So, you’ve decided…you’re taking the plunge…you’re going for it! You’ve thought about it for a long time (likely feels like forever, right?) and you’ve come to the decision – Now is the time to get started on building your dream home! Congratulations! This is a very big deal!


Most people have a very good idea of what “type” of home they want to live in, maybe a certain style. When you get to the point of actually kick starting home building plans, people generally get a keen eye for detail on every home they visit, or see in magazines, or driving down the street. (It’s kind of like car shopping, you gaze at every vehicle on the road)

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So, where do you start? Some will start with functionality. How many bedrooms? Baths? Garage? And if so, two-door? Three? What about a basement? Outdoor living space? Open concept? Large kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space? Maybe a pantry?

outdoor living space

This may sound a bit overwhelming. Taking a look at floor plan books or online will help. This may give you a good head start. When it really comes down to it, however, every single detail in your floor plan is important. This is one of several areas Timber Block excels in. Timber Block has a team of design professionals to help. Once a home owners gets to the point of deciding on a floor plan, that customer will meet first with one of our designers. Even if you’re building straight from one of our stock plans, they will go through the details with you. However, most people (80 to 90 percent of our home owners) will customize their floor plan in some way – even if it’s just adding or taking away a bathroom. The beauty of our ability to customize (which sets us apart from many others) ensures you will end up with you dream result! Always dreamed of an extra large walk-in closet? We can add it! A Jack and Jill bath for this kids – sure!


Timber Block has also built several full custom homes as well. We have had customers come in with their ideas, and they’ve worked with the designers to create the perfect floor plan.


Building a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s important to make sure your end result is what you’ve always dreamed of. Dreams can come true!


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