Creating a Home that Works for You
BY Emma Chennault
Jamin and Ashley Mills started the Handmade Home in 2010 with the idea of helping individuals and families find the perfect home and turn it into a space they love. Jamin and Ashley are college sweethearts and were married in 2002, so you could say their partnership has been a long time in the making. They are the authors of four books and work with some of the nation’s top brands, such as Frigidaire, Mars Pet Care, Sherwin Williams and Wayfair, to name a few. Ashley and Jamin were recently featured as the nation’s top 100 Most Creative People by Country Living magazine. In addition, their work has been featured in national commercials and other national media outlets. The couple moved to Williamson County in 2016 and has since made Franklin their company’s headquarters, where they offer their services to clients locally and nationally.
The Handmade Home is a full-service design and remodeling company creating one-of-a-kind looks for their clients. Jamin is an agent with Benchmark Realty and offers Real Estate services, bringing a unique perspective to the home search category. Jamin and Ashley love “helping individuals and families find the perfect fit for them. From the possibilities of a new space to elements people usually miss, it helps to have an experienced, knowledgeable eye when searching for a new house or trying to sell your own home.” Their motto is ‘We don’t believe in the dream home, we believe in your home,’ and this rings true in their design process. The couple knows from first-hand experience how daunting it can be to tackle the remodeling process and how “it truly helps to have someone to hold your hand and walk through the process with you.” They are there to help you every step of the way – From searching for a house to implementing a functional design and carrying it through to the end with a photographic finish, they have a service for home-renovation needs and beyond.
There is not a specific aspect of this process that the Mills do not love, but one of their favorites is creating beautiful spaces for people out of forgotten places. They are known for taking a house that no one would touch and turning it into a home. They thrive on a challenge and love to see their vision come to fruition. It is easy to be brainwashed by television when things happen magically during a commercial break, and in the design world, a realistic, beautiful home can sometimes feel intentionally unattainable. They approach each project “from an authentic place and offer services formulated specifically for the individual, to help create a look that our clients are thrilled with.”
At the end of the day, Jamin and Ashley want you to love your home. They know it is a job well done when “there are happy tears from those who didn’t realize it was possible.” This process is something the two take extremely seriously, and “trusting us with this process is a real honor we never take lightly. We love helping in any capacity.”
You can learn more about The Handmade Home by visiting Jamin and Ashley’s website, thehandmadehome.net, following them on Instagram @thehandmadehome or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.