nc new home builders: Are Three Plus Baths Still Popular in Today's New Home? - 02/08/11 12:51 AM
Three Plus Bathrooms Declining in Popularity New Home Trends and Tips from Custom Home Builders Have you been in many new homes lately?  Been counting bathrooms?
The number of bathrooms is decreasing in new homes, after rising for several years.  This represents a greater trend towards smaller, more cost efficient homes.

According to data from the Census Bureau, the number of new homes built with three or more bathrooms peaked in 2007 and 2008.  2009 and 2010 saw a 14% decrease in the number of homes built with 3+ baths, moving from 28% of total homes built to 24% of … (6 comments)

nc new home builders: Kitchen Tile Ideas: Top 5 Tile Backsplashes for the Kitchen - 12/01/10 02:09 AM
Kitchen Tile Ideas | Kitchen Tile Backsplash Photos Top 5 Tile Backsplash Ideas for Your New Kitchen Walk into any kitchen, and the first thing you'll notice is the cabinets, the countertops, and the layout or design.  That wall space between the upper cabinets and countertops can blend right in - or add a real wow factor with a full tile backsplash. 
Here are some of the top 2012 kitchen tile backsplash ideas!
Kitchen Tile Ideas | Kitchen Backsplash #1:
A combination of colors and texture draws the eye to this kitchen backsplash.
4x4 light taupe tiles are used as the base.
An … (7 comments)

nc new home builders: New Homes: Top 10 Most Requested Features - 11/30/10 10:51 PM
Top 10 New Home Features in NC New Homes What most buyers want from new home builders The most requested new home design features for NC new homes focus on efficiency in everyday living.
A survey of more than 11,000 home buyers showed a clear indication that the things that matter most are these 10 top new home features:
1.  Walk In Closets
Today's NC new home builders are installing more walk-in closets. Organized storage space is seen as an essential even in NC new homes with less square footage than in recent years. 
2.  Energy Efficient Appliances
Home-made meals cooked on … (6 comments)

nc new home builders: Formal Dining - Yes or No in Your Next Home? - 06/09/10 12:01 AM
New Home Trends -  Formal Dining Rooms Are Formal Dining Rooms here to stay, or on their way out? Have formal dining rooms come to the end of their life span?
Here are some reasons why you may be seeing fewer formal dining rooms in new homes you've been touring.
- Smaller Homes
Today's new home is smaller for the first time in many years.  In a smaller home, space must be used in the best way possible. 
- Informal Living
Homebuyers are asking for more family-oriented space, and open floor plans. 
- Breakfast Nook and Dining Combined
Breakfast nooks tend … (101 comments)

nc new home builders: Laundry Room Ideas - Top 5 Ways to Save Money - 04/14/10 01:52 AM
Top 5 Questions for the Laundry Room What to upgrade now - and what you can do later - from a Custom Home Builder
You can save money and build your new home the way you want it - by adding some of the final details later.   
Here are the top 5 questions that will help you decide what's a must and what can wait - along with a custom home builder's suggestions and tips.
1.        Flooring
What type of flooring works best for the Laundry Room?
2.       Storage
Are you looking for shelving, cabinetry, countertop space, or all … (7 comments)

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