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What's the Most Popular Master Bath Vanity Design? | Orange County Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Orange County Custom Home Builders in the 2016 Triangle Parade of Homes:

So what's the latest trend for master suite layouts?  We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:

 

 



What's New in Master Bath Vanity Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Master bathroom vanities and sitting areas

Wrap around vanity, split vanities, or seating area at the vanity?  

1. Split Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 2 Orange County Parade entries, or 14%, had a split vanity design. 

 

Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with split "his and her" vanity design:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 

2. Seating Area at the Vanities - 50% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 7 of 14 Orange County new home entries, or 50%, had a seating area in the vanity.
  • Orange County new home builders have had more requests for inclusion of a "make up" seating area in the Master Bath, between the two sink areas.  This is usually placed at a slightly lower height, to allow comfortable use with a standard stool or chair.  An open "window seat" style area can also be placed between the vanities, which allows separation of space.

Here's an example of what a seating area / make-up counter looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

3. Wrap Around Vanities - 21% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 3 of 14, or 21% of homes, included wrap around vanities in the master bath.
Here's an example of what a wrap around vanity looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

4. Standard Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • The remaining new homes included a straight vanity with two sinks, of varying lengths and with varying features (some homes featured drawers in the vanity cabinets while others did not, for instance).  

 

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

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

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange 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 – 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.

 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders 

 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
 
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. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

How Much Do New Homes Cost? | Orange Vs Chatham County Homes

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

Cost to Build a New Home - Trends in the Triangle Parade of Homes 2016:

What do new homes cost to build in Orange and Chatham County NC ? The Triangle Parade of Homes can be a big indicator of new home construction cost, especially when comparing different counties. 

Where do new homes cost less to build? We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:

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New Home Prices in Orange and Chatham County

While the Parade of Homes does not represent all new homes available, it can be a good indicator of overall market trends.  

Price Points for New Home Construction

  • In both counties, the $400-600K price range was most popular for Parade of Homes entries, followed by the $600-800K and Under $400K ranges.  

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For 2016 Parade of Homes entries in Orange and Chatham County:

Average Home Cost in Orange County: $609,216 

Average Sq Ft in Orange County: 3457

Average Price Per Sq Ft in Orange County: $176

Lowest Cost Home = $339,950; Highest Cost Home = $1,100,000 

 

Average Home Cost in Chatham County: $578,565

Average Sq Ft in Chatham County: 3384

Average Price Per Sq Ft in Chatham County: $171

Lowest Cost Home = $316,510; Highest Cost Home = $1,290,000

 

Why do these New Homes Cost More in Orange County?

The cost of new homes is based on a wide range of factors, from the cost of the land the home is built on to the size of the home and the finishes and features. Generally speaking, Orange County homes can cost a bit more, depending on where in the county you want to live, as land and building costs in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill tend to be a little higher than in neighboring Chatham County.  

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What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange and Chatham County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what price points builders believe homebuyers are looking for today. 

Find homes for sale in Chatham County, here.

Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

One Story, Main Floor Master, or Two Story? |Triangle Chatham Parade of Homes 2016

Find out more about features, cost, and trends in new homes in your area here:

Chatham County New Home Trends

 

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

 


 

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 or 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. The statistics calculated above also 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. 

 

Tags: new home cost, cost per sq ft, parade of homes 2016, Chatham County New Homes, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, Chatham County Home Builders, orange county home builders

Shower and a Tub, or Just a Shower? | Orange County Home Builder Trends

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 16:10 PM

Orange County New Home Builders in the Triangle Parade of Homes 2016:

The Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 can be a great indicator for master bath shower design trends.  New home and custom home builders in Orange 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 bath floor plan layouts?  We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders



What's New in Master Bath Shower Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Walk Through Showers

What's more common, a separate soaking tub and shower, or are the soaking tubs going away? 

1. Separate Tub/Shower - 93% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 13 of 14 Orange County Parade entries, or 93%, had a separate tub and shower design. 
  • While showers are the top preference by far for everyday bathing, a soaking tub is a welcome retreat for many home buyers.   Whether it's a freestanding tub, or a drop in tub with a beautiful tile surround and room for wine and candles, having a tub in the master bath is a requirement for many homes built by Orange County home builders. 

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders

2. Walk Through Shower - Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • One of the Orange County new home entries with a shower and tub had a walk through shower design.
  • Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with "walk through" shower design:

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders

3. Shower Only - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 1 of 14, or 7% of homes, included only a shower and no tub in the master bath.
Here's an example of a bathroom with no tub from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area. The shower is located along the wall pictured (just around the corner, where you can see a glimpse of the tile wall in the mirror):

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

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

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange 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 – 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.

 

Shower Trends | Orange County New Home Builders
 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
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. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | Hillsborough and Chapel Hill New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 14:10 PM

Parade of Homes 2016 Trends for New Home Builders in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill Area:

Where is the bathroom door in split and Jack and Jill style bathrooms? How popular are multi-entrance bathrooms in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill new homes? The Parade of Homes 2016 indicates trends for kids' baths in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill new construction homes.

We've analyzed 2016 data, and here's what we found out about Split, Jack and Jill, and Princess Suite baths:

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | New Homes in the Hillsborough Area



Kids Bathroom Trends in Hillsborough New Homes.  Split baths, Jack and Jill baths, Princess Suites

Jack and Jill bathrooms for kids and guests are very popular in floor plan layouts selected by Hillsborough New Home Builders in the Triangle Parade of Homes in Orange County.

1. Split Baths - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries near Hillsborough NC

  • 1 of 14 Hillsborough area homes had a split bath.
  • A split bath is a bathroom with one entrance, but the toilet/tub area is separated with an additional door.

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | New Homes in the Hillsborough Area

2. Jack and Jill Baths - 86% of Parade of Homes Entries near Hillsborough NC

  • 12 of 14 homes from Hillsborough new home builders had a Jack and Jill Bath.
  • A Jack and Jill bath is a bathroom that can be entered from two different rooms. The entrances can either be from two different bedrooms, from a bedroom and a hallway, or from a living area like a Game Room, and a hallway.

Here is an example of a Jack and Jill bath entrance (with doors to two bedrooms) from a Stanton Home in the Hillsborough NC area:

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | New Homes in the Hillsborough Area

3. Princess Suite - 57% of Parade of Homes Entries near Hillsborough NC

  • 8 of 14 homes had a secondary bedroom on the second floor with a private bath. A "Princess Suite", sometimes called a "Junior Master", might also have a walk in closet.

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today, as well as representing beautiful samples of home builders' work.  What type of floor plan are YOU looking for? Need plans that have a guest bedroom, mother in law basement, or multi-generational living?

Get more information on new home pricing, here:

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | New Homes in the Hillsborough Area

 


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.

 

Jack and Jill Bath Trends | New Homes in the Hillsborough Area 

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.

 

Tags: Jack and Jill bathrooms, hillsborough new homes, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, Hillsborough new home builders

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

Orange County Home Builders in the Triangle Parade of Homes 2016:

The Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 can be a great indicator for master bathrooms design trends.  New home and custom home builders in Orange 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:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 



What's New in Master Bath Vanity Trends from Orange County Home Builders?  Master bathroom vanities and sitting areas

Wrap around vanity, split vanities, or seating area at the vanity?  

1. Split Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 2 Orange County Parade entries, or 14%, had a split vanity design. 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

Here's a Chapel Hill area custom home with split "his and her" vanity design:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 

2. Seating Area at the Vanities - 50% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 7 of 14 Orange County new home entries, or 50%, had a seating area in the vanity.
  • Orange County new home builders have had more requests for inclusion of a "make up" seating area in the Master Bath, between the two sink areas.  This is usually placed at a slightly lower height, to allow comfortable use with a standard stool or chair.  An open "window seat" style area can also be placed between the vanities, which allows separation of space.

Here's an example of what a seating area / make-up counter looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

3. Wrap Around Vanities - 21% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • 3 of 14, or 21% of homes, included wrap around vanities in the master bath.
Here's an example of what a wrap around vanity looks like in the master bath, from a Stanton Home in the Chapel Hill area:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

4. Standard Vanities - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Orange County Home Builders

  • The remaining new homes included a straight vanity with two sinks, of varying lengths and with varying features (some homes featured drawers in the vanity cabinets while others did not, for instance).  
  • Here's a photo from one of the two Stanton Homes in the Triangle Parade of Homes, with a his and her "standard vanity" with two sinks and a center set of drawers:

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders

 


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of master bathroom floor plan are YOU looking for?

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

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange 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 – 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.

 

Master Bath New Home Trends | Orange County Home Builders 

 
Learn more about Orange County new home trends - click to read more:
 
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. 

 

Tags: Master Bath Trends, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, orange county home builders

How Hard is it to Find a Guest Bedroom? | Chapel Hill Area New Homes

Posted by Penn Hull on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 05:10 AM

Orange Chatham Durham Parade of Homes 2016 Trends:

How common are guest bedrooms in new construction homes in the Chapel Hill area? Guest bedrooms are a great solution for short-term friends and family stays as well as long-term multi-generational living plans.

We've analyzed 2016 Orange Durham Chatham Parade of Homes data, and here's what we found out about guest bedroom trends in new homes:

Guest Bedrooms | Chapel Hill Area New Homes



Guest Suite Trends in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill New Homes.  Guest bedroom on the first floor, guest bedroom with private bath, guest bedroom with walk in closet

Guest bedroom homes were a popular floor plan layout selected by home builders for entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Orange County.

1. Guest Bedroom Downstairs - 71% of Parade of Homes Entries near Chapel Hill NC

  • 10 of 14 Chapel Hill area homes had a guest bedroom on the first floor, with access to a full bath.
Guest Bedroom Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Homes

2. Guest Bedroom on the First Floor with Private Bath - 36% of Parade of Homes Entries near Chapel Hill NC

  • 5 of 14 homes had a guest bedroom on the first floor, with a private bath and an additional, separate powder room.

3. Walk in Closet in Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 36% of Parade of Homes Entries near Chapel Hill NC

  • Of the 10 homes with a downstairs suite, 5 had a walk in closet inside the first floor guest bedroom.

Here is an example of a Stanton Home with full downstairs guest bedroom with private bath and closet, built near Chapel Hill, NC: 

Guest Bedroom Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Homes

Zero Parade homes in Orange County had a full Multi-Gen, or Mother-in-Law, suite with a separate living area attached to the guest bedroom. A multi-gen floor plan can include a basement level designed with a kitchenette, living room, bedrooms, and baths.  Here is an example of multi-gen living from a Stanton Home built in the Chapel Hill area: 

Guest Bedroom Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Homes


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today, as well as representing beautiful samples of home builders' work.  What type of floor plan are YOU looking for? Need plans that have a guest bedroom, mother in law basement, or multi-generational living?

Get more information on new home pricing, here:

Guest Bedrooms | Chapel Hill Area 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.

 

Guest Bedrooms | Chapel Hill Area 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.

 

Tags: chapel hill home builders, parade of homes 2016, orange county new homes, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, chapel hill area homes, chapel hill new homes

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.

 

Tags: orange county new home builders, master suite trends, hillsborough new homes, parade of homes 2016, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016, Hillsborough new home builders

Two Car versus Three Car Garages - What's Trending in Chapel Hill? | 2016 Parade of Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 Trends:

What's the latest trend for new homes with one, two, three, and four car garages?  Does a home ever not have a garage?

The Orange Chatham Durham County Parade of Homes can be a great trend indicator of the demand for the number of cars for the garage. We've analyzed the 2016 Tour data, and here's what we found:

Two Car versus Three Car Garages | 2016 Parade of Homes Chapel Hill



What's Going on with New Homes in the Chapel Hill area?  Number of Cars in the Garage

Two car garages were the most popular layout selected by home builders for entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Chatham County.

1. Two Car Garages - 50% of Parade of Homes Entries in Orange County

  • 7 homes included a 2 car garage.  This is the most common garage layout.  Some are side facing, and some are front facing.

2. Three Car Garages - 36% of Parade of Homes Entries in Orange County

  • 5 homes included a 3 car garage. 
  • A 3 Car Garage has all three garage bays connected in a single row.

3. Split Three Car Garages - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries in Orange County

  • 2 homes included a split 3 car garage.  
  • A split 3 Car Garage has one bay on one side and double bay on the other side, at right angles to each other.
  • An appropriately designed split garage will allow access into both areas from the home.  This can be accomplished either by including enough area inside the garage or by including an access door from the home directly into each portion of the garage.  There are a few builders that do not create any access into the third bay, which can make it inconvenient to use.  

Two Car versus Three Car Garages | 2016 Parade of Homes Chapel Hill

4. One Car Garages - 0% of Parade of Homes Entries in Chatham County

  • Again, a one car garage is more common in townhomes.  No homes in Orange County were featured in the Parade with a one car garage.  

5. Zero Car Garages - 0% of Parade of Homes Entries in Chatham County

  • This is more common in townhomes than in single family homes.  No townhomes were submitted in the 2016 Parade of Homes, in Orange County, though there were entries in other counties.

Fourteen homes were submitted by new home builders as entries in Orange County in the Durham Orange Chatham Parade of Homes 2016, out of 65 total entries.  Seven of these new homes are in Hillsborough, five in Chapel Hill, one in Durham (Orange County address), and one in Mebane.

 

What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What size of garage are YOU looking for?

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

Two Car versus Three Car Garages | 2016 Parade of Homes Chapel Hill

 


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

 

Two Car versus Three Car Garages | 2016 Parade of Homes Chapel Hill

 

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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One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Triangle Parade of Homes 2016 Trends in the Chapel Hill Area:

The Triangle Parade of Homes can give home buyers a sample of what's trending in new homes and custom homes this year.

So what's the latest trend for one story, two story, and main floor master layouts?  We've analyzed the data, and here's what we found:

One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders



New Homes from Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders

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 Orange County.

1. One Story New Homes - Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders - 0%

  • Zero one story homes were submitted in this year's Parade of Homes by Chapel Hill and Hillsborough area new home builders.  
  • One story homes are more expensive to build per square foot.  A main floor master with a first floor guest suite can be a more cost effective alternative for many new home buyers.

One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders

2. Main Floor Master New Homes - Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders - 64%

  • Nine of 14 entries, or 64%, of new homes entered in the Parade of Homes in Orange County were Main Floor Master floor plans.  
  • Main floor masters remain very popular with homebuyers, especially those with older children, or empty nesters looking for ease of use and fewer steps.  

3. Two Story Home New Homes - Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders - 36%

  • Five of 14 entries, or 36%, of new homes built in Orange County and submitted to the Parade of Homes were two story homes.  Four of these are single family homes, and one is an attached home.

Orange County new and custom home builders submitted fourteen entries in Orange County in the Durham Orange Chatham Parade of Homes 2016, out of 65 total entries.  Seven of these new homes are in Hillsborough, five in Chapel Hill, one in Durham (Orange County address), and one in Mebane. 


One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders


What does this mean for homebuyers in Orange County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What kind of floor plan are YOU looking for?

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

One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New Home Builders

Orange County didn't have any one story homes entered in the Parade of Homes, but Chatham County did.  Find out more, here:

Chatham County - More One Story Homes Here

 



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


One Story New Homes | Chapel Hill Area New 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 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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First or Second Floor Laundry Room? | Chatham County Home Builder Trends

Posted by Penn Hull on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 05:10 AM

North Carolina Parade of Homes 2016 Trends:

What's the best place to put the laundry room?  Which floor is better for the laundry?

The Chatham Orange Durham County Parade of Homes can be a great trend indicator of the demand for the number of cars for the garage. We've analyzed the 2016 Tour data, and here's what we found:

Which Floor is Best for Laundry Rooms? | NC Parade of Homes This Year



What's new with homes in custom home neighborhoods in Chatham?   Laundry room on the first versus second floor

First level laundry rooms were the most popular location selected by home builders for entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Chatham County.

Which Floor is Best for Laundry Rooms? | NC Parade of Homes This Year

1. Laundry Room in the First Floor - 73% of Parade of Homes Entries in Chatham County

  • 22 of 30 homes have the laundry room on the first floor.
  • This includes all one story homes, all main floor master homes, and some two story homes.

2. Laundry Room on the Second Floor - 27% of Parade of Homes Entries in Chatham County

  • 8 of 30 homes have the laundry on the second floor.
  • When all the bedrooms are upstairs, it can be more convenient to keep the laundry facilities closer to the bedrooms for ease of use.

3. Two Laundry Rooms - 0% of Parade of Homes Entries in Chatham County

  • No homes in this year's Chatham County entries have two laundry rooms.
  • Two laundry rooms, or a laundry room and a laundry closet, are more common in Dual Master or Multi-Generation floor plans.

Which Floor is Best for Laundry Rooms? | NC Parade of Homes This Year

What should you look for in a laundry room? These are some things to keep in mind - and important questions to ask when comparing new home builders:

  • Types of storage: how many cabinets are "standard" in the size laundry room you want? Does the builder offer cabinets or "shelving" which can mean open shelving with no door?
  • Counter tops: are counter tops included? If so, how many feet fit in the space you'd like to have?
  • Flooring: do you want tile or a special flooring for your laundry?
  • Windows: does the laundry room location allow for a window? If not, can your custom home builder re-arrange a few things in the floor plan to give you a window in the laundry?
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What does this mean for homebuyers in Chatham County?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  What type, size, and location for the laundry room are YOU looking for?

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

Which Floor is Best for Laundry Rooms? | NC Parade of Homes This Year

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.

 

Chatham County Home Builder


 

 

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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