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Can we really do this?

By Rob Clutter Let’s face it – building a custom home is a daunting task. One that’s filled with some potentially scary roadblocks along that way. We understand that and try very hard to smooth out as many of those bumps as possible. If you’ve ever watched some of the...

It all starts with design!

By Rob Clutter I have worked with many people over the years to help them create and build the home of their dreams. Not that the word “Dream” has been overused but it literally is a dream, and here’s why. In your mind you have already “seen” your new home. You have...

What is a SIP?

By Rob Clutter So, what is a SIP and why would I want it in my new home? You may or may not have heard of a SIP. SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel. While they aren’t something new, they may be new to you as they still represent a very small percentage (and...

Preparing for a Home Mortgage

Unless you won the Powerball or inherited a fortune from a long-lost relative, you're probably going to need a loan to build your new home. Hopefully, you've already taken steps to strengthen your position when you meet with lenders and begin the loan application...

Designing a Beautiful Bathroom

Designing a bathroom, whether it's a luxurious master bath, an accommodating guest bathroom or a convenient powder room, takes forethought and planning. With hundreds of options for walls, floors, fixtures, appointments, lighting, windows and decor, there are...

Aging in Place

Some 70% of seniors spend the rest of their life in the place they celebrated their 65th birthday. Think about that for a minute. It means that the new home that you are planning to build will most likely be the home you live in for the rest of your life, and that is...

Species Choices – You Have Them

As you have been researching, you have probably found there are a number of wood species used in home with real wood accents. While many different woods create beautiful homes, Southern Timbercraft has our favorites - selected over time for a reason. At Southern...

Design a Home that Captures Your Vision

By this time you've probably looked at hundreds of photos, floor plans and ideas for your new home. You love this bedroom, that great room another kitchen. You just can't find THE plan that encompasses your vision. That's OK. We have that covered. Our design team has...

Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars

We don't want to perpetuate any stereotypes here, and I certainly do not want to start any arguments, but it's just a fact that men and women have different priorities when it comes to planning a new home. In our experience working with dozens of couples, we've...

Buying the Farm? It Can be a Great Thing!

For some, buying farmland represents a desire as deeply rooted as the dream of owning a custom built home. Anne Miller, blogger for realtor.com, raises several very important points in an article called "How to Buy the Farm, Literally." If you are considering...

Passive Solar Orientation

Letting the sun shine on your home will make it far more comfortable while saving you hundreds of dollars on energy bills. As you think about placement of new home on the landscape, you should consider its orientation to the sun. Yes, sunrises and sunsets can be...

Why Kiln Dry?

We're often asked why Southern Timbercraft invests the time and expense in kiln drying the wood accents and architectural elements that will be used in the homes we build. The answer is simple. We want to produce the most stable and durable home possible for our...

The chicken or the egg?

There's a chicken and there's the egg. The age-old debate is which comes first. So, do you create house plans before finding the perfect place to build, or is it better to find the land first? Most financial advisors suggest purchasing your land as soon as you've...

Land you’ll love…

One of the biggest first steps toward building your new home is to find and purchase land to build on. The earlier this is done, the better. If you plan to build in the next few years, you should be looking now. Do you already have land to build on? Let us know, and...

Dream On!

If you have been dreaming of your new home for years, you probably have an idea notebook stuffed with photos, magazine pages, brochures, printouts and even samples. With all the resources available, you have many chances to gather inspiring ideas to help you shape...

How to Begin Planning

You have your property and you're ready to pursue building your new home. Now what? We know there are so many details to consider that it seems impossible to decide where to begin. Fortunately, you're not the first person to build your own custom home, so learning...

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