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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Making a House a Home: Interior Design and Finishing Touches

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 7, 2018 8:33:03 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

The custom homebuilding process includes so many exciting moments, from finding the perfect piece of land to choosing the floorplan that you’ve always wanted. But for many of our clients, the best part of the entire process is getting to select their interior design elements and decide on finishing touches. That, they say, is what really starts to make a house a home.  

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Accessory Dwelling Units: 5 Must Haves for Your "Granny Flat"

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 16, 2018 7:06:04 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Floor Plans, Design

As Americans continue to live longer and more active lives, a new dynamic has emerged between many homeowners and their family members. Today, more than 10 million adults help take care of an aging parent, often for years or even decades at a time. But that begs the question: Where are the parents going to live?

In many cases, the best solution is to have the parent—or both parents—come live with the rest of the family. Multigenerational living is becoming increasingly common across the country, as it offers convenience and cost savings.

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Top Benefits of Customizing Your Home with a Builder vs. DIY

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 14, 2017 7:14:42 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

When building a new home, there are a lot of elements you can customize, and many people choose the DIY approach because they think it will save money. However, there are some significant benefits to customizing your home with a builder. Unless you are a professional contractor or have done substantial DIY work on other houses, chances are there is a strong argument for having your builder do most of the work.

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Have a Basement? Here Are 10 Creative Ways to Use It

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 12, 2017 11:52:17 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

The basement is an easily forgotten and often underutilized space in your home. If you’re just using it for laundry or storage, chances are that you are missing out on a potentially great space that your family would enjoy.

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Top Pinterest Profiles to Follow for Home Decorating Ideas

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

There are countless creative home decorating ideas you can use when designing your new house. With so many options, it can be difficult to keep track of all your choices. Luckily, Pinterest makes it easy to browse and organize photos of the ideas that resonate most.

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Gourmet Kitchen Features for Luxury Custom Homes

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Floor Plans, Design

As realtors across the country will attest, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. And with good reason: It’s a room that you use multiple times a day, where family and friends gather, and where memories are made. No wonder homeowners are paying more attention to both the form and function of their kitchen than ever before.

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