Did you know that most new home builders study the preferences of home buyers
to help them determine the most sought after home designs and latest trends in
home decorating? As I have been touring
more and more new home models around the Greater Raleigh Area, I couldn’t help but wonder what they found out. I thought I'd share just a few things that I’ve discovered:
- Outdoor living spaces are now a must with
fireplaces, water features and in some parts of the county, courtyards are
building in demand. There is also the
desire for more outdoor kitchens
- In the kitchen, you’ll see more high tech
appliances including programmable ovens, refrigerators with TV’s showing the
inside of the fridge, better lighting and more bar seating for guests
- Kitchen cabinets have cleaner lines and offer more
lower drawers instead of cabinets. Warmer Gray tones are replacing orange toned
cabinets and the hardware has become more modern.
- Master Bathrooms are scaling back on the
bathtubs and enlarging the showers and more builders are creating floor plans
with a Master on the main floor. - Flooring is changing as well. Carpeting is
getting softer, wood is getting more roughed up looking and vinyl has come a
long way in design and look. A review by
Standard Pacific Homes says more people are choosing wider plank hardwoods and
are leaning towards darker tones as well as grey tones.
- A lot of designs are being created to take
advantage of natural light such as more dramatic entryways, installation of
transom windows and glass front doors.
- Mud rooms are gaining popularity and feature
plenty of customized built-ins to make it a very useful space. From production to custom homes, the Greater Raleigh area has some truly fantastic home builders in the area, each with their own unique touch. If you're looking to get inspired, wander around a few model homes or head to a home show. You'll get a ton of ideas and who knows, maybe you'll need to start from scratch. At least there, you'll know what Realtor to call!
Author:Johnathan Stroud Phone: 919-443-0200 Dated: August 31st 2014 Views: 781 About Johnathan: Johnathan is a native of North Carolina and currently lives in North Raleigh. His ambitious and goal...
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