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550 Wheelmen Street: A Charming Move-In Ready Bungalow

Montchanin Builders in The Town of Whitehall is pleased to announce the availability of a new move-in ready home in this growing neighborhood in Delaware located at 550 Wheelmen Street. It’s a newly built bungalow that offers all the beauty of modern design with the convenience of single story living. This home is ready for you to call it home, so schedule your personal tour today!

The Chesapeake Floorplan

This 2,142 square foot bungalow has curb appeal in spades. Stroll up to the covered porch to enter via the front door, or park in the spacious, two-car garage. When you enter the foyer, take a minute to relax in the adjoining sitting room, or enter via the garage and drop off your shoes and handbag in the roomy storage area. As you enter the main living area, take in the wide open space. The gourmet kitchen is nestled alongside the dining area, which overlooks the comfortable living room and its charming fireplace. Not in the mood for formal dining? There’s plenty of outdoor living space on the included deck just off the kitchen.

When it’s time to turn in for the evening, the two guest bedrooms are located just off the living area. A full bath is conveniently situated between them. The master bedroom is on the other end of the home near the deck. There’s plenty of space for a king size bed, dressers and more! It also features a large walk in closet and master bath with double bowl vanity, a soaking tub to relax and unwind in, and a separate commode.

Your new neighborhood

550 Wheelmen Street is a sunny, spacious bungalow with beautiful views. When it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, you can relax on the deck overlooking the pond. Or, take a stroll around your new neighborhood. Stop by the community playground, or head over to the common area for a neighborhood BBQ. You’ll find that the masterful architecture is only part of the reason why this area is so popular among Delaware residents. The Town of Whitehall is known for friendly faces and fun community activities.

Will this beautiful bungalow be yours?

Properties in Delaware by Montchanin Builders sell quickly, so if you’ve got your heart set on this charming home, you’ll need to act fast. We’ve partnered with Supreme Lending to offer our clients personalized financing options. Supreme Lending is a mortgage originator, which means they can offer some of the lowest rates and closing costs in the industry. Call us today at 302.472.7212 to claim 550 Wheelmen Street before someone else does!

Additional resources for home buyers:

  1. Bankrate, 6 things you must do before buying a home, https://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/6-must-dos-before-buying-a-home-1.aspx
  2. Investopedia, Are you ready to buy a house? https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/10/ready-to-buy-house.asp

5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

home value, house value, property valuesAs soon as you become a proud homeowner, you’ll likely start to think about your home’s value. Home value is a major issue, and not just for homeowners who are getting ready to put the property up for sale. By increasing your home’s value, you’re also increasing the equity you own in your home.

It’s not difficult to improve your home’s value, and you can always hire a home contractor in Delaware to do the heavy lifting for you.

1. Add an elevator

Residential elevators aren’t just for billionaires and city slickers living in high-rise apartment buildings. There’s been a rising trend lately in home buyers looking for townhomes with elevators, and homeowners planning renovations to add them. Elevators allow seniors to age in place, even if they have a multi-story home. They assist families with young children (ever try to carry a heavy laundry basket down the stairs with a small child getting underfoot?), and they’re an ideal option for people who once considered single story living.

2. Replace the hardware

One minor home improvement task that will boost value is replacing aging, loose, or worn-out hardware. Go on a shopping trip and look for new doorknobs and hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Don’t forget handles and knobs for your bathroom vanity cabinets!

3. Spruce up your landscaping and hardscaping

Curb appeal is a major factor in a home’s value. Trim overgrown hedges and bushes, add some fresh mulch to the flowerbeds, and plant some attractive chrysanthemums, peonies, and colorful, ornamental grasses. If your home lacks hardscaping, consider adding a retaining wall. Other options for boosting your home’s value include installing a water feature, building a stone walkway, and putting in a patio.

4. Improve energy efficiency

Energy-efficient homes are a trend that will never go out of style. Some homeowners are concerned about the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, and feel that it’s their civic responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint. Other homeowners are tired of spending their paychecks on utility bills, and would like to stop throwing cash out a drafty window. Regardless of the reason, an energy-efficient home is a more valuable home. Consider replacing old windows, installing a high-efficiency furnace, and upgrading to Energy Star-rated appliances in your kitchen and laundry room.

5. Finish the basement

A finished basement can make a world of difference for a family. And if you’ve decided to install a residential elevator, it will be more accessible than ever. Finished basements add a great deal of livable square footage to a home. They also provide extra storage spaces, without the mold and mustiness that is characteristic of an unfinished basement.

Elevator townhomes in Delaware

Looking for a new home in Delaware? Montchanin Builders can help you find the perfect home for your family. In our beautifully planned communities, you’ll enjoy amazing amenities, walkable streets, and friendly neighbors. Our custom, move-in ready townhomes offer luxury at an affordable price. If you choose to make The Overlook at Rockford Falls your new community, you could even purchase a townhome with an elevator in Delaware! Call Montchanin Builders at 302.472.7212.

More tips on how to increase your home’s value:

  1. The Family Handyman, 15 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your House for Property Value, https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/15-reasons-why-you-should-renovate-your-house-for-property-value/view-all/
  2. Realtor Mag, A Rising Trend: Home Elevators, https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/15-reasons-why-you-should-renovate-your-house-for-property-value/view-all/

Ranch-Style Homes vs. Two Story: Which Is Best?

Home buyers have a lot of tough decisions to make. Which school district is best? Which planned community has the right amenities? And would a ranch or two-story home be better?

Of course, there are plenty of advantages to both ranch-style and two-story homes in Delaware. Perhaps the easiest way to determine which is best for your family is to consider your current living arrangements. If you have a starter home that’s a ranch, perhaps you’re already longing for a second story. If you have a two-story home, maybe you’re looking to downsize? Consider the following factors when making your choice.

Benefits of single-story homes

Ranch-style homes are uniquely charming, and they offer more space than you might think—especially if you choose an open floorplan. Many people find one-story homes to be highly convenient. For instance, there’s no need to move laundry baskets and vacuum cleaners between floors.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to purchase a ranch-style home is if you have young children. A home without stairs is one less safety issue to worry about when a toddler is underfoot. Safety is also a concern for home buyers who are approaching their golden years. If you intend on aging in place, a one-story home is a safer choice, and there will be no stairs to trouble arthritic joints. You might also want to choose a ranch home if there’s a possibility that an aging parent will move in with your family at some point.

Benefits of two-story homes

Families with younger kids and/or teens often prefer two-story homes because they offer some separation between living areas. Teens who like to stay up later can watch TV downstairs while their parents get some much-needed rest upstairs in the master suite.

Another major benefit of a two-story house doesn’t actually pertain to the house itself. Since half of the square footage is located on top of the other half, a large two-story home won’t take up a lot of space on the lot. This means you’ll have a more generous yard, which is particularly appealing for gardening enthusiasts and families with dogs.

Speaking of yards and landscaping, you’ll have spectacular views from a second-floor window.

Meet your perfect match at The Town of Whitehall

Montchanin Builders offers home buyers the best of both worlds. You can move into two-story or ranch-style homes in our Delaware community of The Town of Whitehall. The Salisbury model is a stately two-story home. It features an award-winning floorplan, with more than 3,800 square feet, four bedrooms, and three and a half baths—plus a second floor activity room!

Apex Close double story home at the town of whitehall

Or, choose The Chesapeake floorplan also found in The Town of Whitehall! The Chesapeake offers single-story living at its very best. Enjoy more than 2,000 square feet featuring an open floorplan, with three bedrooms and two baths.

550 wheelmen single story home at the town of whitehall

Lots of other choices are available for discerning home buyers in Delaware. Call Montchanin Builders today, and be sure to check out our other master-planned communities!

More resources comparing ranch homes to 2-story homes:

  1. The Balance, One-Story vs a Two-Story Home: Which Is Better to Buy? https://www.thebalance.com/one-story-vs-a-two-story-home-which-is-better-to-buy-1798255
  2. Homeowners’ Insurance, 7 Reasons to Opt for a Single-Story Home, http://www.homeownersinsurance.org/7-reasons-to-opt-for-a-single-story-home/

1255 Parish Avenue: Purchase This Gorgeous Home in Darley Green Before It’s Too Late

Moving to Delaware? The brand new, move-in ready stacked townhome at 1255 Parish Avenue in Darley Green is a must-see for any home buyer who values contemporary aesthetics, flawless craftsmanship, and neighborly communities. Darley Green is a much-coveted planned community near Wilmington, Delaware, and 1255 Parish Avenue is currently on the market—but not for long.

Flexible, functional floor plan

Like all of the townhouses and single-family homes built by Montchanin Builders, 1255 Parish Avenue is a flawless blend of  optimum function and desirable aesthetics. The Emerson floor plan, which is a stacked townhome with two bedrooms, two baths, and a one car garage. New homeowners love the open design, with an impressive great room overlooked by a loft.

The gourmet kitchen is nestled back off of the great room. It’s joined by the breakfast nook, with a large pantry. Walk up the stairs to find a convenient, open loft overlooking the Great Room as well as a bedroom level laundry room. The bedrooms are located convient to the the laundry room and the hall bathroom. The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and a carefully designed master bathroom, which includes dual sinks with double bowl raised vanity and oversized soaking tub with designer ceramic tile.

Exquisite design details

Montchanin Builders pride themselves on meticulous design, right down to the last detail. You’ll fall in love with your new, gorgeous kitchen. It features spacious 42-inch birch cabinets, modern stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops.

Enjoy the look of oak hardwood flooring on the main level, with soaring 17′ ceilings and an abundance of windows!

Raise your family in a walkable community

Darley Green lives up to its name—with plenty of open, green space. Get to know your new neighbors as you stroll along the tree-lined streets in this walkable community. Darley Green boasts pleasant gathering areas for the neighborhood, and the nearby Claymont Public Library is nestled within park areas, jogging trails, and walking paths.

Another great aspect of moving to 1255 Parish Avenue in Darley Green is the proximity to modern amenities. Commuters will love the quick access to major highways, as well as the nearby Claymont commuter train and the Wilmington Amtrak Station. Don’t want to travel? No problem! Darley Green features plenty of restaurants, shops, and other various businesses—all within walking distance.

Purchase 1255 Parish Avenue before somebody else does!

Get in touch today, or you might miss your chance to make this gorgeous townhouse your home. Select home sites at Darley Green are eligible for $15,000 off your purchase price, making this gem at 1255 Parish Avenue even more affordable than its original, competitive price of $244,865. Call 302-655-2600 or email rchase@montchaninbuilders.net, and be sure to ask about our special partnership with Supreme Lending.

Which of These Beautiful New Houses Will Be Your Family’s Next Home?

Shopping for a new home is a thrilling experience like no other — but also one full of challenges. You’ll compare features, architectural styles, locations, and school districts. You’ll also attend countless open houses and drive through more neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. But at the end of the day, we’re confident you’ll choose a Montchanin Builders property in The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware. It’s so much more than a neighborhood or development. It’s a masterfully planned community, and it’s a feast for the eyes—with tree-lined streets, parks, nature trails, coffee shops, and playgrounds.

We have a few under construction and move-in ready homes available, but we expect them to be sold quickly. Stop by soon to find out if one of the following houses will be your family’s next home.

2005 Apex Close

This address is home to a our award-winning Salisbury floorplan. As you walk to the spacious front porch, imagine enjoying a cup of coffee on a hammock, waving to your friendly neighbors. Or, invite friends over for a barbecue on the rear deck. This particular home site offers an extended rear deck, and it’s on a beautifully wooded lot!

Inside, you’ll find a chef’s dream kitchen with genuine maple cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, and top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances. The main floor embodies a modern rustic feel, with its wide plank hardwood flooring, oak staircase, and gas fireplace in the great room.

The Salisbury model offers plenty of room for your family—more than 3,800 square feet on two levels! You’ll have four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and an oversized two-car garage.

550 Wheelmen Street

At 550 Wheelmen Street, you’ll meet our much-coveted Chesapeake model. It’s the utmost in single-story living for perfect for those downsizing or looking for everything on the main level. The Chesapeake is a charmer, and it makes the most of its 2,142 square feet. This bungalow features three bedrooms, two baths, and a large, two-car garage.

Like all of our move-in ready homes, the Chesapeake model features a gourmet kitchen that would be the envy of any pro chef. It features spacious, Shaker style cabinets and granite countertops. This cozy home offers an open floor plan with flex space. You can turn the sitting nook into your own personal library or home office, but in warm weather, you’ll probably prefer to be out on the rear deck overlooking the pond.

 

For more information about our new homes and planned communities, check out our website or call us at 302.376.1100. Montchanin Builders partners with one of the most respected mortgage lenders in the U.S. Our relationship with Supreme Lending gives soon-to-be homeowners access to custom financing, with a quick turnaround time and the best customer service in the business!

Home Sales This Spring: Hot or Not?

buying a new home

Real estate sales are a significant barometer for gauging the overall strength of the U.S. economy. In 2016 alone, real estate construction accounted for a stunning $1.2 trillion of the U.S.’s total economic output. And if the current predictions are accurate, 2017 promises to be a red hot year for home sales. Homes for sale in Delaware are in particularly high demand this spring. For home buyers, a hot housing market isn’t always great news—unless you do your research first and choose a reputable builder with exceptional move-in ready homes for sale in Wilmington, DE.

Montchanin Builders has competitively priced, newly built single family homes for sale in Delaware that are located in desirable, family-friendly communities.

Housing in Delaware at a historic high

In some parts of Delaware, the housing market has reached highs that haven’t been seen here in 40 years. Realtors have been reporting busy open house events and multiple offer situations. It hasn’t been unheard of for Wilmington homes for sale to get snatched up for more than their asking price. The competitive buying climate seems to be particularly apparent for homes in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range, although starter home sales are also heating up as millennials decide to throw in the towel with rentals and take the plunge into home ownership.

What’s driving the hot housing trend?

Experts point to the confluence of several factors that are contributing to the exciting housing market. Perhaps one of the most compelling factors is concerns over the possibility of rising inflation in the near future. As inflation rises and rates go up, home buyers face the increased likelihood of rising home prices and higher mortgage rates. Consequently, the prospect of locking in a lower mortgage rate as soon as possible is looking increasingly desirable.

First-time home buyers comprise a significant portion of all buyers, but there’s also been an increase in current homeowners who are looking for homes for sale in Middletown, DE. In Delaware in particular, property taxes are far more attractive compared to neighboring states. This means that people who work in New Jersey might be willing to commute there from their newly purchased home in Delaware.

What does the Delaware housing market mean for you?

If you’re in the market for a new, move-in ready home, conditions might seem similar to the way they were before the last major housing bubble burst. There’s one major difference—mortgage lenders are being far more careful. That’s why it’s important to choose a building company with the foresight to partner with a highly respected mortgage lender. It also certainly doesn’t hurt to choose a building company that offers exceptional quality at competitive prices.

Montchanin Builders of Delaware is pleased to have partnered with one of the most respected mortgage lenders in the U.S.—Supreme Lending, which has been ranked number 33 on the list of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. Through our partnership with Supreme Lending, our home buyers are able to find the custom financing options they need for our competitively priced, move-in ready homes. Call us today to get pre-approved! Don’t forget to ask us about our masterfully planned communities: Darley Green, The Overlook at Rockford Falls and in The Town of Whitehall.

Additional Delaware housing market resources:

  1. The Balance, How Does Real Estate Affect the U.S. Economy? https://www.thebalance.com/how-does-real-estate-affect-the-u-s-economy-3306018
  2. Delaware Public Media, First State housing market heats up this spring, http://delawarepublic.org/post/first-state-housing-market-heats-spring

Mapleton Village: Reinventing the Concept of Community

kitchenToday’s modern family demands something better and no neighborhood breaks the mold quite like Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall. Located in peaceful Middletown, Delaware, The Town of Whitehall flawlessly combines modern convenience and amenities with old-fashioned neighborhood pride and fellowship.

Coming home to Mapleton

Mapleton Village is a planned neighborhood offering many amenities all within walking distance. When you come home to The Town of Whitehall, you’ll enter your private cul-de-sac and wave a friendly hello to your neighbors. Perhaps you’ll go around back to take in the breathtaking views of wide open, green spaces or the community pond. On lazy weekends, you could take your family to Mapleton Square—the gathering space for the neighborhood—where you can enjoy informal and planned community gatherings, including concerts and picnics.

Stroll through this walkable community with your family to spend some time on the playgrounds, nature trails, or parks. Do a little window shopping the community’s shops and order some delectable dishes at the restaurants in Mapleton Village. All of this and more is at your fingertips when you come home to The Town of Whitehall.

Although Mapleton Village is ensconced within a cozy, tight-knit community that embodies an old-time ambience, it’s just a quick drive away from top destinations in Wilmington and Dover, DE. When the weather turns sunny and clear, take a short, 60-minute drive to fabulous beaches. In the fall of 2018, you can look forward to enrolling your kids in the newly built Whitehall Elementary School, which is conveniently located within The Town of Whitehall. It’s part of the award-winning Appoquinimink School District. Fairview Campus Middle and High School are slated for grand openings in 2020.

You’re invited to join The Founder’s Circle

The homes in Mapleton Village will be sold quickly due to high demand by eager buyers, but this isn’t the only reason to get your foot in the door NOW. Contact Montchanin Builders now to get pre-construction pricing and join The Founder’s Circle. This unique designation for founding homeowners lets your family establish roots in the community for the benefit of future generations.

Uncompromising craftsmanship

There are so many reasons to join Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall, but here’s one more: The homes themselves. Montchanin Builders maintains an enduring commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship and superior building materials. Our distinctive homes embody both luxury and character, and are designed in a flexible way to meet the functional needs of every family—from empty nesters to multi-generational families. With 10′ high ceilings, well-appointed gourmet kitchens, first floor owner’s suites, and so much more, you’ll fall in love with your new home as soon as you cross the threshold.

Houses in Mapleton Village and throughout The Town of Whitehall are being snatched up quickly by eager buyers. If you’d like to raise your family in a close-knit community with all the wide open spaces you could want, you’ll need to act quickly. Connect with us through our website or by calling today.

Additional “Mapleton Village” resources

  1. Delaware Today, Experience Luxury Living in a New, Groundbreaking Community, http://www.delawaretoday.com/Sponsored-Content/Experience-Luxury-Living-in-a-New-Groundbreaking-Community/
  2. Dover Post, Town of Whitehall gears up for home sales, unveiling of new square, http://www.doverpost.com/article/20150925/news/150929840

Owning vs. Renting: How Montchanin Builders Can Help

New home

Signing the lease on one’s first apartment is a thrilling moment. If you’re like many people, you probably have dreamt of moving into your own apartment while living in college dorms or at your parents’ house. But the glow of independence quickly fades when you realize that you aren’t allowed to make cosmetic changes to the apartment or dig up part of the lawn for a garden. Plus, those rent checks are investing in someone else’s financial future—not your own.

If you’re starting to dream of owning your own home in Delaware, it’s time to talk to Montchanin Builders and our preferred lender, Supreme Lending. We’ve partnered with Loan Officer Theresa Miglino to make purchasing a new home more affordable than ever. You’d be surprised just how much home you can afford when you choose Darley Green, Shipley’s Circle, or The Town of Whitehall—our masterfully designed communities for families and individuals.

Investing in your own financial future

Making the decision to take out a mortgage is not one that should ever be made lightly. Every prospective homebuyer should carefully consider whether they can truly afford to purchase their own home. But, it’s also important to consider whether you can afford not to purchase a home. If you have a basic knowledge of financial matters, you already know that writing out a rent check every month is not doing anything for your financial future, other than keeping a roof over your head. Your check lets your landlord build equity in the property, while you pick up the tab.

The sooner you make the decision to work with Supreme Lending and Montchanin Builders, the sooner you’ll start building equity in your own investment. The equity you build in your home is an investment in your future.

Take advantage of tax breaks for homeowners

It isn’t just the equity you build in your home that will brighten your financial future. Homeowners have access to tax breaks and incentives that renters are excluded from. In many cases, interest payments made on a mortgage are tax deductible. Consult an accountant to verify that this will apply to your situation. You can even deduct your property taxes. Homeowners can also take advantage of federal and state tax breaks designed to encourage energy efficiency. You may qualify for big breaks by upgrading your windows or installing solar panels, for instance.

Montchanin Builders of Delaware wants to help you achieve the American dream of homeownership. Explore our full menu of floorplans, features and communities in today’s most sought after neighborhoods. Check out our floor plans online or call today to discuss moving into Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, or Shipley’s Circle and begin building your own financial future.

Additional “renting vs. owning a home” resources

  1. Money Crashers, Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision, Pros & Cons, http://www.moneycrashers.com/rent-or-buy-a-house/
  2. NPR, Forget Generation Rent: More Younger Americans Aim To Buy, http://www.npr.org/2016/03/24/470974459/forget-generation-rent-more-younger-americans-aim-to-buy

What Sets Montchanin Builders Apart

buying a new home in delaware

If you’re ready to achieve the American Dream of homeownership, then you should know about must-see homes for sale in Delaware communities. The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware is the perfect marriage of modern convenience and charm. Nestled on the south banks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Whitehall is a walkable, family-friendly community with single family and custom-built homes —all within the award-winning Appoquinimink School District. Another popular and affordable choice is Darley Green in North Wilmington, Delaware, which redefines the concept of a neighborly community. Here, you’ll find masterfully integrated gathering places, wide open spaces, impeccable landscaping, and of course, towns, twins and condominiums for sale in Delaware.

Working with Montchanin Builders

The Town of Whitehall and Darley Green are both inspirations by Montchanin Builders—a home builder unlike any other. Here at Montchanin Builders, we have an enduring commitment to quality craftsmanship in all that we do. Families who buy our homes for sale in Delaware do so because of our open concept floor plans, and unique features that add character to every home we build. Spacious owner’s suites, upstairs activity rooms, sweeping covered porches, flex rooms, gourmet kitchens, are just a few of our exclusive features. When you choose Montchanin Builders, we’ll walk you through your personal design choices to ensure your new home is exactly the way you want it. Our design experts are dedicated to bringing you the best in functionality and  design.

But as innovative and inspiring as our home designs are, they’re only part of why so many homeowners are proud to call our communities their home. We don’t just build homes; we develop close-knit, friendly neighborhoods. Our walkable neighborhoods feature nature trails, parks, and playgrounds. Take a stroll down to a neighborhood eatery or enjoy a little people-watching at the neighborhood coffee shop.

Get your move-in ready home

If you think all this sounds too good to be true, we’re just getting started. For a limited time, you can get $15,000 toward your new Darley Green home*. Montchanin Builders has also partnered with one of the most respected mortgage originators in the country—Supreme Lending. Our partner has an unparalleled reputation for customer satisfaction, not to mention the very affordable interest rates and mortgage programs available.

At Montchanin Builders, it’s important to us that you have all the information you need to make a smart decision for your family. We cordially invite you to tour our beautiful communities of Darley Green, and The Town of Whitehall. Pore over our premier floor plans, explore our custom options, and have a chat with our financing expert from Supreme Lending. Call today and experience the Montchanin Builders difference for yourself.

Additional “homes for sale in Delaware” resources

  1. Appoquinimink School District, http://apposchooldistrict.com/
  2. Darley Green, http://www.darleygreen.com/
  3. The Town of Whitehall, http://whitehallde.com/

Why the “Butler’s Pantry” Has Become a Hot Homebuilding Trend

Modern homeowners demand designs that are at once functional and beautiful, trendy and timeless. The design team at Montchanin Builders masterfully blends these high-demand elements into our floor plans to create thoughtfully designed homes. One stunning example is our Salisbury floor plan, which is now available in The Town of Whitehall and proudly boasts a butler’s pantry.

A quick look at the butler’s pantry

Prospective homebuyers are undoubtedly familiar with the much-coveted walk-in kitchen pantry. During an era in which storage space is more valued than ever, the walk-in pantry is a veritable wealth of shelves and bins. The butler’s pantry is not the same as a walk-in pantry, which is why the Salisbury floor plan includes both luxury features.

In times past, the butler’s pantry was typically a smallish, narrow staging area through which one would walk from the kitchen to the formal dining room. Here, butlers and other servants would arrange menu selections and dining essentials before bringing them out to the dining room. Butler’s pantries usually feature plenty of counter space on which to arrange needed items, along with some storage areas for china and table linens. Sometimes, they would also feature a sink. In the Salisbury floor plan, homebuyers can choose to include the optional sink.

Why demand for the modern “butler’s pantry” will increase

Demand for butler’s pantries is on the rise, thanks to the reimagining of this space. Firstly, a butler’s pantry greatly enhances the visual appeal and unique character of a home. It is an elegant space that brings to mind Old World splendor and grace.

Second, butler’s pantries in today’s homes are far more versatile than they once were. It’s an ideal location for a wet bar. Use it as a buffet space for less formal dinner parties. Some homeowners opt for small butler’s pantries simply to confine pet feeding activities and pet food storage spaces to an area away from the main kitchen. And in a home with multiple kids, a butler’s pantry is a convenient space for the kids to get their afterschool snacks without creating a big mess in the main kitchen. Regardless of how you choose to use your butler’s pantry, there is no doubt that it will improve the function of your home and the organization of your kitchen.

Working with the Montchanin Builders design team

Your home is your sanctuary. Here at Montchanin Builders of Delaware, we are devoted to ensuring every homeowner’s complete satisfaction with our floor plans and our masterfully designed, walkable communities. We’re confident you’ll be pleased with the Salisbury design and our other floor plans, but you can also request custom features.

The Salisbury floor plan allows custom add-ons like the finished basement with an optional bar or in-law suite. Or, add an optional wraparound porch to increase your outdoor living space. Call the Montchanin Builders design team today and let us know what you need for your home in The Town of Whitehall.

Montchanin Builders also has new homes available at master planned communities in Delaware.

Additional “butler’s pantry” resources

  1. Houzz, The Modern Butler’s Pantry, http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/432213/list/the-modern-butlers-pantry
  2. 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Designing Kitchens with Butler’s Pantry, http://www.2-10.com/blog/designing-kitchens-butlers-pantry/