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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Featured Floorplan: The Humbolt

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 12, 2019 8:48:40 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

With five bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms in 3,136 square feet, the Humboldt is a large family home with plenty of gathering spaces that will help you stay connected. Two master suites, including one on the first floor, make this the perfect multigenerational home. Read on to learn more about why this floor plan could be the best option for your new custom home

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The Before, During, and After of Building with Adair

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 2, 2019 7:12:28 AM

It’s fun to dream about building a new home. You can easily picture the end result—enjoying family dinners on the back patio, planting flowers in front of the porch, and retreating to your master suite at the end of the day. What you might not be able to clearly envision is the process it takes to get there, especially if you have never built a new home before. 

Working with a trusted partner is critical when building a new custom home. You want to feel supported throughout the process and know that your budget is being respected. You want to know that somebody is available to answer your questions and put your mind at ease when you have doubts. After building more than 20,000 homes in over 50 years, we can confidently say that the Adair Homes process works. Here’s a little bit more about the before, during, and after of building with Adair.

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Finding Quality Tenants for your Investment Property

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 15, 2019 11:03:19 AM

Topics: Selling Your Home

Building an investment property is a smart move for the future. With the right mortgage and rental price, you can make money each month with little effort. Unlike when you purchase an existing property, a new custom home ensures minimal maintenance because all of the materials, fixtures, and appliances are new. Having a quality home also allows you to charge at the higher end of the rental range in your area.

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Featured Floorplan: The Marion

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 9, 2019 7:05:31 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

The Marion is a traditional floor plan that you can customize to match your family’s lifestyle. With classic lines and a simple form, this design blends seamlessly into any neighborhood. The common spaces are clustered on the main level with a layout that combines an open-concept great room and kitchen with a separate dining area and private den, giving you the best of both worlds. Upstairs, you’ll find four bedrooms, including the spacious master suite.

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Featured Floorplan: The Liberty

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 27, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

As its name suggests, the Liberty floor plan is all about freedom. When you choose this layout, you have the freedom to customize it to match your family’s lifestyle. With a master bedroom on the main level, you have the freedom to stay in your home forever. With a large bonus room upstairs, you have the freedom to use it as a playroom when the kids are little, a media room for the teen years, and whatever type of space suits you when the kids are older. The Liberty might evolve with your family, but it will always be home.

Take a look at the features this 2,659-square-foot layout offers or browse the interactive floorplan here!

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8 Floor Plans Perfect for Larger, Multigenerational Families

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 25, 2019 10:41:34 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

Multigenerational homes are one of the latest trends in homebuilding. 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.

Regardless of your reasons for multigenerational living, it’s important for everybody to have their own space. Being able to have a private retreat is essential for minimizing family tension and also 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.

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5 Floorplans with Amazing Outdoor Patio Options

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 25, 2019 8:46:23 AM

Topics: Design

There’s nothing quite like sitting on the patio with a cool drink in your hand as you watch the summer sun sink below the horizon. Doing it from the comfort of your own custom home makes that moment all the sweeter. If you’re planning to build a new home, chances are that you have thought about the layout and interior features, but have you also considered your outdoor spaces? If you’re the type of family that likes to spend plenty of time outdoors, look for a floor plan that has great patio and/or porch options. 

These are five of our favorites, but almost any Adair home can be built with a covered patio—so consider this option when finalizing your budget.

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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: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Finding Land

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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