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Redefining What it Means to Bring In the Outdoors | Raleigh New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Indoor - Outdoor Home Design Trends

Raleigh New Homes

More Raleigh new homes are emphasizing interior design that combines indoor spaces and outdoor features.

See how Raleigh new home buyers are borrowing outdoor details - and materials - to punctuate the most visible rooms in their homes.

Outdoor detail #1: Exterior Siding

From cedar wrapped windows to a wall covered in exterior siding material, this custom home great room epitomizes indoor-outdoor home design.

Shake siding spans to the ceiling, on this two story wall. A contemporary black open sphere light hangs from above.

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Add a soft sandstone fireplace surround, and natural colors and textures abound.


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Inside the powder room - located across from the great room - a lantern light and rustic wooden mirror compliment the exterior siding wall.


A granite vanity top features a custom, rounded back splash.









Outdoor detail #2: Brick

The brick fireplace surround extends across an entire wall in this open concept Raleigh new home, filled with contemporary touches. 

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Classic red brick contrasts against the contemporary light blue island - for a play of masculine and feminine design details.

Outdoor detail #3: Wood 

As ceiling beams, fireplace mantels, and window surrounds, wood is making its way into more Raleigh new homes.

The height of wood beams can be used to visually lower a vaulted ceiling, especially if you want to create warmth in a vast room.

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In this living room, the wood beams run horizontal, with decorative trusses rising to the ceiling vault.

Read the 7 myths about two story living rooms, here.

Outdoor detail #4: Stone

Stone fireplace surrounds are sure to make a statement, especially in a two story room.

This ceiling-height stone fireplace design, framed by built-in cabinets and linear windows, gives depth to a generously sized keeping room.

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See more photos of stone fireplaces here: Stone Fireplace Ideas - Photos and Tips for Stone Fireplace Surrounds

Outdoor detail #5: Natural light

Natural light is a must-have indoor-outdoor detail.

Raleigh new homes are built with the physical surroundings in mind, with rooms that emphasize ideal placement of natural lighting - with sunrooms, two story great rooms, full walls of windows, and even sky lights.

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More Raleigh New Home Design Trends: 

Hidden Storage Ideas for your Kitchen

10 Creative Breakfast Rooms

5 Underrated Tile Design Strategies

Freestanding Tubs in the Master Bath

Floor Plans with the Laundry Room Next to the Master


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