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14 Amazing Custom Home Master Bath Trends from Wood to Water

Posted by Stanton Homes on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 06:06 AM

14 Incredible Master Bath Photos of Custom Tubs, Showers and Cabinetry Designs in North Carolina by Stanton Homes

See ideas for your new home and ask your builder what it takes to create these kinds of custom treatments for your intimate spaces

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#1 Master Bath Idea - Sui Generis 

Master Bath copper tub

One of a kind settings like this can only be created when you're working with a custom home builder with the expertise to be as creative as your imagination allows. Copper standing tub is another nice touch. 

#2 Master Bath Idea - Hot Sauna 

master bath sauna avonstone

Step into your hot Sauna and let the steam soothe your senses. Want more space? Features? Music? True custom homes are built on your desires.

#3 Master Bath Idea - Jetted Spa Bath

Master bath jacuzzi

Soak in the comfort of your new jetted spa bathtub. Even the closet beyond is bathed in natural light. Artistic tile arrangements soften the mood from surround to shower to floor.

#4 Master Bath Idea - Huge Walk-in Shower


Step into your massive dual shower with door-less freedom and splash all you'd like. It's not only spacious and beautiful - it's practical - with built in features for aging-in-place.

#5 Master Bath Idea - Standing Tub


Create the placement of your standing tub to allow for personal space, with everything down to the placement of the faucet where you want it, like this romantic setting.

#6 Master Bath Idea - Contemporary Cabinetry


One glance will tell you why Modern/Contemporary Cabinetry with custom built-ins in the Master Bath is a huge new trend. Antique wood-look tile blends architectural styles - another big movement.

#7 Master Bath Idea - Classic Spa Setting


Classic columns and a barrel vault ceiling with a soaking tub surrounded by tile and soothing colors create a feeling of serenity for this custom designed bathing splendor.

#8 Master Bath Idea - Estate Home Elegance


Custom shaped arched alcoves designed for personal space. Cabinetry that stretches the entire length of the Master Bathroom, with a wardrobe centerpiece. Exquisite.

#9 Master Bath Idea - Spaciousness


Everything about this Master Bathroom is big, from cathedral ceiling to wrap around furniture cabinetry with quartz counter tops and bold tile: Custom homes are designed to fit your lifestyle.

#10 Master Bath Idea - Playful

master bath shower tub combo coquery

This Master Bathroom with a tile wrapped soaking tub open to a walk-through shower behind was brought to life by Stanton Homes based on a sketch homebuyers made in the sand at the beach.  

#11 Master Bath Idea - Tub for Two

master bath tub penelope

This huge tub for two is artfully placed in the corner for more intimacy. It's surrounded by ledges to tuck soaps, sponges and candles into and bathed in natural light.

#12 Master Bath Idea - Niches and Niceties

Master bath dinsmore soap nooks

Don't forget the details! When you work with the right new home builder to customize your home, you can help create little things like soap niches, benches and other built-in special features. 

#13 Master Bath Idea - Bench it!

Master bath shower dahlberg

Big showers are best with big benches. This Master Bathroom shower was built for two - with the capability for total accessibility.

#14 Master Bath Idea - Walk Through Shower 

master bath tub shower combo daniel

Here's how it can look to design/build the ultimate walk-through shower with separate benches and all the spigots you want - with a soaking tub at the forefront. Creative tile choices, too!


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Top 10 Kitchen Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

Top 10 Kitchen Trends - Custom Home Builder Ideas

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

Kitchens are the central gathering place of new homes - a place where family and friends talk, cook, and eat together. The top 10 kitchen trends for 2013 revolve around:

 - Professional-grade cooking capabilities

 - Individual entertainment styles

 - Upscale design features

 - Maximization of square footage/minimization of clutter

Read on to find out what kitchen trends will hit new homes in 2013.

Kitchen Trend #1: Island with seating

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013 

 Island kitchen floor plans will include seating above and innovative storage solutions below.

 The island here, chosen in a version of the Carwile, features:

 - Bar with seating

 - Storage access on two sides

 - Black granite countertop


Kitchen Trend #2: Two islands

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013


We expect to see more creativity in kitchens, with the addition of a second island.

In this version of the Chalet Vert, a second island was added. The homeowners wanted to create the feeling of a breakfast room table with the functionality of a kitchen island

With this second island, the kitchen gained another 21 square feet of counter space, two additional large cabinets for storage, and seating for up to five people.

Kitchen Trend #3: Gas cooking

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013


Premium cooking appliances will take center stage in kitchens.

Gas cooktops are used by professional chefs, for their instant heat, precision, flexibility, and ease of use.

Gas cooktops use an overhead ventilation system, which can also add visual appeal to your kitchen.



Kitchen Trend #4: Premium tile backsplash

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

From glass mosaics to custom inlay designs, kitchens will boast premium tile backsplashes.

The kitchen pictured here features a full-height glass mini-mosaic tile pattern above the range coupled with a grey subway tile base used throughout.




Kitchen Trend #5: Granite or Quartz countertops

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

The preference for granite will continue in kitchens.

Granite countertops come in a huge variety of colors and patterns - and every counter is unique.

Granite countertops can be chosen to blend into or contrast against tile back splashes and kitchen cabinets.

How much do granite counter tops cost? Click here to learn more about adding granite to a kitchen.


Kitchen Trend #6: Cabinet and Island Colors

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

More and more kitchens are making a statement by combining Espresso/Java cabinet finishes with lighter/white island finishes.


Read more about kitchen color trends that combine dark and light cabinets.





Kitchen Trend #7: Stone accents

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

 Stone accents - from custom wall surrounds to back splashes and inlays - will make your kitchen look and feel exclusive.








Kitchen Trend #8: Walk in pantries

Top 10 Floorplan Trends | Walk In Kitchen PantryKitchens will also trend towards including one large walk in pantry or a combination of two smaller pantries.

The single large pantry can be tucked into hallways, under staircases, or turned into "hidden" rooms in order to take advantage of previously unused square footage away from the central kitchen area.

See photos of the top 5 walk in pantry designs for Raleigh new homes here.


Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013


When two pantries are included, one can be added as a cabinet. For example, the white cabinetry pantry pictured here was included in a version of the Brogan.

(note: this kitchen features the reverse of kitchen trend #6 - a dark island combined with white cabinets)



Kitchen Trend #9: Multiple sinks and faucets

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013


New home kitchens will include more convenience and functionality for those who love to cook, with additional sinks, faucets, and fillers, including:

 - Prep sinks/vegetable sinks

 - Island sinks

 - Pot fillers (located above the range to avoid carrying heavy pots of water across the kitchen)

 (note: this kitchen has a two island floor plan design)

 Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013

Kitchens will also trend towards including a central sink with one larger bowl, rather than two medium bowls (usually a 60-40 ratio). A single, larger sink will accommodate wide baking sheets and tall pots/pans.




Kitchen Trend #10: Beverage center

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2013More kitchens will feature some type of beverage center.

Specialty beverage centers can include:

 - Wine racks

 - Wine refrigerators

 - Beer and soda refrigerators

Built in beverage centers can be bold centerpieces of the kitchen, or discrete storage areas tucked around the corner in a butler's pantry or hallway.

In this list of top 10 kitchen trends, you have seen:

 - Professional-grade appliances for those who love to cook.

 - Floor plan features that meet individual entertainment styles, such as adding a second island, additional sink, or beverage center.

 - Upscale designs such as stone accents, custom tile backsplashes, and one-of-a-kind countertops.

 - Square footage maximization with tucked-in pantries/island seating and clutter minimization with inventive storage ideas.

More new home trends:

See photos of the top 10 master bath trends - click here.

Top 10 floorplan trends - click here to see how many of these floor plan design features are in your new home wish list

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