Recycled…Showers?

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: Comfort, Green energy|Tags: , , , |

It looks like the latest trend in recycling has moved into the lavatory – Orbital Systems, which holds the Certified Space Technology designation from the U.S. Space Foundation, has designed a shower that cuts out between 80 and 95 percent of the water we typically use. The catch? There really isn’t one, at least according to [...]

3 Tips to Make Buying a Custom Home Easier

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 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 new, and you can even set up the perfect layout for your needs. Further, new custom homes are more energy efficient [...]

Smart Closet Design: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-02-13T18:08:36+00:00 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). If you could settle for even less space, you might like Lauren Conrad’s mirrored closet or Guiliana Rancic’s island-centric closet. There [...]

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 [...]