5 Steps to Building Home (BEFORE you Break Ground)

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The idea of building a custom home is very exciting, but there is A LOT that goes into making your home build a success. And it all starts with 5 simple steps to building a home that you should complete BEFORE you even think about breaking ground! Believe me … I know from experience that […]

Jan

19

Home Build Planning

Popular Paint Colors for House 2022

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It’s a new year (hello, 2022 👋) and that means new design trends … including new paint colors for house trends. In this blog post, I’ll share the trending colors for my two (favorite) go-to paint brands, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Spoiler alert … subtle green is VERY popular this year as evidenced in […]

Jan

12

Design + Decorate

How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

Timeless Interior Design vs. Trendy

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How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

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Are you building or renovating a house and you find yourself thinking … ‘there are so many decisions and I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong one!’ OR ‘what if I make a trendy decision and end up hating it in two years?’ ??!! Girl, you are NOT alone! If YOU are nervous that you’ll make the *wrong* choices, […]

Jan

05

Design + Decorate

Cost to Build New Home: A Home Building Financial Guide

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Are you dreaming of building a house but the financial unknowns, including the cost to build a new home, have you up at night questioning whether or not this is the best decision for your family? Are you wondering if it would be easier (and cheaper) to just buy an existing home (although you can’t […]

Dec

29

Home Build Budget

Kitchen Trends 2022 (That I’m Loving)

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If you’re building a new home or remodeling an existing kitchen, you’re in luck because many of the kitchen trends in 2022 are GORGEOUS! Even better, many of these trends are rooted in classic design that will stand the test of time. Whoo hoo! Let’s be real for a sec … your kitchen is one of […]

Dec

15

Building a Home

Home Exterior Trends 2022

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Are you planning to build a home in 2022 and you’re considering how you want to design the exterior of your home? Maybe you still love the white exterior look but aren’t sure if it’s still in style? Or maybe you’re just curious what the next big thing in exterior design is so that you […]

Dec

08

Building a Home

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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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