages.

How to Organize your Bathroom:

CarwileMasterBathroomFullMaster bathrooms always seem to turn into organizational chaos. These storage solutions will help you keep control of your space!

 - Tons of cabinetry storage below the double vanity is a must-have for home buyers in NC.

 - Open shelving is an added bonus. In this master bathroom, the open shelving is designed for hand towels and toiletries.

 - Consider adding an additional linen closet - your custom builder can work another closet into nearly any space.
  

How to Organize your Great Room:

BroganLivingRoom2Great rooms add more than open living to your home. They are also packed with creative storage options. 

 - Built-in bookcases allow you to organize movies, books, and board games - leaving space for nick-knacks and holiday decor.

 - Entertainment centers built in above the fireplace are very popular in North Carolina new homes. Decide ahead of time whether or not you'll have a flat screen tv above the fireplace. Your builder will need to include the appropriate outlets.

How to Organize your Office:

PenelopeOfficeNeed a professional home office? These features will keep you focused and efficient.  

  - Wrap-around storage cabinets can hold all your files.

  - Bookcases with built-in electric outlets allow you to store all the materials you use on a daily basis, and include a charging station or fax machine too. Large windows can be added to alternate with bookcases and keep the room bright and friendly.

  - You'll never run out of surface space with a wrap-around desk. The peninsula desk design provides a convenient co-worker or client meeting space.  

How to Organize your Laundry Room:

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Sometimes it feels like our chores are never done - especially the laundry.

Catch a break with these time-saving features:

  - Full wall of open shelving.

  - Hidden ironing boards - saves space, and you don't need to carry it around!

  - Drop-in sink. Pre-wash delicates, and prevent mud and dirt from tacking through your home.

 

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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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8 Door Styles | NC New Home Door Styles

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 08:05 AM

Interior Doors Styles

New Home Door Style Names and Photos

Ever see homes with cool interior door styles, but don't know what they are called? Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular new home interior door styles - with pictures!

Each of these doors styles are taken from different custom homes built by Stanton Homes. Some of these designs will be familiar, and some should give you new ideas for your next home!

How are different types of doors defined? Generally, the number, shape, and size of panels will distinguish each door style.

 

Top 8 Interior Doors Styles | New Home Door Styles to Choose From

Interior Door Style 1: The Rockport

 

Top 8 Interior Doors Styles | New Home Door Styles to Choose From

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rockport interior door style emphasizes a unique design with five horizontal rectangular panels.

See more photos showing this type of new home door design in this version of the Brogan - a craftsman style new home.

 

 

 

 Top 8 Interior Doors Styles | New Home Door Styles to Choose FromInterior Door Style 2: The Santa Fe

The Santa Fe interior door style is multi-dimensional - with radius top arch and five distinct  panels above and below the mid rail (also called lock rail).

 

Top 8 Interior Doors Styles | New Home Door Styles

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Santa Fe style can have a vintage appeal - adding texture and design to every room of the home.

 

 

 

 

Interior Door Style 3: The Provincial

Top 8 Interior Doors Styles | New Home Door Styles

 

 

A Provincial interior door has four vertical panels with a cathedral arch split into the top two panels.

 

What are the most popular door styles?

 

 

 

 

 

 A cathedral arch has an extra "dip" in its curve, adding more attraction to the door.

 

 

 

 

 Interior Door Style 4: The Avalon

What are the most popular door styles?

 

The Avalon interior door design uses three different size rectangle panels - large on top, thin in the middle, and medium on bottom.

This particular example of an Avalon style door comes from a craftsman style Chapel Hill new home.

 

 

 

Interior Door Style 5: The Cambridge

What are the most popular door styles?

 Cambridge style doors tend to look more contemporary, with simple and clean lines.

 The Cambridge door uses two raised panels, with a larger panel on top and smaller panel on bottom.

What are the most popular door styles?

 

 

Interior Door Style 6: The Continental 

What are the most popular door styles?

 

 

What are the most popular door styles?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continental doors are very popular in new homes.

The curved top piece sets the door off, giving it more dimension against the straight lines of trim.

 

Interior Door Style 7: The ColonialWhat are the most popular door styles?

A Colonial door style, sometimes called "Bostonian," has six raised panels.

 

If you love classic American architecture, this may be the perfect door style for your new home.  

 

 

 

 

Interior Door Style 8: The Princeton

What are the most popular door styles?

 

 

 

The Princeton style uses a full cathedral arch (instead of the split cathedral arch in the provincial style).

 

 

This Princeton pantry door contrasts with the arched kitchen cabinetry style, emphasizing the architectural appeal of both styles.

 

 

 

 

New Home Design Help

Each of these popular door styles can be customized to fit your needs. At Stanton Homes, our interior design team will help you choose the door style that will compliment your home design.

You may also be interested in new home crown moulding and trim styles.

 

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