#1 What lighting styles are your favorite? Matte black modern farmhouse? Contemporary chrome?
It’s common to mix and match lighting styles in design/build new homes. You don’t have to pick just one!
#2 How much light do you need?
How much natural light is available through windows, skylights, glass doors? How much foliage is around the home? How often will shades be closed?
#3 Where will the light source be placed?
Make sure the wattage and light bulb size are sufficient for the area you need to light up. Some lighting fixtures are really pretty. But they use tiny little lights. Will the lighting source be sufficient?
#4 What are you lighting up?
Rooms with high ceilings may need more light distribution. Screen porches may block some natural light from entering the rooms behind them.
#5 What do you need the light for?
Craft rooms, homework areas, informal dining areas or other specific designations may require extra lighting. Do you need a spotlight or more subtle lighting?
#6 What materials?
Chrome? Wood? Black metal? Copper? Crystal? It’s no longer an imperative for everything in the room to match. Faucets and doorknobs can be a very different material than lighting. The focus is more on personality and functionality than adhering to a single material.
#7 What is the purpose of the lighting?
Does the entire room need to be lit up, with multiple can lights to boost lighting or would sconces (for reading), under cabinet lights (for food prep) or theater lights (along the floor or steps) be something to think about?
Bathroom Layout #1: Little Treatments – Big Statement
Pineterest and Houzz worthy results like this come from creative custom choices: Mirrors. Lighting. Sinks. Drawers. Little touches transform, with design build Travars Built Homes.
Bathroom Layout #2: Comfort and Closet
Spacious tile shower with glass. Stand alone tub with window view. Wood look tile. Nearby closet with custom shelving and natural light. What would you like to surround yourself with, in your owner’s suite bath?
Bathroom Layout #3: Shared Space That Feels Private
Separate sinks, cabinets and drawers. Lantern lights. Personal sized mirrors. How much space does your floor plan have for your vanity? What look would you like?
Bathroom Layout #4: Mixing Textures and Styles with Unexpected Barn Doors
Opaque glass framed with antique white can give a barn door a light, airy feel, like this. What a great way to make a doorway feel more important – and add contrast to the bold tile and contemporary choices.
Bathroom Layout #5: Barely There Glass Shower Glass Across from Boldly Framed Mirror
Frameless glass (and doorless entry) on the shower provides a contemporary open feel. Spacious, elegant and ready for relaxation.
Bathroom Layout #6: Large Shower. Deep tub
This owner’s suite bathroom takes advantage of the ability to customize with emphasis on the importance of water. Note the blend of tiles in every part of the room. This design is all about the view – inside and out.
Bathroom Layout #7: Separate Vanities. Vaulted Ceilings
Creating an extension of space upward can provide a feeling of spaciousness to a smaller bathroom. Adding softer tones to the tile shower, floor and tub surround adds comfort.
Bathroom Layout #8: Tight Fit Tricks
When space is at a premium, focus on smaller areas to bring the eye. Lighting. Countertops. Floor. All with a modern farmhouse feel.
Bathroom Layout #9: Modern Old Fashioned Freestanding Tub
Freestanding tubs are one of the most popular requests for new custom homes. Ask your builder how much space you need around the tub, and where you want the faucets.
Today’s most sought after new home styles in NC reflect a blend of Modern Farmhouse, Craftsman, Colonial, Traditional and Contemporary – and even reflections of several design approaches in a single dwelling.
Mixed architectural exterior
Note the difference in style between the front porch, columns, siding, railings, window frames, trim around the windows, front door design, detail work and roof line of this home. It’s a great example of how today’s new homes aren’t held back by old fashioned norms.
This Colonial exterior belies the Contemporary features and finishes inside – a no-holds-barred approach to capturing your own sense of adventure, without everything having to follow the same flow, when you design/build your new home.