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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The Before & After of a Josephine Craftsman: Customizing Your Home After Move-in

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 3, 2021 10:00:00 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

Back in 2015, Evan and Jacquelyn Brown built Adair Home’s first Josephine craftsman plan in Tangent, Oregon. The open-concept plan has since become one of our most popular choices. At the heart of this home is the Great Room and Kitchen, all-in-one. It allows a family to be together, and yet, be involved in different activities. “I love being in one room and knowing where our kids are,” says Jacquelyn. "It’s the perfect plan for entertaining friends and family."

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Residential Home Plans That Offer Accessible Living Solutions

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 28, 2021 11:08:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

Accessible floor plans are a top priority for many homebuyers. Most standard homes lack many features that would make a home easy to live in and comfortable for people with disabilities or those looking to age in place. If you choose to build a custom home, it will give you the ability to choose selections that will benefit your lifestyle. You will choose all the design features, fixtures, and even the finishes you require.

If you’re in the market for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant home, it’s important to seek out a builder that offers flexible designs and customizable floor plans.

At Adair Homes, we offer thoughtfully designed floor plans that make use of every square foot of space, limiting hallways and encouraging easy movement throughout each room. And each floor plan is customizable, so you can add exactly the features that you need.

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Perfect Plans for New & Growing Families

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 27, 2021 10:52:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans

Planning on starting or growing your family? Congratulations! Chances are you’ll need more space. So what do you look for in a home when you’re starting or expanding a young family? You’ve probably already started a mental list: a newer kitchen, another bedroom, a better school district, or all of the above! You could spend hours browsing real estate listings online or weeks looking at open houses and still not find what you’re looking for. Sounds exhausting, right?

Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you.

There’s no need to try to make a bad house work just because it’s in the right school district or live in a house on a busy street because that’s the only one with a big enough kitchen. We have floor plans that are designed specifically for the needs of new and growing families. Best of all, you can build anywhere you like.

Here are a few of the family-friendly features and floor plans we offer—and ways to customize each one.

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Stick Built Homes: 6 Commonly Asked Questions

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 21, 2021 1:43:00 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Custom Homes

If you are considering building a new custom home, you probably have some questions about the construction process, especially if you have never done it before. There are several ways to build a home, and as modern technology continues to evolve, even more are emerging. But some are staying the same. 

“Stick-built” is the term used for homes that use the traditional building method of bringing materials to the site and assembling the home on the foundation.

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Adding Value to Your Home: DIY Wainscoting

Posted by Morgan Roskam on Jun 21, 2021 10:15:00 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

Bathrooms can increase your home value - on average people spend 20k on a midrange bathroom renovation. These renovations recoup 67% of their costs. But it actually doesn’t take that much money to take your bathroom to the next level. In this blog we will teach you how to install affordable wainscoting panels that will add that special touch to the room. Wainscoting is also a popular design in formal dining rooms and dens. This type of project is relatively quick and doable in a weekend.

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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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