My Custom Home Build Regrets

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I’m letting you in on a little secret. I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes list of my own custom home build regrets 9 years after building my house.  The good news is that I still LOVE my home nine years later, but there are a few things I would do differently if I built this house again […]

Dec

07

Podcast

5 Things I Wish I Included in my Custom Floor Plan

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Are you in the process of creating your custom floor plan and you wanna learn from others’ experiences so you can avoid making any ‘mistakes’? You’re in luck because I’m sharing five things I wish I included in my own custom floor plan that I created nearly 10 years ago.   Apple Podcasts | Stitcher […]

Aug

24

Podcast

Do I Need Architect for Custom Home Design?

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Do you really need to hire an architect to design your custom home?  The (very) short answer to this question is no, but obviously, there are many factors that go into this decision. If you google this question, you’ll notice that many of the articles are written by either an architect or a custom builder […]

Aug

17

Podcast

Should I Buy Land or Create Floor Plan First?

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Are you dreaming about building a custom home in the near future, but you have no clue if you should buy your land OR create your floor plan first? You aren’t alone … this is a common question. My (very) short answer is to choose your land before you create your floor plan. Keep reading to […]

Aug

10

Podcast

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 listening! In this episode, we’ll cover several common mistakes people make when creating a custom floor plan (or tweaking […]

Jul

26

Podcast

Before You Build: Podcast Trailer

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Welcome to the Before You Build Podcast. I am so thrilled you’re here. If you are dreaming of building a custom home in the future or you’re ready to start planning right now, this show is for you!  The Before You Build Podcast is your one-stop shop for actionable home-building tips as well as advice […]

Jul

17

Podcast

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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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