Custom Homes vs. Existing Homes: What’s Right for You?

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:32+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , |

As one of Tennessee’s premier custom homebuilders, you might expect us to say that everyone should buy a custom home – but that’s just not the case. Custom homes aren’t right for everyone, so in some cases, it’s best for buyers to look for production homes or existing homes that meet their needs. A production home [...]

Southeast Tastemakers & Social Media Interior Design Influencers Join House for Hope

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:33+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Carbine Events, Home Building, House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Interior design tastemakers and social media influencers from throughout the Southeast have been selected for the Nashville area’s inaugural House for Hope Designer Show House partnering with builder, Carbine & Associates, with a goal of yielding over $100,000 for children’s charities. Builders of the 2013 Traditional Home magazine house and the HGTV® Smart Home in Nashville, [...]

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 [...]

Are You Ready to Buy a Custom Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:34+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , |

If you’re thinking about buying your first custom home, you probably have quite a few questions. What’s the process like, and how long does it take? What else do you need to consider? Custom Home 101: What You Need to Know Buying a custom home isn’t as complicated as it sounds. The process all starts with [...]

5 Qualities of a Great Custom Homebuilder

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:35+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , |

When you’re looking for the best custom homebuilder in Middle Tennessee, it makes a lot of sense to do your homework. After all, this is your dream home – and you need a highly qualified builder who has a sterling reputation throughout the area to create it for you. 5 Qualities of a Great Custom Homebuilder [...]

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 [...]

House For Hope Announced In New Franklin Neighborhood 

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:35+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Carbine Events, Home Building, House for Hope, Southern Preserve|Tags: , , , , |

Carbine & Associates, custom builder of the 2013 Traditional Home house and the 2014 HGTV Smart Home, today announced a House for Hope project in a new Williamson County neighborhood, Southern Preserve, where 100% of the home sale proceeds will benefit Middle Tennessee children’s charities, potentially up to $100,000. Site rendering of Southern Preserve by [...]

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 [...]