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 [...]

Custom Home Advice – Finding The Right Place To Call Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:39+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , |

Building the home of your dreams exciting, but the process can be a little overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you need to make dozens of decisions. Before construction even begins, you have one major job: finding the right space. When you hear Realtors® talk about “location, location, location,” they’re right. The location of your custom Middle [...]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Custom Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:40+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do is design your dream home from the ground up. While making all those decisions can seem stressful at times, the effort and thought put into its layout will be worth it. However, there are a few mistakes you need to avoid – and knowing what they are [...]

Craftmanship, Great Floor Plan And Materials Define A Carbine Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building, Home Technology, Kings Chapel, Sales|Tags: , , |

When you step into a Carbine & Associates home, Daryl Walny, vice president of operations, says there are several distinct building elements which define a home as being produced by the national award-winning builders. “Craftmanship, balanced floor plan and superior building materials are three of the most important characteristics of a Carbine home,” Walny said.  “We [...]