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Designing To Fit Your Land and Lifestyle

Posted on May 15, 2012
waterfront view custom timber frame home

When you make the decision to build a custom timber home, there is a lot that goes into creating the perfect design for your family. Riverbend’s team understands the importance of creating a home tailored to your personal style, and that fits into your land. And, our talented designers are here to help begin your custom home journey. Read a few ideas about designing for your land and lifestyle.

Reflecting Your Lifestyle 

Designing and building a timber frame home includes more than the main structure’s foundation; it also includes the potential additions that fit your lifestyle. For example, perhaps you are building a summer lake house for your family. If so, consider including a dock or boat house to your design. Or, maybe you are designing a home on a large piece of land. Add a timber frame barn that matches your home design.

Perfect for Your Property

exterior deck timber home
This sloping Prince George property was perfect for a magnificent outdoor living space

The tradition of timber framing uses timeless building processes to connect you and your home to the surrounding property. In fact, sometimes, it’s the particular memories or features of the property that first spark someone’s interest in building an authentic timber frame home. For example, an enormous oak tree still standing from your childhood may be the focal point of your new home’s expansive windows. Or perhaps, like the home above, the slope of the land being considered for purchase seems perfect for designing that magnificent outdoor living space of which you have always dreamed.

Adapting to Your Weather

sunroom porch screened in
Timber frame homes are famous for blending the outdoors with the interior spaces

Whether you are building in the northern chill of Calgary or the warmth of the Arizona desert, your timber home design should reflect the climate in which you live. For instance, including an enclosed, (and air-conditioned), sunroom as part of your Florida home’s design will help you enjoy those humid summers far more than designing a screened-in porch. In the same vein, storage for winter sports equipment or a space for a hot tub on the deck might be a better fit for that Wisconsin winter retreat.

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Whether you’re looking for more information or would simply like to learn more about us and our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please follow the link below to access our online form or call us at 888.486.2363 in the US or 888.999.4744 in Canada. We look forward to hearing from you.

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