Before You Build: Podcast Trailer

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Welcome to the Before You Build Podcast. I am so thrilled you’re here. If you are dreaming of building a custom home in the future or you’re ready to start planning right now, this show is for you!  The Before You Build Podcast is your one-stop shop for actionable home-building tips as well as advice […]

Jul

17

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

serena and lily neutral family room

Serena & Lily Look for Less: Family Room Redo

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serena and lily neutral family room

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I love (LOVE) the look of this calming neutral family room, but it’s just a little out of my price range (ok, a lot out of my price range)! The good news … I created a similar Serena & Lily look for less than half the cost. A low decor budget does NOT mean your […]

Jun

08

Design + Decorate

10 White Paint Colors that Designers Love

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Selecting a paint color (in general) is overwhelming. Selecting a white paint can be even more intimidating because there are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of options to choose from. Honestly, it can be one of the hardest ‘colors’ to choose from … SO, I’ve narrowed the vast amount of choices down to 10 white paint […]

Jun

01

Design + Decorate

hey there,

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.

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

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