New Home Tips, Trends, and Ideas - Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Best Grey Paint Colors 2018 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

Best Gray Paint Color Guide for 2018 | Photos of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Gray paint colors are very flexible and neutral - and can easily be paired with shades of greige and beige. Here is one of our favorite shades of gray, in two different homes.


Best Gray Paint Colors with Beige and Griege: "SW 7029 Agreeable Gray"

See photos from these Raleigh custom homes with the same gray paint color - Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams, paired with SW 7036 Accessible Beige and SW 7031 Mega Greige.

Gray Painted Master Baths:

The master bath and closet are painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray.

Lighting and decor choices can make a big difference on the hues reflected in a paint color.

Compare these two master baths. The first pair of photos has the (warm tone) lights turned on. The second bath has no light on, but lots of natural light coming through the textured square windows.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Both baths use SW 7029 Agreeable Gray. The gray wood look tile and mini mosaic slate tile blend beautifully with the light gray walls.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

The gray wood look tile and mini mosaic slate tile blend beautifully with the light gray walls. The master bedroom for this home - a version of the Coquery Cottage - is painted in SW 7036 Accessible Beige. See how well gray and beige paint colors blend in adjacent rooms:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Gray Painted Great Rooms:

Gray paints are so flexible - and can be paired with a wide variety of accent paint colors, features, and finishes. This gray great room uses SW 7031 Mega Greige on the fireplace box and SW 7029 Agreeable Gray on the rest of the walls:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Gray Painted Kitchens:

This kitchen is also painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Want more gray paint color ideas? What are the names of the most popular gray paint colors?  Here are a few of the popular gray paint colors we've used in Raleigh custom homes:

SW 7548 Portico, SW 7015 Repose Gray, SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray, SW 6205 Comfort Gray, SW 7672 Knitting Needles,

SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7030 Anew Gray,

Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain, and SW 7667 Zircon


More of the Best Paint Colors for 2018 - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Top Picks:

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit http://stantonhomes.com/ to learn more about building an custom home in North Carolina - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

Best Gray Paint Color Guide for 2017 | Photos of Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles Gray

Gray paint colors are popular choices for entire homes, and as accent colors in select rooms. Similar to beige tones, gray acts as a neutral - yet sophisticated - backdrop to any room.  Here is one of our favorite shades.


Best Gray Paint Colors: "SW 7672 Knitting Needles"

See photos from these Raleigh custom homes with the same gray paint color - Knitting Needles 7672 from Sherwin Williams.

Gray Painted Kitchens:

This kitchen is painted in two grays: SW 7672 Knitting Needles and SW 7673 Pewter Cast. The light white oak hardwood flooring gives this kitchen space the ability to use dark and light gray paint colors.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

This island kitchen also uses light and dark gray paint colors, with an emphasis on SW Knitting Needles gray: 

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray Painted Great Rooms:

Gray paints are so flexible - and can be paired with a wide variety of accent paint colors, features, and finishes. This gray great room paint blends perfectly with the red brick fireplace wall and the light blue island:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray paint is also very classic, and works perfectly with white and black finishes (such as this white wainscoting and black slate fireplace surround): 

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray Painted Master Baths:

This master bath - from a version of the Worthington II - is also painted in 7672 Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams. The white wainscoting, white and gray tile, and white trim give the bath a classic, spa feel.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Here, the Knitting Needles gray paint blends perfectly with a beige and slate tile pattern in the open no-door shower:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Want more gray paint color ideas? What are the names of the most popular gray paint colors?  Here are a few of the popular gray paint colors we've used in Raleigh custom homes:

SW 7548 Portico, SW 7015 Repose Gray, SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray, SW 6205 Comfort Gray, SW 7029 Agreeable Gray,

SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7030 Anew Gray,

Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain, and SW 7667 Zircon


More of the Best Paint Colors for 2017 - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Top Picks:

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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9 Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Gray Paint Colors for the Bath

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

Guide to Gray Paint Color Choices:

See examples of the 9 top requested gray bathroom paint colors - with exact names and descriptions. These Raleigh custom homes are painted in a range of modern and contemporary gray paint colors.

Here are some examples of custom homes with gray master bathrooms (see more below):



9 Best Gray Paint Shades for a Bathroom:

These shades of gray - manufactured by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore - are top requests within Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes.

Gray Paint Color #1: "SW 7548 Portico"

Gray paint colors are popular choices for entire homes, and as accent colors in select rooms. Similar to beige tones, gray acts as a neutral - yet sophisticated - backdrop to any room.

Bathrooms are often counted on as spaces of peace and quite, making a soft gray a natural choice for the soothing surroundings.

9 Gray Paint Colors for the Bath | Best Grey Paint Colors 2017

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Statesman - is painted in SW 7548 Portico by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #2: "SW 7015 Repose Gray"

Lighter gray paint colors can look even more silver in person. These gray paint colors appear more luminous in well-lit spaces.

Pairing gray paint with espresso cabinets can give the master bathroom sharp contrast to liven the space. With a paint color like "repose gray," you can consider adding a splash of color with a set of towels or toiletries.

This home uses two other gray paint colors: "SW 7032 Warm Stone" and "SW 7030 Anew Gray."

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7015 Repose Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Serengeti - is painted in SW 7015 Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #3: Benjamin Moore "HC-105 Rockport Gray"

Crystal light fixtures, cabinet knobs, and other accents will reflect the soft gray paint. Pairing crystal with gray paint is a classic choice, even for contemporary homes.

This master bathroom uses dark wood framed mirrors and dark cabinets to off-set the soft gray walls and mixed granite counter tops.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Rockport Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chapel Ridge - is painted in HC-105 Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #4: "SW 7672 Knitting Needles"

Combinations of gray and white tile are popular choices for gray painted bathrooms. This master bathroom uses a white brick tile pattern in the open concept shower and oversized gray tiles along the floor (extending underneath the freestanding tub).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington II - is painted in SW 7672 Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #5: "SW 7045 Intellectual Gray"

Love reading books in the tub? This "intellectual gray" bathroom offers space to spread out in the soaking tub (with penty of storage along the tub deck).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Woodlake - is painted in SW 7045 Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #6: "SW 7667 Zircon"

This gray paint reflects hues of purple, especially when the crystal light fixtures are on. Best accent colors for this gray paint can range from bright yellow and orange to soft lavender.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7667 Zircon

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington - is painted in SW 7667 Zircon by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #7: Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

Larger bathrooms tend to call for lighter paint colors - to highlight, rather than hide the size of the space. This version of the Avonstone Manor is a great example of how to pick a soft gray paint for a large bathroom.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Avonstone Manor - is painted in 2111-60 Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #8: Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray

The gray walls in this master bathroom pull out the most subtle highlights in the open tile shower. The faux wood floor tile hints at natural brown hues, to draw in the cabinetry.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Coquery Cottage - is painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #9: Sherwin Williams 6205 Comfort Gray

This Raleigh custom home is painted in soft hues of gray and green. The gray paint makes an easy transition to the white vaulted ceiling.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 6205 Comfort Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chalet Vert - is painted in SW 6205 Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams.



More Popular Master Bathroom Paint Colors

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

 


 

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Custom Home Design Trends | Color Accent Walls

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 08:10 AM

Custom Home Design Trends

Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

Accent walls are adding a huge "wow" factor to custom homes in North Carolina. Successfully adding an accent wall can be tricky business - so read on to learn how to add color and texture to your home without running into design blunders.

Browse the photos of NC custom designs below, and see how homeowners are creating spaces uniquely theirs - with a splash of color and texture. 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

 

NC custom home buyers often ask "How can I add an accent wall, without it appearing random or tacky?"

 The key to adding any accent color is to maintain a consistent flow throughout the entire home. 

 Take this custom home for example, a version of the Gershwin built near Raleigh, NC. 

 

 

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The homeowners loved the color blue, and wanted to include it in the family room.

Instead of adding blue to just an accent wall in one room, they created a theme throughout their home with a blue powder room and master bedroom.

 

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 By applying blue to three separate rooms throughout this custom new home, the living room accent was given purpose - and thus a more aesthetically appealing tone.

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

Pictured here is a version of the Worthington, a custom home built in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

In this custom home, an accent wall made of brick was added as a one-of-a-kind designer detail.

Each of the colors tones present in this wall - red, brown, tan, grey - were incorporated into other rooms.

 

 

Custom Home Design Trends | Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture

 

For example, the great room includes a brown and tan fireplace surround - making a connection to the foyer wall.

 

 

 

 

 

Accent walls can add dimension to your home - but they can also look out of place.

The key to incorporating an accent wall is: find ways to incorporate the same colors, textures, or tones in other rooms throughout the home. Give the wall purpose. And use the wall tell your family and guests where they should be looking!

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Raleigh New Homes | Triangle New Homes at a 13-Year Low

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 09:04 AM

Housing Market Statistics You Need to Know

Inventory of New Homes in the Triangle at a 13-Year Low

The Triangle area of North Carolina is seeing both a decline in new and existing home Triangle Housing Market Report | New Homes in Raleighinventory AND an uptick in demand!

Inventory of new home construction lots are available in locations closest to Raleigh and Research Triangle Park job pockets is also low.

According to the Triangle Multiple Listing Services:

 - The number of existing homes on the market in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties in February was 7,720, down 26 percent from one year ago

According to Metrostudy, a research firm that tracks Triangle housing trends:

 - The Triangle had 4,051 new homes either under construction or completed but vacant in the first quarter of this year, the second-lowest level of inventory in 13 years of surveying the region.

 - The lowest was recorded the prior quarter.

 - The number of finished but vacant new homes on the market is now at an all-time low of 1,797, which is 60 percent less than what was for sale at the market peak four years ago.

 

Read the full New and Observer article on this topic here.

 

 

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Master Bath Tub Styles

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

Custom Home Design Trends

Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles - Photos and Tips

 

Pour the bubbles and relax in a Signature Stanton Home Master Suite Bath. At Stanton Homes, bathrooms are designed with luxury in mind. Scroll down to view photos of some of our most requested tub styles:

Bay Window - Garden - Soaking - Corner - Claw - Alcove - Jetted

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Cantilevered Bay Window Tub Photos

A cantilevered bay juts out from the home, making a master bathroom feel more open and spacious.

The bay windows provide plenty of additional natural light and architectural appeal.

 

 

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Garden and Soaking Tub Photos

 "Garden" and "Soaking" are two different terms for a wide and deep master bathroom tub.

 The garden tub pictured here is from a Raleigh NC custom home built by Stanton Homes, The Gershwin.

 

 

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

 

Corner Tub Photos

A corner tub is the perfect option when you want more natural light to fill the room - with a large picture window on either side.

 

 

 

2012 Custom Home Master Bathroom Design

 

 Corner tub layouts provide more flexibility for tub shapes and sizes - with more oval, triangle, and rectangle options.  

 Finally, there is more surface area around a corner tub - perfect for candles, plants, toiletries, and more.

 

 

 

Claw Tub Photos

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

 

 A clawfoot tub can give a contemporary styled home a more vintage appeal.  

 The clawfoot tub pictured here is from a Raleigh custom home built by Stanton Homes, The Worthington.

 

 

  
 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Alcove Tub Photos

An alcove tub provides more privacy and intimacy than any other bathtub style pictured here. 

 

 

 

 

2012 Custom Home Master Bathroom Design

 

 

There is plenty of tub deck space for soaps, sponges, candles, and more.

An arched opening lends dramatic appeal. 

 

 

 

Jet Tub Photos

2012 New Home Design

 

What better way to relax than with a jacuzzi tub?

This Stanton Home master bathroom features a jetted tub, with secondary hand-held faucet for easy reach.

 

 

 

 

When you build a Stanton Home, your master suite bathroom can feature:

 - Custom Tile Surrounds with Listello Accents

 - Private Alcoves and Bays

 - Half-Wall Privacy Dividers

 - Vaulted Ceilings and Arched Openings

 - Oversized Picture Windows


Talk to Stanton Home’s design team about creating your own Master Suite Bath.

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Click here to watch video tours of our most popular master bathroom designs.

 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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Design/Build Custom Homes in Raleigh | Interior Design at No Cost

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 @ 05:02 AM

Interior Design Ideas

Designing Your Custom Home Kitchen 

 

When you build a new home with Stanton Homes, you can sit with our in-house design team and we’ll sketch up ideas for your kitchen together.

Custom design work and sessions with an exceptional, experienced interior designer are included in your custom home package at no extra cost.

See how kitchen design ideas can flow together in the sketches we made for real people building real homes here, and contact us to talk about your own special layout.


Designing Your Custom Home Kitchen - The Lowery

Kitchen design renderings are provided by an experienced interior designer, to help homebuyers determine kitchen layout options, cabinetry dimensions, special features like backsplash designs, open walkway space and more.

Your personal interior designer will help determine:

 

Design Build Homes | In-house Design Services | 2012 Custom Kitchen Design

 - Type and style of premium cabinetry

- Location of crown moulding and other details

- Design, color, and style of custom tile backsplash

- Design, color, and style of custom tile inlay above range

- Location and layout of Pantry

- Best location for oven/range to fit your lifestyle

- Best location of sink and dishwasher to fit your lifestyle

 

The Lowery - Completed Kitchen

Design Build Homes | In-house Design Services | 2012 Custom Kitchen Design

What makes this custom kitchen functional and beautiful? 

 - Dark cabinetry contrasts with a custom tile backsplash of neutral tans and browns.

 - The angled breakfast nook walls bring plenty of natural light into the large island kitchen.

 - A custom tile inlay above the gas range blends the darks and lights of the room perfectly.

 - Satin nickel hardware highlights the stainless steel appliances.

 

The Lowery - Custom Drawn Kitchen Floor Plan

Custom Kitchen Floor Plan

 

 - The large island includes a 60/40 undermount sink

 - A raised eating bar includes tile backsplash below

 - The kitchen looks out to the breakfast and keeping rooms

 - The laundry room is in easy reach, just off the kitchen and keeping rooms

 

 

 

 

See your imagination come to life in the hands of our experts – designing real homes for real people.

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Archways and Arched Opening Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

Arched Opening Ideas

Custom home special details that stand out: Arched Openings

 

Popular locations for custom home archways include: formal dining rooms, foyers, family rooms, breakfast rooms, kitchens, great rooms, hallways, and master bathrooms.

The placement, angle, and color of archways can be designed to create dramatic flare or discrete elegance.

See photos of custom homes with archways in this Houzz Ideabook.

Archways | Archway Design Ideas

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.

Read more about custom home design trends and iArched Openingsdeas:

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*Not all styles available in all homes.  Styles available are dependent on floor plan, ceiling structure, and ceiling height.

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Raleigh NC Custom Homes | Buying a Lot | Determine Your Budget

Posted by Penn Hull on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 @ 07:10 AM

Buying a Lot or Site for Your New Raleigh NC Custom Home

Step 1:  Determine Your Budget

Custom builders in Raleigh can help you find the perfect place to build your new home. Here’s how to make the right decisions.

Five Easy Steps: Buying Lots for your Raleigh NC Custom Homes

Step 1: Plan Your Budget

How much should you spend on a Lot or Land for your Raleigh, NC custom homes?

Yes, the price you pay has a lot to do with location – but size, amenities and buildability are also important considerations. Custom builders in Raleigh can offer guidance, but it’s really all about what’s important to you. You’re going to have to prioritize, as you make choices. 

Get Preapproved

Have a financial institution appraise what you can afford

You’ll have to have a bottom line in mind before you even begin to look at lots and land upon which to build your Raleigh NC custom homes.

If you don’t have a lender in mind, ask a custom builder in Raleigh for recommendations. Contact us for a list of local lenders experienced with lot and land financing - there are plenty of great options available.

Talk with financial professionals about your total "construction and land" affordability.  Here are the questions you’ll need answered:

- What monthly payment can I afford?

- What total amount do I qualify for?

- Will my payment be affected if interest rates increase?

What about Property Taxes?

Depending on the specifics of your loan, property taxes may be included in your monthly payment. If it’s set up this way, a portion of the total tax bill is added to your monthly payment each month, then paid to the city or county at the end of the year out of an escrow account. 

You’ll need to ask – because if it isn’t included in the loan, you may be responsible to pay property taxes in one lump sum at the end of each year.  This chart will give you an idea of what kind of taxes to expect on the property for your Raleigh, NC custom home

Guide to Raleigh/Triangle Property Taxes

Property taxes outside city limits will always be lower than taxes inside city limits.  As an example, Chapel Hill has some of the area's highest property tax bills. Outside the city limits, Chatham County has some of the lowest property tax rates in the Triangle. Raleigh’s property taxes can vary, depending on location.

How Much Should I Pay for my Lot or Land?

As a general guideline, the cost of your lot or land should be no more than 15-20% of your total "house and land" budget. 

$150,000 total budget = $22,500 to $30,000 lot or land cost

$200,000 total budget = $30,000 to $40,000 lot or land cost

$300,000 total budget = $45,000 to $60,000 lot or land cost

$400,000 total budget = $60,000 to $80,000 lot or land cost

$500,000 total budget = $75,000 to $100,000 lot or land cost

An exception might be made for a large amount of acreage - for instance, you might reasonably construct a home with a $250,000 construction cost on a 10 acre parcel which costs $100K. 

But make sure to ask custom home builders in Raleigh for information about the area, and check that your planned home corresponds with other homes in the neighborhood/area so that your future resale value is protected.

Browse Raleigh Area Lots and Land for Sale

How do I know that the price of a lot or land is reasonable?

Talk to custom builders in Raleigh or an experienced land agent about the lots or land you're considering.  That’s where size, amenities and buildability impact the price of the home – as well as its future value.

An experienced land agent will be able to compare your lot price with other lots in the area, and compare the type of home you plan to build with other Raleigh NC custom homes available in the area.

Five Easy Steps to Finding the Right Lot or Land for Your New Raleigh Home

Custom builders in Raleigh such as Stanton Homes will work with you throughout the entire process of finding a lot or land and building your new Raleigh NC custom home.

Buying a Lot in Raleigh Step 1: What's Your Budget?

Buying a Lot in Raleigh Step 2: What Amenites Should You Consider?

Buying a Lot in Raleigh Lot Step 3: Determine Your Lot Size

Buying a Lot in Raleigh Step 4:  Is Your Lot Buildable?  How Do You Know?

Buying a Lot in Raleigh Step 5:  What is the Total Construction Cost for Your Lot? (Avoiding Hidden Costs)

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or see our online calendar for our next "Meet the Builder" event, and bring us all your custom home building questions.

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Article copyright Stanton Homes 2010, all rights reserved.  Provided for informational purposes only, no claims are made by Stanton Homes regarding the validity of any statements. 

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