Want the Inside Scoop on Building a Coleman Home? Ask a Realtor!

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Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse right here

The local Realtors who represent our home buyers get to see the Coleman Homes buying and building adventure from start to finish – that’s why they’re such a great source of behind-the-scenes details!

Frank Harper, Tim Burroughs, and Guy Ouwehand are three local Realtors who have represented Coleman home buyers for years, and we’re grateful that they each took a few moments to share their insights.

frank-harper-01Frank loves the way Coleman Homes stands behind its product – take a listen!





tim-burroughs-01Tim appreciates the way Coleman Homes works hard to help his clients find just what they are looking for – see for yourself!





guy-ouwehand-01Guy values Coleman Homes’ commitment to providing a building experience that’s smooth and hassle-free – check it out!





Here at Coleman Homes, we know that trust and respect are essential when it comes to interacting with our customers and the Realtors who represent them. Our goal is to provide an incredible level of service every time a Realtor brings a client through our door, and we are grateful for all those we’ve been privileged to work with! If you’re a Realtor with clients who might be interested in a Coleman Home, we’d love to connect with you. Simply visit our Realtor Reward page at mycolemanhome.com and sign up to receive our news and information.

Finish & Feature Spotlight — New Fireplace Options


We’ve got so many ways to warm up your home!

You’ve got your own distinctive style — and the fireplace you add to your home should be just as striking as you are! Our brand-new fireplace options at the Design Gallery make it easy to express the looks you love most.

Choose your fireplace box

The box determines the structure and location of your new fireplace, so you’ll select the option you favor with the help of your Sales Team of Experts at Appointment 1. Our new fireplace options give you three boxes to choose from:

  • A Standard box includes a 36” gas fireplace with black trim and a faux wood log media in the grate. You can choose a corner location, a flush (bump-out) location, or a traditional (inset) location.*
  • A See-Thru box lets you take advantage of your fireplace from two different areas in your home, and includes a 36” gas fireplace with black trim and a faux wood log media in the grate. Select an interior box for a fireplace that’s visible from two interior rooms — or choose an interior/exterior box that lets you enjoy your fire both inside your home and from your outdoor patio.*
  • The new Modern box offers a streamlined, linear look that provides the perfect accent to a contemporary decor. It includes a 36” gas fireplace with a black trim kit (your choice of convex or beveled).


Choose your fireplace style

At the Design Gallery, your Team of Experts will help you select materials for your fireplace surround, hearth, and mantel. Classic tile, thin brick, or rustic stone give you the flexibility to choose a look you love, and our mantel options offer a traditional, rustic, or contemporary accent.

  • Choose a tile or thin-brick surround with a painted, 3-piece mantel in Prestige or Bolton style
  • Choose a half-height stone surround with a wood cap mantel
  • Choose a full-height stone surround with a raised stone hearth and wood mantel


Choose your fireplace finishes

Here, your Design Gallery Expert will help you select the finishing touches that make your fireplace truly unique!

  • Select a color for your tile or stone surround
  • Select and a paint or stain color for your mantel
  • For our new Modern fireplace, select one of three options for media in the grate (faux logs, river rock, or glass in one of five colors


With the brand-new fireplace options at Coleman Homes, it’s easy to make your new fireplace a true reflection of your own distinctive style! For more information, why not contact our Design Gallery? They’ll be glad to guide you on a Preview Tour where you’ll get a firsthand look at fireplace choices you’ll love.

*Fireplace location depends upon the floorplan you choose; our Sales Team of Experts will be glad to answer your questions and provide details,

Finish & Feature Spotlight — Find your favorite place in front of the fire


Light up your living space with welcoming warmth

There’s nothing quite like the soul-warming sound and soothing glow of a flickering blaze in winter — and with the convenience of today’s gas fireplaces, it’s easier than ever to brighten your home with that friendly flame! Here are just a few of the things you’ll love about adding a fireplace to your home.



Just as candlelight sets the stage for dinner, the comforting crackle of a fireplace creates a cozy ambience that draws people together. Whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying a relaxed evening with friends, you’ll find that folks just naturally gravitate toward that toasty glow. Don’t be surprised when your fireplace becomes the favored gathering spot for holidays, family-nights, and those quiet evenings at home!



Your fireplace offers a striking focal point for your living room decor. Whether you prefer design that’s classic or contemporary, think of your fireplace and mantel as a creative canvas for expressing your personality and style. Here are a few fun ideas:

  • Make it magnetic! The spot right above your fireplace draws every eye, so accent it with something beautiful. Try a piece of colorful framed artwork, a distinctive ornament, or a stylish mirror that reflects light back into your room.
  • Make it personal! Consider creating a gallery wall of family photos, or displaying a treasured collection of keepsakes on the mantel.
  • Make it seasonal! Your fireplace is the perfect spot for natural, seasonal accents. Think potted tulips or topiaries in spring, lush greenery in summer, colorful leaves and gourds in autumn, and evergreen garland at Christmastime.



It’s easy to enjoy a fire with today’s gas units – just flip a switch for instant light and atmosphere. There’s no ash to clean up or messy logs to stack and store, and they offer a clean, energy-efficient source of heat. Plus, they give you the flexibility to enjoy a cheerful blaze in any season.

A cozy fireplace adds so much inviting warmth and style — if you’d like to learn more about adding this fun feature to your brand-new home, why not schedule a preview tour at the Design Gallery? Our Team of Experts will be glad to guide you through all the great options available!


Introducing The Brand-New Hello to Home Portal


Ready to build your dream home?
Our new online tool makes your building experience easier than ever!

Whether you’ve built before or you’re thinking about taking the leap for the very first time, you know that building a new Boise area home is a big step – but here at Coleman Homes, we want you to feel completely confident from start to finish! That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to the Hello to Home Portal, a brand-new tool on mycolemanhome.com.
hello-to-home-5-01This handy tool serves as your one-stop resource for organizing all the essential details that pertain to your build. Just key in your unique, secure log-in (emailed to you at ratification of your contract) and you’ll have instant access to a dynamic, play-by-play picture of your new-home progress!

Want to know what to expect in your home building journey? The Hello to Home Portal gives you two easy ways to find out! Check the blue “Updates” box for a comprehensive explanation of your progress on the build cycle – or scroll down to see the Progress Map, a visual way of tracking which build steps you’ve completed so far, and which ones are coming next. Both the Updates box and the Progress Map refresh automatically with each milestone you finish, so you can feel confident that you’re getting a real-time picture of your new home’s growth.

­Need to refer back to your floorplan, site plan, or Design Gallery selections? The Hello to Home portal organizes all your essential documents in one handy spot where they’re easy to download – you can even access important HOA records, like ACC Guidelines, and the CC&Rs for your new community! And because your lender and title company can also access your portal documents, you can rest assured that each party will have exactly what they need to give you a hassle-free transaction.

What’s the icing on the cake? A photo gallery where your Team of Experts post pictures of your build!  Check back regularly for snaps at each stage of the process, and when your home is complete, you can download the entire collection as a great keepsake.

The new Hello to Home Portal is your key to a home building experience that’s effortless, streamlined, and fun! For more details, or for information on building a new Boise area home of your own, contact our Sales Team of Experts – they’ll be glad to help!

New Homesites Available Now in Eagle, Kuna and Middleton



This is a great time to choose your view!

If you’ve been hunting for a new Boise home, you might have come across a house that you like — situated on a site that you don’t. Details like sun exposure, surrounding landscape or even proximity to common space can make a big difference when it comes to your new-home happiness. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce 27 brand-new homesites, available now in Eagle, Kuna, and Middleton. This is a great time to pick a site you like for a home you’ll love!


The Preserve in Eagle

Eagle’s lush, natural landscape provides a peaceful shelter for Idaho’s abundant wildlife — and you can enjoy this tranquil beauty every day from your home at The Preserve! With 5 new Garden Collection homesites and 5 new Woodland Collection homesites available now, this is the perfect chance to choose your Eagle retreat.


Timbermist in Kuna

Here at Timbermist in Kuna, you’ll love the majestic Owyhee Mountain view27, the beautiful mature trees, and the serene country atmosphere that welcomes you home! Take your pick from 6 Garden Collection homesites or 5 Woodland Collection homesites – come explore them today!


West Highlands in Middleton

This inviting Middleton community offers abundant natural beauty and a small-town warmth that’s perfect for families!  With 5 new Woodland Collection homesites and 1 spacious, estate-sized homesite now available, you’re sure to find one you love.

If you’re in the market for a new Boise home, we invite you to visit us! Our helpful Team of Experts will be glad to guide you on a complete tour of these brand-new homesites, along with our fully-decorated model homes. Sales Offices and model homes are open Monday from 3 PM to 7 PM and Tuesday – Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM.

Finish & Feature Spotlight — New Options in Lighting & Bathroom Accessories


Fun, fresh options let you personalize your space

Here at Coleman Homes we love giving our home buyers lots of choices – that’s why we’re always excited when we’ve got the chance to offer you brand new ways to make your space unique!  Today we’re pleased to present fresh selections in Lighting and Bathroom Accessories. These might be finishing touches, but when it comes to making your new house feel like home, they’re details that make a real difference!


Tiburon Accessories by Better Home Products

Accent your bathroom with contemporary style

Love a sleek, modern look in your bathroom? Then you’ll be thrilled by our brand-new builder included option, Tiburon Accessories by Better Home Products! With strong lines and streamlined styling, Tiburon accessories will accent your bathroom with a sharp, contemporary flair. Finishes are available in chrome, satin nickel or dark bronze to match your plumbing fixture selection.



New Lighting Choices by Kichler

Add curb appeal with these great new investment options

More than just a beacon guiding the way to your front walk, carriage lights add character and distinction to your home’s exterior — and now with the addition of two new options from Kichler, you can choose one that really reflects your personality.

Tolerand offers the timeless appeal of a gas lantern, with a textured black finish, curved cage accents, and clear seeded glass. With simple lines and traditional styling, Tolerand makes a lovely addition to your home’s exterior.

Seaside is a classic-style lantern that will accent your home’s exterior with a fresh, coastal feel.  It’s available in a striking black finish that complements any color scheme you select.

Have questions about any one of our brand-new options, or want to learn more about the new-home selections we have available? Why not schedule a Preview Tour at our Design Gallery? Our Design Experts will be glad to answer your questions and guide you through our extensive selection of high-performing, industry-leading products and finishes. Contact us today!

Design Appointment #3 — It’s All About Function & Comfort!


Here’s your chance to choose what makes you feel at home

design-6-01Are you a home design fanatic who gets excited at the prospect of personalizing your brand-new nest – or do you secretly find it a little overwhelming?  Here at Coleman Homes, we understand! Selecting features and finishes for a new home is a big project, and there are days when even the most ardent home enthusiast can feel daunted by the number of decisions it takes. That’s why we think you’ll love our Design Appointments!  We’ve organized all your choices into three manageable bites, and with our Team of Experts to guide you, the selection experience is a piece of cake!

This month we’re shining a spotlight on Design Appointment #3. This three-hour session takes place at the beautiful Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where you’ll work one-on-one with an expert Design Consultant to choose features of comfort and convenience to make your new home uniquely “you”:

  • Choose electrical options like lighting, dimmer switches, or under-cabinet LED lighting in your kitchen
  • Decide on additional electrical outlets or additional phone or cable outlets
  • Select a central-vac, for super-convenient clean-up
  • Add comfort and style to your bathrooms with investment option fans, beautiful bathroom accessories, or a cozy heated tile floor at your master bath
  • Choose a style for your interior doors and their hardware — and if you’d like to add doors, consider double doors, or French doors
  • Select beautiful backyard options like a shade arbor, stamped or stained concrete, or an additional gate
  • Personalize your home’s exterior by choosing a color scheme, a front door style, a garage door style, and a roof shingle color

Here at the Design Gallery we’ve got hundreds of helpful hands-on samples and displays, so get ready to explore, ask questions, and decide on your favorites – and remember, your Design Consultant is always there to offer all the guidance you need.

Want more information about Design Appointment #3, or any other part of the home building experience at Coleman Homes?  A Preview Tour is a great way to learn more! Contact us today to ask questions or to schedule a tour – we’ll be glad to help.

Coleman Homes is proud to join Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder!


From its inception as a family-owned real estate company to its present position as a member of the trusted Toll Brothers family, Coleman Homes remains committed to the preservation and appreciation of home values.


Like Coleman Homes, Toll Brothers is committed to building quality homes and communities and providing an exceptional experience. Here’s what you can expect from our new relationship with Toll Brothers:

  • We will become “Coleman Homes,  A Toll Brothers Company” but we’ll continue to operate with the same company vision and commitment to our customers.
  • Our president and co-founder Thomas Coleman Jr. will continue to lead, with the benefit of support from the Toll family. Gary Mayo will serve as group president, which includes divisions in Reno and Las Vegas, NV.
  • Our Team of Experts will continue to serve you from our Sales Centers, Online Support, Design Gallery, Warranty Department, and Corporate Office.
  • We’ll continue to stand behind our product, warranty, and customer service  with an unchanging commitment to excellence and your complete satisfaction.


New Benefits for You

Toll Brothers is an exceptional national home building company with an outstanding reputation — they’ve been building high quality, luxury homes and communities all across the nation for close to 50 years. As brand-new members of the Toll Brothers family, we’re excited about all the new benefits we’ll be able to bring to you!

Now, with greater resources at the ready, we can develop more land throughout the Treasure Valley, giving you more community locations to choose from.

We’ll also have improved access to top-performing products, so our home buyers can choose from among an even wider array of high quality finishes, features and colors for personalizing their homes.

Best of all, we’ll be backed by the knowledge and expertise of an award-winning industry leader who shares our vision for providing superior service — and that means an even better home buying experience for you!


Learn More About  Toll Brothers

Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 600 company, embraces a dedicated commitment to quality and customer service.

Since 1967 Toll Brothers has been creating luxury communities in the best locations across the country. Toll Brothers is currently building nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE-TOL).

In FORTUNE Magazine’s 2016 Survey of The World’s Most Admired Companies* Toll Brothers was ranked #6 worldwide across ALL INDUSTRIES in Quality of Products / Services Offered after Apple, Walt Disney, Amazon, Alphabet, and Nordstrom, and before Netflix and Facebook. In the same 2016 survey, Toll Brothers was named the #1 Home Builder Worldwide.

Look Forward to What’s Ahead

We’re anticipating all the exciting opportunities that are just ahead — and we can’t wait to share them with you, our customers and friends! If you have questions or concerns about our Toll Brothers transition, we invite you to contact us.

*From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2016 © Time Inc. FORTUNE and The World’s Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and TIME Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of Licensee.

New Homesites Available Now — Build Your Dream in Meridian, Eagle, Middleton, or Nampa!


“Home” starts with your dream of creating a cozy haven where you and your family can build happy memories for years to come. Catch a vision of that dream right now in Meridian, Eagle, Middleton and Nampa, where you can choose from brand-new homesites in five beautiful Coleman Homes communities!

Fall Creek in Meridian

build-your-dream-fcOccupying a prime spot in South Meridian, this welcoming community offers stunning Boise Foothills views and the serenity of rural surroundings, along with close proximity to shopping, dining, and I-84.

Choose from three spacious new Woodland Collection homesites now available along West Bear Track Drive. We invite you to see Fall Creek for yourself!

The Oaks in Meridian

build-your-dream-toSituated in northwest Meridian near the corner of McMillan and Black Cat Roads, The Oaks provides all the peaceful warmth of a rural neighborhood along with the ease of a central locale.

With ten new Woodland Collection homesites available now on West Lessna Street, North Elisha Avenue, and W. Tanbark Street, there’s plenty of space to build your dream at The Oaks!



The Preserve in Eagle

build-your-dream-prWith the Foothills rising to the north and the Boise River spanning the full length of town, Eagle provides an inviting backdrop – and The Preserve is positioned to enjoy all of Eagle’s best!

With the release of three new Garden Collection sites situated along West Durning Drive, you’re sure to find one that’s right for your family. Schedule a tour  at The Preserve today!


West Highlands in Middleton


From our prime location north of Highway 44, you can savor Middleton’s quiet country feeling, yet you’re never far away from the things that make life convenient.

Choose from five new Woodland Collection homesites situated on Overland Trail Street and four estate-sized lots located at The Ridge at West Highlands.


Carriage Hill North in Nampa

build-your-dream-chnThis inviting community offers large homesites, majestic Boise Foothills views and a tranquil atmosphere that welcomes you home.

With twelve new Woodland Collection sites situated on South Solorgne Way, West Brett Drive, and South Cabriolet Way, it’s easy to find a perfect fit for your family at Carriage Hill North!



If you’d like to build your dream home here in the Treasure Valley, we invite you to visit our Sales Centers today!  Explore the tranquil, tree-lined streets, discover the swimming pools and playgrounds, and chat with our Team of Experts! They’ll be glad to walk you through our fully-decorated model homes, and answer any questions you encounter along the path to fulfilling your family’s dream.

Sales Offices and model homes 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.

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 mycolemanhome.com 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.