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Building a Home for Mom: Storage

With Mother’s Day only three weeks away, we thought it was a great time to focus on the features in a home that are a must-have for the modern mother. Mom’s today work harder than ever, both in and away from the home. This makes it all the more important that the home is a sanctuary that functions efficiently. There are many features that are important to the modern buyer, and we will focus on one in each of the coming weeks. 

Reducing Personal Stress While Building a Home

Many people who have built a new home will tell you that the experience can be quite stressful. With the large number of decisions to be made and tasks that need to be accomplished, building a home can create tension, especially with your spouse or partner. Luckily, if you choose to build a home with Timberpeg our talented staff and Independent Representatives will help to eliminate as much stress as possible from the building process. Here are some tips for ensuring that your build process is as smooth as possible.

Prepare For Next Ski Season With the Vermont Ski Cottage

For most of us, winter cannot end soon enough and the spring thaw is more than welcome. For the avid skier, however, this is a bittersweet time of year. Spring skiing can be very enjoyable, but the end of the season draws nearer every day. Although this ski season must come to an end, we have the perfect way to make the most of future ski seasons. If you live to hit the slopes, then the Vermont Ski Cottage is an ideal home base. Read below to see how the Vermont Ski Cottage is the perfect lodge for parties large and small.

Spring is the Season for a Timberpeg Home Show

The snowy winter weather in the northern half of the country has been a bane to both residents and homebuilders. Nationwide, new home starts in February were down 17 percent from January. While that sounds severe, the role of weather is even more obvious when you look at the regional data. New home starts barely budged in the South, with a 2.5 percent decline, while the Northeast saw a staggering 56.5 percent drop.

Lakewood Cottage is Ready for Spring

Although the current season may make it seem like the winter that will never end, spring is in fact less than two weeks away. With the lengthening and warming days our attention returns to enjoying rather than sheltering from the outdoors. So while the past few months may have focused our attention on ski lodges and fireplaces, we thought now was a great time to look forward to time at the lake.

What Size is an “Average” Room?

A year ago, we wrote about the changing trends in home design. Overall, new homes reached their largest size in 2007, at 2521 square feet on average, and new homes have been slightly smaller. As a result, specialty rooms like home theaters are becoming less common. One topic we didn’t cover was how large the rooms within a home tend to be.

Character-Building Home Additions

If you are considering building an addition to your home, then there are several considerations that arise. You must consider your new addition’s function and what features you wish to add. Furthermore, your designers or architects must make sure your addition is structurally sound and can be built in an acceptable place on your property.


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