Where do our homes end and our lives begin? We ask because it’s a surprisingly intimate relationship we have with our homes, since our successes and failures are played out within their walls every day. A house is much more than just a box with a roof on it to hold our belongings—it’s an extension of who we are and how we want the world to see us.
We know this intuitively, of course. That’s why we yearn for a soaring space that echoes the craftsmanship of yesteryear. The problem, as is the case with many custom homes, is procrastination in the planning stage. It’s an obstacle that can derail a dream. How do you break the cycle?
The most obvious silver bullet is to realize that dreams delayed are often dreams denied. Indeed, the timber home you’ve often fantasized about isn’t going to plan itself; you need to be the catalyst for making it come together.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled tips from the pros to help you make 2006 the year that your castle takes shape.
Frequent contributor Charles Bevier lives in Lakewood, Colorado.
Read the full story in the December/January 2005-2006 issue of Timber Home Living.
Illustration by Jud Guitteau