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House 4 Hope Updates

Beautiful Manor Home Available – Boutique Franklin Neighborhood

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Design|Tags: , , , , , , |

With an inviting, fence-lined driveway leading to a beautiful brick home on an acre-plus home site, Carbine’s newest house in Southern Preserve is currently available! A pretty, fenced-line drive leads to the manor [...]

Building Two Farmhouses In Three Years For One Special Family

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Building two homes for a special family within three years is a unique experience for Carbine & Associates. When you step into the latest Middle Tennessee farmhouse, the beautiful house is filled with gorgeous [...]

Mudrooms Can Have Style Too!

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arguably, the mudroom may be the most utilitarian space in your home. Of course, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring or unattractive. A stylish, useful mudroom can keep your outerwear in order [...]

Ceramic Tile: Classic Feature, Modern Flair

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , , , |

Ceramic tile is a classic and popular choice for flooring, backsplashes, kitchens and baths. And with good reason! Attractive, durable and easy to clean; ceramic tile is a versatile building material that has stood [...]

New Nashville Townhomes – Wedgewood-Houston

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Projects, Wedgewood-Houston|Tags: , , , |

A large number of people relocating to Nashville are creating a demand for housing which continues to drive the popularity of Carbine & Associates’ urban projects. Although Carbine’s Kenrow Corner condos and townhomes in [...]

Homebuilder Pro Tip: Using Houzz to Design Your Perfect Space

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , |

Working with a builder to create your dream home is an exciting prospect. However, the array of options to select from can become overwhelming. The ability to visualize different rooms and elements can help [...]

Southern Franklin Boutique Neighborhoods Offer New Homes, Future Home Sites

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Home Building, Southern Preserve, Water Leaf|Tags: , , , , , , |

The availability of land is driving the popularity of the south side of Franklin according to a Tennessean interview with Carbine & Associates this week. Carbine & Associates is developing and building in two [...]

Home Design Trends: Open Shelving

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , , , |

Once you settle on a floor plan for your custom home, you’ll be faced with an exciting array of options for interior style features. Choosing your doors, cabinetry and other built-in design elements can [...]

Market Home: Why Buy A Home In Progress?

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Working with a builder to create a custom home is an exciting prospect. However, for some people, it may not be a perfect fit. In many cases, a market home may offer many of [...]

Carbine Team Earns Franklin Tomorrow Corporate Volunteer Award

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , |

Celebrating 30 years of building, Carbine & Associates skipped the party to build a House for Hope Designer Show House and donated the $102,000 proceeds to Middle Tennessee children’s charities. Franklin Tomorrow honored this [...]

Exposed Ceiling Beams: This Year’s Hottest Cool Trend

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , |

Arguably, one of the most stylish statements you can make within your home is to blend a charming, rustic element into a contemporary design. A particularly hot design element right now is the use [...]

Carbine Boutique Communities Offer Privacy

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Building, Southern Preserve|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

New Franklin boutique neighborhoods, Southern Preserve and Water Leaf, were highlighted by the Tennessean as homeowners express the desire for fewer neighbors and more privacy. Southern Preserve Acre-Plus Home Sites The first home [...]

Designing Around Your Lifestyle

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , |

When you sit down with your Nashville-area custom homebuilder to plan your new home, there can be so many options that it may seem overwhelming. They say the best place to start is at [...]

Farmhouse Inspires New Carbine Homes

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Home Building, New Home|Tags: , , , , , , |

The House for Hope Designer Show House was under contract one week after opening for tour in March and the beautiful Modern Farmhouse has inspired two new homes available for purchase in Franklin neighborhoods. [...]

Carbine Donates $102,000 To Mid TN Charities

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , |

Carbine & Associates presented $102,000 to 17 Middle Tennessee children’s charities as a result of the House for Hope Designer Show House event held in March of this year. One week after opening for [...]

Gorgeous Duplex In The Nations Available

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Three porches, a fenced full yard and minutes from downtown Nashville are some of the highlights of the beautiful Carbine built duplex for sale in The Nations.   The award-winning, custom builder of the [...]

Building With Built-Ins

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At first glance, it may seem that built-in room features may limit a home’s appeal. With a bit of smart planning, however, built-ins can become a transformative feature that makes a new custom home [...]

Meet Builder Daryl Walny – Farmer, Builder, Man of Faith

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How did a Michigan boy make his way to building homes in Tennessee and create Broken Toe Farm?   Carbine’s Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny first earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from [...]

Carbine Readers’ Favorite Nashville Area Home Builder

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Home Building, House for Hope, Operation Finally Home|Tags: , , , , , , |

Named one of Greater Nashville House & Home magazine's Readers’ Favorite Home Builder is a huge honor for the Carbine building team after recently completing our biggest charity project to date, the House for [...]

Great Location, Gender Neutral Colors – Final Kenrow Corner Condo For Sale

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: The Nations|Tags: , , , , |

The final Kenrow Corner Nashville condominium, for sale in The Nations, has a professionally designed interior with gender neutral finishes and will be finished by mid-June.  Developed by Carbine & Associates, builders of the [...]

Beautiful Custom Homes Take Great Design

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful custom homes begin with great design. During National Architecture Month 2017, we want to share some of our favorite homes to inspire your building ideas while saluting the talented architects. National Architecture Month [...]

New Williamson County Neighborhood – Water Leaf

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carbine & Associates, builder of the 2017 House for Hope Designer Show House, today announced a new boutique Williamson County neighborhood, Water Leaf.   Surrounded by the pretty Toon Creek, Water Leaf is [...]

Modern Farmhouse Features New Products – House For Hope Designer Show House

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

New products are being showcased in our Modern Farmhouse, the House for Hope Designer Show House.  If you are looking for the latest ideas in appliances, counters, fresh paint color inspiration, outdoor living and [...]

Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Bunk Beds – Show House Inspiration

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bedrooms, bathrooms and bunk beds are part of the Carbine & Associates’ show house inspiration at the House for Hope. Today meet our upstairs designers and check out their room inspiration!. Come see for yourself [...]

Don’t Miss Talk of The Town, Domino Magazine Facebook Live

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , |

The House for Hope Designer Show House opens Saturday, March 4 at noon and many of the rock star design tastemakers will be on hand for a Meet The Designer until 1 p.m. Buy tickets [...]

House For Hope Designer Show House Opens This Week

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , |

“Hope is the belief that something good will happen. It can’t be seen or touched, but if it could, it would resemble the house being completed in the new Southern Preserve subdivision in Franklin (Tennessee),” [...]

Farmhouse Designers Offer Great Inspiration

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Home Decor, House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s February, and honestly, we could write a little love letter to the design tastemakers who are making our Modern Farmhouse so epic!  The House For Hope Designer Show House is only days from opening [...]

Makers Behind Modern Farmhouse Build

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Home Decor, House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creating a stunning Modern Farmhouse as a premier designer show house takes a talented village of makers and the House For Hope Designer Show House is a great example of this artistry and craft. Carbine [...]

The Decorologist Facebook Live February 1 – House For Hope Color Inspiration

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Join us on Carbine & Associates Facebook Page for a Facebook Live Wednesday, February 1 at 2 p.m. CST with The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett, talking Modern Farmhouse color inspiration. The inaugural House for Hope Designer [...]

House For Hope Designer Show House Opens March

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: House for Hope|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Modern Farmhouse in the new, Franklin neighborhood, Southern Preserve, opens March 4-12, as the first House for Hope Designer Show House showcases over a dozen Southeastern design tastemakers partnering with Carbine & Associates. With [...]

Nashville Home Building And Developing – Carbine 2016 Year In Review

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

From developing new neighborhoods to launching a designer show house for area children’s charities, 2016 has been a very busy year for the Carbine & Associates team. Check out our Carbine 2016 Year In Review [...]

Creating Infill Homes Meeting Housing Demand

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: New Home|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s been estimated up to 81 people are moving into the Nashville area daily by local economists and Carbine & Associates is one builder creating infill homes meeting housing demand in Nashville and new homes [...]

Creating The Perfect Den [Video Montage]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Building Design|Tags: , , , , , |

The perfect den, living room, great room, whatever the name, Carbine & Associates has had the pleasure of creating them for clients for over thirty years and here are some of our favorites to inspire [...]

French Manor Custom Home Open For Tour Sunday In Westhaven

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: New Home, Westhaven|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Carbine & Associates’ beautiful, French Manor custom home, the stunning “Isabella” in pretty Westhaven, is part of this gorgeous Williamson County neighborhood’s Million Dollar Luxury Home Tour on Sunday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to [...]

Spacious Urban Living Kenrow Corner Duplex Available For Purchase

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, The Nations|Tags: , , , , , |

When you step into the spacious urban living Kenrow Corner duplex in Nashville's The Nations neighborhood, the Carbine & Associates homes have beautiful attention-to-detail with both units currently available for purchase.   Moments from downtown [...]

Superior Craftsmanship, Building Attention-To-Detail

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Westhaven|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Superior craftsmanship and building attention-to-detail are the common threads of award-winning caliber homes. Step inside a Carbine farmhouse, Contemporary Tuscan and Spanish Inspired Transitional style home for great examples of inspiring building and creative design. [...]

Carbine Traditional Home’s Inspiring Building Details Available In Kings’ Chapel

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Kings Chapel, Sales|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you step into the beautiful Traditional style home being completed by Carbine & Associates at 4071 Kings Camp Pass in Arrington, there are so many inspiring building details. This beautiful Traditional style home [...]

How To Choose A Builder

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Home Building, New Home|Tags: , , , , , |

When choosing a homebuilder, there are many things to consider in this important relationship from community reputation and long-term track record to the process of building.   Step inside a beautiful Williamson County home in the [...]

Sold Out Kenrow Corner Townhomes In The Nations

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Home Building, Kenrow Corner, New Home, The Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sold out Kenrow Corner townhomes in The Nations is the latest exciting news from Carbine Realty Group with an adjacent duplex currently for sale and plans to release condominiums now under construction.   Carbine Realty [...]

Gorgeous Traditional Style Kings’ Chapel Home Under Contract

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Kings Chapel, Uncategorized|

When you step inside the tasteful, traditional-style home Carbine & Associates built in the Kings’ Chapel community of Arrington, the first thing that strikes you is the exceptional attention-to-detail and solid craftsmanship. This nearly 4,000-square-foot [...]

Beautiful French Manor Home Available

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Westhaven|Tags: , , , , |

When you step into the beautiful French manor home available in the scenic Westhaven neighborhood, builder Daryl Walny says the spacious home will have a timeless air achieved through quality craftsmanship. source: Westhaven website. [...]

Only Two Carbine Homes Available In Tollgate Village

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Home Building, Tollgate Village|Tags: , , , , |

After a most recent home sale, only two Carbine home remains available in the pretty Tollgate Village neighborhood located in Williamson County's Thompsons Station.  Lovely homes on 3873 Somers Lane and 3077 Millerton Way are available in the peaceful neighborhood [...]

Beautiful Contemporary Tuscan Home

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Building Design, Westhaven|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A beautiful Contemporary Tuscan home, recently completed by Carbine & Associates custom building team, was a challenging project with stunning results says Carbine’s Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny. Designed by architect Preston Shea, the [...]

Carbine & Associates Features Narrow Gate Artisans’ Corbels

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Westhaven|Tags: , , , , , , |

From custom corbels to beam boxes, Carbine & Associates home building team always searches for the finest home building materials and is proud to feature the work of Narrow Gate Artisans in a recent Westhaven [...]

Beautiful Homes In Tollgate Village Available

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Home Building, Tollgate Village|Tags: , , , , |

Beautiful homes in Tollgate Village available now in the Williamson County’s Thompsons Station and built by Carbine & Associates. Five beautiful Carbine homes are available after two have sold in the last four weeks. Click [...]

SOLD And Only Two Kenrow Corner Townhomes Left

By | June 11th, 2016|Categories: Kenrow Corner, Projects, The Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Yes, you are seeing that correctly. Two more sold and only two Kenrow Corner townhomes left in the development, built by award-winning Carbine & Associates ,in The Nations neighborhood in West Nashville. This Sunday, [...]

Home Sites In Newest Williamson County Neighborhood Now Available

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: House for Hope, Southern Preserve|Tags: , , , , , |

Home sites in newest Williamson County neighborhood are now available in Southern Preserve promising quiet, serene country living yet moments from convenient shopping and entertainment. Located in the southwestern part of Williamson County, Southern Preserve [...]

New Nashville Townhome Now Available In The Nations

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: New Home, The Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Beautiful urban living in a new luxury Nashville townhome is now available in the popular neighborhood, The Nations, moments from downtown. Kenrow Corner, built by award-winning custom home builder Carbine & Associates, currently has four [...]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Resolve And Unyielding Spirit Of A Giver

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Anyone who knows my mother knows what a wonderful, sweet caring person she is.  My mother is a tireless giver.  She always places the wants and needs of others before her wants and needs.  My [...]

Should You Buy into the Solar Power Wave?

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Green energy|Tags: , , |

Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but it seems these days that alternative energy is on everyone’s mind when making decisions regarding utility costs and household sustainability. Solar energy is now one of the [...]

Crafting Character With Custom Home Building

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Described as crafting character in a Tennessean story, a partnership between Carbine & Associates and Narrow Gate Artisans is supporting young men learning carpentry while yielding beautiful architectural elements for Carbine custom home building through [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

USA Today Home Magazine Asks Carbine, Quartz or Granite Counters?

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , |

Not your mother’s countertop, fresh choices for counters are gaining popularity including quartz-based says Carbine’s Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny.  He was recently interviewed for USA Today Home magazine and reflected younger homeowners are [...]

Cork Flooring: What you Need to Know

By | 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 [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

The Builder Interview – How to Find Out if Your Builder is Right for You

By | 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 [...]

How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors

By | 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 [...]

How to Find the Perfect Sofa

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Comfort, Decorations, Home Decor|Tags: , , , , |

While it would be nice to hire a professional decorator to outfit your home in the latest-and-greatest styles, that’s not always feasible – but how can you turn your home into a magazine-worthy showpiece without [...]

5 Ways To Create the Perfect Laundry Room

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Home Decor, Organization|Tags: , , , , |

At Carbine & Associates, we’ll build your laundry room to your exact specifications (right along with the rest of the house). Don’t feel like you have to contain your imagination when it comes to your [...]

Top Kitchen Design Ideas For 2016

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: Comfort, Home Decor, Kitchen Design|Tags: , , |

There’s nothing like a comfortable, well-designed kitchen to make a house a home – and in 2016, designers are borrowing plenty of inspiration from Europe to create unparalleled style. European Kitchen Design: What’s “In” Sleek [...]

What is a Utility Contractor

By | 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 [...]

Give Your Home’s IQ a Boost

By | December 4th, 2015|Categories: Home Technology, Smart Home|Tags: , , , , , , |

With the date Marty McFly visited in “Back to the Future II” just past, it’s a great time to look at how much smart homes have evolved in the past several years. Sure, we don’t [...]

Are You Ready to Winterize Your Home

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: Comfort, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, winter is right around the corner. That means, even though you’ve just finished your fall yard maintenance, it’s time to start prepping for freezing temperatures. Winterize Your [...]

House For Hope Announced In New Franklin Neighborhood 

By | 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 [...]

Smart Technology and Home Design: An Evolving Process

By | 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 [...]

3 Tips to Make Buying a Custom Home Easier

By | 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 [...]

Smart Closet Design: What You Need to Know

By | 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). [...]

Drone Aerial Tour of Carbine Site Development For New Brentwood Gated Community, Terrabrooke

By | October 15th, 2015|Categories: Terrabrooke, Terrabrooke|Tags: , , , |

A new boutique community, Terrabrooke, has been developed in Brentwood off scenic Split Log Road with Carbine & Associates conducting the site work for the project.   Carbine’s team installed the roads, water, sewer and [...]

Should You Build Your Custom Home with Sustainable Materials

By | 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 [...]

Four Kenrow Corner Townhomes Now Available In The Nations

By | October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Carbine Events, Kenrow Corner, Sales|Tags: , , , |

UPDATE***Within one week of MLS listing, Carbine & Associates is pleased to report three of the four townhomes are under contract. Currently, there is one townhome available with a two-car garage. For more information, contact [...]

Fall Yard Maintenance: What You Need to Do Now

By | 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 [...]

Planning the Perfect Mudroom for your Custom House

By | 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 [...]

Carbine & Associates Adds Grubbs And Towne As Project Managers

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Franklin, Tenn.(August 4, 2015)---Top Nashville area custom home builder Carbine & Associates today announced the addition of two project managers, Tim Grubbs and Grant Towne, according to company vice president of operations, Daryl Walny. [...]

LED vs. CFL – What’s Best for Your Custom Home

By | August 13th, 2015|Categories: Green energy, Home Technology|Tags: , , |

Your new home, no matter how well designed it is, needs the perfect lighting scheme in order for you to enjoy it to its fullest. So what’s right for you: CFL or LED lights? What [...]

How to Keep Your Custom Home Building Budget Under Control

By | 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 [...]

5 Landscaping Facts to Know Before Building Your Custom Home

By | 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 [...]

How to Create the Perfect Floor Plan

By | 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 [...]

Custom Home Advice – Wrapping up the Process and Moving In

By | 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 [...]

Custom Home Advice – Finding The Right Place To Call Home

By | 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: [...]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Custom Home

By | 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 [...]

Craftmanship, Great Floor Plan And Materials Define A Carbine Home

By | 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, [...]

New Boutique, Gated Community Announced for Brentwood

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: Home Building, Terrabrooke|Tags: , , , , , , |

An exclusive, eight-home, gated community, Terrabrooke, is being developed in Brentwood off Split Log Road according to site developer Daryl Walny, vice president operations for Carbine & Associates. Carbine & Associates is conducting site preparation [...]

Kenrow Corner Townhomes And Condomiums Announced In The Nations

By | April 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Carbine & Associates is breaking ground in May on Kenrow Corner, a $3.4 million, development of townhomes and condominiums, in popular The Nations area of West Nashville.   James Carbine, president of the Franklin-based Carbine & [...]

5 Hot Bedroom Decor Ideas You’ll Love

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Comfort, Home Decor|Tags: , , , , |

We all want our homes to look spectacular without sacrificing comfort, but decorating your bedroom to reflect your personal style and keeping things cozy isn’t always easy. Aside from mixing and matching patterns and all [...]

3 Hot Foyer Decorating Tips from the Pros

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Decorations, Home Decor|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes you really do get a second chance to make a first impression—with your foyer. Aside from your home's curb appeal, the foyer is an introduction to your residence and a statement about your personal [...]

3 Smart Gadgets That Make Your Home More Livable

By | February 25th, 2015|Categories: Home Technology|Tags: , |

Did you watch The Jetsons when you were a kid? Now we have those watches you can talk into, robots that sweep the floors… and plenty of other great gadgets that make our homes more livable and our lives [...]

How to Arrange Furniture Like a Professional Decorator

By | February 18th, 2015|Categories: Comfort, Decorations, Home Decor|Tags: , , , |

Enhancing the look and functionality of your space doesn’t require hiring a professional (although that’s a big help). You can put together the ideal layout with your existing furniture by using these tips from the [...]

Chandelier, Track Lighting, or Recessed Lights: What’s Best for Your Kitchen?

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Home Decor, Kitchen Design|

Your kitchen is the most multi-functional room in your home, particularly if it’s an open or eat-in kitchen. Cooking, cleaning, eating, planning, and often socializing all center around this important space. The lighting you choose [...]

Carbine’s Operation FINALLY HOME Earns Two National Awards

By | February 9th, 2015|Categories: Home Building, Operation Finally Home, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced their national award winners including Nashville area custom builder Carbine & Associates earning a Judge’s Special Award of Excellence and a silver [...]

5 Decorating Mistakes We All Make

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , , , , |

We all want our homes to look their best, but sometimes even the most well intentioned design choices don't quite pan out. In fact, there are five major mistakes that most of us make with [...]

Tips on Choosing The Perfect Paint Colors

By | January 20th, 2015|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , |

Choosing room colors can be a more daunting task than actually doing the painting yourself. You want room and accent colors to suit the usage of the room, as well as your individual personality. This [...]

Making the Most of Natural Light In Your Home

By | January 13th, 2015|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , |

Pure, natural sunlight can turn your home into a cheerful work of art, but sometimes getting it in is a bit of a problem. Do you know how to maximize natural light in your Carbine [...]

How To Dress The Daybed In Your Guest Room

By | November 21st, 2014|Categories: Guest Rooms, Home Decor|Tags: , , , , |

Every guest room needs a quality daybed, but how, exactly, are you supposed to make it look amazing rather than… like a daybed? We consulted with some of the world’s best modern designers to find [...]

Your Kitchen Island – What’s Best For You

By | November 10th, 2014|Categories: Home Building, Kitchen Design|Tags: , , , , |

As you’re planning your dream home, one of the biggest considerations might be your kitchen – and the possibilities are endless. Most (but not all) kitchens are better with an island; yours might be, too. [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Deck Maintenance

By | October 30th, 2014|Categories: Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

If your home has a patio or wood deck where you entertain family and friends, you probably already know that it needs yearly maintenance. With the seasons changing in Middle Tennessee, your deck will still [...]

How To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Relaxing Retreat

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Comfort, Home Decor, Luxury|Tags: , , , |

If you’re like most of us, the idea of a relaxing retreat you can duck into after a long day is extremely appealing. Who doesn’t like the idea of an in-home spa? The fact is [...]

3 Interior Decorating Myths Exposed

By | October 13th, 2014|Categories: Building Design, Home Decor|Tags: , , , , , |

Interior decorating is an art form. It’s a blend of common sense, aesthetics and usability. However, there are a few popular interior decorating ideas that have persisted over the years – and unfortunately, they’re terrible [...]

Reflections – Strategically Placing Mirrors In Your Custom Home

By | September 29th, 2014|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , |

Every home needs a few well-placed mirrors, but mount them in the wrong spots and you’re just begging for a decorating disaster. If you know what you’re doing, you can create the illusion of more [...]

Creating An Emergency Preparedness Plan For Your New Home

By | September 12th, 2014|Categories: Building Design, Home Technology|Tags: , , , , |

When you move into a new custom home, the last thing you’re thinking about is creating an emergency preparedness plan for your whole family. The truth is, though, that there’s no better time to create [...]

The Perfect Master Closet Design

By | September 5th, 2014|Categories: Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , |

When you’re having a custom home built in Middle Tennessee, you can design every last feature – and many people find that the master closet is not only fun to design, but essential in creating [...]

Fresh, European Design For Your Middle Tennessee Home

By | August 28th, 2014|Categories: Building Design, Home Decor|Tags: , , |

Traditional interior design has evolved and come full-circle since the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Some of the hottest design trends are retro pieces inspired by black-and-white films and funky, bright patterns like those you’d see [...]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

By | August 21st, 2014|Categories: Carbine Events|Tags: , , , , , |

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps the nation, Carbine & Associates, Franklin-based custom home builders, received a challenge from a former co-worker, Michelle Davis, and her husband, Keith, whose co-worker has ALS. Carbine & [...]

4 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Custom Home

By | August 15th, 2014|Categories: Architecture, Building Design, Home Building|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Building a custom home is exciting – you’re finally able to choose the exact dimensions of each room, you can have the built-in shelving you always wanted, and you get to pick the little things [...]

Redefining Your Space With Window Treatment – 3 Hot Tips

By | August 10th, 2014|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , , |

Your window treatments can make or break a room (as if there wasn’t enough riding on your other design choices). You don’t want to block out all of the light, but you want to be [...]

Carbine’s Walny Honored for Veteran Home Build

By | August 1st, 2014|Categories: Home Building, Operation Finally Home|Tags: , , |

Giving back to our community is part of the fabric of Carbine & Associates building history, and, this week, Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny was honored by Franklin Tomorrow for leading the C&A team [...]

Are You Battling Clutter Around the House?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Home Decor, Organization, Projects|Tags: , , , , |

Having a roomy house doesn’t mean you don’t suffer from what you consider a storage shortage. In fact, many of us feel like our spaces are too cluttered – even if they aren’t. If you [...]

3 Ways to Liven Up Plain Walls

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , , , |

There’s one in every house, and it’s the bane of the homeowner’s existence. It’s always there, taunting you, daring you to do something… every time you walk into the room, you rack your brain looking [...]

Is Your Patio the Perfect Place to Relax?

By | 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 [...]

Fresh Twist To Home Decor With Vintage Accents

By | May 8th, 2014|Categories: Building Design, Home Decor|Tags: , , , |

Add a fresh twist to your interior décor by ditching sleek modernity and replacing it with a vintage look that makes everyone feel right at home. That’s right: out with the new and in with [...]

9 Must-Have Houseplants for Fresh, Clean Air

By | March 29th, 2014|Categories: Home Decor|Tags: , , , , , |

9 Must-Have Houseplants for Fresh, Clean Air It’s long been known that keeping plants indoors can improve your air quality and brighten just about any room, but which plants are right for your home? [...]

Home away from Home: Setting up a Welcoming Guest Room

By | December 16th, 2013|Categories: guest room for company, Guest Rooms|Tags: |

With the holidays almost upon us, many of us will be opening our homes to friends and family from out of town—and that means it’s time to start getting the guest room ready to give [...]

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Carbine & Associates volunteers for Operation FINALLY HOME

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Operation Finally Home, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

If you’ve ever been to a ground breaking ceremony, actually seeing ground being dug on the day of the event is an unusual accomplishment; and, this is exactly what happened on September 24 in pretty [...]

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Operation Finally Home provides free home to wounded veteran

By | September 20th, 2013|Categories: Operation Finally Home, Uncategorized|

By CHELSEA KALLMAN - Franklin Home Page | Published: September 18, 2013 Abby and Luke Van Dorston onstage at the CMA Festival Staff Sergeant Luke Van Dorston, his wife, Abby, and their 1-year-old [...]

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Kix Brooks Surprises Two Combat Veterans with Custom Built Homes Announcement at CMA Music Festival

By | July 24th, 2013|Categories: Operation Finally Home, Uncategorized|

Through Operation FINALLY HOME, Staff Sergeant Luke Van Dorston, USAF will receive a home in Thompsons Station, Tenn., and Sergeant Ronny Wiley, USA will receive a home in Charlotte, N.C. [youtube id="AUoj5JRUpkk" width="640" height="360"] NASHVILLE, [...]

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