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Top 10 Master Bath Trends | "Gotta Have" Features

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:01 PM

Top 10 Master Bath Trends

What master bath features are most important to this year's new homebuyers? The top 10 master bath trends for 2013 include all the sought-after features you love, with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

Top Master Bath Trend #1 - Extra storage

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013In 2013, new home master baths will find ways to add extra storage and de-clutter counters, such as adding:

 - Floor-to-ceiling cabinets

 - Open shelving

 - Angled upper cabinets

 - Wrap-around cabinets

 See photos of more master bath storage ideas - click here

Top Master Bath Trend #2 - Oversized tub

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013


 Master bathrooms built in 2013 will include more oversized tubs - with many special requests for extended lengths as more men are enjoying pampering soaks.

New homeowners are looking for a place to relax - and a large bubble bath makes the top of their list.




Top Master Bath Trend #3 - Expanded shower

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013




While some master bath tubs are expanding in size, others are being replaced with oversized showers.

Custom home master bath showers will include specialty features such as tile benches, dual shower heads, and built in niches.


 At Stanton Homes, we can enlarged or rearrange a master bathroom floor plan to accomodate an oversized shower.




Top Master Bath Trend #4 - Premium tile selections

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Master baths will include more premium tile selections such as marble and glass.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Lowery, features a glass mosaic tub surround.





Top Master Bath Trend #5 - Framed mirrors

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 While master baths will continue to feature large mirrors with beveled edges, we anticipate more requests for framed mirror styles for a more contemporary feel


The custom home pictured here, a version of the Carwile, includes wood framed mirros in espresso.




Top Master Bath Trend #6 - Plant shelves AND

Top Master Bath Trend #7 - Vaulted ceilings

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013


Plant shelves and vaulted ceilings go hand-in-hand in 2013 custom home designs.

Plant shelves are a subtle way to add elegance and detail to any master bathroom.

See more photos of plant shelves on Pinterest - click here.

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013




And vaulted ceilings add greater dimension and depth.

Get ideas for your custom master bath in these vaulted ceiling photos.


Top Master Bath Trend #8 - Heated floors

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Heated flooring will continue to be a luxury add-on for master baths.


Heated flooring can make winter mornings more comfortable.  While not as popular in mild North Carolina, heated floors will stay in high demand in colder climates.




Top Master Bath Trend #9 - Arched openings and alcoves

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 Master baths will include more upscale designed details, such as arched openings and alcoves.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Summerlyn, features a rectangular tub with arched entrance and TWO arched alcoves, one on each end of teh tub. Lights are tucked into each alcove and above the tub.


Top Master Bath Trend #10 - His and hers separate vanities

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

A "his-and-hers" master bathroom setup will continue to be popular in new homes.

While separate vanities can be integrated into one long countertop, even more popular is a separate countertop design. 

Completely separate countertops, sinks, and storage give a true his-and-hers feeling.

The his-and-hers concept will also be used when designing two seperate master closets.


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Top 5 Closet Ideas | Walk In Closet Space Designed Just for You

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 @ 06:11 AM

Top 5 Closet Ideas - Closet Shelving Pictures

Get the most out of your closet storage

Design the kind of closet that works best for your stuff

Raleigh custom home builders are spending more time on the kinds of closets you need most. Here’s how to figure it all out – and make the most of your closet space – with some great ideas for designing your storage areas.

It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, a well organized closet starts with making the most of every inch – with carefully placed shelves and multiple height rods.

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersCloset Idea #1:  Contrasting Colors

Whether you opt for ventilated wire shelving or custom built and painted wood shelving, you can keep things in order – and make it fun – with contrasting colors.






Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersCloset Idea #2 - Shelving Designed for Baskets and Bins

When more space is available, Raleigh custom home builders can tuck a full "built in bookcase.”

Instead of packing in a bunch of little shelves, the builders are inserting spacious shelves that can be further divided with baskets or labeled bins that can hold folded clothes, socks, or even toys.


Closet Idea #3 - Custom Built Cabinetry

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersRaleigh custom home builders can also install custom built drawers and cabinetry, if your closet is one of the top priorities in your budget.  

If you spot a closet treatment you like, bring pictures – your builder will let you know what it will cost to make something similar.




Closet Idea #4 - Add Natural Light 

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersWant to let in some light? Consider a new home design that includes windows in its closets.

Your Raleigh custom home builder can build shelving and hanging rods all around the window – so you can really see what you’re looking for.

They can even add a built in bench or seating area.



Closet Idea #5 - Include a Built In Shoe Rack 

Closet Ideas | Closet Pictures | Raleigh Custom Home BuildersSpecial shelving can be put in place that holds your entire shoe collection – at a slight angle, so you can see them easily.

If you need even more space, consider "His and Hers" closets.

These are either two individual closets, or huge closets are  divided in the center, with wrap around shelving and multi-height hanging rods. 

Ask your Raleigh custom home builder what they can do for you!  

Some builders can even customize your closet space further by changing the layout and the wall structure, to incorporate the kind of storage you have in mind.

Plan ahead – and you’ll have all the space you need.

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Article copyright Stanton Homes 2010.   Provided for informational purposes only,   Photos represent a variety of new home closet trends, not all homes constructed by Stanton Homes. 

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How to Add Wainscoting | Open House | New Homes in Holly Springs

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 @ 09:10 AM

"Meet the Builder" Open House with trim detail experts!

Learn How to Add Wainscoting to Any Room!

Saturday Oct 30, 2010 - 12 to 2 pm in Holly Springs

Beadboard wainscoting | Custom home builders

Watch a photo tour of Raleigh new homes with wainscoting treatments here.

Learn more about building a new custom home!

On Saturday, October 30, the Stanton Homes builder team will show you, hands-on, how to install Picture Frame Wainscoting, Ladder Rail Wainscoting and Beadboard Wainscoting

This Stanton Homes "Meet the Builder" trim and detail event will be held at a new custom home under construction, in Arbor Commons in Holly Springs, just off Main Street and Sunset Lake Road. 

Come by and learn, step-by-step, how easy it is to install wainscoting in any room of your home! 

Learn How to Install Three Different Kinds of Wainscoting  

The experienced custom home builder team will teach you exactly how to prepare and install these three different kinds of wainscoting in just a few hours!

See for yourself how you can transform any room in just one weekend, with a few tools and some home center trim!Wainscoting Wall Treatment

Stanton Homes "Meet the Builder" drop- in events are an informal opportunity to talk with one of the Raleigh-Durham region’s top builders about the little tricks it takes to make your home special.

What is wainscoting?

Wainscoting is a lower wall treatment that adds a more upscale, formal look to a room at minimal cost. Wainscoting usually consists of three parts: chair-rail molding, baseboard, and a series of design pieces in between. 

What is Picture Frame Wainscoting?

Also called Shadow Box Wainscoting, this treatment consists of “boxes” created by adding “picture frames” of trim work underneath the chair rail treatment.

Wainscoating Wall TreatmentWhat is Ladder Rail Wainscoting?

One of the easiest do it yourself treatments, ladder rail wainscoting is vertical trim tacked up in a series of steps, ending at chair rail height.

What is Beadboard Wainscoting?

Beadboard wainscoting consists of panels installed between baseboard and chair rail, with interesting texture and grooves.

Call 919-278-8070 or email for more information.

Need more information about building a new custom home?

Bring a copy of your floor plans, or contact us ahead of time at or 919-278-8070 for a full, free building cost estimate of the plan you have in mind.

Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll send you floor plans that meet your exact specifications.

Stanton Homes' Build On Your Lot program Stanton Homes can  also help you find a lot in a beautiful custom home community or on acreage, with our Stanton Homes’ Build On Your Lot program.

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