The Perfect Media Room

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:28+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Categories: Home Living|Tags: , , |

The perfect media room has evolved from a windowless, dedicated space with cutting edge technology and tiered seating to a flexible room says Carbine’s Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny. So, just in time for the kickoff of SEC football, let’s take a look at some inspiring spaces. Media Room Evolution Years ago, the dedicated home [...]

Cork Flooring: What you Need to Know

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:32+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Categories: Home Living, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , |

As one of Middle Tennessee’s premier custom homebuilders, we get a lot of questions about flooring (including how to take care of hardwoods, which sustainable materials to use and more). One thing we haven’t really touched on yet is cork, which is one of the hottest trends in flooring design this year. So what do you [...]

How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:33+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Categories: Home Decor, Home Living|Tags: , , , , |

Once you’ve moved into your beautiful dream home in Middle Tennessee, it pays to take good care of your hardwood floors – but how, exactly, are you supposed to protect them from everyday wear and tear? How to Clean Hardwood Floors When your hardwood floors are new, they look spectacular… but when scuffs and scratches take [...]

Do You Have Your Own Design Style

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:33+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Home Decor, Home Living|Tags: , , |

If you’re like many people, you have your own unique design style – and shopping for new home décor to outfit your beautiful custom home is quite a bit easier if you know which category suits you best. 5 Major Design Styles: Which is Yours? Every design style has its own unique characteristics, and many people [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Moving With Kids – Tips From The Pros

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:39+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Home Living|Tags: , , |

Moving is hard on the whole family. Your kids may be especially anxious about the move and about leaving their friends, which is tough. The more you can do to reduce the stress on your kids, the easier your move will be on everyone. Preparing to Move Try to make saying goodbye and embracing your new [...]