Podcast, Ep. 229 Building a House Series: Getting Started

Building a House Series How to Decorate

We are so excited to finally launch our new series, Building a House, that we’ve been talking about for many years! This is a multi-part series where we’ll welcome some amazing experts to help guide us through the entire process of building a brand new house. Joining us for the series is guest host Maggie Griffin. Maggie is an interior designer with a full-service firm in Georgia with a team of 10 working throughout the Southeast. She also has a retail component, Maggie Griffin at Home, and is working on a product line. Not only has Maggie recently done her own big personal project, but she regularly helps clients build homes from the ground up. Throughout the series, she’ll bring us some of her favorite experts, like an architect and contractor, while Maggie takes us through the interior design process.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • Maggie walks us through her own personal project.
  • How to find a building site or property depends on which market you are in.
  • How to come up with a budget and how to finance a build.
  • Who is the first expert professional that people will contact when starting a new build?
  • The importance of keeping function in mind and everyday life in mind when you build.
  • How to prioritize what your needs are in a build.
  • Why Maggie likes to organize ideas on Pinterest.
  • The importance of driving around to find your house style and select the right architect or builder.
  • Other ideas for finding a building plan especially when you’re short on time.
  • So, who are the people you need to call and what is the timeline?
  • Maggie’s final words of wisdom on what people need to do to get started to Build Your Dream House.

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Happy Decorating!

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.