Classic Design Styles

Posted by July 26th, 2016 classic timeless design

What makes a style classic or timeless?  More importantly, how can you design your home so that it gives you the essentials for long term living? Trends come and go, but classic, timeless design is always present.  At Homes by Tradition, we custom design each home to be as each homeowner imagines.  Some choose to […]


Meeting Your Neighbors

Posted by June 30th, 2016

As you get everything moved into your new home, it is the perfect time to meet your new neighbors! Whether you are moving in from out of state or just moving a few neighborhoods down, getting to know your neighbors will help make your house feel more like home. Extraverts, introverts, homebodies and social butterflies, […]


Must-Have Items for the First Few Nights in your New Home

Posted by May 26th, 2016

Moving day has finally arrived!  After packing box after box, who knows where everything is? Whether your belongings are in-route to the new home, in storage, or all delivered and ready to unbox, take some stress out of moving by being prepared for the first few nights in your new home. Although it’s no sunny […]


What to Look For When Comparing Neighborhoods

Posted by April 27th, 2016 16643_EastLake_2

Moving is one of the most exciting yet time consuming events in your life.  Once you have made the decision to move, an important next step is to figure out where to move.  Finding the right neighborhood is essential to making a smooth transition in your everyday life.  Here are 7 things to consider when […]


Decorating Tips for your New Home

Posted by March 16th, 2016 10050 185th St, Lakeville_028 - Copy

Now that you are in your new home…what’s next?  It is time to start thinking about your furnishings and décor!  Moving into a new home is always exciting, but odds are, you may need to do a little updating to your existing décor to go with your new home.  A perfect excuse to do some […]


Are You Thinking About or Ready to Build?

Posted by March 3rd, 2016 custom home plans

Thinking about a new home? When you decide to build instead of buy existing, you are investing in a truly rewarding experience that will leave you with your custom dream home.  From designing the floor plan to picking your selections, every step of the process is exciting, and we are here to help make it […]


Custom Home | Prior Lake – Entry #283

Posted by February 23rd, 2016 open concept custom home mn

The Spring Parade of Homes is finally here and we have a stunning custom rambler home available to tour!  This traditional ranch inspired home is located in the beautiful development of Grey Fox Estates in Prior Lake, MN.  With 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, this walkout rambler sits on over 3 acres of land with plenty […]


NEW HOME SITES AVAILABLE – Spirit of Brandtjen Farm

Posted by February 16th, 2016 new home construction lakeville mn

We are excited to announce the release of new home sites in the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community. As the future site of our NEW MODEL, the lots in the 15th addition offer sweeping lake and open park views.  Find the perfect home site to build your new custom home TODAY!  With such high demand for […]


Vaults & Ceiling Designs

Posted by February 3rd, 2016 custom home lakeville mn

When most of us think about the ceilings in our home we see white and flat.  Incorporating vaults  and ceiling designs into your home can add unique character and instant appeal. The perfect design varies depending on the room and feel of your home. Here are a few ceiling options to think about for your […]


2016 Design Trends

Posted by January 19th, 2016 reclaimed wood backsplash custom homes mn

Is building a new home one of your New Year’s resolutions?  Or perhaps you plan on renovating your existing home?  As we continue our way into 2016, watch for some newly trending features to add to your home!  Here are a few design concepts we expect to become more popular in 2016: Soft, muted color […]