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Kitchen Island or Kitchen Peninsula? - Wake County New Home Kitchen Ideas

Posted by Stanton Homes on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

Photos and Custom Home Tips: Kitchen Islands and Kitchen Peninsulas 

Kitchen Island or Kitchen Peninsula? Choose the style that fits your lifestyle - custom home builders can shape it your way

10 ways to design your Kitchen Island versus Kitchen Peninsula - more ideas for your custom home. Built by Stanton Homes in North Carolina. 

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#1 Peninsula Kitchen idea: Freedom of Access  

Kitchen peninsula Judson

This Peninsula Kitchen allows for wide open space to allow freedom of movement, accessibility, aging in place and lots of cooks in the Kitchen!

#2 Peninsula Kitchen Idea: Eating Bar

Kitchen peninsula Kelley

This Peninsula Kitchen has a convenient Raised Eating Bar with space underneath to tuck bar stools.

#3 Peninsula Kitchen Idea: Wrap Around

Peninsula Kitchen - Penelope


This Peninsula Kitchen provides a wrap around opportunity to spread out in every direction - with a high top seating bar looking over the countertops. 

#4 Peninsula Kitchen Idea: Boosting the Breakfast Nook

Kitchen peninsula Oak Lane

This Peninsula Kitchen provides a lengthy raised bar designed for seating adjacent to the Breakfast Nook.

#5 Peninsula Kitchen Idea - Minimalist 

Kitchen peninsula Bostwick

This Peninsula Kitchen is designed to provide more open space for everything happening in the rest of the home. Great Farmhouse sink, too!

Your Kitchen design should take into account your activities, based on the work triangle between the sink, cook top, and refrigerator.  

Kitchen Island DesignKitchen Peninsula Design


Here are 5 Kitchen Island perspectives: 

#1 Kitchen Island Idea - Fun and Practical

Kitchen Island New River 2-1

This Island Kitchen is designed to have all the cleanup in its own space - with ample countertop for stacking and sorting.

#2 Kitchen Idea - Chef's Kitchen

Kitchen island Statesman

This Island Kitchen is designed to be whatever you need, in this gourmet Chef's Kitchen with massive possibilities.

#3 Kitchen Island - With Tuck-under Seating

Kitchen Island Remington 2

This Island Kitchen is designed for tuck-under seating, so chairs can be out of the way when not in use. Stained wood provides a formal effect.

#4 Kitchen Island - Casual Country

Kitchen Island Mccoy

This Island Kitchen is the center of attention, with a striking natural wood, furniture look, and eating bar with its own special space. 

#5 Kitchen Island - Dual Purpose

Kitchen Island Rossi-1

This Island Kitchen doubles as an eating bar and buffet bar, with lots of surface for snacks on the ledge, within easy reach of the Great Room.

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Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Posted by Stanton Homes on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

9 Questions to Ask Custom Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC

How to Find the Right Builder for Your New Home

Houzz has named Stanton Homes as the Top Home Builder in Pittsboro, NC - and we agree! 

See our top ranking on Houzz's full list here: Best 15 Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC

Move-In Ready Homes Pittsboro NC

Looking for the right fit for your new home project?  Get answers to 9 of the most important questions they say to ask a prospective custom home builder, below.

 Contact the team at Stanton Homes - and we'll guide you through the steps to build.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder in Pittsboro, NC:

Question 1: How long have you been in the home building business?

Stanton Homes has been building high quality custom homes in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area since 2006.

Question 2: Where can I read customer reviews - from real home buyers?

Here is a link to our reviews page.

Or, find more home buyer reviews directly on, here.

These stories will give you a good idea of what it's like to build a new custom home with Stanton Homes.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Question 3: May I tour homes in progress?

Yes! Request a tour, here, to schedule your visit. Some homes may be available to see 7 days a week just ask us to set up a time.

Looking for quick move-in new homes? See our available homes, here.

Question 4: What license(s) do you have?

Stanton Homes is a licensed general contractor in the state of North Carolina. We build custom homes within about an hour of our home office in Apex (about a 50 mile radius). Want to know if we can build on your lot? Contact us to see if you're in our area.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder


Question 5: What other awards, certifications, and training do you have?

Member National Association of Homebuilders

Member North Carolina Homebuilders Association

Approved VA Builder - Specially Adapted Housing experts

Aging In Place Specialists

Houzz, the world’s leading platform for custom home design ideas, designated Stanton Homes as “Best in Houzz for Design” and “Best of Houzz in Customer Appreciation” four years running, in what they said was a field of more than 500,000 builders and designers across the globe.

Several members of the Stanton Homes team have been chosen as “Top 40 Under 40” professionals in the nation by the industry's premiere publication, Professional Builder Magazine.

Read more about our team, here.

Question 6: Can you give me a written estimate?

Yes, we provide detailed, written estimates based on our floor plan that you want to build. Need floor plan ideas? Ask us to send you samples here.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Question 7: How long does it take to build a new home?

From the moment the footers are in the ground, our custom build process typically takes from 7 to 9 months.

Question 8: What happens when there are changes to materials or labor pricing?

We work hard to keep your costs down, and reflect that in your written estimate. 

Question 9: What will I need to provide?

We only need a few things to get you started on the build process, such as a pre-approval letter from your lender. Tell us what you want to accomplish, and we'll give you next steps.

Best Home Builders in Pittsboro, NC | 9 Questions to Ask Your Builder

Raleigh New Homes | Move-in Ready and On Your Lot Build Options:

How easy is it to build a custom home on your lot in the Raleigh Triangle area? Find out: 

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