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Guest Bedroom Downstairs Trends | Apex Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 05:10 AM

Homes with a Guest Bedroom on the First Floor | Trends from Apex Custom Homebuilders:

Guest bedroom homes are a great solution for short-term guest stays and long-term multi gen living plans. Where can I find homes with a guest bedroom downstairs? 

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom Home Builders

We've analyzed the new homes in Apex entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about guest bedroom trends in Apex new homes:

Guest Suite Trends in Apex Custom Homes: how common are guest bedrooms on the first floor?

Fewer than half the entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Apex included a guest bedroom on the first floor.

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

Downstairs Guest Bedroom Floor Plans in Apex Custom Homes:

Fourteen new homes in Apex were featured in the Parade of Homes.

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex have a guest room downstairs without a private bath.
  • 2 of 14 or 14% of homes in Apex have a guest suite downstairs with a private bath.
  • 8 of 14 or 57% of homes in Apex do not have a guest suite on the first floor.
  • 0 homes have a multi gen or mother in law suite, despite rising trends of multigenerational living new homes.

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a first floor guest bedroom?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders



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

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

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This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake 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 Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


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Freestanding Tub Designs For Your Master Bathroom

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 07:12 AM

Apex NC Custom Home Tips - Freestanding Tubs

Whether you love freestanding tubs placed in the center of the room, or ones that are tucked into an alcove, these Apex NC area custom homes built by Stanton Homes will give you new ideas for your next design.

Freestanding Tub Design #1: Rustic Appeal in a Modern Bath

This master bath is packed with sophisticated design details.  A copper freestanding tub rests in a barrel vault alcove, lined in white and grey brick tile.

The bathroom floor features a basket weave tile design below the tub and in the center of the room.

Wall sconces add mood lighting, and a large picture window offers countryside views.

Master Bath Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #2: Contemporary White and Grey Bath

Looking for contemporary ideas with a white freestanding tub? This master bath features: 

Grey painted wainscoting walls with a white ceiling accent.

White freestanding tub with brushed nickel tub filler. This tub is set at an angle, offering tucked in spaces for a small table designed as a wine glass resting place.

Herringbone tile design below the tub.

Freestanding Tub Designs


Freestanding Tub Design #3: Classic Clawfoot Tub

This freestanding tub is raised off the ground, with a classic clawfoot design.

Greys, silvers, and crystal accents punctuate this master bathroom.

The white tub is tucked into a nook, located between the vanities and walk in closet.

Freestanding Tub Designs

Freestanding Tub Design #4: Wainscoting Backdrop

This freestanding tub shares a wall with the walk-in shower - with a waiscoting design on one side and oversized white tile on the other side.

Soft greys and bright whites creating a spa atmosphere in this master suite.

Freestanding Tub Design | Raleigh Custom Homes

Mini hexagon tiles coat the shower floor and contrast against the oversized grey floor tiles.

Apex Custom Homes - Ideas for Your Master Bath

Click on the links below for more Apex NC custom home master bathroom trends, ideas, and styles and tell us what you'd like to build into your master suite bathroom. We'll show you how to put in some personality, and create your own relaxing bath retreat.

These articles feature tile surround ideas, master bathroom trends, and other new home design possibilities.

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