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Designing To Fit Your Land and Lifestyle

Posted on May 15, 2012

When you make the decision to build a custom home, there is a lot that goes into creating the perfect design for your family. At Riverbend, we understand the importance of creating a home that is tailored to your personal style, reflects your lifestyle and fits into the composition of your land and our degreed architects are there to help when you begin your design process. Here are a few ideas of how you can reflect yourself and location in your home.

Reflecting your lifestyle Custom to fit climate

Building a timber frame house does not mean that your home is limited to the main structure’s foundation, think about the potential additions that would benefit your lifestyle. Perhaps you are building a summer lake house for the family, consider including a dock or a boat house to your design. If this project is meant to be a family farm, build a barn that matches your home design.

Perfect for your land

The tradition of timber framing utilizes timeless materials and building processes to connect you and your home to the nature surrounding it. Often times, particular sites or natural occurrences on the property are what initially sparked a family’s interest in building a wood home. Consider designing a court yard around that special tree on your property or including skylights and clerestory windows to appreciate the heights of the wooded area on site.

Adapting to your climate

Whether you are building in the northern chill of Canada or the warmth of the North Carolina coast, your timber home design should reflect the climate in which you live. For instance, including screened-in outdoor living spaces in a floor plan will help you to better appreciate a warmer climate. While storage for winter sports equipment or a space for a hot tub on the deck might be a better fit for your home in a colder region.

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