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Two Story Foyer Ideas | Raleigh Design Build Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 06:09 AM

Foyer Design:

See two versions of the same floor plan built in Raleigh, NC.

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The first has an open staircase and two-sided overlook. The second has a built in carpet runner on the stairs and foyer side overlook. Which layout would you choose for your new home? 

Two Story Foyer Photos | Raleigh Homebuilder

Two Story Foyer Photos | Raleigh Homebuilder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foyer #1: Barrel vault, gray walls, archways

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Foyer #2: Barrel vault, beige walls, single archway

The first foyer feels more open with a double archway into the formal dining room. The second foyer leaves a wall for funiture placement in the dining and artwork in the stairwell.  

 

Two Story Foyer Photos | Raleigh Homebuilder

Two Story Foyer Photos | Raleigh Homebuilder

Foyer #1: Two-sided overlook

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Foyer #2: Foyer overlook

A double sided overlook looks impressive from the front door. But keep in mind the trade-off you'd make with a two story great room.

By keeping the downstairs great room to a single story ceiling height, you're able to add a second story bonus room with loft style overlook.

Which version of this floor plan is your favorite, the craftsman staircase with wood steps or traditional staircase with carpet runner and rounded landing? 

See the Cotswold Floor Plan here.

Vote for your favorite Foyer design here:

 

 

 

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More Side-by-Side Photos of The Cotswold:

Foyer

Great Room

Kitchen

Master Suite

Master Bath

Sun Room

Dining


 

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Farmhouse Design | Raleigh Farmhouse Homes Part 2

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Farmhouse Photos Part 2: Great Room and Dining Room Ideas

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Alan Mascord floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse. Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Built in Cabinets

What's your favorite kind of storage, open shelves, bookcases, cabinets, or all three?

The first farmhouse continues the accent paint into the open shelving, for an upscale design/build look. The fireplace has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white.

  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Built in Shelving with Two-Step Layout

The second farmhouse also has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white. The open bookcases in this great room are more subtle, with a two-step layout.

  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 6108 LATTE - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Window Wall

Two French doors lead to the backyard concrete patio with roof. The great room, kitchen, and breakfast are open (with a column added to the breakfast room to mirror the kitchen island design).

  • RED OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Window Wall

These double French doors lead to a backyard screen porch. The open kitchen / great room / breakfast room keep an airy flow.

  • GOLDEN OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #1: Archways

  • "STANTON" Mid Sized Chandelier in BURNISHED BRONZE
  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - low band paint color

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #2: Chair Rail Trim on Columns

  • "BARCLAY" Mid Sized Chandelier in CHESTERFIELD BROWN
  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 


COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Click here for Part Three of this post - and see photos of the Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Laundry Room. Be able to answer these questions:

What color counter top is best in the bathroom? How many windows should be in your master bedroom? What is a trey ceiling? How large should my walk in closet be? Sink or no sink in the laundry room?

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes

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