Home Build Advice Roundup Budgeting and Beyond

Home Building Advice Roundup: Budgeting and Beyond

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Home Build Advice Roundup Budgeting and Beyond

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Are you planning to build a home in the near future and you feel a *tinch*  overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to even start?! If you answered YES, this home-building advice roundup is for YOU! Just so ya know … I created (and continue to grow) this online resource (i.e. my website) to help YOU! […]

Aug

25

Home Build Planning

Shop Curated Design Fixtures + Decor Boutiques

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Designing an entire home (or even remodeling just one room) can feel VERY overwhelming. The vast number of design decisions you’ll need to make for your home is enough to stop you in your tracks! However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. There is an easier way to choose small fixtures and finishes for your […]

Aug

18

Design + Decorate

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

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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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!

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I’m Carrie Barker.

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

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