Timber Ridge Properties Named as One of Denver’s Top Home Builders

Timber Ridge Properties Named as One of Denver’s Top Home Builders

Timber Ridge Properties is thrilled to announce that we were named as one of the Three Best Home Builders in Denver. Through a rigorous 50-Point Inspection that examines “customer reviews, history, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence” and more – builders are evaluated and winners are selected to be featured on the ThreeBestRated website.

Timber Ridge Properties is a family-owned builder that has been maintaining a reputation for being Denver’s top custom home builder. The constructors are admired for their high level of craftsmanship, quality of design, and attention to detail. Their award-winning custom luxury homes were built with a highly personal and boutique approach. The team of builders has been making an uncompromising representation of your vision. From concept to end, they are committed to perfection at every step of the method. They specialize in high-end custom houses, using only the finest materials, hands-on approach, and state-of-the-art craftsmanship.

We are so proud of the work we do and of the clients that put their trust in Timber Ridge Properties to bring their dream homes to life.

 

 

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Interested in building or enhancing your dream home with Timber Ridge? Contact us today.

Ten Home Building Trends to Watch for in 2020

Ten Home Building Trends to Watch for in 2020

The Denver metro area has long been on the vanguard of trends of all varieties – technology, recreational activities, the culinary scene, and, of course, design and architecture. When industry thought leaders make up such a large portion of your population, it’s no wonder we push boundaries in every facet of our lives.

2020 is not only the start of a new year; it’s the start of a new decade. We want to take this moment to look onward to home design and build trends we are seeing for 2020.

1. Colorful cabinets

Cabinets have long been the keepers of our secrets of many varieties…indulgent snacks, junk drawers, mismatched Tupperware. It seemed as though there was an unspoken rule that our cabinets were in a supporting role, but never the main act. Until now. We’re seeing homeowners and designer alike opting for energizing colors, patterns and features to transform these kitchen and laundry room staples into lively, cheerful, and quirky showstoppers.

2. Three-tone kitchens.

Speaking of playing with color…why not capitalize on that trend and take it to the next level. Literally. Two-tone kitchen cabinets have dominated kitchens in the past couple of years. For example, upper cabinets are one color and lower cabinets are another. This can be a fun and stunning way to play with color and space, so, naturally, designers are building on the trend rather than doing away with it.

In a three-tone kitchen, one more color or material is introduced to create an asymmetry in the palette that helps define zones or functions and keeps the eye moving.

Having trouble with creating your color palette? The Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue. Start there and work your way up!

3. Mix and match.

We have been giving a lot of focus to color, but a menagerie of color isn’t for everyone. The good news is that the three-tone trend doesn’t have to be out for our monochromatic friends. “Tone” can be about more than just color. Mix a matte backsplash with a glossy tile counter. Mix stainless steel plumbing fixtures with copper cabinet hardware.

Hey, it’s your house – you get to call the shots!

4. Deep utility sinks.

Long gone are the days where deep utility sinks belong solely in the garage. They are far too functional to be banished to the automobile slumber party.

If you use a sink to presoak lots of clothing items, such as dirty sports gear for your kids, a deep and wide sink with a wall-mounted faucet is perfect for getting the job done. Plus, the design adds a little charm.

5. Quartz Countertops

Quartz is non-porous, therefore resisting staining much better than granite, marble, and concrete and making this type of countertop the best choice for boisterous families and the clumsy among us that still love a chic, sleek-looking kitchen.

The benefits don’t stop there. Quartz countertops are engineered, so they can be made to match the color, pattern, and veining of other stones. Quartz countertops could be the perfect addition to your three-tone kitchen or mix and match aesthetic!

6. Wallpaper

This trend may make you think of your grandmothers’ dining room, but when done right this trend is absolutely stunning. Whether you’re covering the wall or the ceiling (yes, the ceiling), bold is the way to go.

Everything from tropical florals to geometric shapes and art deco to metals is on the table. Wallpaper is a stunning way to make a statement and play with color.

7. Open and multipurpose spaces

The commitment to integrate different areas of the home to create a cohesive, flowing environment is becoming more and more popular and builders are coming up with more effective and creative solutions to make this happen.

Use building materials that serve as a link between the rooms and decorate the entire room in a consistent way, to gain space and light. The integration of the kitchen and the living room is definitely the most common. But don’t stop there. You can also choose to join the living room with the patio or the living room with the bedroom. Depending on your space and how you plan to use it – multi-functional rooms will be the wave of the future.

8. Green homes

The people of Denver are consistently looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint. From carpooling to the mountains to go skiing to installing solar panels on the roofs of their homes and beyond, builders and designers in Denver are always searching for eco-friendly trends to suit our ever-growing population.

Now, while this trend could be a blog topic itself, here a few green home trends we are excited for this year: bamboo flooring, water conservation features such as low-flow toilets, window treatments, and smart home technology.

9. Home automation and Smart Homes

Smart home technology is by no means a new trend but it is catching on at mainstream levels in 2020. Automated systems are increasingly in demand to control the temperature, light or security of homes.

As mentioned briefly when we discussed eco-friendly homes, smart building offers its users greater comfort and reduces consumption bills.

10. Enjoy the outdoors all year

Here in Colorado, we get to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Sure, we get snow that lingers for a little while but with 300 days of sunshine and an outdoor fireplace, you will have no excuse to not fire up that grill and invite the neighbors over to enjoy the fresh air in the middle of February.

Is 2020 your year to transform your house into your dream home? Contact Timber Ridge to make that dream a reality.

Best Places to Build: Spotlight on Douglas County

Best Places to Build: Spotlight on Douglas County

Building a custom home is a large investment — not just in materials and labor, but in the community in which you decide to build. In Denver especially, the housing market is hot, which presents a growing challenge for buyers looking for the perfect space to build their luxury home. With more and more people moving to the surrounding metro areas, available lots are disappearing faster than ever before. The solution? Look south!

The towns of Castle Rock and Parker, located just south of Denver in Douglas County, offer custom home seekers the perfect mix of city life and country space. Below, we take a closer look into why these communities are the perfect place to build the custom home of your dreams.

Parker


Population: 52,000
Elevation: 5,900 ft
Distance from Denver: 23 mi

What Makes Parker Great:

Roam If You Want To
If you’re looking for a small town with a big heart, Parker is the place. From its historic downtown to its picturesque western ranches, the spirit of the West comes alive here. Just a quick ride on I-25 from Denver, building in Parker means you can cut down your commute while still being close enough for the occasional night out downtown.

Rec Time
The people of Parker take recreation seriously, with access to 250 acres of developed parkland, including Cherry Creek State Park, and more than 900 acres of open space. Popular activities include biking, hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. Cherry Creek runs through the heart of Parker, giving residents the chance to get close to the water along the Cherry Creek Path.

Custom-Home Friendly
Nestled in the plains just before the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Parker offers plenty of unobstructed space for you to build the luxury home of your dreams. And at just over 50,000 residents, privacy is still possible in Parker. You can find your personal solitude in a tucked away spot or enjoy the bustle of the town’s center. For those with children, the surrounding school district offers many public, private, and charter school options for your family.

Castle Rock

Population: 56,000
Elevation: 6,224 ft
Distance from Denver: 28 mi

What Makes Castle Rock Great:

Historic Spirit, Modern Convenience
Named for the castle-shaped rock formation near the town’s center, Castle Rock is the second largest municipality in Douglas County. Founded by pioneers in 1881, the town maintains ties to its historical roots. Castle Rock is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live by Money Magazine, and because of its booming retail industry, easy commute to the Denver Tech Center, and copious recreational activities, this town provides the ultimate package for those looking to build.

Opting Outdoors
When the Colorado sun shines, there’s no getting Castle Rock residents back indoors. The area is dotted with top-notch golf courses, miles of hiking trails, and fabulous parks, including the extremely popular Castlewood Canyon State Park. Outdoor living is just part of the culture here, which makes it one of the best places to enjoy Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine.

Mom & Pop to Outlet Shops
The consistent flow of new people to Castle Rock brought a thriving retail industry along with it. A favorite spot among locals is the charming downtown.You’ll find plenty of locally-owned shops to explore, giving the area the distinctive feel of  Small Town, USA. Additionally, there are plenty of modern brands in the area where you’ll find everything you need as far as home improvement, big box, and outlet stores.

The Best Place for Luxury Builds
Castle Rock offers an upscale backdrop for those ready to build a luxury home. Land is still plentiful here, with a lower cost of living compared to Denver and other surrounding suburbs. Castle Rock is also home to some of the best schools in the state, perfect for growing families looking for the right community to put down roots. The scenery of the surrounding rocky terrain give you the mountain-living feel, in a close-knit and convenient area with every modern amenity you need.

 

The plains of Douglas County offer endless opportunities for custom luxury builds. Explore Parker, Castle Rock, and smaller towns such as Elizabeth and Franktown to find the perfect space for your forever home.

 

How to Build the Custom Home of Your Dreams

How to Build the Custom Home of Your Dreams

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.

4 Ways to Maximize the Resale of Your Custom Home

4 Ways to Maximize the Resale of Your Custom Home

Insight on the custom home market from Carla Knight Homes.


When building a custom home, you have the opportunity to make it anything you want. You can add all of the features, rooms, and amenities that you’ve always dreamed of having. However, an important part of the process is considering that there could come a time where you’ll need to sell.

It’s pivotal to plan for the future and know how to maximize the resale value of your custom home before you even design it. There are a few simple design factors that will help hasten the selling process. Even if you don’t think you’ll sell your home, in the long run, it never hurts to be prepared and make informed design decisions. Plus, these minor features will benefit you and your home in the present.

Read on to learn how to maximize the resale value of your custom home, in the event you ever plan to sell it.

4 Ways to Maximize the Resale Value of Your Custom Home

1. Find an Ideal Location
Location is everything. Build your home in a location that is desirable for the price of the home you are looking to build. Look for neighborhoods with great schools, access to the outdoors, and areas where other homeowners are building custom homes. This will increase the resale value and create higher demand for your home down the road.

2. Invest in Energy-Efficiency
Despite the upfront costs of energy-efficiency, upgrades can save you money in the interim between building the house, and subsequently selling it. Studies show that buyers are generally more interested in homes that are energy efficient. A few ways to “Go Green” include the addition of solar panels, sealing windows, installing energy efficient appliances, using compact fluorescent lights, and insulating properly.

3. Include Plenty of Storage Space
By adding walk-in closets in the bedrooms, plenty of cabinets and pantry space in the kitchen, a storage shed out back, or an extra closet in the basement, you could end up generating a log of buyer interest when it comes time to sell.

4. Don’t Go Overboard
To appeal to the widest audience, keep your home’s design approachable. Seeing as the custom home will be built to your taste, you should create everything the way you like it, keeping in mind that extravagant additions may prove to be difficult selling points.

Timber Ridge Properties is the premier custom home builder in the Denver area. Looking to plan a luxury build? Or have more questions? Get in touch with a member of our team at 303-805-0300

Creating A Cinematic Basement Getaway

Creating A Cinematic Basement Getaway

If your basement is an afterthought, or a place to store the kids’ play gear, it may be time to reimagine your space.

Basement areas, tucked away below the main floors, have the most potential for entertaining. An open layout is the perfect backdrop for a home theater or media room integration. So forget the drive to the movie theater and the overpriced concessions. Now all you need to do is grab a blanket, pop the popcorn, take off your shoes, and settle in. You and your family can have the ultimate, immersive theater experience in the comfort of your own home.

Before you get started, there are a few key things to consider before transforming your home theater into a room that captures the magic of “the real thing”.

There are endless home theater customization options available; from chairs, to projectors, to speakers and lighting, you can craft your own one-of- a-kind viewing space. The result: a theater viewing experience designed to be your family’s dream basement hideaway and the perfect way to impress your friends.

Read on for inspiration from some of our previous home theater projects, and contact us today with questions on how to turn your home’s basement into the ultimate cinematic getaway.

Theatrical: Red wallpaper and a red velvet curtain create an Old World Hollywood feel in this spacious theater room.

Versatile: Sink into one of these plush red leather theater seats, or sit at the bar area with good snacks and great friends.

Sleek: Overhead lighting and glossy wood finishes give this room an almost futuristic glow.

Minimalist: No frills here, just a bright, personalized space to share your favorite film with a friend.

Grandios: This massive space is equipped with it’s own red carpet, bar and stools, and massive theater chairs you’ll love sinking into.