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Popular Countertop Materials: A Roundup

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Are you building or renovating a home and you’re looking for information about the best countertop options for your kitchen and bathrooms? I’ve got you covered in this blog post as I’ve rounded up all of my blog posts that compare and contrast the most popular countertop materials (granite, quartz, marble, quartzite, and the ‘newer […]

Sep

01

Design + Decorate

Shop Curated Design Fixtures + Decor Boutiques

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Designing an entire home (or even remodeling just one room) can feel VERY overwhelming. The vast number of design decisions you’ll need to make for your home is enough to stop you in your tracks! However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. There is an easier way to choose small fixtures and finishes for your […]

Aug

18

Design + Decorate

6 Great Places to Buy Bathroom Fixtures Online

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Are you looking for an easier way to shop for bathroom fixtures for your new home build, or possibly you want more unique options than you can find at your local plumbing or big box stores? I’ve got you covered … below are 6 great places to buy bathroom fixtures online. But first, we’ll start […]

Aug

04

Selecting Design Finishes

Front Doors Similar to my Custom Doors (Where to Buy)

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I’m often asked where I purchased the double front doors for my home. Unfortunately, I can’t give an easy answer. My doors were custom created by a local carpenter so it isn’t possible to simply order them online. However, I have sourced some options for where you can find front doors similar to my custom […]

Jul

28

Design + Decorate

The Crucial First Step to Designing Your Dream Home

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Are you excited to build your dream home but you’re also terrified that you’ll make design decisions that you might later regret? Well, good news … in this blog post, I’m sharing the crucial first step to designing your dream home. Completing this first step will give you much more confidence in your ability to […]

Jul

21

Building a Home

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Porcelain Countertops: An Overview

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One of my favorite things about talking with members of my ‘Building Your Foundation’ Program is that I constantly learn about new products and finishes that weren’t available (or at least weren’t popular) when I built my home back in 2013. Recently I learned about porcelain countertops and, as always, I dug right into researching […]

Jul

14

Design + Decorate

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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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I’m Carrie Barker.

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