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August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Design Trends

Homebuilder and president of Stevens Fine Homes, Craig Stevens keeps his finger on the pulse of the latest design trends. When building a spec home, his company selects the most popular cabinet and countertop combinations that will appeal to most of the potential buyers. Stevens Fine Homes has a selection of popular products and clients can work with designers at Markraft Cabinets to attain a certain look.

Most buyers are choosing solid wood cabinets in either poplar or maple and dark espresso remains a popular finish. This color can look simple and casual or more formal.

However, Stevens said, “There will always be a market for the more traditional style of the cordovan color as well as the coastal white.”

As the third generation builder in his family, Craig Stevens leads the team that is responsible for building many of the new homes in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.

Many of his clients are looking for a casual, coastal lifestyle and the designs of his homes reflect this and feature large, open areas with clean lines.

“Entertaining seems to be the trend. Kitchens that open up into the living areas are very popular,” he said.

Also popular are large bathrooms, especially for the master bathroom.

Markraft Cabinets’ kitchen and bath products and work are featured in many Stevens Fine Homes properties.

“Our experience working with Markraft is excellent,” Stevens said. “Markraft has the quality product and production that makes kitchen designing easy for a new home.”

Stevens Fine Homes has incorporated a variety of Markraft Cabinet design options that are popular among buyers. The two companies have fine-tuned the selection process so homebuyers can just point and click to design their perfect home.

Markraft Cabinets specializes in cabinet and countertop design and installation in both new residential and commercial construction as well as custom remodeling projects. For more information, visit or call (910) 793-2002.