There are a number of things to consider when undertaking any type of construction project. The construction of timber frames in Coeur D’Alene ID is no different. Here are a few planning tips to help make the process as smooth and stress free as possible.
Select the location first, then choose the floor plan. Far too often people do this the other way around and end up with a home that doesn’t truly take advantage of the surroundings. Landscape features can frequently be made to look even more stunning by steel building a timber frame home to highlight that feature. For instance, a large picture window surrounded by arched beams will make a mountain view look that much more majestic. Or, if there is a stream that runs on the property, you may want to consider placing the master suite—complete with a small deck—on that side of the home where you fall asleep to the soothing sounds of running water and wake up and enjoy your coffee on the deck each morning. From a more practical standpoint, steep or sloping lots will require entirely different floor plans for timber frames in Coeur D’Alene ID than flat lots.
Next, take the time to carefully evaluate the demands of your lifestyle and the needs of those who will be living in the home with you and make a list of the features that are most important to you. Storage space is especially important in this regard. If you frequently entertain, you will want to make sure the floor plans for timber frames in Coeur D’Alene ID you are looking at have enough open space to accommodate such functions. Don’t just consider your current lifestyle, however, but also think about any changes that may occur in the future and how to meet those needs. For example, if you have aging family members who may need to move in with you, it is probably a good idea to include a ground floor suite that is easily accessible.
You may not be able to afford all of the features and upgrades on your list. If this is the case, you will need to rank your list in order of importance. This will make it easier to decide where you can compromise to cut costs. While many of these decisions will be made before construction begins, homeowners are often faced with a few decisions along the way as well. Unforeseen expenses such as a sudden shortage of building materials or spur of the moment upgrades can force you to make cutbacks in other areas in order to stay on budget. Making such decisions will be much easier if you have already determined what features are simply “wants” and which are truly “needs.”
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