4 Creative Floorplans To Make Your Custom Home Stand Out

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

Topics: 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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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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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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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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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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Landscaping a Custom Home: DIY or Hire a Contractor?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 13, 2018 1:11:16 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Homebuilding Process, Design

Although it might not be the first thing you think of when building a new home, the landscaping is one of the first things people notice. It also takes time for newly planted flowers, shrubs, and trees to fill out and look natural in their new setting. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor, you need to plan the landscaping early in the process so that you’re not stuck with barren soil surrounding your beautiful new home.   

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Buying My First Home: How Much Money Do I Need to Save?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 7, 2018 9:08:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Financing

Purchasing your very first home is one of the most exciting, important steps you’ll ever take. However, the process can be stressful and even scary at times, since there’s so much riding on it. One of the most common questions we encounter from first-time homebuyers revolves around how much to save for their new home.

Although the answer to the question, “How much do I need to save for my first home?” will vary for each individual homeowner, there are several factors that will likely come into play for everyone:

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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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3 Types of Construction Loans: A Comparison and Review

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 31, 2018 7:54:54 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Financing

Most people can’t fund the construction of a new home using cash, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to build your own custom home. Much like getting a mortgage to purchase an existing home, you can get financing to pay for the costs of new construction. Also like a typical mortgage, there are several different financing options available to you. The one that makes the most sense for you will depend on factors such as:

  • Cash available for a down payment
  • Ability to make monthly payments
  • Credit score and history
  • Household income
  • Existing debt and assets

If you’ve never built a new home or gone through the financing process, it can feel intimidating. There is always a lot of paperwork, and the many options can be confusing if you don’t understand all the details. However, you don’t have to go through it all alone.

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