The Crucial First Step to Designing Your Dream Home

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Welcome back to the Before You Build Podcast! I’m your host, Carrie Barker (a.k.a. Caroline on Design), and today in episode 11, we’re going to talk about the CRUCIAL first step to designing your dream home. Believe me … if you nail this step, you’ll feel SO much more confident as you make design decisions […]

Sep

14

Podcast

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 members of my private Building Your […]

Jul

26

Podcast

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 kinda hoping that 2022 would be your year to build a custom home? Maybe now you’re feeling a little confused about whether this is actually a good time to build given the current home build climate (which let’s just be real … […]

Jul

26

Podcast

Building a Custom Home: My Top 5 Blog Posts

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Have you been dreaming about building a custom 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 […]

Jun

29

Building a Home

Ultimate Paint Guide for your New Home

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Are you feeling overwhelmed when you think about choosing paint colors for your new home? Are you unsure where to even start? Don’t worry … I’ve got you covered in this ultimate paint guide for your new home! Below is a roundup of my top blog posts all about paint. We cover it all … […]

Jun

22

Building a Home

4 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

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Preparing to build your dream home can be an extremely overwhelming project … especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a million and one things you need to know before building a custom home. However, I’m going to make this easier for you and get you started by recommending four of my blog […]

Jun

15

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?! 

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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