Customization Options for the Exterior of Your Adair Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 12, 2018 6:54:17 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

These days, there are so many diverse options for a home’s exterior. Choosing the floorplan, style, color and other customizations for your custom home can help to convey your own personal style, whether it’s classic and traditional, modern, rustic or somewhere in between.

No matter what style you’re envisioning for the exterior of your custom home, Adair Homes has you covered. Here, we explore the key customization options for our exteriors:

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Ask an Expert: 3 Home Design Trends To Pay Attention to in 2019

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 25, 2018 7:38:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

Whether you’re building a home in 2019 or just looking for a chance to revitalize your existing decor, a new year is always a great opportunity to incorporate some fresh design ideas.

Of course, trying to follow each and every home design trend will make your head spin. There are thousands of ideas in monthly design magazines and on the wide variety of home renovation and decor shows. Meanwhile, a new celebrity product line seems to emerge every week.

That’s why it’s important to hone in on the design trends that will work best for you. You don’t need to adopt every year’s trends to keep your home feeling updated and fresh. Instead, look for trends that suit your home and your personal style best, and then choose one or two that will have the biggest impact.

Here, our design experts explore three of the biggest trends for 2019—so you can decide which ones to incorporate into your home:

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Indoor Houseplants: 5 Plants That Will Liven Up Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 2, 2018 9:19:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

Indoor houseplants can be a beautiful, vibrant addition to any home’s decor. They add interesting colors and textures, and they instantly create a cozy, welcoming vibe.

Better still, houseplants have been shown to be extremely beneficial to your health for several reasons:

  • They remove toxins from and add fresh oxygen to the air in your home.
  • Seeing greenery has been shown to reduce stress levels, encourage a sense of calm, and improve your overall mood.
  • Caring for a living thing—even a plant or two—can give you a sense of purpose and may prove to be very rewarding.

Of course, not every plant is ideal for an indoor life. When shopping for houseplants, be sure to look for those that will thrive in the light and heat of each given room. For example, ferns and cacti love the baking heat of a sunroom, but philodendrons enjoy minimal light and would probably fry.

Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-grow indoor plants available for the beginning plant parent. Here are five of our favorites to quickly and easily liven up your home:

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Creating the Perfect Yard: What Kind of Fence Should I Build?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 4, 2018 5:42:41 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

Although you might spend a lot of time inside your house, your outdoor spaces are an important component of the overall look and feel of your home. Hardscaping, plantings, and other exterior features say a lot about who you are, so you want to get them right. If you decide to install a fence, it might be the first thing people see when they approach your home, so there’s a lot to consider when deciding what type of fence to build.

For many people, fences are both practical necessities and opportunities to show a little style. If you’re trying to create the perfect yard, think about how these types of fences would contribute to the look you’re trying to design.

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6 Apps You Must Download When Building your Own Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 27, 2018 9:46:26 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Process

Building your own home is a thrilling process, from start to finish. However, it can be challenging too. Working with a homebuilder to create a custom home involves making a thousand decisions—some small and others extremely significant. Luckily, modern technology can help make these choices a bit easier.

As you build a custom home, you’ll need to decide on a floorplan, an exterior design, custom layout options, paint colors, appliances, flooring, cabinetry, and everything in between. Of course, builders like Adair Homes have professionals on hand to help you every step of the way. But new, intuitive mobile apps can also be invaluable for envisioning your future home, tying the design and decor together, selecting paint colors and finishes, and more.

Here we’ll count down six apps that you should download when building your own home:

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Home Design Ideas: Find Inspiration Using Pinboards on Pinterest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 6, 2018 6:39:06 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

If you’re planning to build a new custom home, you’re about to make a lot of design decisions. Many people find this part of the process to be the most fun, but even if you enjoy it, making so many choices can feel overwhelming. Using Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration, generate new ideas, and keep your thoughts organized. With millions of images at your fingertips, you can find the design details that resonate most with your style and customize them for your own home.  

Whether you’re a new Pinterest user or a seasoned pinning veteran, there are a few tips you can try to get the most from your boards when looking for home design ideas.

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Storing Your Outdoor Gear: 5 Creative Ideas You Can Do Yourself

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 28, 2018 9:40:42 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

One of the biggest perks of calling the Pacific Northwest home is the nearly endless array of outdoor fun we can enjoy throughout the year. From kayaking and mountain biking to surfing, snow skiing, and camping, our landscape offers a bit of everything. But for true outdoor enthusiasts, this variety of hobbies can lead to a big problem: lack of storage space.

It’s a common dilemma for those who love the outdoors. If your interior storage space is spoken for, you might have a bit of room in your attic or garage. But even those with larger homes may not want to stow muddy boots and dripping kayaks in their attics, garages, or closets. The ideal solution is to store outdoor gear where it belongs: outdoors.

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Inside Adair's New Ranch Style Floor Plans

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 12, 2018 7:29:44 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Floor Plans

Whether you are planning for single-level living in the future or simply like having plenty of space to spread out, ranch-style floorplans are an excellent choice. This popular style offers many benefits, such as:

  • Large families can have their own spaces.
  • Master suite can be separated from other bedrooms.
  • There is no noise from floors above or below.
  • No stairs allow you to age in place.
  • The footprint can be compact or sprawling.
  • Conducive to indoor/outdoor living.
  • Easy to add onto in the future.   

With more than two dozen ranch-style floorplans available, Adair Homes can help you build your dream home. These are just a few examples of our most popular one-level custom floorplans:

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Designing The Perfect Home for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 30, 2018 7:50:14 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

For those who consider themselves outdoor enthusiasts, their love of nature is part of nearly every aspect of their lives. Even when planning for their next home, they keep the outdoors as a top-of-mind priority. Luckily, there are several exciting home design trends happening right now that will help any outdoor enthusiast to feel right at home.

Below, we explore some of the top home design features that are perfect for nature lovers:

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DIY Custom Home Features for Your Furry Friends

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

There’s no denying that people love their pets—and can you blame them? Dogs, cats, fish, birds, lizards, and the many creatures in between have the power to bring joy and companionship to any home. It’s no wonder we often treat our furry friends like people. In fact, Americans spend nearly $70 billion a year on their pets.

But you don’t have to be extravagant to show your pets that you love them. With a few simple DIY tricks, you can make your home a lot more pet friendly.

Here, we highlight some of the top DIY custom home features to try for your furry (or feathery) friends:

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