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

Avoid this Critical Mistake when Building a Custom Home

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I see you out there … you’re scrolling through Pinterest to learn from others’ home build ‘mistakes’ and ‘regrets’ so you don’t make the same ‘mistakes’ when you start building your own custom home. Well, I’ve got a big one for you! Avoiding this ONE CRITICAL ‘mistake’ when building a custom home will set you […]

Aug

26

Building a Home

Custom Home Build Regrets (and Loves) 7 Years Later

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Is one of your biggest home build fears that you’ll end up with custom home build regrets that are too costly to fix? Or possibly you’re afraid you’ll make decisions that are outdated in just a few short years? Guess what … I had the same fears as YOU! Keep reading to find out how […]

Aug

12

Building a Home

4 Rooms I Wish I Added Windows to When Building

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One thing that is often overlooked when creating a  floor plan is window placement. I did a good job with windows when I created my own floor plan; however, I did make some ‘goofs’. Below I share the 4 rooms I wish I had added windows to when building my home. You can learn from […]

Jul

22

Floor Plan Creation

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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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