Design Appointment #2 — Here’s Your Inside Scoop!


Your family’s got a style all its own — and your

new home can have one, too!

Building a new home is an adventure with a lot of exciting milestones along the way! Once you’ve had the fun of selecting your community, floorplan, homesite, exterior elevation, and basic structural options, along comes the happy occasion of Design Appointment #2!



This appointment takes place in the beautiful Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where you’ll work one-on-one with an expert Design Consultant to begin selecting features and finishes for your new home, including:

  • Flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Tile Backsplashes
  • Appliances
  • Interior Paint Colors
  • Shower Surrounds
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Pre-Plumb Options

We’ve got hundreds of beautiful hands-on samples and displays for you to explore, so plan to set aside about three hours so you can really take your time choosing the ones that fit you best.  And if you’ve got photos or fabric swatches that might help you match your favorite colors, we invite you to bring them along.


Want to be completely prepared to personalize your new home in Design Appointment #2? Here are some easy steps you can take beforehand:

Consider what says “home” to you

Take a few minutes to really think about what details turn a house into a home for you and your family. You might want to walk through your current home with a clipboard in hand, listing particular furnishings and objects that will move to your new home with you. Make note of colors and styles for later reference. You might even want to measure some pieces.

Consider your lifestyle

Think about your family’s daily activities – both as a group, and individually. Ask yourself what changes you expect in the next 5 to 10 years. As you think about each room, consider traffic, activities, and how your family likes to function. For example:

  • What hobbies or activities do you want to accommodate?
  • How do you celebrate holidays?
  • Do you entertain in a formal or informal style?
  • Do any family members have special needs?
  • Do you frequently have overnight guests?

With these details in mind, ask yourself what atmosphere you want to achieve in your new home – room by room. The room’s purpose and architecture might influence your answer.

  • Will the space be used for long hours or brief periods of time?
  • Who will use the space most often and at what time of day?
  • What is the focal point of the room or space?

Answering these questions can help you make good decisions when it comes to selecting features and finishes for all the most important spaces in your new home.

Gather some inspiration

design-appointment-2-3Visit the model homes page on our website at where you can search stunning photos from our models in all seven Coleman communities. Take note of any specific finishes and features that you really love so you can discuss them with your Design Consultant. And if you want a closer look, feel free to stop by our model homes for a tour – they offer a “living catalog” of ideas coordinated by a professional designer, and they can provide terrific fuel for your imagination.

You’ll find another great source of inspiration at our online Design Gallery! It offers a wide selection of choices – everything from kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, lighting fixtures, and more.  You can browse to your heart’s content and even save your favorites in your own personal “Look Book” to share with your Design Consultant at your appointment. In addition, we’ll be glad to email you our Selections Slideshow highlighting builder-included and investment-option features.

Take a preview tour

Another great way to get ready for your appointment is with a Design Gallery preview tour! Get acquainted with our Design Gallery Team, browse our beautiful real-life displays, and sift through our countless samples of industry-leading products. It’s a fantastic introduction to the selection experience, and an easy step to take along your path to new-home happiness.

Have questions about Design Appointment #2 or any other part of the home building experience? We invite you to contact us! Our Team of Experts is standing by and ready to help.

Floorplan Spotlight — The Warm and Winning Walden!


This comfortable layout can welcome a crowd!

A cleverly-designed space can make all the difference when it comes to the comfort of you and your guests – and the party-friendly Walden model home at Timbermist in Kuna is perfect for entertaining! Here are some of the qualities that make it great:

Wonderful Ambiance

This beautiful Woodland Collection home welcomes you from the moment you step through the door! Toasty autumnal hues and a variety of rustic textures combine to create a feeling of cozy warmth, and the stunning floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with wood mantle provides a fabulous focal point.

Open Plan That Fits The Whole Group

The Walden’s open, flowing design lets guests move easily from the front door to the main gathering area without troublesome detours. There’s room for plenty of seating and lots of places to set down your plate or drink.


Sociability and Intimacy

Most parties tend to split up into intimate conversation clusters, and The Walden does a great job of accommodating groups both large and small. Open areas allow for bigger gatherings, while well-placed, comfortable chairs are perfect for one-on-one conversation. A powder bathroom is easily accessible at the front of the house, yet it’s still tucked away from the primary traffic flow.




The Walden is full of practical features that make entertaining easy! The spacious family-style kitchen includes a large center island for comfortable meal-prep or buffet-style serving, and a generous butler’s pantry for storage. Double wall-ovens cut down cooking time or provide extra space for keeping dishes warm before serving. The roomy dining area adjacent to the kitchen is great for sit-down meals, or it can also provide extra serving space if you’re serving buffet-style.


A Restful Guest Retreat

For out-of-town guests, a restful room can make all the difference for a pleasant stay! This beautiful suite at The Walden offers guests an inviting home-away-from-home with comfortable bedding and a luxurious private bathroom.

Want to see the wonderful Walden model at Timbermist in Kuna for yourself? We’d love to give you a tour! Stop by Timbermist, located off Hubbard Road between Linder and Meridian Roads. Our Sales Team of Experts will be glad to show you around and answer any questions you might have.

Models are open daily; 11AM to 7PM Tuesday-Sunday and Monday 3PM – 7PM. Appointments are available for earlier times and on special occasions; just call ahead.

Three Local Charities Will Use “Coleman Cares” Funds to Benefit Idaho Youth


We are thrilled to announce donations totaling $30,000 to support three local charities – One Church One Child, The Boys & Girls Club of Ada County, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. These donations are the result of our “Coleman Cares” program, Coleman Homes’ yearly initiative encouraging employees to vote for Idaho non-profit organizations who apply to receive charitable contributions.

On Thursday, October 13, Coleman Homes presented a check for $20,000 to One Church One Child Program Specialist Sabrina Brown and Program Liaison Jonathan Wakeman.

One Church One Child (OCOC) is a partnership between the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, communities of faith, and other invested partners working together to improve outcomes for children in Idaho. With a particular focus upon foster children, OCOC works to build a natural community support system for all children and their families.

“Coleman Homes continues to be a guiding light for the impact businesses can make in their community,” Wakeman said. “Their generosity through Coleman Cares has reshaped what is possible for One Church One Child, transforming the way local children and families in foster care are supported for years to come.”

OCOC will devote Coleman Cares funds toward community awareness, foster family recruitment and retention, and continued foster family support.

In addition, Coleman Homes employees will donate their time to assist in the remodel of a Visitation Room, providing foster kids and families with a comfortable, private space to reunite.

Coleman Homes’ Executive Vice President Ryan Hammons said the Coleman Cares program is a natural outpouring of the company’s desire to support the local community. Since its inception three years ago, the program has donated well over $100,000 to charities in the Treasure Valley.

“This year instead of having an open application process, Coleman Homes’ employees nominated charities that they personally supported,” Hammons said. “Not only did this lead to outstanding causes to support, but it meant that the charities under consideration already had a personal connection to one or more of our employees. The hardest part of the application process was deciding which charity to vote for.”

coleman-cares-5-01Coleman Homes employees voted from a selection of twelve charities to decide upon three finalists, then voted again to determine two $5,000 winners and one $20,000 winner. In addition to the funds donated to OCOC, Coleman Cares will also donate $5,000 each to the Boys & Girls Club of Ada County and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County have been providing educational after school and summer programs to thousands of the community’s most vulnerable youth since 1997. The organization will commit the funds from Coleman Cares toward its Hope 2 Opportunity (H2O) Initiative, a collaboration with a local homeless shelter that gives kids the chance to participate in club activities free of charge.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a Twin Falls-based organization that builds bunk beds for families whose children need a place to sleep. In 2016 they served families in Boise and Pocatello as well as Twin Falls. With the help of donations like the one from Coleman Cares, they hope to expand their operation by starting chapters in Las Vegas, Arizona, Washington, and St. Louis.

If you’d like to learn more about the charitable causes supported by Coleman Cares and discover how you might contribute, please visit One Church One Child, Boys & Girls Club of Ada County, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

New Homesites Available Now — We’ve Got Fresh Dirt in Kuna!



Each time we release a brand-new homesite in one of our Coleman communities, we see so much more than just dirt – we also see the carefully-crafted home that will bloom there one day, and the family who will live, love and grow there over the years to come.

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of ten new homesites in Kuna. If you’ve been thinking about a new home in the Boise area, we’d love to help you plant the seed for your family’s dream!

Nestled at the northeast corner of Linder Road and Hubbard, Timbermist enjoys all the rustic beauty of its rural setting. With peaceful streets and picturesque views, Timbermist feels worlds away from busy traffic, yet because it’s close to Meridian Road, it’s just minutes away from the local amenities that keep life convenient.

new-kuna-home-2With 4 new Garden Collection homesites and 6 new Woodland Collection homesites now available, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you! Smart, flowing floorplans from the Garden Collection start at 1,271 square feet and offer outstanding craftsmanship at exceptional value. Beautiful Woodland Collection floorplans start at 1,580 square feet and offer inviting features like formal dining rooms, dens, comfortable great rooms and gourmet kitchens.

If you’re in the market for a new Kuna home, we invite you to visit us at Timbermist today!  Stroll the tranquil, tree-lined streets, discover the beautiful pool and playground, and tour four fully-decorated model homes. Our Sales Team of Experts will be glad to answer any questions you have and help you plant the seed for your family’s dream home!

Models are open daily; 11AM to 7PM Tuesday-Sunday and Monday 3PM – 7PM. Appointments are available for earlier times and on special occasions;  just call ahead.

Fall Fun for the Whole Family!


Summer’s lazy days might be long gone, but Autumn offers its own delights! In this season when cooler days and colorful foliage fuel everyone with fresh energy, gather the whole gang together for fun Fall events that make memories for years to come.



You’ll find this quaint and cozy market at Heritage Park in the heart of downtown Eagle. Enjoy the strains of local musicians while browsing arts and crafts, specialty food items, local produce, herbs and flowers, and so much more.


Celebrate the season with this fun FREE family festival featuring pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, balloon characters, a photo booth, and more!




At the Canyon County Co-Op Community Market, enjoy local food vendors, food trucks, artists, crafts, activities, and so much more – it’s a great time for the entire family!


Find harvest fun at Funtoberfest, an outdoor, carnival-style event that includes face painting, crafts, dancing, storytelling, a costume contest, games, and more!




Get a jump-start on your Christmas list at this fun annual event! Shop lots of crafty items from local vendors while you enjoy delicious baked goods and hot soup.


Gather the whole family for the Middleton Spooktacular, and stroll Middleton’s quaint downtown corridor for some good old-fashioned trick-or-treat fun!




Each year this friendly hometown farm transforms into a fun Fall playground! In addition to the giant corn maze, there are hayrides, games, a “candy cannon,” weekly special events, and the spooky “Field of Screams.” Your entire family will have a blast!


Trunk or Treat is a fun free event that features local merchants distributing candy from their decorated business vehicles. Enjoy food vendors, a costume parade, and a fun family dance party – and don’t forget to “treat” the Meridian Food Bank by bringing a cash donation to drop off at their display!




Located just one mile west of the Kuna/Meridian Highway (Hwy 69), Linder Farms offers a feast of Fall favorites! Enjoy an enormous corn maze, hay rides, tractor tire playground, petting zoo, giant slide, and so much more!


This beautiful ten-acre farm is family-owned and full of delicious produce. Gather the kids for a fun adventure in the Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch!


Have questions about any one of our communities, or want to schedule a tour? Contact our Team of Experts! They’ll be glad to provide more information or set up a time for you to explore the communities that pique your interest. Reach out to us today!

Find Inspiration at the Ada County Fall Parade of Homes!



There’s lots to love at the beautiful Reed 

We always look forward to that first chill in the air that signals the arrival of Autumn and the Fall Parade of Homes in Ada County. With so many new homes polished bright and dressed in their very best, it’s the perfect time to grab a coffee and a friend and go exploring!

There’s something about touring all those beautiful rooms that sparks the imagination — the fantastic fireplace has you picturing the family gathered before it on Christmas Eve, while the luxurious tub inspires visions of a soothing soak on a frosty night. It’s a great way to “try on” different home features and finishes on your way toward discovering the ones you really love!

While you’re out exploring, don’t forget to visit our own Fall Parade of Homes beauty, the stunning Reed at The Preserve in Eagle! This welcoming Garden Collection home is perfect for those who enjoy patio living, wparade-2-01ith an East-facing backyard and no backyard neighbors. Enjoy fun family gatherings or entertaining in the expansive great room, accented by a cozy tiled fireplace. When it’s time to relax, retreat to the oversized master suite, complete with a soaker tub, full-tiled shower and spacious his-and-her walk-in closets.
Come visit the Reed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 30 through October 16, and when you do, make sure you enter to win our Fall Parade giveaway – a Boise State Broncos gift basket! This fun giveaway is packed full of great-tasting goodies and a collection of Bronco-themed items, including beverage coasters, tumblers, a key-ring, a coffee mug, and more!

Prefer a private tour? We’d love to help! Call us at 208-780-6729 or reach out to our Team of Experts – they’ll be glad to arrange a time that works for you!


New Homesites Available Now — Build Your Countryside Collection Home at Bellano Creek!


When you build a home, it’s like beginning a fresh chapter in your family’s life. You get a neighborhood full of promising possibilities and a brand-new backdrop for all the happy moments that lie ahead! Today we’re pleased to announce the release of six new Countryside Collection homesites at Bellano Creek in Meridian. If you’d like to make a fresh start in a new Boise area home, we’d love to help you begin your story at Bellano Creek!

Situated just eleven miles from Boise, the vibrant city of Meridian is growing faster than any other in Idaho, yet it maintains a unique balance between small-town serenity and urban convenience. Beautiful Bellano Creek is close to Ten Mile and Ustick Roads, and enjoys all the best that Meridian can provide!


Choose from seven new homesites located along West Tubac Drive.  These spacious sites are just a stone’s throw away from a future Meridian City Park, and each one is ready to welcome a luxurious new home from our Countryside Collection.

The grand, spacious floorplans in our Countryside Collection begin at 2,921 square feet and offer exquisite interior and exterior choices! Extra bedrooms, bonus lofts, garage bays, culinary kitchens, and high-end finishing touches are just a few of the options you can select to design the home you’ve always dreamed of.

If you’re in the market for a new Boise area home, we invite you to visit us at Bellano Creek today! Discover three beautifully-decorated model homes, explore the tranquil, tree-lined streets, and visit the pool and playground. Our Bellano Creek Team of Experts will be glad to assist you!

Models are open daily; 11AM to 7PM Tuesday-Sunday and Monday 3PM – 7PM. Appointments are available for earlier times and on special occasions;  just call ahead.






Finish & Feature Spotlight — Get a Garage Door That’s Just Your Style!

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Choose from three distinctive garage door designs –
now builder- included!

It’s easy to build happiness into your home when you can select the features and finishes that reflect your style – and that’s why we’re always excited when we get to expand the selection of choices available to our home buyers!
garage 3-01Now you can choose from among three stylish builder-included garage door designs to accent your new home. Crafted by Wayne Dalton, these doors offer high-tensile steel panels and a durable 3-layer construction, giving you the look of wood without the high maintenance. Here are some more great features:

  • The two-coat, baked-on polyester finish is long-lasting and easy to care for
  • Polyurethane insulation absorbs sound and improves your home’s thermal efficiency
  • SilentGlide rollers with nylon wheels and solid steel shafts offer quiet, dependable service

With three attractive styles now available as builder-included, you can pick the one that best complements your home’s exterior for a distinctive look that’s all your own!

Want more details about this or other features to personalize your new home? Schedule a preview tour at The Design Gallery!  Our Design Consultants will be glad to answer questions and provide more information about ways to make your new home uniquely “you.” Contact us today!

Finish & Feature Spotlight — Generations Living


Space for the whole family and space that’s just for you!

These days, the “traditional” household is transforming to embrace families of all shapes and sizes — and as more and more adapt to multi-generational living, our homes need to adapt right along! That’s why we’re so excited to present Generations Living from Coleman Homes.

Whether you’re welcoming aging parents for an extended stay or accommodating a young adult who has landed back into the nest, Generations Living offers features and finishes the whole family will appreciate.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • A separate living area with a private entrance from the exterior allows guests or family members to come and go as they please without disturbing those in the main portion of the house. And since the entrance comes with its own doorbell and chime, they can easily receive company, as well.
  • Additional interior entrance from the main house offers a double deadbolt lock for privacy.
  • Flexible space options – choose one or two bedrooms along with a bathroom, or add a comfortable nook.
  • Handy “kitchenette” galley is super-convenient, with storage cabinets, a sink with disposal, counter space, microwave, and dishwasher.
  • Closet space with hook-ups will accommodate a stackable washer / dryer unit.
  • Side-yard / patio access with gas hook-ups.

Don’t need need quite that much space? We also offer several floorplans that come with the option to include an additional master suite with a private bathroom, instead of the whole kit-and-kaboodle.

Generations Living options offer a beautiful balance of space that’s both private and shared, for a comfortable family home that everyone can enjoy! If you’d like more information about Generations Living from Coleman Homes, contact our Team of Experts today – and keep your eye out for a brand-new model home featuring Generations Living options, coming soon!

Discover a Floorplan that Really Fits

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Create a layout that’s just right for you
with our Interactive Floorplan Tool

If you’re in the market for a new Boise area home, you know there are times when the search can leave you feeling a bit like Goldilocks: this one’s too big, this one’s too small, this one’s just too something.  But when a floorplan gives you freedom to make real choices, it’s so much easier to arrive at just right.

floorplan 2-01Discover how you can create a home that’s right for you when you visit our website at!  Simply select the “Floorplans” link at the top of the screen, and click on any floorplan. You’ll find description details, a summary of options, a printable flyer, and a list of all the Coleman models or move-in ready homes available in that plan.

You’ll also find an orange “Personalize Floorplan Tool” on the right side of your screen – and that’s your key to floorplan flexibility!  Click it, and you’ll be able to:

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  • Personalize structural options like bonus rooms and fireplaces
  • Choose components like central vac systems or under-cabinet lighting
  • Select your elevation style, for an exterior you’ll love
  • Even add furniture, for a preview of how yours will fit

When you start with any one of Coleman Homes’ 26 family-tested floorplans and then personalize it to fit your needs, you’ll be one step closer to that happily-ever-after home you’ve always dreamed of.

For more information, reach out to our Team of Experts today! They’ll be glad to answer your questions or schedule a tour at any one of our seven Treasure Valley communities.