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NAHB Reveals Most Popular Features In New Homes

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing the most popular features in new single-family homes for 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features were more likely to be included in new homes this year. Builders are including features that are practical and functional for the daily lives of today’s home buyers.

The top features included in this year’s new construction homes are:

  • walk-in closets in the Master bedroom
  • low-E windows
  • a separate laundry room
  • a great room

Builders also list features such as granite countertops, a double sink and a central island as winning elements in new-home kitchens, and a linen closet and a private toilet in the bathroom. Additional features likely to be included throughout the home include first-floor ceilings at least nine-feet high, a front porch, outdoor lighting and a patio.

Because new construction homes can be personally designed to suit the needs of homeowners, it gives them more flexibility to create a space that’s perfect for their family. That’s why now is a great time to invest in your future and build the home of your dreams! Contact a Ball Homes Specialist for more information!

New Floor Plan: The Glenstone

Our team of designers strive to constantly bring you the most updated designs in floor plans and new home layouts. We are excited to announce 4 new floor plans, the Hawthorne, the Inglewood, the Rutherford, and the Glenstone. We will be highlighting each of the plans here on our blog over the next few weeks. We've showcased the Hawthorne floor plan, the Inglewood floor plan, and the Rutherford floor plan. Today, we're highlighting our new ranch plan from the Traditions collection, the Glenstone.

The Glenstone offers all the conveniences of a one story home with an option for an extra bonus room for added living space and storage. The entrance features a covered porch and opens into a vaulted entryway. The large family room includes optional bookcases and optional fireplaces and overlooks the covered patio and rear yard. The adjoining kitchen offers a breakfast island, plenty of counter and cabinet space, a spacious dining area, walk-in pantry, and separate desk area. The Master suite is located at the back of the home and includes many luxurious amenities including a garden tub and separate shower, dual vanities, enclosed commode, linen closet, and a room-sized walk-in closet.


The remainder of the home includes two bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bathroom with linen closet, and a large utility room with folding counter. The optional bonus room has a variety of layouts including a powder room, a fourth bedroom with a full bath, and a wet bar.

For more information on the Glenstone floor plan, or any of the plans in the Ball Homes floor plan collection, contact a Ball Homes Specialist today.

The Best Around

The numbers are in and we've compiled our list of the best selling floor plans of 2013! Here are the top 5.

5. Rockwood II collection

The Rockwood II collection is comprised of the Rockwood II plan, as well as the Rockwood II Expanded, which adds 270sf more than its predecessor. This plan includes all first floor living, with a large loft space above the garage.

4. Hudson

The Hudson floor plan is one of the largest in the Ball Homes collection, with over 3,300 sf. It features a variety of different layouts, including a first floor guest suite or sunroom, and luxury Master bath options.

3. Coventry II

The Coventry II floor plan is the #3 on our list of best selling floor plans, and for good reasons. This versatile plan offers many luxurious amenities not normally offered in a ranch plan, including an open-concept living room and kitchen, tray ceilings in the Master bedroom, and multiple Master bath options.

2. Manhattan collection

The Manhattan collection is comprised of a number of plans within the Manhattan family, like the Manhattan, Manhattan II, Manhattan Expanded and the Manhattan Expanded 3 car. As one of the most popular layouts for many years, the Manhattan collection has been a consistent favorite among clients.

1. Cavanaugh II collection

It comes as no surprise that the Cavanaugh II collection is the Number 1 best selling plan of 2013. This plan has seen it's fair share of revisions and additions, with four different elevations, a myriad of design options, and the release of the Cavanaugh II Expanded plan in 2013. 

Did your favorite make the list? Check out the rest of our Top Sellers on our website.

New Floor Plan: The Rutherford

Our team of designers strive to constantly bring you the most updated designs in floor plans and new home layouts. We are excited to announce 4 new floor plans, the Hawthorne, the Inglewood, the Rutherford, and the Glenstone. We will be highlighting each of the plans here on our blog over the next few weeks. We've showcased the Hawthorne floor plan and the Inglewood floor plan. Today, we'll be taking a closer look at the Rutherford floor plan.


The front entry has access to a wonderful flex area that can be used as a separate dining room or study. The open concept family room and Kitchen features a separate breakfast area, kitchen island with breakfast bar, large pantry and pocket office, and a drop zone off the garage. The first floor master suite includes a trey ceiling, dual vanities, walk-in shower, enclosed commode, and a spacious walk-in closet.



Upstairs, there is a large loft area that overlooks the lower level entry, three large bedrooms, and an unfinished storage area off bedroom 4.


For more information on the Rutherford floor plan, or to see a list of the communities where this plan is built, visit our website.

New Floor Plan: The Inglewood

Our team of designers strive to constantly bring you the most updated designs in floor plans and new home layouts. We are excited to announce 4 new floor plans, the Hawthorne, the Inglewood, the Rutherford, and the Glenstone. We will be highlighting each of the plans here on our blog over the next few weeks. Last week, showcased the Hawthorne floor plan. Today, we're taking a look at one of the new Villa floor plans, the Inglewood.



The Inglewood is an impressive two story plan with three bedrooms and a two car garage and makes great use of available space. The large two story foyer creates an impressive entry, with plant shelves over the powder room and coat closet. A distinctive barrel vault above the doorway marks the transition to the main living areas. The Family Room is large and open, with four windows overlooking the rear yard rear yard, and an optional fireplace. The Family Room is open to the kitchen, which includes an island sink and breakfast bar, as well as a large pantry. The adjacent breakfast area also overlooks the rear yard, with plenty of natural light.


Upstairs, the large master bedroom is defined by a double tray ceiling. The master bath can be configured with a variety of luxury tub and shower upgrades, and opens to a large walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms, a hall bath, linen storage, a spacious utility room, and an open loft area complete the second floor.



For more information on the Inglewood floor plan, or to see where this plan is offered, visit our website or contact a Ball Homes Specialist today.