Chlorine vs. Saltwater: What You Should Know About Swimming Pools

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:32+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Outdoor Living|Tags: , , , |

Nothing is as refreshing on a hot summer day in Middle Tennessee than jumping into the pool. Though the chlorine pool remains the industry standard, the saltwater alternative has gained popularity in recent years as more homeowners install them; people even convert their existing chlorine pools over to saltwater systems. Should You Choose a Standard Pool [...]

Fall Yard Maintenance: What You Need to Do Now

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:37+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Garden, Outdoor Living|Tags: , , , , |

When temperatures start to drop, it’s the perfect time to improve your outdoor space. In fact, the maintenance you do during fall will bring you huge benefits when spring rolls around. Give Your Lawn Some TLC Applying fertilizer to your lawn during fall can minimize the length of its dormant period, which is when it turns brown. Most [...]

Make a Splash with Custom Water Features

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Outdoor Living|Tags: , , |

While your custom home in Middle Tennessee is already going to be one-of-a-kind, why not go the extra nautical mile and make a splash with custom water features? Why Add Water Features to Your Custom Home? Experts have long claimed that listening to running water, indoors or out, is a wonderful way to relax, clear your [...]

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 [...]

A Kid’s Paradise: The Perfect Play Structure

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:41+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: Outdoor Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Every kid dreams of having a backyard play structure with swings, a slide (or two) and plenty of space to romp, jump and get wild – and today’s models are a far cry from the metal swing sets we grew up with. With modern innovations, though, come new safety concerns that you need to know about [...]

Is Your Patio the Perfect Place to Relax?

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:47+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Categories: Home Decor, Outdoor Living|Tags: , , , |

Is Your Patio the Perfect Place to Relax? When it gets warm outside, we all flock to our patios. Why not enjoy the sun, the spectacular Middle Tennessee breezes and the sounds of nature? Adding a few finishing touches will boost your mood and improve the entire space, making your custom Carbine and Associates home exactly [...]