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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

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

8 Crucial Questions to Ask Potential Home Builders

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Are you afraid you’ll choose the wrong builder for your home build and the process will go badly? I get it! Your builder can make or break your entire home build experience. The key to choosing a great builder is to ask potential home builders these 8 CRUCIAL questions! By asking each builder the SAME […]

Jul

07

Building a Home

New Construction Lumber Prices: What’s the Dealio?

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I recently received a frantic email from a reader in response to the volatile new construction lumber prices. Here’s what she said: ‘I don’t know how anyone can build within their budget right now. We are in the process of going over the plans for our new build and the costs keep jumping up. The […]

Jun

30

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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