Building a Home in 2022: What you CAN Control

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Are you planning on building a home in 2022? If so, I imagine you’re feeling a little freaked out by the uncertainty and volatility in the current home build market.  Believe me … you are NOT alone! I hear this fear OFTEN from my blog readers as well as my BYF Home Build Prep Program […]

May

11

Building a Home

Should You Build a Custom Home in 2022?

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Have you been dreaming about building a home for years and you were hoping that 2022 would be your year to build a custom home? Are you now feeling a little confused about whether this is actually a good time to build given the current home build climate (can we say CRAY CRAY)? Let me […]

May

04

Building a Home

Home Build Budget Q+A

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Sticking to the home build budget is one of the TOP home build concerns (if not THE top concern) that I hear from my blog readers and my BYF Home Build Prep members. This is a VERY common fear among people getting ready to build their dream home. Sooo … if you’re feeling nervous or confused […]

Apr

06

Home Build Budget

Things wish I had known before building house

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Building a House

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Things wish I had known before building house

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If you’re building a home (or planning to build), you’re probably worried about the typical things … staying on budget, making the right design decisions, etc. But guess what? There are MANY other things you might not even realize you NEED to think about until you are already in the thick of building your home. Don’t worry […]

Mar

23

Building a Home

My Top Floor Plan Regret

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This blog post is a little different than my typical post … it’s more of a personal explanation of my top floor plan regret in my own custom designed home.  Although this is a personal post about my own home build experience, I know it will help at least one person out there who is […]

Mar

16

Floor Plan Creation

Must Haves when Building a Custom Home

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When you google the phrase, ‘must haves when building a custom home’, you’ll find lists of what *other* people consider to be must haves in their own homes. However, these lists might not include things that you consider must haves in your own dream home. A must have for one person may be something that you […]

Mar

09

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.

DREAMING OF BUILDING A                   HOME BUT AREN’T SURE WHERE TO START?

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