One-Story vs. Two-Story Homes: How to Decide on the Right Floor Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 8, 2021 7:06:51 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle

When building a new custom home, you have to think about how you intend to use the space now and how that might evolve in the future. Whether you have a growing family, entertain frequently, or are you downsizing after adult children have left home will influence many of your decisions, including whether you build a home with one or two levels. No matter what option you choose, creative floor plans can help you maximize space and get all of the features you want and need in a home. 

When making this important decision for your new custom home, consider these factors:

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Preparing for An Empty Nest? Home Considerations for Downsizing

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 25, 2021 12:03:00 PM

Topics: Lifestyle, Floor Plans

Across the country, a significant life change is one of the most common reasons for people to begin searching for a new home. For many, buying a new home makes sense when the kids leave for college or start their careers. After all, the empty-nest years are a time for many parents to look toward the future and reconsider the type and size of home they need.

If you are preparing for an empty nest, now may be an ideal time to consider downsizing your home. As you search for the home plans for empty nesters, you and your spouse may want to discuss several factors.

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Retirement Planning: Building a Custom Home from a Distance

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Southwest Washington, Floor Plans, Homebuilding Process, Design, Custom Homes, Homeowner Testimonial, appointment, Customer Experience, sweat equity, value

Building a forever home is a once in a lifetime joy; a custom floorplan and personalized touches can add so much to your daily lifestyle. So many of our Adair Homes’ customers have been happily surprised at the immeasurable enjoyment of the little things: a long-desired walk-in pantry, the extra third bay in a garage, a wrap-around porch with egress off the kitchen. But building a house isn’t always easy—or fun. In reality, there are a variety of challenges to be met in every build job. One of the more obvious, but often overlooked obstacles, is distance.


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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your New Custom Home

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, value, cost

Very few design elements transition between formal and informal living as nicely as Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring. While the idea of vinyl flooring has been around since the 1930’s, today’s product is nothing like the PVC tiles of the past century. Well-proportioned and eminently livable, Luxury Vinyl Planks are premium surfaces for a busy home—water resistant, easy to clean, and good looking.

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Custom Home Design Trends for 2020

Posted by Chip Glennon on Feb 25, 2020 8:47:58 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Lifestyle, Design, Custom Homes

If a house is to truly become a home, it should closely fit the personality and lifestyle of those who live within its walls. This is best accomplished by custom home and interior design. Heading into a new decade, it can pay dividends to review the current standards and trends and make choices accordingly. 

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Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 9, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Topics: Lifestyle, Design

Show off your festive Adair Home by entering our first-ever Holiday Home Decorating Contest

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The Homeowner’s Starter Guide to Creating a Perfect Master Bedroom

Posted by Becca Thomas on Jul 22, 2019 9:42:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Lifestyle, Design, Custom Homes

Let’s talk about your master bedroom. Here’s where you can bring your comfort dreams to life: the fluffiest pillows, the softest sheets, the most soothing wall colors. But putting that room together without a list can lead to a lot of trips back to Bed, Bath & Beyond after forgetting pillowcases or light bulbs for your bedside lamps.

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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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Spare Room Rentals: Earning Extra Money with Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 17, 2018 7:32:14 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Financing

When building a new home, budget is always a consideration. If you’re like most people, there is an upper limit to what you can build with the resources you have available. If you don’t yet have the funds to build your dream home, you can save money by using your existing space to your advantage. Spare room rentals will allow you to save money for a down payment on a construction loan or pay off more of your existing mortgage faster to build more equity.

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6 Things Millennial Home Buyers Want in a Property

Posted by Greg Geilman on Apr 26, 2018 10:37:16 AM

Topics: Live Smart, Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Finding Land

Asking millions of people what they want in a home may well yield millions of unique answers. This fact makes it more difficult to categorize a group as large as the Millennial generation based on their home buying preferences. However this generation is viewed by its predecessors, Millennials’ general expectations have a fair overlap with other home buying groups. What they look for when they start to search for homes is bound by their finances and where they are in life.

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