Caroline on Design Home Tour Video Mockup on a digital iPad

Caroline on Design Home Tour Video

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Caroline on Design Home Tour Video Mockup on a digital iPad

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I’m doing something that I’ve never done before … I’m sharing a Caroline on Design home tour VIDEO (😳)! Well, it isn’t a whole house tour, but it *is* my entire first floor. I’ve shared hundreds of photos of my home over the years, but I’ve never shown it in video form. I decided to […]

Nov

03

Building a Home

A Custom Home Build MUST DO (Don’t Skip!)

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Building a custom home is a HUGE investment in both time and money. Obviously, you want to get it right … the first time! By definition, a custom home has never before been built so you can’t be certain of how it will look when completed.Β One way to make sure the final product looks exactly […]

Oct

20

Building a Home

11 Common Floor Plan Mistakes to Avoid

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Are you starting to work on your custom floor plan and you want to make sure you do it RIGHT? (i.e. you wanna avoid making costly floor plan mistakes that you’ll later regret) If so, keep reading! Below we’ll cover 11 common mistakes that people make when creating a custom floor plan (or tweaking a […]

Oct

13

Floor Plan Creation

Floor Plan Feedback (An Example)

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One of my absolute FAVORITE things to do for members inside my home build prep program (Building Your Foundation; a.k.a. BYF) is to offer personalized feedback on floor plan drawings.Β  I loooove doing this because floor plans get me so excited (I should have been an architect). When I look at a floor plan, I […]

Aug

11

Building a Home

My Review of 5 Free Floor Plan Apps

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When preparing to build my custom home, I legit drew my floor plan out on a piece of paper. It wasn’t perfect and it was nowhere near to scale, but it got my point across to my builder. Nowadays, there are a bazillion apps that you can fiddle around with and draw up plans. I […]

Jun

09

Building a Home

7 Gorgeous Walk-In Pantry Designs

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When building a home there are lots (LOTS) of design decisions that need to be made … especially when it comes to your kitchen design. This includes your pantry. If you’re anything like me, you want your pantry to be practical (because it’s a very hard-working little β€˜room’), but why not make it beautiful too? […]

Mar

03

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?! 

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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