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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, we covered a few of the ways in which to plan a timber frame home in order to get the most value for your dollar. While these are all great points, the topic was too expansive to fit into just one post. Since everyone loves maximizing their return on investment, here are a few more ways to make the most of your home purchase.
The last two weeks, we have discussed the related topics of how large rooms are in the average modern home and how much space large items like king beds or pool tables require. After reading these posts, you may have a better idea of how large your future Timberpeg home needs to be.
Last week, we wrote about the average sizes of various rooms in the modern home, covering cases for small, average and large homes. While knowing that the average master bedroom in a home built today is 309 square feet can help in home planning, it might still be hard to visualize how a large bed will fit in that space.
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.
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.