From the Ground, Up

Start dreaming, planning, and designing the home of your dreams.


Who are you? How do you want to live? What do you love? These are the questions that should form the foundation of every home design. Whether you’re remodeling or building from scratch, there are many things to consider before you start your journey. No matter the type of build you’re dreaming of, it’s always best to do your research and talk to the experts. Here are the steps we at Timber Ridge Properties suggest to our clients when they’re setting out to design the home of their dreams from the ground, up.

Build On Trust
Make sure you’re comfortable with the team who will create your space. You’ll be planning everything down the last detail, so you’ll need someone who can guide you through unfamiliar tasks and listen to your exact wants and needs. It takes more than simply rearranging some walls, altering a few spaces, and redecorating interiors to build your dream—by creating a foundation of trust, Timber Ridge Properties will craft a place that is tailor-made to your vision, personality, and style of living.

Budget from the Beginning
Managing data is hugely important when it comes to the planning and budgeting process of your build.  Getting some perspective on your budget may prove difficult, especially before you figure in the extensiveness of your planned construction. With Timber Ridge, you will always get the highest level of transparency when it comes to cost. We take the time to explain every metric so that you understand exactly where your money is going. This way, you build a more effective budget from the very beginning.

Wants, Needs, and Gotta Haves
Start thinking about the big picture and separating the things you want but might not particularly need from your must-have features. This categorization process becomes essential for parents planning space for their children. Take a virtual walk through your dream home and think about what your family really needs. An extra bedroom or bathroom might be the way to go, or maybe a family room that your kids, their friends, and your guests can all enjoy becomes the practical option over a fine dining room.

Bring it to Life
This is where the bits and pieces of your home start coming together. At Timber Ridge, we walk through the design process together so that we can better understand your vision and how to implement it. From first drafts to final revisions, we keep communication lines open so that you end up with exactly what you want. Timber Ridge can help you source land, obtain permits, draw up blueprints, and more. For a brief overview of what our process looks like from start to finish, read our guide on what to expect during the process of building your perfect home.

Get Detailed
Building a custom home means that every detail becomes a decision. Which kind of doorknobs do you want? Which metal finish will look best in the bathroom? The best strategy for tackling all of these decisions: Don’t get overwhelmed! Custom homes take time because they are 100% designed around you. It’s always ok to ask for help sourcing the right materials, finishes, and furnishings to fit each space perfectly.  

As Antoine de Saint Exupery once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” At Timber Ridge, we’ll help you transform your goal with a plan that centers around your vision, your family, and your life. Before you know it, your dream home will be transitioning into a reality, and you and your family will be on their way to creating new memories.