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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.  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 ‘room’), but why not make it beautiful too? […]

Mar

03

Design + Decorate

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

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

3 Tips to Design the Perfect Floor Plan for your Family

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Creating or choosing your floor plan is a HUGE part of building a home. It’s exciting to design your floor plan, but it’s also important that you really think about what you’re doing. You want to create a home that flows well and is functional for YOUR family … plus, you want it to fit […]

Oct

07

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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