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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Holiday Decorating: Low-cost Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 6, 2019 12:19:27 PM

Topics: Design

Even the smallest festive touch can make your home feel more inviting, and the good news is it doesn’t have to be expensive. Holiday decorating on a budget can be a fun challenge that brings out your creative side and shows off your home decor skills. Whether you spruce up your home for the different seasons or for specific holidays, cheerful accents will bring a smile to both family members and visiting friends.

We’ve compiled some low-cost holiday and seasonal decorating ideas to help spark your creativity.

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Featured Floorplan: The Ruby

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 16, 2019 11:03:18 AM

Finding a floor plan that offers ample space with a small footprint and fits on a narrow lot can be a challenge, but the Ruby manages to do so with style. With three bedrooms and 2½ baths over two levels in 1,843 square feet of living space (plus a two-car garage), this 28-foot-wide floor plan is perfect for tight urban lots. Of course, the Ruby also works well on larger lots, especially if you want to build a deck in the back.

Don’t let the simple exterior fool you—the Ruby is bursting with cozy charm and functional features.

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5 Floor Plans with Dual Master Suites

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 15, 2019 11:32:10 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Plan Smart, Dual Master Suite, Land, Single Story Custom Home Floor Plans, Floor Plans

What’s better than one luxurious master suite? How about two? 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
  •    So much more!

Here are 5 gorgeous plans that feature a dual master suite option (see all custom home floor plans).

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10 DIY Design Ideas for Spring and Summer

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 22, 2019 8:20:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design

Spring is traditionally a time of transition and new beginnings. New shoots emerge from the ground, animals come out of hibernation, and people finally want to be outdoors again. It’s also a time for a fresh start. There’s a reason homeowners do spring cleaning. Throwing the windows open to let clean air inside, getting rid of winter clutter, and putting away heavy jackets brings a feeling of lightness that only spring can provide.

As the days get longer and brighter, use your extra time and energy to take on a few DIY design projects. Whether you do a small decoration project or revamp an entire room, it’s a great way to take your spring cleaning to the next level and make your home more inviting.

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Featured Floorplan: The Bennett (Arizona)

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 15, 2019 8:29:37 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Design

With four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,432 square feet, the Bennett has everything a family needs to stay connected while having individual private spaces. This flexible Arizona floor plan allows you to customize the layout to suit your personal preferences, whether that means having a playroom on the main level or setting up a writer’s studio in the upstairs bonus room.

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5 Custom Floorplans to Build Your Next Vacation Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 4, 2019 10:03:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Build a Custom Home, Floor Plans

Building a vacation home may seem like a luxury that only the very wealthy can afford, but for many families, it is actually within reach. This is especially true if you build with Adair Homes and take advantage of our unique process to generate immediate equity and keep costs down. Whether you’re envisioning a secluded mountain retreat, a golf course getaway, or a coastal cottage, we have a floor plan that you can customize to get the vacation home of your dreams.

Every Adair home starts with a layout that you can customize to meet your needs. Don’t need that extra bedroom? Make it a den or yoga studio. Planning to catch up on your reading while on vacation? Create the perfect space for it in the upstairs loft. Planning to spend a lot of days at the beach? Make sure you have a mudroom to catch all that sand. No matter how you like to spend your time off, Adair Homes can help you design the perfect house for it. These are just a few of our most popular vacation home floor plans to consider.

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Tips on Building Custom from an Adair Homeowner

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 29, 2019 9:03:42 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, homebuilding tips, Homebuilding Process

Building a custom home is a new experience for most people, so it’s natural to have a lot of questions. We talked to Travis, an Adair Homeowner, who shared what it was like to find land, manage the site development process, and build a custom home. If you’re thinking of new construction, you might have some of the same questions, so check out their tips to learn more about what it’s like to build with Adair Homes.

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Tips on Building Custom from an Adair Homeowner (Part 2)

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 28, 2019 11:23:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, homebuilding tips, Homebuilding Process

Building a custom home is a new experience for most people, so it’s natural to have a lot of questions. We talked to Adair homeowner Jared Benson, who shared what it was like to find land, manage the site development process, and build a custom home. If you’re thinking of new construction, you might have some of the same questions, so check out their tips to learn more about what it’s like to build with Adair Homes.

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Featured Floorplan: The Pines

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 27, 2019 11:24:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Builder, Floor Plans

Many people dream of being able to invest in a rental property but feel that it is a difficult financial goal to achieve. If you are able to do it, you can increase your monthly income, have more to put away in your savings, grow your net worth, and—best of all—have somebody else paying off your mortgage. One way to make this dream come true, especially if you don’t have a lot of extra cash to invest, is to build a duplex. You can live in one unit and rent out the other one, decreasing your monthly living expenses and allowing yourself to save for the future.

One of the Adair Homes floor plans that investors love is the Pines, a stylish and affordable duplex that you can either live in or rent out for even more monthly income. Each 1,200-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and one-and-a-half-baths, making it the perfect size for a small family.

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6 Adair Homes that Investors Love

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 22, 2019 6:55:21 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Design, Floor Plans

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting to think about creating an income stream for your retirement, real estate investing is a smart long-term plan. While some investors choose to flip existing homes, there are a lot of reasons that building a new custom home is a smarter path. The main reason is predictability. When you buy an existing home, you have no idea what you’re going to find when you start the remodeling process, which can blow your budget and potentially turn your investment into a money pit. On the other hand, when you build new, you know how much it is expected to cost, when the work will be finished, and what the final product will look like, because you get to make all of the decisions.

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