Taking the leap to move forward with the building of your timber frame home is an exciting time! New memories will be created and your beautiful home will be cemented in your family for generations to come. Here are five important steps to keep in mind during this exciting process.
1. Start with your land
They always say, “location, location, location” and this especially rings true for timber frame homes. Our team can help you evaluate your property to capitalize on its strong points. If you have a gorgeous view of the lake, we can orient your floorplan to take advantage of it. If you’re surrounded by thick forest, consider arranging your spaces inward to create a good line of sight from room to room. Your site will help determine your floorplan.
2. Decide how you want your home to feel
Do you want your home to be cozy and rustic or cottage chic? Create an idea board on Houzz.com with design elements that appeal to you. From there, our experienced design team will help you bring all those ideas to life in a way that suits your taste and lifestyle.
3. Bigger isn’t always better
Don’t waste space on the square footage you don’t really need, the number, type and size of rooms should reflect what will take place in them. Think of your rooms in terms of the activities that will take place in them, instead of “kitchen” think “cooking” and instead of “living room” think “family time”.
4. Account for extras
Don’t forget to account architectural elements into your budget, for example, large windows, massive trusses and hipped or gabled roofs – all of these can be integral to your home but they also cost money. An honest and experienced builder will disclose these added costs early in the design process so that you’re not surprised later down the road.
5. Enlist the right professionals
You’ve heard it before, building a home can be stressful and time-consuming – we don’t believe it should be that way. Building your dream home or cottage should be an exciting experience, which is why it’s important to find builders you can trust. We work alongside our clients every step of the way, keeping an open line of communication and ensuring a seamless process from start to finish.
This list may seem overwhelming to begin with but rest assured, our team of dedicated professionals is here to walk you through every step to make sure your home building experience is a positive one.