Building a Home in 2022: What you CAN Control

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Are you planning on building a home in 2022? If so, I imagine you’re feeling a little freaked out by the uncertainty and volatility in the current home build market.  Believe me … you are NOT alone! I hear this fear OFTEN from my blog readers as well as my BYF Home Build Prep Program […]

May

11

Building a Home

Should You Build a Custom Home in 2022?

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Have you been dreaming about building a home for years and you were hoping that 2022 would be your year to build a custom home? Are you now feeling a little confused about whether this is actually a good time to build given the current home build climate (can we say CRAY CRAY)? Let me […]

May

04

Building a Home

5 Home Design Trends to Freshen Up Your Home

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Written by Guest Author: Laura Leavitt (Homelight) Here’s a common theme when you decide to remodel or otherwise update your space … you just want a small project that won’t break the bank but will still have a big impact on your home design and value when you go to sell it. Small spruces (that […]

Apr

27

Design + Decorate

11 Common Floor Plan Mistakes to Avoid

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Are you starting to work on your custom floor plan and you want to make sure you do it RIGHT? (i.e. you wanna avoid making costly floor plan mistakes that you’ll later regret) If so, keep reading! Below we’ll cover 11 common mistakes that people make when creating a custom floor plan (or tweaking a […]

Apr

20

Floor Plan Creation

 21 Wallpaper Design Ideas for Every Room

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I absolutely LOVE wallpaper and think it has SO much power to completely transform any room. I have wallpaper all over my house so I’m often asked where I buy my wallpaper, how to get started with wallpaper, and if I provide some wallpaper design ideas for their own home. Soooo … I’m here to […]

Apr

13

Design + Decorate

Home Build Budget Q+A

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Sticking to the home build budget is one of the TOP home build concerns (if not THE top concern) that I hear from my blog readers and my BYF Home Build Prep members. This is a VERY common fear among people getting ready to build their dream home. Sooo … if you’re feeling nervous or confused […]

Apr

06

Home Build Budget

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without blowing the budget?! 

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