2014 new home design: 7 Tips for Creating Outdoor Living Areas - 07/14/14 05:06 AM
7 Tips for Designing Your Outdoor Living Space Outdoor living spaces continue to be a top request for 2014 Raleigh new home designs. 
Outdoor Living Design Tip #1: Integrate indoors and outdoors
Design the outdoor living space into your home - by integrating at least two walls of the home into the deck, patio, or porch.
Your outdoor living spaces will feel like a more cohesive part of your home - as they are physically structured into the floor plan.
In this North Carolina custom home photo, three types of indoor outdoor living are included: an open  stamped concrete patio, … (4 comments)

2014 new home design: Storage Ideas for 2014 New Homes - 05/27/14 03:40 AM
2014 New Home Storage Ideas - Custom built in bookcases  

Bookcase storage can be an essential element in any room of your home - including the great room, home office or kids play room.
Get bookcase storage design ideas for you new home, in these 2014 new homes.
Bookcase Storage Design Ideas for the Home Office
In traditional floor plans, the foyer opens into a formal dining on one side and a formal living room on the other.
In this more modern home plan example, a home office replaces the formal living room. Full-height … (1 comments)

2014 new home design: Best Bathrooms Designed for Kids | 2014 New Home Trends - 05/22/14 02:12 AM
How to design kid spaces into your new home Looking for ways to create kid bathrooms that can easily transition as your family grows?
The photos below will inspire your own creative designs.  Here's how easy it is to personalize their spaces:
Kids bathroom ideas #1: Jack and Jill bathroom
Jack and Jill bathrooms are one of the most popular approaches to shared kids space, with built in details that fit their needs and personalities.
Jack and Jill designs allow you to plan ahead - when your children move out, a Jack and Jill design will be perfect for … (2 comments)

2014 new home design: Why are more homebuyers taking the tub out of the master bath? - 05/22/14 01:39 AM
Master Bathrooms without a Tub 2014 new home design trends Why are more home buyers building a master bath without a tub?  We're seeing a shift in 2014 home design needs - as home buyers increasingly say they prefer master bathrooms with made-for-two showers in place of traditional shower and tub designs.
A master bath without a tub also opens up more space to play with - enabling home owners to re-arrange the bathroom layout without adding square footage.
With a no-tub design can, expanding the size of your master shower can often be more cost effective than including … (10 comments)

2014 new home design: Dining Room Design: From Columns to Coffering - 05/06/14 01:21 AM
Dining Room Design Ideas
From Columns and Coffering to Wainscoting and Stepped Trey Ceilings
Your dining room design can incorporate custom architectural details from columns, coffering, wainscoting and panneled walls, and archways, to stepped treys.
See some of the most popular 2014 new home dining room design ideas in the gallery below:
 Dining Room Design Photo #1: White wainscoting

White wainscoting will make your formal dining room look larger and more formal, by drawing the eye upwards from the floor. In this photo, a triple transom window and crystal hanging light fixture with hints of bronze create a traditional, upscale … (1 comments)

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