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 [...]

Should You Build Your Custom Home with Sustainable Materials

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:37+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Green energy, Home Building, Home Living, Smart Home|

Many people are discussing sustainable building materials, but what does that really mean? Should you be looking into using sustainable materials in your new custom home? What Are Sustainable Materials? Sustainable building materials are those that can be used without using up or destroying natural resources. The goal of using sustainable building materials in your home is to [...]

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 [...]

5 Landscaping Facts to Know Before Building Your Custom Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Garden, Home Building, Outdoor Living|Tags: , , |

Landscaping is part of the custom homebuilding process; your home isn’t really “complete” until the exterior is just as breathtaking as the interior. If you do it correctly, you can transform what would be a plain lawn into something as charming and alive as you want it to be. Buffer Sound with Greenery If you’re like [...]

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 – Wrapping up the Process and Moving In

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:39+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , , |

Before long, you’ll be settling into your own Middle Tennessee custom home – and here’s what the final weeks before the big day will look like. Project Cleanup Our crews will go through your home to clean the floors and windows, pick up construction debris and make sure everything is in good order. Our professional cleaning [...]

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 [...]

Building On A Father’s Legacy

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:40+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , |

As we are celebrating our 30th year of building homes in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, I began reflecting this Father's Day on this long journey and our legacy. Naturally, my thoughts turned to that of my father and the influences he has had on not only my life but that of my brothers as well. I [...]