Why Hiring the Right Builder is Important (+ Where to Start)

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Hiring the *RIGHT* builder is one of the most important parts of creating a home build experience that is both positive and successful. In other words, your builder plays a crucial role in bringing your dream home vision to life. In today’s episode, we will talk about why hiring the RIGHT builder for your project […]

Feb

14

Podcast

 ‘Before You Build’ Program Q+A

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I’m in the middle of a live launch week promoting my group coaching program (the ‘Before You Build’ Program), so I wasn’t planning on doing a podcast episode this week.  However, I’m getting soooo many great questions about the BYB Program from potential clients that I wanted to hop onto the podcast and share the […]

Jan

31

Podcast

You Don’t Have to Go Over Budget when Building

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You do NOT have to go over budget when building a house. It’s not inevitable. No matter what you hear from family, friends, or complete strangers (and even home build professionals), it is NOT inevitable that ‘everybody goes over budget.’ Yes, MANY people do go over budget.  Probably, the majority of people go over budget. […]

Jan

24

Podcast

You Need More Than Google When Building Your Dream Home

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You need MORE than just Google when building your dream home. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE Google and couldn’t live without it (TBH). I use Google ALL. THE. TIME. And when it comes to building a house, I think ‘How To’ posts are great to gather as much info and knowledge as possible. […]

Jan

10

Podcast

Building Your Dream Home in 2024?

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If you plan on building your dream home in 2024, you’re in the right place!  I’m Carrie … a Home Build Coach. It’s a term I made up, but you get the idea. My mission is to help women feel confident building their dream home. I do this via my ‘Before You Build’ (BYB) program. […]

Jan

03

Podcast

Home Exterior Design Classics

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Hey! Welcome to the Before You Build podcast! I’m your host Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design) and in today’s episode, I have actually switched gears. This episode was supposed to be about home exterior design trends that we’ll see in 2024. However, I decided on a whim to talk about home exterior design classic […]

Dec

06

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 going over 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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