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Building a Custom Home: My Top 5 Blog Posts

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12/30/20

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Have you been dreaming about building a 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. Well, I think you’ll love my ‘building a custom home’ blog … especially this roundup of my TOP 5 posts!

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 your entire home build … from dreaming to preparing to designing your future home.

I share everything I learned along the way so that YOU can find answers to your questions all in ONE spot! I’m here to cheer you on and to encourage you through my blog posts and, on a more personal level, through my Building Your Foundation’ Program.

Let’s get started RIGHT NOW with my top 5 most read custom home build 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 PAINT COLORS THAT DESIGNERS LOVE

Selecting a white paint can be very intimidating because there are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of options to choose from. Honestly, it can be one of the hardest ‘colors’ to choose from. Soooo …. I’ve narrowed the vast amount of choices down to 10 white paint colors that designers love and use on repeat (because the colors are THAT good).

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 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’)!

4 THINGS I WOULD CHANGE IF I BUILT MY HOUSE AGAIN

Honestly, there isn’t much I would change about my house, but in this blog post, I share my shortlist with you. Possibly something on this list will help you when making your own home building decisions.

I don’t want to share the negatives without sharing some of my absolute favorite things about my home too! I hope both of these lists inspire you when creating your own home and floor plan.

MY TOP 5 BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME BLOG POSTS

I hope this roundup of my top 5 posts from my building a custom home blog 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 grab my *FREE* ‘Custom Home Build Prep Guide’ to get you started on a path that will lead to a custom home build with less stress, more confidence, and a strategic plan to stay on budget!

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