Getting to Know Your New Community After a Move

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips, Lifestyle, Custom Homes

Relocating can be tough for you and your family. Even if you’re only moving a few miles away, it’s hard to deal with so much change. Not only are you facing different commutes to work, school, and grocery stores, you’re also contending with joining a new community.

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Tips on Building Custom from an Adair Homeowner

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 29, 2019 9:03:42 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, homebuilding tips, Homebuilding Process

Building a custom home is a new experience for most people, so it’s natural to have a lot of questions. We talked to Travis, an Adair Homeowner, who shared what it was like to find land, manage the site development process, and build a custom home. If you’re thinking of new construction, you might have some of the same questions, so check out their tips to learn more about what it’s like to build with Adair Homes.

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Tips on Building Custom from an Adair Homeowner (Part 2)

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 28, 2019 11:23:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, homebuilding tips, Homebuilding Process

Building a custom home is a new experience for most people, so it’s natural to have a lot of questions. We talked to Adair homeowner Jared Benson, who shared what it was like to find land, manage the site development process, and build a custom home. If you’re thinking of new construction, you might have some of the same questions, so check out their tips to learn more about what it’s like to build with Adair Homes.

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Custom Home Contractors: What to Look for When Evaluating Builders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 11, 2019 9:42:55 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, homebuilding tips, Custom Homes

Choosing a contractor to build your new custom home is a big decision, and it can be an intimidating one if you have never done it before. Like with any other major moment in life, it makes sense to evaluate a few different options before you choose the path ahead. Comparing multiple builders will give you the perspective you need to decide which one is the best fit for your project.

You have to consider many factors when building a custom house: what you want in a home, what responsibilities are yours during the building process, and—of course—how much you have available to spend. There’s a lot to juggle, and the process can be stressful at times, even in the smoothest of building projects. So the better your contractor is, the more enjoyable your experience will be. Working with a knowledgeable, reliable builder helps ensure that you get a quality home built on a predictable timeline and within your budget.

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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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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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Ask An Expert: Finding the Perfect Piece of Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 4, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Topics: Land, homebuilding tips, Finding Land

An essential part of the process of building a new custom home is finding the perfect property. The location of your home determines your property taxes, school districts, neighborhood amenities, HOA regulations, and local permitting requirements. The characteristics of the land will also influence the design of the home based on the size of the lot, setbacks, connections to utilities, and other considerations. Whether you want to live in an urban neighborhood with close neighbors or on a secluded wooded lot, there is a lot to think about when looking for land.  

Lynn Tribon, our Director of Market Development, has some advice for people who are searching for the right location to build a new home. With 20 years of experience at Adair Homes, Lynn has seen it all. Here’s what she has to say about finding the perfect lot for your new custom home:

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4 Creative Floorplans To Make Your Custom Home Stand Out

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 19, 2018 11:27:57 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, homebuilding tips, Floor Plans

One of the top reasons buyers choose to build a custom home is the freedom to choose their floorplan. With a custom home, there’s no risk of buying a house that’s not functional for your needs or too small for your growing family, or one with a dated, closed-off floorplan. When you build custom, you have the opportunity to select from a variety of creative floorplans—and half the fun of building a home is finding the right one for you.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at four of our most popular and creative floorplans to give you a taste of your future dream home.

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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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Choosing Your Kitchen Features and Products in an Adair Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 12, 2018 7:22:26 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, homebuilding tips, Homebuilding Process

There’s no denying that the kitchen is one of the top considerations for most home buyers. After all, it’s where meals are prepared and often enjoyed; where people gather to chat, do homework, and entertain; and where daily life always seems to circulate.

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’re probably already dreaming of your ideal kitchen. And if you build a custom home with Adair Homes, you’ll have the flexibility to make your new kitchen truly yours, from deciding on its size and layout to selecting finishes such as cabinetry, countertops, and hardware. Because Adair homes are highly customizable, you’ll have the chance to build exactly the kitchen you want—one that will fit your needs and the way your family lives for years to come.

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