The time between when you first dream of your ideal timber home to the day your home is complete can span years. Whether it is determining your needs and wants, the fluctuating economy, or the state of the building industry, there are many factors that will affect when you will actually begin. With all of these factors impacting your dream home process, the design process will not typically start until you are about a year away from your desired construction start date. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t some homework to be done in the meantime. Today, we will share with you what can be done in the years prior to the actual start of your design process.
Four or More Years Out
If you are more than four years away from building your timber frame home, this is the time to start researching and gathering information and ideas for your designer to use down the road. You will also want to:
Two to Three Years Out
Now that you are two to three years away from construction, you should start to devote your time to reflecting and refining your project expectations and goals. You do this by:
One to Two Years Out
Now that you are getting close to starting the design process, it will be a good idea to review your site location with your client representative. Walking your site is the best way to get a feel for your land and how your home will be oriented on it to best achieve all of your wants and needs. Start by:
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