How to Stay Organized during Custom Home Build

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 12, we’re going to talk allll about how to stay organized during your custom home build.  If you’re anything like me, you will feel SO much more in control of this overwhelming and huge […]

Sep

21

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The Crucial First Step to Designing Your Dream Home

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 11, we’re going to talk about the CRUCIAL first step to designing your dream home. Believe me … if you nail this step, you’ll feel SO much more confident as you make design decisions […]

Sep

14

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3 Mistakes that Lead to Design Regrets

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 10, I’m going to share 3 common mistakes people make that lead to design regrets … lots of regrets, unfortunately. I see these mistakes far too often and I do NOT want you to […]

Sep

07

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3 Reasons People Go Over Budget When Building

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 9, I’m going to share 3 reasons why people go over budget when building. And spoiler alert … just knowing (and avoiding) these 3 reasons will help YOU stay MUCH closer to budget! Apple […]

Aug

31

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5 Things I Wish I Included in my Custom Floor Plan

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 8, I’m spilling the beans and sharing five things I wish I had included in my own custom floor plan.   Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Are you in the process of creating […]

Aug

24

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Do I Need Architect for Custom Home Design?

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Do you really need to hire an architect to design your custom home?  The (very) short answer to this question is no, but obviously, there are many factors that go into this decision. If you google this question, you’ll notice that many of the articles are written by either an architect or a custom builder […]

Aug

17

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