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 [...]

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 [...]

Moving with Pets – What You Need to Know

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:37+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Moving into a brand-new, custom Carbine and Associates home is so exciting – but if you’re moving with kids or pets, it can be a little more stressful than you’d like it to be. Different pets will have different reactions (it’s a lot easier to move a fish than it is to move a cat!), but [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 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 is CFL Lighting? CFL stands for compact fluorescent lamp. These types of lights are energy-saving lamps that fit into light fixtures [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]