Making Your Bathroom Handicap Accessible

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 8, 2019 1:45:24 PM

Topics: homebuilding tips

Building a new home gives you the unique opportunity to customize its features and functions to match your lifestyle. If you intend to retire in the home, have a family member with special needs, or just want to accommodate all types of guests, making smart decisions during the design process will ensure that your home is suitably prepared.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 7 percent of the population has a disability that makes it difficult to walk or climb stairs. The total number of people who have any type of disability—including ambulatory, vision-impaired, and difficulty with independent living—is closer to 13 percent. The percentage is much higher for older adults, with almost half of people over the age of 75 living with a disability. Whether you’re planning ahead for potential future needs or have an immediate requirement for a handicap-accessible bathroom, there are some general guidelines that can help you keep your home safe and comfortable.

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Custom Home vs Production Home: What's the Difference?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 8, 2019 5:54:23 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Build a Custom Home

You have a lot of choices when you decide to build a new home. There is no single best path, and no matter what you choose, your experience is going to be unique. Understanding the difference between custom homes and production homes is a good first step in narrowing down your options because these are two of the most common building methods for single-family homes.

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Featured Floorplan: The Bannock

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 8, 2019 5:39:25 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

For homeowners who love a more modern style, the Riada Collection offers smart, efficient floor plans with contemporary exteriors characterized by clean lines, sleek materials, and fresh color palettes. For single-level living in style, the Bannock has everything you need in just under 2,500 square feet. Like every Adair Homes floor plan, you can customize it to match your lifestyle and your budget.

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Choosing a Floorplan for Narrow Lot Homes

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 8:10:25 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Building a new custom home in an urban area with smaller property sizes can present some challenges, especially when the lot is narrow. Local regulations may require setbacks that make the possible footprint even smaller, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a home with everything you want and need. You just have to work with a floor plan that was designed for narrow lots.

In fact, building on a narrow lot offers some advantages that prompt many families to seek out this type of property. It typically requires less maintenance because there is less yard space to care for. Homes on narrow lots also tend to feel more private because there are fewer windows at the front and the living spaces are deeper in the home.

However, these advantages are sometimes double-edged swords. Some of the challenges that exist include deciding where to place the garage, ensuring privacy with close property lines on the sides of the home, and maximizing outdoor living space. Many homeowners also struggle with making the interior spaces feel open and large with a narrow footprint.

The professionals at Adair Homes have thought of all these challenges and created 12 narrow lot floor plans that you can customize for your lifestyle.

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Ask An Expert: Finding the Perfect Piece of Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 4, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Topics: Land, homebuilding tips

An essential part of the process of building a new custom home is finding the perfect property. The location of your home determines your property taxes, school districts, neighborhood amenities, HOA regulations, and local permitting requirements. The characteristics of the land will also influence the design of the home based on the size of the lot, setbacks, connections to utilities, and other considerations. Whether you want to live in an urban neighborhood with close neighbors or on a secluded wooded lot, there is a lot to think about when looking for land.  

Lynn Tribon, our Director of Market Development, has some advice for people who are searching for the right location to build a new home. With 20 years of experience at Adair Homes, Lynn has seen it all. Here’s what she has to say about finding the perfect lot for your new custom home:

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Follow the Journey of Four Adair Homes Customers

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 26, 2018 9:25:16 AM

Topics: Customer Stories

For many people, building a new custom home means achieving a lifelong goal. The employees at Adair Homes are here to help make these dreams come true, which is one of the reasons it’s so rewarding to do what we do. We love following families on their journeys as they build the homes where they’ll make lasting memories. We get to experience special moments every day—creating the perfect floor plan, selecting the finishes that make a home truly the customer’s own, guiding the customer through every step of the process, and, finally, handing over the keys.

Some customers choose to share their experiences in blogs, so if you’re considering building a new custom home, get a taste of what it’s really like by following along on four of our customers’ paths to home ownership.

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4 Creative Floorplans To Make Your Custom Home Stand Out

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 19, 2018 11:27:57 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips, Custom Home Floor Plan

One of the top reasons buyers choose to build a custom home is the freedom to choose their floorplan. With a custom home, there’s no risk of buying a house that’s not functional for your needs or too small for your growing family, or one with a dated, closed-off floorplan. When you build custom, you have the opportunity to select from a variety of creative floorplans—and half the fun of building a home is finding the right one for you.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at four of our most popular and creative floorplans to give you a taste of your future dream home.

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Customizing Your Garage: 9 Must-Have Features

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 19, 2018 6:38:50 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, homebuilding tips

For a growing number of homeowners, the garage is much more than a space to park a car or two: It’s an extension of their home and their lifestyle. So it’s no wonder that today’s garages are getting some major makeovers, with more space and better amenities than ever before.

Take a look at these 10 must-have features for your next garage:

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Customization Options for the Exterior of Your Adair Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 12, 2018 6:54:17 AM

Topics: Exterior, Custom Home Design

These days, there are so many diverse options for a home’s exterior. Choosing the floorplan, style, color and other customizations for your custom home can help to convey your own personal style, whether it’s classic and traditional, modern, rustic or somewhere in between.

No matter what style you’re envisioning for the exterior of your custom home, Adair Homes has you covered. Here, we explore the key customization options for our exteriors:

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Featured Floorplan: The Vaughn

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 8, 2018 1:03:35 PM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Packing 2,226 square feet of space into a compact footprint, The Vaughn cuts a stately profile whether it’s on a narrow urban lot with limited space or surrounded by beautiful landscaping on a vacation property. With 2.5 baths and the option to have three, four, or five bedrooms, this large custom home is perfect for multigenerational families or those who like to gather often for holidays and vacations.

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