Have a Basement? Here Are 10 Creative Ways to Use It

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 12, 2017 11:52:17 AM

The basement is an easily forgotten and often underutilized space in your home. If you’re just using it for laundry or storage, chances are that you are missing out on a potentially great space that your family would enjoy.

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Topics: Custom Home Design

Building a Custom Home vs. Renting

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 11, 2017 10:36:47 AM

A recent analysis of apartment listing data and statistics from the Census Bureau shows that rental prices are increasing. If you are weighing your options between renting and building a custom home, consider these facts in your comparison:

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

Why a Multigenerational Floor Plan Is a Perfect Fit for Your Family

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 5, 2017 7:30:53 AM

Multigenerational living has become a significant trend in the U.S., and it’s probably going to be for decades to come.

An estimated 60.6 million people—or nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population—now live in homes that include two or more adult generations. Clearly, this type of living offers a variety of benefits, such as lower housing costs and simplified child care.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

How Much Home Do You Really Need? Tips for Planning the Size of Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 4, 2017 5:35:56 PM

There’s no denying that the average American wants plenty of space. And it shows: Today’s homes are 61 percent bigger than homes that were built just 40 years ago. In 2016, the median size of a new single-family home in the U.S. was 2,467 square feet—the largest on record.

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

The Latest From Adair Homes in 2017

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As fall weather moves into much of the Pacific Northwest, many Adair Homes customers are taking the opportunity to start planning ahead for next year. Particularly in areas that receive a lot of winter precipitation, the end of the year is a good time to begin designing your custom home; then, once spring rolls around, you’ll be ready to start on construction.

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Topics: Custom Home Design

How to Pick the Best Land for Your New Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For customers who are looking to purchase land for their new custom home, finding the perfect property is one of the most exciting parts of the process. It’s the first step in crafting a home that is truly yours. But at the same time, finding your ideal land can be challenging, particularly as the local real estate market keeps heating up.

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Topics: Land

Best Flooring Options for Your New Custom Home Build

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 21, 2017 8:48:00 AM

Flooring is one of the most important features of any home. From hardwood and laminate to tile and carpet, flooring not only serves a functional purpose, but it also helps establish the style and “feel” of a given room. Luckily, there are incredible flooring options available today, ensuring that you can find exactly what you want while staying within budget.

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Topics: Custom Home Design

Local Home Shows You Shouldn't Miss in the Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 20, 2017 8:57:50 AM

If you’re thinking about building your first custom home, the prospect can seem exciting—and, at times, a bit stressful. It’s true that you’ll have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months, but with the right resources, designing your custom home can be a smooth, very enjoyable process.

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Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

5 Tips for Finding a Realtor to Help You In Your Land Search

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 19, 2017 9:26:20 AM

If you have decided that building a new home is the right path for you, finding land is an essential step. If you’re not yet sure where you want to live, make a list of the towns and neighborhoods that you are considering along with the pros and cons of each so you can rank them. With this information in hand, you can start your search.

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Topics: Realtors, Land

Local Home Shows You Shouldn't Miss in the Treasure Valley Area

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 18, 2017 9:09:46 AM

For many people who are considering building their first custom home, the overall project can seem a bit daunting at first. Many wonder where to even begin the process of transforming their ideas into a beautiful, finished home.

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Topics: Caldwell (Boise)