New Home Tips, Trends, and Ideas - Raleigh Custom Home Builders

What is trending as the most popular interior color for 2019? Color Trends for new homes

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:10 PM

2019 interior color trends - with specific paint shade details

What shades of grey to order for paint in new homes

Here are the exact colors that are being ordered for 2019 new homes, as grey remains in high demand for walls, cabinetry, carpet, hardwood stain and wherever you want to color your world across every architectural style for new homes in 2019.

2019 wall color trends: Grey Great Rooms

2014 wall color trends

 

Home Plan name: Avonstone Manor by Garrell Associates, Inc.

Coffered ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Barren Plain 2111-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Plan name: The Summerlyn by Frank Betz Associates, Inc.

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Light French Gray 0055

2014 wall color trends


2019 wall color trends: Grey Bathrooms

2014 wall color trends | What is the most popular wall color in 2014?

 

Home Plan name: Le Chalet Vert by Frank Betz and Stanton Homes

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray 6205

Comfort Gray is part of the Coastal Cool color collection.

The trim is painted in Sherwin Williams Ivory Lace 7013 in semi-gloss 

 

 

2014 wall color trends   

Home Plan name: The Woodlake by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray 6072

 

 

 

 

2019 wall color trends: Grey Kitchens

2014 wall color trends

 

Home Plan name: The Bryson by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166

 

 

 

 

 

2014 wall color trends

 

 

Home Plan name: The Worthington by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Zircon 7667

The Worthington master bath has an accent color of Sherwin Williams Gray Shingle  7670

 

 

 2019 wall color trends: Dining Rooms

2014 wall color trendsHome Plan name: The Bryson by Stanton Homes

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC-168

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Wake County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

Ready to move in? Check out this new Stanton Home in Pittsboro - The Glenview

 

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Ready to move in? Check out this new Stanton Home in Pittsboro - The Mackinaw

 

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More 2019 New Home Trends in NC

Big showers in the Master Bath

19 Modern Farmhouse Features for 2019 

Practical and Pretty Mudroom Drop Zone Photos and Dimensions

 

 

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Best Designs for the Master Bath [with photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Sun, Jul 08, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

11 Best Master Bathroom Layouts

How to design your custom home bathroom for two

Ways to modify the master suite bathroom for the owner’s suite are some of the most common requests when building a custom home in North Carolina. (See several other common requests for floor plan modifications here).

Below, find examples of how to design spaces for two - with photos, paint colors, cabinet wood types, and tile colors - inside your Raleigh new home.


Custom home master bath layouts with vanities designed for two:

Here are 11 photos with descriptions of these custom home master baths designed with room for two.

#1 Dual Vanity Design Idea: I love you but I need my space

This master bath has dual vanities across the room from each other, to provide plenty of space to maneuver.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

The dual vanities on opposite walls in this photo of a custom home master bathroom create complete separation with as much space for each individual as typical shared countertops. The shower is designed for two, as well, with two shower heads.

Rich, dark wood cabinets (Maple Espresso) ground these dual vanities in their crisp white and natural green (Sherwin Williams Herbal Wash) surroundings.

Tile and counter tops in this master bath are in Carolina Cream, Snow White, and PearlSee more photos of this Raleigh custom home, here.

Design tip: Dual vanities that are separated can create flow for the room when used to frame a custom bathtub or shower.

 

#2 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Bold and sophisticated

The sophisticated appeal of this bathroom is enhanced by colors and textures that compliment the master suite separated only by glass French Doors (see photos of the master suite fireplace and sitting room).

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

The Andover Oak Espresso cabinets make a bold statement against the Key Red tiles, Clay grout, and Cream walls.

Touches of traditional design, such as the arched entry above the tub and 12x12 tile pattern, blend harmoniously with contemporary accents, including sleek, square vanity lights.

See the full photo tour of this home, here.

 

#3 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Upscale Urban Craftsman

The photo of this Upscale Urban Craftsman master suite bath illustrates the appeal of Contemporary espresso, grey, white, and black tones - combined with soft crystal and pensive stainless steel features – in this custom designed bathroom created by Stanton Homes.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Full height mirrors are accentuated by sidelights, with a huge chandelier overhead and huge picture window that light up the room.

In addition to the many cupboards, drawers and shelves in the bathroom, the massive walk in closet has a built in dresser and extra tuck away places. See more photo

Design tip: Use the open shelving to stack fluffy towels and favorite collectibles.

 

#4 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Dual vanities with dual heights

Master suite vanities can be built in varying heights. Generally, a 33 inch tall vanity is ideal for women, while a 36 inch tall vanity suits most men.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

A great way to vary heights without the room looking lopsided is to add a dressing table between vanities, as seen in this photo.

The short vanity drawer is a handy place to store makeup and other items you want to reach quickly and easily. See the photo tour, here.

Design Tip: In this master bath, a massive shower with separate shower heads replaces the tub – a frequent request in custom home building. 

 

#5 Dual Vanity Design Idea #5: Linear dual vanities

The dual vanity in this photo is aligned on the same wall – so you don’t see someone else in the mirror when you’re at your sink. It also has an integrated dressing table.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

In this custom master bath, recessed medicine cabinets, with a mirror front, were added to each vanity wall.

While dressing tables are designed as a seating station, you can convert the under-counter space into a storage area. Just add a basket of towels! 

The vanity cabinets are a Maple wood, painted in Antique White. See more photos of this custom home master bathroom, here.

Design Tip: This master bathroom features several types of tile (floor-to-ceiling in the shower, extra chair rail style tile along the tub edges, and more). When working with Stanton Homes, our designers help you with selections throughout your home - including ways to integrate specialty tile patterns.

 

#6 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Single counter; dual sink

In this photo of a Raleigh custom home master bath, the symmetrical dual sinks are an under mount style designed for the granite counter top.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders 

Dual vanity layouts like this require bathrooms with a long wall on one side. The soaking tub and a custom tile shower sit directly opposite to this dual vanity. Find more photos of this new home, here.

Design Tip: A center set of drawers - rather than dressing counter opening - can be very helpful for your storage needs. 

 

#7 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Shared space

This photo of a double vanity in a custom master bathroom illustrates the impact of color.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

The soft blue hue of this room is designed to sooth, amid a layout that feels intimate and shared, with its close but separate grooming spaces.

A bank of drawers and open shelving unit in the middle of the vanity defines personal space, while placing shared storage within easy reach. See inside this farmhouse style new home, here.

Design Tip: Open storage will make your master bath feel more spacious. Open shelves like these are a great place to highlight glass apothecary jars filled with soaps or seashells.

 

#8 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Custom home master bath layouts with vanities designed for two

The elegance in this high end master suite bathroom is reminiscent of a spa retreat, with calming whites and cool grays.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Furniture-inspired Antique White master bath vanities are tucked under barrel vault ceiling alcoves. 

Floor-to-ceiling central storage tops off the sumptuous appeal of this amazing dual vanity. The counter tops are called Carolina Cream. The floor tiles are 13 x 13 Crema Pavia Antica.

Design Tip: Ask your builder if they will work with you on creating custom ceiling heights. This master bathroom uses a special "drop ceiling" design above the vanities - making space for the barrel vaults and connecting the cabinets to create one smooth line in the center.

 

#9 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Rugged and classic

This photo of a master suite bathroom with dual vanities is filled with special spaces to share.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

In this custom home design, a three-way see-through fireplace is the highlight of the bathroom, at the entrance to the master suite.

It can be seen from each vanity, as well as the soaking tub and shower.

As flames flicker behind the glass around the fireplace, everything shimmers, from metallic tiles to bronze light fixtures, Smokey Topaz wall paint, and Golden granite counter tops with a 1/4 inch bevel edge. Click here for more photos (including the three sided fireplace).

Design Tip: The spaces above the shower and water closet are designed as plant shelves. Ask your builder where you can integrate these types of built in decoration and storage spaces, throughout your home.

 

#10 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Angled appeal

The photo of this master bath dual vanity illustrates how an angled vanity design can add creativity.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

It can also make good use of space.

In this custom home, having a sitting room in the master bedroom was more important than having a sprawling bathroom.

Yet there’s plenty of room in this master bath for an enlarged shower and custom soaking tub.

The black shower frame contrasts nicely against the medium brown cabinets. Get the floor plan and more photos here.

Design Tip: Re-arranging the master bath is a very common request for custom home builders. Tell us which of our floor plans you love, and we'll show you how to curve the tub deck, angle the vanity, and take advantage of all angles to maximize the usable space around your personality.

 

#11 Dual Vanity Design Idea: Lifestyle spaces

In this photo of a master suite bathroom in a custom home, the focus is on a huge shower with one vanity next to it and the other next to the soaking tub on the other side of the room.

Best Designs for the Master Bath | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

The bathroom is next to a private exercise room in this floor plan, so this layout was chosen so that this entire area of the bathroom would be used most often by one person coming straight in from working out, and the other entire area of the bathroom with its own tub and vanity would be used by the other.

In addition to the vanities each having its own drawers, there is also an island cabinet in the master closet. See photos here.

 


New Home Trends from Raleigh Custom Home Builder Stanton Homes

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What's the best ceiling height for a great room? [Photos and Dimensions]

Multigenerational New Homes Raleigh [with floor plans]

Main Floor Master Plans for Raleigh Craftsman Homes

Best mudroom designs, sizes, and layouts [Mudroom Drop Zone Photos]

No tub for the bath? [Master bath floor plans with no tub]

7 Corner Pantry Ideas [with Floor Plans] for Chapel Hill New Homes

9 House Plans with Flex Space [With Floor Plan Layouts]

11 Window Styles for New Homes [Window Style Guide Photos]

Stanton Homes builds new custom homes throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina – tell us your favorite floor plan, and we’ll walk you through you next steps to build your custom home.


 

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How Much Does it Cost to Finish a Third Floor or Attic?

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

Cost-effective ways to finish third floor or attic space

Looking for ways to add low-cost square footage to your new home, with space for a future  hobby area, game room, 'man cave', or guest retreat? 

It's typically more cost effective to add additional living space into the upper floors of your new home than adding onto the footprint.

But keep in mind that attic space is very different from unfinished future living space - so any area you're considering expanding into has to be engineered and built for the intent of its future use. Building codes are different for storage space in attics, so if you want that to be heated square footage on day, your builder has to know that before applying for permits, so that the architectural blueprints can be revised to include appropriate requirements. 

Learn more about building a new home in the Raleigh, NC area, below - with more important questions to ask your builder

How Much Does a Third Floor or Attic Cost? | Cost Effective New Homes

How Much Does it Cost to Finish a Third Floor or Attic?

The cost of turning unfinished bonus rooms into heated square footage depends on several factors, including:

 - Engineering requirements in the architectural plans

 - Roofline Style and Size

 - Size of the space to be finished

 - Potential staircase access  

 - Would you want to add a future bathroom?

 - Would you want to add windows or a skylight?

How Much Does a Third Floor or Attic Cost? | Cost Effective New Homes

Changes to attic space to create unfinished future living space can start at around $50 per square foot.  Things to take into consideration include:

 - Framing and flooring engineering and materials

 - Lighting

 - Electrical outlets

 - HVAC system which will require an additional heat pump, AC unit, and duct work

 - Insulation

 - Drywall,  Paint, and  Trimwork

 - Carpet

How Much Does a Third Floor or Attic Cost? | Cost Effective New Homes

It can be less cost effective to finish a smaller space. The total cost per square foot will vary based on the size of the space being finished, and what requirements are for staircases and other additional elements necessary to meet Building Code Requirements.

The expense of the project can increase if you need to add any kind of windows or skylights. If you don't plan ahead, you will need to remove siding and roofing, re-frame the structure, add the window or skylight, and replace the siding and roofing. 

The cost of adding a bathroom will vary depending on the finishes desired.

How does a bonus room add up?

Talk with your builder about ways to add a bonus room to your floor plan, as a cost-effective way to increase your square footage. Read more about adding a bonus room and expanding your house size (for the lowest cost) in these articles:

How to make a house bigger - adding a bonus room

10 Ways to use a bonus room above the garage

Which is a better investment, a bonus room or basement?

How Much Does a Third Floor or Attic Cost? | Cost Effective New Homes

Can I add a third floor or attic later on?

An attic cannot be turned into living space later unless the correct engineering is in place. Check with your local jurisdiction to see what kinds of permits are required if your home has already been completed. 

As a part of a new home build, keep in mind that appraisers count unfinished space very differently from space that is heated and cooled. Talk with your lender and your builder, as you weigh your options.     

If you're thinking of ways to maximize your budget, make sure to get a full cost estimate from a custom home builder in the Raleigh/Triangle area before making any decisions.

How Much Does a Third Floor or Attic Cost? | Cost Effective New Homes

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9 Corner Pantry Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

Best Corner Pantry Kitchens

Raleigh New Homes with Corner Pantry Kitchen Floor Plans

Planning to store long-term, as well as everyday goods, in your kitchen? Corner pantries provide tons of storage for everything you want to put away.

 

Tell us what your next kitchen needs, and we'll show you what it takes to build a Raleigh custom home.

Here are 9 popular floor plan ideas from Raleigh new home builder Stanton Homes.
 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #1: Granite Countertop in the Pantry

This corner pantry includes a granite counter top - with an electrical outlet above. This space can serve as a great way to store large appliances like coffee makers and mixers - or as an additional cooking space when preparing complex meals or baked goods.

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See the pantry door location inside the kitchen:

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The Serengeti floor plan - a multigenerational design - is Copyright Douglas Janes Architect. Click here to see the full Serengeti Floor Plans and Photo Gallery.

 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #2: L Shaped Pantry

The L-shape pantry layout is most common for a corner pantry - adding significant storage space inside your kitchen.

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The Blueridge floor plan is Copyright Max Fulbright Design Group and Associates. Click here to see the full Blueridge Floor Plans.

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #3: Staggered Height Pantry Shelves

These pantry shelves are designed for mixed-height items, like spice containers and baking supplies.

Craftsman style trim wraps around the pantry, for an extra bit of custom design in even the storage spaces of this Raleigh new home.

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The pantry is set to one side of the kitchen, with an extra "notch" of storage space added to the layout.

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The Mitchells Farmhouse floor plan is Copyright Stanton Homes. Click here to see the full Mitchells Farmhouse Floor Plans and Photo Gallery.

 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #4: Deep Pantry Layout

This around-the-corner location allows the pantry to extend for a much deeper layout. And it hides the white pantry door from view, in a kitchen packed with dark cabinetry, white tile, and stainless steel appliances. 

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See the full kitchen view: 

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The Avonstone Manor floor plan is Copyright Garrell Associates, Inc. Click here to see the full Avonstone Manor Floor Plans and Photo Gallery.

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #5: Glass Pantry Door

This corner pantry layout includes an L-shaped interior for tons of storage, with a custom tile floor and glass "Pantry" door.

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The Blackhawk floor plan is Copyright Stanton Homes. Click here to see the full Blackhawk Floor Plans and Photo Gallery.

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #6: The Penelope

The location of this "corner pantry" allows it to stretch much deeper than a "standard" floor plan.

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | Kitchen Design Ideas

The kitchen has a natural flow and tons of counter space. The pantry is not visible from the front door.

 

Top 5 Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design IdeasThe Penelope is Copyright Stanton Homes. Click here for a photo gallery and full floor plan of "The Penelope".

 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #7:  The Bryson

This oversized corner pantry blends easily into the white, black, and gray kitchen design.

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See the layout of the U-shaped kitchen:

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The Bryson floor plan is Copyright Stanton Homes. Click here to see the full Bryson Floor Plans.

 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #8: The Dugan

Here is an example of a centered corner pantry in the kitchen. Its central location makes it an integral part of the "work triangle".

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | Kitchen Design Ideas

 

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | 2013 Kitchen Design Ideas

The Dugan is Copyright Stanton Homes. Cick here for a photo gallery and full floor plan of "The Dugan"

 

Corner Pantry Floor Plan Idea #9: The Worthington

In this Raleigh new home, the Breakfast Room and Kitchen were combined to create a massive, entertainment-focused kitchen with island.

Corner Pantry Kitchen Ideas | Kitchen Design Ideas

Not all corner pantries are set at an angle: this purple painted pantry is squared off on the front face.

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See a photo gallery and floor plan of The Worthington here.

 

Raleigh New Homes

Tell us how much space you need, and we’ll design a corner pantry for your kitchen that fits your lifestyle.

Can't find a corner pantry plan you like?  Let us know, and we’ll email you more ideas, gathered from tens of thousands of plans to match your specifications. You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here.

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Andrew Travars Named Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

Professional Builder Magazine honors fourth award to Stanton Homes for "Top 40 Under 40" distinction - the most leadership recognitions in this category of any builder in the nation

Andrew Travars, 29, is one of the youngest Builder/Project Managers to receive this prestigious honor from the home building industry's leading publication

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

Andrew is on the right. His brother Phil, left, was recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40" in the nation last year. Two other Stanton Homes team members were chosen within the 3 previous years.

Andrew Travars' extraordinary leadership, design/build craftsmanship and dedication to excellence has resulted his distinction as one of the nation's top professionals in the home building industry.

Andrew is the fourth team member at Stanton Homes to earn this prestigious honor over the past five years, further reaffirming the unprecedented excellence of this exceptional North Carolina custom home builder.

What made Andrew stand out among nationwide nominees? See what it's like to work with Andrew, and the rest of the award winning team at Stanton Homes:



Top Builders 40 under 40:

Andrew takes a full immersion approach to creating extraordinary new homes:

  • Project management of totally custom one-of-a-kind homes.
  • Design/build from scratch or with extensive modifications.
  • Working directly with clients, to integrate their "forever home" vision.

1. What is Design/Build?

What makes working with one of the nation's top custom home builders different than a "semi-custom" or production builder?

The phenomenal skillsets and dedication of people like Andrew, who as a top Builder/Project Manager at Stanton Homes has the ability to sketch a floor plan in a single sitting, while talking through the complexities of home building from an engineering perspective.

Here's an example of a floor plan Andrew designed and built in Chatham County, NC that's functional and cost effective - as well as beautiful.

This beautiful Modern Farmhouse with touches of Arts and Crafts is one of the most popular architectural styles in today's trends, with all the latest must-have features for Raleigh new homes -

  • Open concept layout with the kitchen open to the family room
  • Custom wrap-around staircase, with a secret passageway for kids!
  • Pocket office on the first floor
  • Downstairs bedroom for guests

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

You can tour this incredible custom home in person at a special one day event. Come meet Andrew, and the rest of the award winning team at Stanton Homes, Saturday, January 28th, 1-3 pm. See everything inside this home, from built-in bookcases, drop zone, cubbies and desks to its spacious modern farmhouse kitchen design.

 

2. How to Build a Custom Home

Andrew's approach to design/build is founded on knowledge - both in what he is able to create, as well as what he is able to provide. Here are a couple of "Builder Brother" blogs, where Andrew and Phil provide helpful tips about how to build a custom home in North Carolina:

Andrew is also a certified Aging in Place Specialist – an important contributor to why Stanton Homes is a leading custom builder of aging-in-place, accessible and multi-gen coustom homes.

3. Teamwork

Creative teamwork is one of the most frequent observations made by our clients about working with Andrew - take a look at the glowing reviews here to see more about the team approach at Stanton Homes, which played a huge role in Andrew's leadership award as a top builder in the nation.

Andrew and Andrea formed the "A Team" many years ago, as two designers bantering Chip and Joanna Gains style. Their on-site "debates" and different approaches to creating special spaces contribute to the excellence of the finished product.

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

 

The award winning Bryson home was created with "A Team" collaboration:

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

Andrew and Andrea surprised the homebuyers with "Putter's Place" - a dog house with a dog shower that has little puppy paw prints - which has won multiple awards for its creativity and practicality. And a great example of how Andrew and the rest of the team at Stanton Homes believe in creating custom homes to fit the lifestyles of homebuyers.

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

4. Extra-curricular Activities

Andrew's creative approach to design continues "off the clock" as his pursuit of challenges centers on other projects to design and build.

The local television station broadcast a clip of Andrew pedaling his hand-made "go-cart bike" in the "Tour de Fat" in Durham, NC:

Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

 

Andrew teamed up with his brothers to create a boat inspired by Orca from Jaws - a winner at the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s "Build Your Own Boat Competition":

Top Builder | Professional Builder Magazine Leadership Awards

 

About the Top 40 Under 40 Award:

  • Professional Builder is the home building industry's leading national publication. Each year its "Top 40 under 40" competition seeks to award the most accomplished builders across the nation with this prestigious leadership recognition.
  • A panel of Professional Builder editors selected the winners, based on personal and professional accomplishments
  • Decisions were made based on leadership skills, sustained career progress, personal integrity, technical skills, community outreach, dedication and involvement in the home building industry


About Stanton Homes:

Stanton Homes has been design/building high quality, one-of-a-kind custom homes in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area since 2006.

The award winning team works closely with clients throughout the custom home build, with personal interaction with your builder, project manager, designer, production manager, coordinator, and sales consultant.

When homebuyers build your custom Stanton Home, they become part of the team, with:

  • Project Manager meetings site with at least six detailed, extensive walk throughs over the course of the build.
  • Interior Designer sessions at expansive showrooms.
  • 24/7 access to everything happening in your home, through a personal online portal that connects clients and the build team with everything that’s happening – and what’s next - with photos and updates along with extended warranties and guarantees.

Read reviews posted by our homebuyers, here.

Every home we build is filled with the personality of our homebuyers, with flexibility of choice and experts to help guide your decisions. Take a look at some of the Real Homes for Real People we’ve created together.

 

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How Much are Property Taxes in Raleigh?  2017 Tax Guides for All Surrounding Areas

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

How to Calculate Your Property Taxes in central North Carolina Counties:

If you're considering a move to the greater Raleigh area, or just a relocation within the Triangle, you've probably wondered how much the yearly property taxes will be for your new home.

How Much are Property Taxes in Raleigh?  2017 Tax Guides for All Surrounding Areas

All NC counties revalue real estate every few years. For instance, Granville County reevaluates every eight years - per NC requirements.  This procedure allows the Tax Department to adjust the appraised value of real estate to reflect the property's true value in light of changing real estate market conditions. 



Property Tax Rates by County:

Here are links to the property tax rates for central NC counties, including Wake County, Chatham County and Durham County

Wake County Property Tax Rates 2017

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2017

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2017

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2017

Alamance County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2017

 


Looking for New Home Builders in North Carolina? 

New Custom Homes in the Raleigh Area - and throughout central North Carolina 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCStanton Homes makes building your new custom home easy!  We'll guide you through the entire process - select from thousands of different floor plans, and hundreds of different locations.  Your custom home is going to be extraordinary when you create it with one of the nation’s top fully involved builders and the high quality materials and craftsmanship that our reputation is built on.

Call 919-278-8070 to find out more about raleigh custom home builders.

 


 

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2017 Alamance County Property Tax Rates

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Alamance County Taxes 2017 | Property Tax for Alamance County, NC New Homes

Moving to Alamance County, North Carolina? You will want to know what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.

What are 2017 Property Taxes in Alamance County*?

Here are the 2017 property tax rates, by town within Alamance County:

2017 Alamance County Property Tax Rates | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the district or city tax - like the "Combined 2017 Rate" in the table above. For example:

  • The property tax rate for Burlington is 0.58
  • Alamance County has a tax rate of 0.58
  • Add the two together - the total tax rate for Burlington, NC is 1.16

How Do I Figure Out What These Property Tax Numbers Mean?

It's not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price. 

  • Divide the assessed value by 100
  • Multiply the result by the Combined 2017 Rate
  • The result will be your yearly property tax bill, as of 1/1/2017

This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities and towns in Alamance County, such as Burliongton, Elong, Graham, Green Level, Haw River, and Mebane.

2017 Alamance County Property Tax Rates | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Alamance County Tax Rates 2017 for taxes in the current year.

Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?

Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.  If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the special district tax. 

Compare property tax rates in Alamance County to other counties in the area:

Wake County Property Tax Rates 2017

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2017

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2017

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2017

Alamance County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2017

2017 Alamance County Property Tax Rates | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Looking for New Home Builders in Alamance County NC? 

*Property tax rates generally update midyear.  The rates posted are current numbers as of 1/1/2017.  This post is for general information only based on public tax resources as of posting date.  Please research tax rates for your specific address before making decisions. 

New Custom Homes in the Raleigh Area - and throughout central North Carolina 

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2017 Durham County Property Tax Rates

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

Durham County Taxes 2017 | Property Tax for Durham County, NC New Homes

Moving to Durham County, North Carolina? You will want to know what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.

2017 Durham County Property Tax Rates

What are 2017 Property Taxes in Durham County*?

Here are the 2017 property tax rates, by town within Durham County:

2017 Durham County Property Tax Rates

Each county in North Carolina has a "county wide" property tax rate. Each city, town, fire, or other special district may have an additional property tax rate. To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the district or city tax - like the "Combined 2017 Rate" in the table above. For example:

  • Durham County has a tax rate of 0.7404
  • The total tax rate for the city of Durham inside Durham County is 1.3011

How Do I Figure Out What These Property Tax Numbers Mean?

It's not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price. 

  • Divide the assessed value by 100
  • Multiply the result by the Combined 2017 Rate
  • The result will be your yearly property tax bill, as of 1/1/2017

This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities and towns in Durham County, such as Chapel Hill, Durham, the City of Raleigh, Bahama, Eno, Rolesville, and New Hope.

2017 Durham County Property Tax Rates

There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Durham County Tax Rates 2017 website for the most up to date information.

Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?

Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.  If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the special district tax. 

Compare property tax rates in Durham County to other counties in the area:

Wake County Property Tax Rates 2017

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2017

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2017

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2017

Alamance County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2017

2017 Durham County Property Tax Rates

Looking for New Home Builders in Durham County NC? 

*Property tax rates generally update midyear.  The rates posted are current numbers as of 1/1/2017.  This post is for general information only based on public tax resources as of posting date.  Please research tax rates for your specific address before making decisions. 

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2017 Harnett County Property Tax Rates

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Harnett County Taxes 2017 | Property Tax for Harnett County, NC New Homes

Moving to Harnett County, North Carolina? You will want to know what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.

2017 Harnett County Property Tax Rates

What are 2017 Property Taxes in Harnett County*?

Here are the 2017 property tax rates, by town within Harnett County:

2017 Harnett County Property Tax Rates

To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the district or city tax - like the "Combined 2017 Rate" in the table above. For example:

  • The property tax rate for Lillington is 0.52
  • Harnett County has a tax rate of 0.75
  • Add the two together - the total tax rate for Lillington, NC is 1.27

How Do I Figure Out What These Property Tax Numbers Mean?

It's not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price. 

  • Divide the assessed value by 100
  • Multiply the result by the Combined 2017 Rate
  • The result will be your yearly property tax bill, as of 1/1/2017

This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities and towns in Harnett County, such as Angier, Benson, Coats, Erwin, Dunn, and Lillington.

2017 Harnett County Property Tax Rates

There are also separate rates by fire district in Harnett County.

There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Harnett County Tax Rates 2017 for taxes in the current year.

Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?

Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.  If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the special district tax.

Compare property tax rates in Harnett County to other counties in the area:

Wake County Property Tax Rates 2017

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2017

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2017

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2017

Alamance County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2017

2017 Harnett County Property Tax Rates

Looking for New Home Builders in Harnett County NC? 

*Property tax rates generally update midyear.  The rates posted are current numbers as of 1/1/2017.  This post is for general information only based on public tax resources as of posting date.  Please research tax rates for your specific address before making decisions. 

New Custom Homes in the Raleigh Area - and throughout central North Carolina 

New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCStanton Homes makes building your new custom home easy!  We'll guide you through the entire process - select from thousands of different floor plans, and hundreds of different locations.  Your custom home is going to be extraordinary when you create it with one of the nation’s top fully involved builders and the high quality materials and craftsmanship that our reputation is built on.

Call 919-278-8070 to find out more about new homes in the Raleigh area today. 

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Walk In Pantry Ideas | 2017 New Home Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 15:01 PM

2017 New Home Trends - Walk In Pantry Ideas

It's important to have enough storage in the kitchen. Below are photos of walk in, oversized, and multi-location kitchen pantries.  

Walk In Pantry Kitchen Design Idea #1 - Hallway

Take advantage of an available hallway, and add an extended depth, extra wide pantry.

   Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

The pantry is within easy reach of the ktichen. There are actually three pantry-style storage areas:
  • Behind door pictured
  • Through the hallway to the laundry room (see the built in shelves past the wall oven?)
  • In the form of a butler's pantry (located in the hallway to the formal dining room)
  • Click here for more photos from this home 

     Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

Walk In Pantry Kitchen Design Idea #2 - U Shaped Walk in Pantry

This floor plan includes an oversized walk in pantry tucked between the kitchen and laundry walls. 

Inside, there's wrap around shelving with plenty of storage space for the kitchen.

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

 Get a sense of the pantry size, in the floor plan view: 

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

The hidden pantry doesn't detract from the open "L" shaped eating bar/island.

Walk In Pantry Kitchen Design Idea #3 - Hidden Room

The "hidden" walk in pantry is located between the garage and dining room.

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

The pantry door blends with the arched opening to the dining room.

Click here to see more photos of the Linda. 

Walk In Pantry Design Idea #4 - Under the Stairs

An "under the stairs" location can allow the architect to really maximize the pantry space - in some cases creating a walk in pantry that's six to eight feet deep. 

This staircase, behind the kitchen, wraps around above the pantry:

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes  

 Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

See more photos of the Country Manor here.

Walk In Pantry Idea #5 - Convert the Laundry Room

For this home, a standard pantry just wouldn't do.

The Laundry Room was originally next to the Kitchen.  We designed a "Home Hub", moved the appliances there, and converted the entire former Laundry Room into a huge walk in pantry.

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

And here's the "home hub": 

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

Walk in Pantry Ideas 2017 | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

This gorgeous kitchen is ready for anything - with a pantry that can handle it all.

Click here to see more photos of the Carwile floor plan.

 

Can't find a walk in pantry plan you like?  Let us know, and we’ll email you more ideas, gathered from tens of thousands of plans to match your specifications. You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here.

*All Floor Plans Copyright Architect.  Photos Copyright Stanton Homes.  All rights reserved.

More 2017 new home trends:

Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets - Popular Styles for 2017

Most Popular Gray Paint Colors - with Photo Examples

Color Trends for 2017 - with Options other than Gray

Best Main Floor Master House Plans for 2017 New Homes

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Call 919-278-8070 to find out more about new homes in the Raleigh area today. 

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