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Building a Custom Home: My Top 5 Blog Posts

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6/29/22

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Carrie Barker

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Have you been dreaming about building a custom home for a long time and you’re finally getting *close* to making this dream a reality?! If so, I imagine you’re trying to gather as much info as possible before you start building so that you know what to expect and can feel fully prepared for your build.

Believe me … I know that building a custom home can be very overwhelming, but my ultimate goal is to break the process down into manageable pieces for you. My blog is here to guide you throughout the entire home build process … from dreaming to preparing to designing your future home.

I share everything I learned while going through my own custom home build so that YOU can find answers to your questions all in ONE spot! I’m here to cheer you on and encourage you through my free blog post content and also (on a more personal level) through my Building Your Foundation’ Home Build Prep Program.

If you’re new around here, I think you’re going to love my blog all about building and designing your dream home. Let’s get you started with my TOP 5 blog posts rounded up below …

Building A Custom Home? My Top 5 Blog Posts

TOP 9 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE BUILDING A HOUSE

If you’re planning to build a house, you might be worried about the typical things … budget, making the right decisions, trying to pick finishes from (ridiculously) small samples, etc.

All of these are valid concerns, but there are MANY other things you won’t even realize you *need* to think about until you are in the build process or just beyond. Don’t worry …  in this blog post, I’m sharing 9 things I WISH I had known before building a house! Some of these are a *little* odd.

5 THINGS I WISH I INCLUDED IN MY CUSTOM FLOOR PLAN

Are you in the process of creating your custom floor plan and you want to learn from others’ experiences so you can avoid making any ‘mistakes’? You’re in luck because I’m sharing 5 things I wish I included in my custom floor plan.

10 WHITE HOME EXTERIORS YOU’LL SWOON OVER

 

Are you in LOVE with the white home exterior as much as I am? Do you want to build a white house, but you worry it’s just a trend and will be out of style before you even finish building your house?

If YOU are on the fence, read ’10 White Home Exteriors You’ll Swoon Over’ and I’ll let you know what I think about the longevity of the all-white house exterior at the end of this post … but first, we’ll look at some gorgeous houses that will surely make your jaw drop!

9 TIPS FOR DESIGNING A FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN

Building a home can be a lil tough (been there, done that!) … and one of the hardest parts is designing your kitchen layout.

The kitchen is the most utilized room in the house and the top place for friends and family to gather … so you want it to be functional for both entertaining as well as the everyday living (e.g. putting away your dishes).

I’m sharing 9 tips for designing a functional kitchen; these are all things I LOVE about my own kitchen layout. I’ll also include a couple of things that I wish I had done differently in my kitchen (so you can learn from my ‘mistakes’)!

9 TIPS TO DESIGN A BEAUTIFUL & FUNCTIONAL MASTER BATHROOM

Your master bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms when building (or renovating) your home so you kinda wanna make sure you REALLY think about what you want BEFORE you design this room! If you’re anything like me, you want your master bathroom to be functional … but you do NOT want to sacrifice beauty.

In ‘9 Tips to Design a Beautiful & Functional Master Bathroom’, I’ll answer your questions (e.g. do I need a bathtub?) as well as give you suggestions of what to consider before designing your master bathroom layout and choosing your design finishes.

By the end of this blog post, you’ll have a solid idea of how to design YOUR beautiful and functional master bathroom. Remember … this is YOUR bathroom, so you can design it in any way that makes sense for YOUR family!

MY TOP 5 BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME BLOG POSTS

I hope this roundup of my top 5 posts from my blog about building a custom home is helpful as you get ready to embark on your own home-build journey.

If you’re ready to dig a little deeper, be sure to download my *FREE* ‘Custom Home Build Prep Guide’ to get you started on a path that will lead to a successful custom home build with less stress, more confidence, and a strategic plan to stay close to budget :).

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