Adding Value to Your Home: Installing Barn Doors

Posted by Morgan Roskam on Oct 4, 2021 11:39:28 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

A sliding barn door offers style and substance. Not only are they all the rage these days, but they also offer an increase in usable square footage inside your home. And who doesn’t want MORE room?

Whether you are mounting a door for your pantry, a front closet, bathroom, or den—there’s a few tips we’d love to share about this amazing DIY project.

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Deciding Where to Live in Mid-Willamette Valley

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 29, 2021 3:04:07 PM

Topics: Mid Willamette Valley

For those who love the outdoors and seek a peaceful way of living, Mid-Willamette Valley Oregon has something for everyone. With 300 days of sunshine every year and a crispness to the air, residents enjoy the beautiful landscape that includes the Willamette River that courses through the entire valley and three mountain ranges: the Cascade Range to the east, the Oregon Coast Range to the west, and the Calapooya Mountains to the south. 

While several of the counties of Mid-Willamette Valley are in close proximity to cities, including Portland and Salem, many of the communities have a relaxed, small-town feel with friendly, down-to-earth residents. With a welcoming population and plenty of scenic activities, it’s no wonder that homebuyers are taking notice of Mid-Willamette Valley. 

If you are considering calling Mid-Willamette Valley home, you’ll also have plenty to do in terms of leisure activities. Nicknamed "Oregon Wine Country,” this region has 19,000 acres of vineyards and 500+ wineries, providing both pleasure and employment to many in Polk, Marion, Linn, and Benton counties. 

The region also offers many different property settings. Whether you are interested in a small-town suburb or a quiet, remote county, Mid-Willamette Valley has both. 

To help you decide where you would like to live in this gorgeous landscape, let’s take a closer look at some of the best areas to find land within Mid-Willamette Valley.

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Meet the Hankel Family: Building a Custom Mt. Rainier Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

There are many ‘something specials’ about the Pacific Northwest: lush valley living, outdoor recreation, community gardens, woodsy trails, and hidden waterfalls that surprise and delight. Raising a family in Washington State is a gift—and one that the Hankel Family wanted to take full advantage of.

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The Value of Attending a Building 101 Seminar

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 24, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

For years, Adair Homes has hosted a popular in-person Building 101 workshop for those exploring the ins and outs of custom home construction. It’s the perfect place to ask experts anything and everything about new home construction, including: how to finance a build, how to work with a Home Ownership Counselor to design and execute a construction plan, and how to create equity through our unique homeowner-inclusive building process. 

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A New Home Solution in Today's Housing Market

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 16, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

Many homebuyers today are wondering how they’ll be able to afford the new home they’re looking for thanks to the soaring residential resale prices. Multiple offer scenarios coupled with a lack of available inventory has led to the perfect real estate storm. There simply aren't enough homes available for the sheer number of buyers on the market right now.

But guess what? There’s another solution.

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5 Popular Custom Home Floor Plans

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 13, 2021 1:49:00 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans

With such excitement about the dozens of custom home floor plans that we offer, we thought it would be fun to share with you the top five most visited floor plans on our website. These plans are the designs that more people visited than any others, and that makes them a terrific starting point for choosing your own custom home floor plan

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What to Know About Countertop Options

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 13, 2021 10:11:46 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

Adair's Purchasing Manager, Brent Tompkins, was interviewed by Family Handyman Magazine, where he describes the style and functionality differences in various countertop options. With so many options to choose from in your new custom home, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Get an idea of what material might work best for your family in this new blog!

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Clever Cottage Floor Plans with Serious Style

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Floor Plans

There is something romantic about the idea of a quaint cottage. Whether it’s a mountain getaway, an oceanside retreat with the sound of crashing waves just outside, or just a special place to come home to every day, a cottage is timeless.

While a cottage can feel like it comes right out of a favorite childhood book, it can also have a modern, sleek design. There are a lot of practical qualities, including that:

  • They’re perfect for rural, suburban, or urban settings.
  • They’re suitable for different family sizes.
  • They can be used as a vacation home, first home, or retirement property. 
  • They can be one or two stories with a smaller upstairs. 

The classic cottage design is gaining in popularity because it fits so many different lifestyles, including those of:

  • First-time homebuyers who want something affordable yet charming.
  • Retirees who want convenient living that’s easy to lock and leave for effortless travel.
  • Weekend warriors who want an affordable vacation home near the mountains or ocean.
  • Families who simply want to downsize their homes.

Fortunately, at Adair Homes, we have clever cottage floor plans that combine classic architectural charm with modern features for a home that feels just right. And like every Adair Homes floor plan, our cottages include an almost unlimited number of ways to personalize your home.

Here are six of our popular cottage plans:

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Discovering the Style of Your Inner Decorator

Posted by Morgan Roskam on Jul 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

A home is so much more than merely the house you live in. A home represents a way of life, a style, personality—in short, a home represents YOU.

So, while building a home can be rather straightforward, designing the spaces within can feel daunting. Some of us are born influencers—but others need a little direction. If this is you, rest easy. We’re in this together, and we can point you in the right direction.

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Small Homes Trend: 4 Homes Under 1,300 Square Feet

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 6, 2021 11:19:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans

Have you heard? Small is the new big. Some homebuyers are opting out of large houses to simplify their life with homes that are small in square footage but big on style and functionality.

Who is buying small homes? People of all ages! But, according to an iProperty Management article, 63 percent of millennials are interested in purchasing a small home, and 40 percent of tiny house owners are 50 or older. There are a number of factors contributing to the popularity of these smaller homes:

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