How to Build your Dream Home Without Breaking the Bank

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Do you think it’s impossible to build your dream home without breaking the bank? If so, you’re wrong! (fortunately) I’m here to tell you that you CAN build within budget! I know this because I built my own dream home without blowing the budget. And you can too. We hear from soooo many people that it […]

Jan

13

Building a Home

The 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? Good news … I’m sharing the crucial first step to designing your dream home. Making sure to complete this first step will give you much more confidence in your ability to get to […]

Jan

06

Building a Home

Building a Custom Home: My Top 5 Blog Posts

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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. […]

Dec

30

Building a Home

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How to Stay Organized during Custom Home Build

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There are many moving parts when building a custom home. The sheer amount of decisions can be paralyzing. However, the whole process can be MUCH less overwhelming if you feel organized and in control. Below, I lay out an actionable plan for how to stay organized during your custom home build. These suggestions can be […]

Dec

16

Building a Home

Quartz vs Quartzite Counters: What’s the Difference?

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I’m not gonna lie … I decided to write this blog post because I personally didn’t know the differences between quartz vs quartzite 😉. Like you (and even some designers), I didn’t know what set these two countertop options apart. I just assumed that people called quartz two different names. Well, friend, I was wrong […]

Nov

18

Building a Home

My Custom Floor Plan: A Lil’ Sneak Peek

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Have you seen photos of my home floating around Pinterest as you search for floor plan ideas and you wonder if my custom floor plan might just be the perfect layout for your family? Well, you’re in luck because I’m sharing a lil’ sneak peek of my house plans in this blog post! Just so […]

Nov

11

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?! 

Yep, it’s true. I’ve been there, done that, and actually lived through it … and you will too. Pinkie promise!

a.k.a. Caroline on Design

I’m Carrie Barker.

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