raleigh custom homes: How to Build a Secret Passage - 04/24/16 10:03 PM
Secret Rooms for Kids: 
Hidden passageways and secret rooms are perfect places for kids to read, play, and hang out.
The entrance to this secret passage is "hidden" by what looks like a typical attic access door.  The height of the doors and room are designed exclusively for kids.  
 
Before and After Floor Plans - How to Create a Secret Room:
See how you can add a secret passage to your Raleigh custom home, in these before and after floor plan images.
See the before and after floor plans:
The "Before" Floor Plan - Two Separate BedroomsThe Hopkins, a Raleigh floor plan by Frank Betz, was … (2 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Five Top Ways to Fit in French Doors - 08/18/14 03:03 AM
Fun Uses of French DoorsMost Common Places to Fit a French Door
 
Interior clear glass and French doors can offer a level of privacy - and noise control - while also making your home feel larger and more open. 
 
French doors are a gorgeous addition to any room, and can be blended flawlessly into any space -- from the office to the master bathroom to indoor-outdoor living spaces.
 
    French Doors Inside the HouseInterior French Doors come in three common configurations: a single French door that is 36 inches wide by 80 inches tall; a set of double French doors that are 30 to 36 X … (1 comments)

raleigh custom homes: 16 Top Master Suite Entry Design Ideas - 07/28/14 12:22 AM
Master Suite Entry Designs2017 New Home Trends - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips
 
From grand columns to inviting nooks, we'll show you 16 ways to design the entrance to your master suite.
While some of these entrance designs may depend on your floor plan layout, other can be added to almost any home.
 
Master Suite Entry Design 1: White column entrance
White columns create an impressive passageway to this master suite. This entrance, visible from all major living areas, is sure to capture the attention of friends and family.
 
The Beaufort
You will more likely see a white column entrance to a first floor master suite, where … (2 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Master Showers Built for Two - Photos and Ideas - 07/14/14 06:03 AM
Top 11 Extra Big Showers (Designed for Two) Whether you're looking for a full spa experience in a spacious area all your own, or want a comfortable experience together, these master showers built for two will inspire your new home design.
Check out 11 different photos and layouts.
These oversized shower designs include features like dual shower heads, bench seating, built in storage cubbies, custom tile designs, rain shower heads, hand held faucets, adjustable height shower heads, universal design features, wheelchair accessible use, and aging in place design.
 
Two Person Shower Design #1: Doorless Shower
In this luxury custom home … (5 comments)

raleigh custom homes: 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)

raleigh custom homes: 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)

raleigh custom homes: 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)

raleigh custom homes: 4 Top Places to Add a Barrel Vault Ceiling - 90 Pictures - 05/16/14 03:42 AM
Barrel Vaulted Design Ideas When working with a design/build home builder, you can incorporate use barrel vaults (sometimes called tunnel vaults or wagon vaults) to create a dramatic entry or a discrete transition between rooms.
Barrel Vaults in the Master Bath
Depending on the floor plan layout you love, there are several easy ways to incorporate a barrel vault in your master bath. 
Master Bath Barrel Vault Idea #1: How to add a vault above a vanity
 

 In this Raleigh new home, each vanity is framed by a barrel vaulted opening. Center cabinets provide substantial storage and help frame … (0 comments)

raleigh custom homes: 12 "His and Her" Master Bath Designs - 03/11/14 06:49 AM
"His and Her" Master Bath Designs  
How to Create the Perfect Master Bath Layout If you're like many NC new home owners, you crave a division of personal space for your morning and evening rituals.

 
"His-and-her" master bath designs provide invaluable convenience in shared bathrooms.
 
Read on to learn the "how to" of designing the perfect master bath layout to suit your lifestyle. 
 
His and her master bath Design #1: Romantic and Roman
 
Create complete separation, with dual vanities on opposite walls.
Rich, dark wood cabinets (Maple Espresso) ground these dual vanities in their crisp … (3 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Top 10 Kitchen Design Mistakes | Raleigh Custom Home Design - 02/05/14 09:46 PM
Don't Make These Top 10 Kitchen Design Mistakes  Raleigh Custom Home Design
As the most used room in the home, your kitchen is essential.
Learn how to avoid the biggest kitchen design mistakes in your Raleigh custom home - with these top 10 kitchen design blunders.
10.  Kitchen traffic (avoid traffic jams)
Design experts emphasize the importance of your kitchen work triangle.
A kitchen "work triangle" referrs to the distance between the three main work centers of your kitchen, the sink, cooktop/stove, and refrigerator.
As a general rule, the sum of all legs in a work triangle should not be less … (25 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Coffered Ceiling Photos | Raleigh Custom Home Coffered Ceiling Ideas - 01/31/14 01:35 AM
Coffered Ceiling Photos Raleigh Custom Home Coffered Ceiling Ideas
Create instant elegance in your Raleigh custom home, with a coffered ceiling composed of recessed panels accented by dropped beams. 
What is a coffered ceiling?
Coffered ceilings are usually built in the form of multiple squares or rectangles.
Each of the beamed sections is finished using a variety of interior trim options - to give your room any look from classic to contemporary.
Here are examples of Raleigh custom homes that include a coffered ceiling in the places you want to accentuate - from formal dining room to great room, living … (2 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Grey is the New Beige | 2014 Wall Color Trends - 12/04/13 07:20 PM
Grey Accents and Grey Neutrals Dominate Interior Paint Trends  
Grey is great in today's custom homes - it's the color taking 2014 by storm.
Check out photos and tips for how to include grays as interesting accents, or whole-house base color - and determine the exact shade you'd like to include in your color palate.  
2014 wall color trends: Gray Great Rooms
 

 
 
 
Raleigh Custom Home: 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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raleigh custom homes: Kitchen Design Ideas: Dark Cabinets and Light Granite, with Photos - 10/17/13 05:42 AM
Get Kitchen Color Scheme Ideas Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite Looking to combine dark cabinets with a bright and light granite selection?  Each of these Raleigh custom home kitchens balance color, texture, and materials to create unique design combinations.

 
While color contrast and coordination can bring balance, it is also practical to consider mixing materials and textures.
In this version of the Country Manor, textured stone columns were set against a light ceramic tile back splash, carved wood island legs, and stainless steel metal appliances.   The granite is Bianco Romano, which coordinates well with both the Celadon … (1 comments)

raleigh custom homes: How are rooms changing as homes get bigger? Some surprising trends! - 10/08/13 08:32 PM
 How space is allocated in your new home
National Home Builder’s Association Examines Space Distribution
Here’s how your living space is typically divided up in this year's new homes, according to the National Home Builders Association, which just studied the average distribution of finished space in a typical new home.
Even though the location of each room changes from plan to plan, the study uncovered the typical size of each type of room, as well as how much square footage goes into bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens, as a general rule.
Here’s how the numbers came out regarding finished space … (7 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Oil Rubbed Bronze, Nickel, or Chrome Finishes? | 2012 Master Bathroom Trends - 02/08/12 11:48 PM
2012 Master Bathroom Trends Choosing a bathroom hardware finishes - What is Best? Oil Rubbed Bronze Versus Nickel and Chrome 
 
Which master bath hardware color should you choose for your NC new home?
Take a look at these custom homes by Stanton Homes, and see how very different hardware colors and styles can give a master bathroom distinct personality.
 
Oil Rubbed Bronze Master Bathroom Fixtures The oil rubbed bronze fixtures in this master bathroom bring out the dark tones integrated into the custom tile tub surround and shower.

 
The cabinet and drawer knobs and sink faucets contrast nicely against the white … (3 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Dual Master Suite Homes | Design/Build a Two Master Bedroom Home - 01/24/12 12:58 AM
Two Master Suite Custom Homes Custom Home Plans with Two Master Suites  It's tough to find floor plans with two master suites - which is one of the reasons we offer design/build services to all of our clients at no extra cost.   Check out these ideas for Two Master Suite Homes. 
The Aycliffe* - Two Master Suite Home
3,101 Sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
The Aycliffe, design/build floor plan by Stanton Homes, contains two master bedrooms, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
 

Design/Build Raleigh Homes Here's how Stanton Homes modified the Aycliffe custom floor plan into … (1 comments)

raleigh custom homes: Raleigh Named Healthiest City for Women | Raleigh Relocation - 01/16/12 01:28 AM
Raleigh Named #1 Healthiest City for Women to Live Raleigh, NC Best Place to Live  
Women's Health Magazine has rated Raleigh, NC as the healthiest U.S. city for women to live, beating out 99 of the largest U.S. cities.
Raleigh was also ranked in the top 10 healthiest cities for men to live.
Cities were ranked based on 30 health measurement categories, including:
Obesity rates Amount of time spent working out Frequency of doctor visits for health check-ups Breast cancer rates Eating the recommended serving of fruits and veggies Life expectancy rates Women's Health and Men's Health Magazines used several data sources, including:
Centers for Disease Control … (2 comments)

raleigh custom homes: 10 Real Estate Markets Most Likely to Appreciate - 11/08/10 08:50 AM
It's great to see the Raleigh area on yet another "top 10" list!  Just one more reason Raleigh remains one of the most popular destinations in the nation.

A recent Forbes report highlights the 10 markets that have the greatest likelihood of real estate price appreciation based on various factors. San Antonio ranked 5th on the list.
 
 
1. Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
2. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
3. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
4. Nashville-Davidson-Franklin, Tennessee
5. San Antonio, Texas
6. Colorado Springs, Colorado
7. Albuquerque, New Mexico
8. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
9. Springfield, Missouri
10. Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
Source: Forbes, Francesca Levy (09/13/2010)
 
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raleigh custom homes: Donna Road - Beautiful Raleigh Lot for Custom Home near Capital Blvd - 06/16/10 12:12 AM
Donna Road - Lot for Sale in Raleigh Build a New Custom Home on this Beautiful Lot  
We've discovered another great Raleigh area community you might enjoy.  Looking to build a custom home in Raleigh, NC? Check out this available lots on Donna Road, courtesy of Allen Tate Co. Inc..
Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout the Triangle area. All information is current as of posting date.  

 
Donna Road is part of an established residential area … (1 comments)

raleigh custom homes: French Woods - Lots for Sale - Build a Custom Home in Raleigh - 06/07/10 03:41 AM
French Woods - Five Lots for Sale Build a New Custom Home in Raleigh We've discovered another great Raleigh area community you might enjoy.  Looking to build a custom home in Raleigh, NC? Check out these lots in French Woods.
Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout the Triangle area. All information is current as of posting date.  

 
French Woods is a small, new community of custom homes near Crabtree Valley Mall and I-440.
This custom homes community … (0 comments)

 
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