Melissa Lynn Galland

My passion for homebuilding dates back to early childhood when my father and uncle started up a construction company in California. After nearly two decades of marketing experience, I was honored to join the Adair Homes team in 2015. I am proud to promote our message of affordable quality homes so that even more future homeowners can realize their dream. Rooted in the PNW; you are likely to find me hiking, volunteering in my daughter's theater group, or curled up with a good book when I am not when I am not coordinating our advertising efforts or dreaming up creative concepts that might make the customer experience a little more enjoyable.
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Best Flooring Options for Your New Custom Home Build

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 10, 2021 7:28:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

Flooring is one of the most important features of any home.

There’s no doubt about it: Flooring is one of the most important features of any home. From hardwood and laminate to tile and carpet, flooring not only serves a functional purpose, but it also helps establish the style and “feel” of a room. Luckily, there are incredible flooring options available today to ensure that you can find exactly what you want while staying within your budget.

As you design your new custom home, you want to ensure that you select flooring that will wear well over the years, especially if you have young children or pets. You’ll also want to choose materials and colors that complement the rest of the home and will maintain their beauty for years to come. Easy maintenance and durability are also factors to consider, especially if you live a busy, active lifestyle.

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The Best Home Window Options: Jeld-Wen vs. the Rest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 20, 2021 7:15:00 AM

One of the ways Adair Homes helps control the costs of building a new home is by developing strong relationships with suppliers. 

When it comes to windows, we partner with Jeld-Wen, one of the world’s largest reliable window manufacturers. Jeld-Wen has more than a hundred facilities throughout the world, and two of them are near Adair Homes locations in the Pacific Northwest, allowing us to source our materials locally and save on shipping costs. 

Founded in Oregon in 1960, Jeld-Wen has always cared about the communities that its employees live in. One of the ways it does this is by making contributions to the Jeld-Wen Foundation, which enhances the communities of its employees. We respect the company’s commitment to both quality products and its communities, which is why we have partnered with Jeld-Wen for nearly seven years. We are confident that the Jeld-Wen windows we install today will provide protection against weather for years to come.

To learn more about why we choose to partner with this quality, caring company over other window manufacturers, read on.

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New! Custom Home Duplex Floor Plan

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 17, 2021 6:15:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Floor Plans

Adair Homes is excited to introduce a brand new duplex custom home floor plan:
The Pines.

If you’re in the market for a flexible home, Adair Homes has the home for you. 

The Pines is a side-by-side duplex packed with some of our most popular design features and offers an almost unlimited number of options for use: as a first home, a vacation home, investment property, and more. The Pines is also a popular option for multigenerational families because both units are very spacious. 

The two units are designed with great room concepts that are suitable for hosting or relaxing. One can imagine the many activities that could take place here: a dinner party with friends or a quiet night spent with the family. The spaciousness extends to practical use in these units too. The bedrooms are on separate sides of the house, and the master bedroom comes with a utility closet for extra storage.

Just as we promote customization on nearly every house we design, buyers of The Pines have the opportunity to add a back patio, extra garage space, or studio. Regardless of the size of your family, you can bet that The Pines will suit your living needs. 

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Choosing the Right Siding for Your Dream Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 16, 2021 9:28:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

Choosing from various house siding options is an important step in the design process. Your home’s exterior says a lot about you. Do you want to stand out from the neighbors, blend in with an established aesthetic, or do you have specific features in mind? Materials, styles, and colors all play a role in the overall look and feel of your home.

Different types of siding also require varying levels of maintenance and durability. At Adair Homes, we use low-maintenance, long-lasting materials, such as James Hardie fiber cement siding and weather-resistant cedar shingles, to create the look you desire without the hassle of cracking, bending, rusting, or fading that can occur with other types of siding materials.

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Budget-Friendly Custom Home Floor Plans

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 12, 2021 9:51:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans

Dreaming of building your own custom home the way you want it but worried that it will blow your new-home budget? If so, we have great news: Building a custom home is surprisingly easy and affordable. At Adair Homes, we feature dozens of custom home floor plans that range from just over 1,000 to more than 3,000 square feet.

Although the current interest rates are some of the lowest on record, building a home on a budget is still a high priority for many people. Although the recent spike in the cost of construction materials could balance out the low interest rates in the short term, you still might have room in your budget to add more features than you could have with the same budget a few years ago.

Regardless of what your budget is, understanding the various costs—land, site work, and home construction—at the beginning of the process will allow you to make informed decisions and get the most from your new home budget.

Here are a few of our most budget-friendly custom home floor plans:

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Perfect Floor Plans for Affordability in North Willamette Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 5, 2021 10:42:23 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Floor Plans, Custom Homes

Get Move-In Equity With Your New Adair Home in North Willamette Valley

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Floor Plans Perfect for Larger, Multigenerational Families

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

Multigenerational homes are one of the latest trends in homebuilding. Since the global pandemic, multigenerational home purchases have increased for a variety of reasons, the most important reason being to care for aging parents, followed by spending more time with family and cost savings. 

With all that said, the trend toward multigenerational homes had begun before the pandemic, which tells us this trend is expected to continue post pandemic. Parents are moving in with their adult children to help them raise kids, to help manage healthcare issues, or just to be closer to their family in general. It’s also common for adult children to return home after college to save money on living expenses or to continue helping out around the house.

The benefits of multigenerational living are clear and varied. Whether it’s to share financial and homeownership responsibilities, to strengthen relationships, or to ensure the safety of the elderly and children, it’s also important for everyone to have their own space. Choosing a flexible design option allows for private retreats in the home that are essential for minimizing family tension and for personal well-being. 

If you’re considering building a multigenerational home or just want to have that option in the future, consider some of these customizable floor plans. For the sake of convenience, we have organized the floor plans by our primary regions of the country: the Pacific Northwest and Central and Southern Arizona. 

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Best Floor Plans For Entertaining

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans


If you're the entertaining type, you know how important a home's floor plan is.

Today’s homebuyers have much different priorities than those of only 10 or 20 years ago. These days, most buyers are looking for open-concept homes, state-of-the-art kitchens, and inviting outdoor living spaces, among other features. A love of entertaining is part of the reason behind this shift in priorities. The traditional formal living room and separate dining room don’t fit into this new attitude of homeowning.

Today, homeowners want flexible, open, free-flowing floor plans that allow for all types of get-togethers. Homeowners who love to entertain know that an open floor plan is much better for hosting Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, movie night, book club, and everything in between. Contemporary homes make better use of square footage with large living areas; open-concept kitchens and dining rooms; and multiuse rooms that are perfect for home theaters, game rooms, and more.

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5 Great Custom Home Floor Plans for Downsizing

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Live Smart, Floor Plans

As the saying goes, “less house, more home.” Perhaps the kids have flown the nest, and your family structure is changing. Maybe you’re simply drawn to the coziness of a smaller home or would love to minimize cleaning and maintenance. Or perhaps you have entered the golden years of your life and you would like a more manageable living situation. 

At Adair Homes, we have the perfect floor plans for retirees, empty nesters, young families, and business professionals.

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5 Floor Plans with Dual Master Suites

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 7, 2021 2:11:00 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Finding Land

What’s better than one luxurious master suite? How about two master suites? It sounds decadent, but the truth is that dual master suites are gaining popularity because they can be super practical for families of every size and shape.

A dual master suite can be used for:

  • An in-law suite
  • A guest suite
  • A teen room
  • A home office
  • A man cave
  • A hybrid learning space
  • So much more!

Can a House Have Two Primary Bedrooms?

Yes, floor plans with dual master suites are possible. In fact, it’s a growing trend because of the many benefits having two master suites provides—privacy, flexible solutions for unique households, resale value, and so on. Luxury master suite floor plans are on the rise, especially as more people are spending more time together at home. The trend is also popular among older couples with changing sleeping habits.

Having separate master baths also has its advantages, especially for a couple with competing schedules or just a desire to have more privacy. Of course, who doesn’t want the extra storage space of two master closets? No matter what your reasons are for wanting home plans with two master suites, Adair Homes has options for you.

Here are five gorgeous plans that feature a dual master suite option. (See all custom home floor plans).

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