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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Simple Monthly and Yearly Maintenance Schedule for New Homeowners

Posted by Becca Thomas on Jun 10, 2019 3:36:59 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process, Design

 If you’ve just moved into a new home, it’s hard to imagine anything but that shiny, perfect interior and exterior. However, as a homeowner, you’re going to be putting a lot of time and energy into maintaining that home. When you start considering everything that needs to be updated, cleaned, and repaired over time, it can get a little overwhelming.

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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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2019 Paint Color Trends

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

Whether you are starting from scratch in a new home, planning to sell your existing home, or just want to change up the vibe where you currently live, one or two coats of paint are sometimes all you need to transform a room. Changing a kitchen from a sterile white to an inviting, warmer space can help bring a family together at mealtime. A basic master bathroom can turn into a cheery oasis that brightens every morning. No matter what type of atmosphere you’re trying to achieve, choosing the right paint colors is an important first step.

When choosing paint colors, think about how you want to react when you enter a space and what feelings you want it to evoke. Think about how you plan to use the space. Do you want to feel calm and serene, or active and creative? The colors that surround you are a window to your personality and a reflection of your personal style.  

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15 Pinterest Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 12, 2019 10:20:16 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Design

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to think about how you can spruce up your home. Sprucing up your home is also an excellent indoor activity to keep you occupied during the colder months. Of course, you can do any of these 15 ideas at any time of the year, so pick a few and plan them out to keep your home decor fresh year-round.

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Making Your Bathroom Handicap Accessible

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 8, 2019 1:45:24 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Design

Building a new home gives you the unique opportunity to customize its features and functions to match your lifestyle. If you intend to retire in the home, have a family member with special needs, or just want to accommodate all types of guests, making smart decisions during the design process will ensure that your home is suitably prepared.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 7 percent of the population has a disability that makes it difficult to walk or climb stairs. The total number of people who have any type of disability—including ambulatory, vision-impaired, and difficulty with independent living—is closer to 13 percent. The percentage is much higher for older adults, with almost half of people over the age of 75 living with a disability. Whether you’re planning ahead for potential future needs or have an immediate requirement for a handicap-accessible bathroom, there are some general guidelines that can help you keep your home safe and comfortable.

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Customizing Your Garage: 9 Must-Have Features

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 19, 2018 6:38:50 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design

For a growing number of homeowners, the garage is much more than a space to park a car or two: It’s an extension of their home and their lifestyle. So it’s no wonder that today’s garages are getting some major makeovers, with more space and better amenities than ever before.

Take a look at these 10 must-have features for your next garage:

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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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4 Ways to Add Storage to Your Small Space without Spending Big

Posted by Julian Lane on Oct 2, 2018 10:02:47 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Design

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a tiny house or have plenty of room to spread out: storage space is almost always in demand. Keep reading for ways to maximize yours without draining your bank account.

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