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3 Things to Keep in Mind when Building a House

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As you can imagine, building a home can be quite daunting. Maybe you’re still just dreaming about building or maybe you’re already in the thick of it and the overwhelm is starting to creep in. Either way, there are a few things to keep in mind when building a house so that you avoid getting […]

Apr

21

Building a Home

All About Accessible Beige

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Are you looking for the perfect neutral paint color for your walls and one of your top contenders is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige? If so, you’re going to love this blog post all about Accessible Beige. I painted my home interior this color almost 8 years ago and I still LOVE it … and so do […]

Apr

14

Design + Decorate

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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You’re building a home and you’re worried about the typical things … staying on budget, making the right decisions, etc. But guess what? There are MANY other things you won’t even realize you NEED to think about until you are in the thick of building your home. I’m sharing 9 things I wish I had known […]

Apr

07

Building a Home

3 Costly Mistakes when Planning to Build a House

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Has anyone ever told you, ‘It’s inevitable you’ll go over budget when building … everyone does.’ Yeah, I’ve heard that too, but it’s not true! The #truth is that *most* people DO go significantly over budget because they fall into the trap of 3 common mistakes when planning to build a house. Just knowing these […]

Mar

31

Home Build Planning

Granite vs. Quartzite Counters: A Comparison

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Are you trying to figure out the best countertop material for your new home and you’ve narrowed it down to granite vs. quartzite counters? However, you’re unsure what the best option is or how these two natural products differ. We’ll cover all of this below in this rather lengthy (yet very informative) blog post so […]

Mar

24

Selecting Design Finishes

Best Upgrades when Building a House

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In order to have a *chance* of sticking to your home build budget, you’ll need to make some sacrifices and might not be able to get everything you want in your future home. Don’t let this discourage you though! It’s simply a fact that we all deal with it when building a home. So let’s […]

Mar

10

Home Build Planning

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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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