Crafting Character With Custom Home Building

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:32+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Described as crafting character in a Tennessean story, a partnership between Carbine & Associates and Narrow Gate Artisans is supporting young men learning carpentry while yielding beautiful architectural elements for Carbine custom home building through a faith-based mentorship program. Carbine & Associates VP of Operations Daryl Walny is partnering with Narrow Gate Artisans to produce [...]

The Builder Interview – How to Find Out if Your Builder is Right for You

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:33+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , |

Most people who choose to build a custom home in Nashville or the surrounding communities know that it’s important to interview builders before making a commitment.  But, what are you supposed to ask and will the builders mind if you show up with a laundry list of questions? First things first: a good builder won’t hesitate [...]

What is a Utility Contractor

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:35+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , |

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given too much thought about utility contractors or what they do. However, utility contractors play an essential role in the development of residential and commercial areas. So what is a utility contractor, and what do they do? What Are Utility Contractors? Every community, shopping center and other development [...]

Smart Technology and Home Design: An Evolving Process

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Comfort, Home Building, Home Living, Home Technology|Tags: , , |

We’ve come a long way in the past several decades. In fact, 50 years ago, refrigerators that dispensed ice cubes were brand-new – Frigidaire introduced the first ice dispensers (they were tucked inside the freezer door) for home use in 1965. Today, you can control your home’s temperature, security alarm system, and just about everything else [...]

3 Tips to Make Buying a Custom Home Easier

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , |

When you buy a custom home, you get to choose every detail – right down to the molding. Many people choose to purchase a custom home rather than buying a preexisting home because everything is new, and you can even set up the perfect layout for your needs. Further, new custom homes are more energy efficient [...]

Smart Closet Design: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building, Luxury, Organization|Tags: , , , |

You don’t have to have a huge, 1,500-square-foot space off your master bedroom to enjoy a great closet (just ask Mariah Carey – hers is only about 1,000 square feet, and she’s making it work). If you could settle for even less space, you might like Lauren Conrad’s mirrored closet or Guiliana Rancic’s island-centric closet. There [...]

Planning the Perfect Mudroom for your Custom House

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:37+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building, Home Living|Tags: , , |

If you’re building a custom home in the Nashville area, you have dozens of choices to make. You’re thinking about adding custom water features, figuring out how to create the perfect floor plan, and determining which flooring materials are right for you. How much thought have you put into your mudroom, though? What is a Mudroom [...]

Build or Buy – What’s Better

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , |

Should you build a new home in Middle Tennessee or buy an existing house? The answer is different for everyone – but we can help you make the right choice. How to Decide Whether You Should Build or Buy The biggest benefit of building a new home is that you can choose exactly what it looks [...]

How to Keep Your Custom Home Building Budget Under Control

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Categories: Architecture, Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , |

When you’re buying a custom home, it can be tough to strike a balance between the home’s overall cost and exactly what you want – but if you’re prepared, you can do it. The reason it’s so difficult is that you don’t know how much to budget until you have a design… but you can’t design [...]

How to Create the Perfect Floor Plan

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:39+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building, Home Living, Outdoor Living|Tags: , , , |

Floor plans are detailed blueprints of your custom home, and they show the location of hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, windows and even appliances. Because Carbine & Associates will work with you to create a completely custom floor plan, all you need to do is let us know what you’d like to include and we can make it [...]