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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

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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

Benjamin Moore White Dove Color Overview

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Are you in the midst of figuring out what white paint color you want in your home? Are you looking for a soft white that isn’t too off-white and isn’t too stark white? Maybe you’ve heard about (the very popular) Benjamin Moore White Dove and you wonder if this color could work in your home? […]

Jun

23

Design + Decorate

8 Popular Benjamin Moore Neutral Colors

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Are you on the hunt for the perfect neutral paint color for your home? A few months ago I rounded up the 8 popular Sherwin Williams neutral paint colors and now I’m back with 8 popular Benjamin Moore neutral colors for you :). As you probably know, there are endless colors to choose from and […]

May

26

Design + Decorate

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How to Choose Inset vs. Overlay Cabinets for your Home

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When building or renovating a house, there is an unbelievable amount of decisions that you need to make … one of these decisions is whether you want inset vs. overlay cabinets. When you think about your cabinets, you obviously think about what color and style you want. What you might not realize, however, is that […]

Apr

28

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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