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 [...]

How to Find the Perfect Sofa

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:34+00:00 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 professional help? Knowing how to pick out the perfect sofa is a great start. How to Find the Perfect Sofa Without [...]

Garage Organization 101

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Organization|Tags: , , , , |

When you’re ready to organize your garage – maybe as part of a New Year’s resolution – the whole task can seem overwhelming. Where do you even begin? How to Organize Your Garage: One Step at a Time Our garages often end up serving as the “catch-all” for things that we don’t want to store in [...]

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 Ways To Create the Perfect Laundry Room

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:34+00:00 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 laundry area; we want you to love every aspect of your home. We keep a good eye on what’s hot in [...]

Top Kitchen Design Ideas For 2016

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:34+00:00 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 and modern with a warm, welcoming touch. That’s the best way to describe what’s cooking in European kitchen design right now. [...]

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 [...]

Give Your Home’s IQ a Boost

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:35+00:00 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 have fax machines built into our walls like they did in the movie – but we have things that make our [...]

Are You Ready to Winterize Your Home

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:35+00:00 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 Home Most of the things you need to do for winter are simple – in fact, you can winterize your home [...]

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 [...]