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What Does Every Homebuyer Want? Top 6 Most Requested Special Features

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 15:07 PM

What Every Homebuyer Wants:

Top 6 Most Requested Special Features


As a custom home builder in the Raleigh NC area, there are several special features that homebuyers don't want to live without.

Here are the top 6 most requested special features, courtesy of our on-staff design expert, Andrea Enns.


New Home Hardwood Floors

1. Hardwood Flooring

According to Andrea, homebuyers often can't get enough hardwood flooring.

The Azalea Park features hardwoods throughout the first floor, including in the foyer, living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining room, and stairs.



2. Granite Countertops

Custom Home Granite Countertops

The trend shows that new homebuyers love granite countertops.

With dozens of color choices within these natural rock slabs, you're sure to find a style you love. 

Our on-staff interior designer can help you match your favorite granite pieces to your cabinets, tile backsplash, and hardwood flooring for a smooth flow and beautiful kitchen. 

3. Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless Steel Appliances

Sleek, modern, and practical, stainless steel appliances like the ones pictured here are a must for many new homebuyers.





4. Custom Ceramic Tile Designs and Backsplashes

Custom Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Custom tile designs and backsplashes, whether in the kichten, living room fireplace, or master bathroom, are associated with quality and luxury.

While ceramic tile is generally the most common, there are many other options to choose from when you build a custom home.



5. His and Hers Vanities

His and Her Vanities

Need your own space?

Many homebuyers say they'd prefer to have a master bathroom design with his and hers vanities.

The convenience of seperate counter and storage space can be priceless to some.



6. Large 8 Foot Islands

Large Kitchen Island


Large eight foot kitchen islands are popular for cooks, families, and entertaining, especially when the kitchen opens to the great room. 


 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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Five Ways to Save Money in the Family Room

Built In Bookcase Styles and Ideas

Fireplace Surround Ideas

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