Trying to decide where to put that extra cash when building your new home? We’ve got a few suggestions for you! First, think of Pinterest and Houzz as inspirational tools and not your building road map – it will save you money and emotional stress. Stay focused on what is a want vs. need – this is different for every family. I’ll tell you, the building process will be much more enjoyable if you stay in budget! So here are 5 areas worth spending a little more in order to get you that WOW look, while keeping cost to a minimum.Read More
Brett and I were recently having dinner with friends who are interested in building a new home. What began as a casual conversation full of hesitation, ended with questions answered, confidence and a list of contacts to get the ball rolling. It was a dinner we have become quite accustomed to in the past few years and rightfully so. There is so much unknown when you start down the path to build - what can I afford? What are my selections? Will I have a huge overage check at the end of the project? How long will it take? And the list goes on. The conversation always begins with a version of – how much does it cost to build? It’s without a doubt the gateway question, but it’s typically not the best starting point and in many ways doesn’t put you in the driver seat. Here are a few tips to get you prepared for your initial builder conversations.Read More
pun intended. Yes, we are the proud owners of Lot #6. Though she is raw land now, we will soon begin construction on our new home!
The view from our future front doors.
We have loved every second at the white house, and while many of our belongings will be coming with us, our decor taste, lifestyle and wants for a home have changed. We are now faced with the challenge of creating a space that encompasses the couple we have grown to be.