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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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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Build Your Dream: Customizing a Tamarack Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 28, 2021 7:00:00 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

The Tamarack is one of Adair Homes most often chosen plans; highly liveable and customizable, it allows each customer to make it their own. As every project presents its own celebrations and challenges, it’s fun to take an inside look into one couples homebuilding journey with the Tamarack plan.

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The Excavation Process with Adair Homes Trade Partner, Norwood Excavation

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 27, 2021 8:56:40 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

Dirt moving, as they say in the industry, might sound boring to some—but don’t tell that to any kid who used to love their Tonka Trucks. And, considering how important ‘dirt moving’ is to any construction site—we’d have to say that excavation is one of the most important parts of the entire site development process. Steady, accurate excavation jobs lead to strong foundations, and ultimately, beautiful, well-built homes.

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Pro Team Profile: Wess Roberts, Regional Sales Manager

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 25, 2021 12:56:07 PM

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

Wess Roberts, Regional Sales Manager for all of Adair’s Oregon homebuilding sales, is a dynamic leader with a passion for his job. His ability to connect with his team, inspire growth, and exceed goals are why we celebrate him. At Adair, we understand that our employees are our greatest assets. We are better because of the people that we work with. Thank you, Wess Roberts—we acknowledge your leadership and hard work—and we are assured that your experience with Adair has inspired others to greatness, too.

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Working in the Trades: Women in the Construction Industry

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 14, 2021 9:15:00 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

Did you know that according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise only 10.9% of construction industry jobs? That includes women in the trades and administrative positions! Explored further, the women working in construction are primarily employed in office roles (over 86%), meaning that a mere 2.5% of women in the industry are actually on-the-job tradespeople.

All that to say—when you meet a professional like Lori Erickson, you are meeting a one-in-a-million, beat-the-odds, high-five-her-she’s-awesome kinda gal.

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Budget-Friendly Custom Home Floor Plans

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 12, 2021 9:51:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans

Dreaming of building your own custom home the way you want it but worried that it will blow your new-home budget? If so, we have great news: Building a custom home is surprisingly easy and affordable. At Adair Homes, we feature dozens of custom home floor plans that range from just over 1,000 to more than 3,000 square feet.

Although the current interest rates are some of the lowest on record, building a home on a budget is still a high priority for many people. Although the recent spike in the cost of construction materials could balance out the low interest rates in the short term, you still might have room in your budget to add more features than you could have with the same budget a few years ago.

Regardless of what your budget is, understanding the various costs—land, site work, and home construction—at the beginning of the process will allow you to make informed decisions and get the most from your new home budget.

Here are a few of our most budget-friendly custom home floor plans:

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Meet the Chapmans: Customizing an Olympus Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 12, 2021 9:00:00 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

When Elizabeth and Eric Chapman found the land of their dreams, it was go-time. Finally, the place that they could embrace—property that would hold their futures—and their forever home. 

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