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Design Ideas for Built-Ins

Carve out customized units in your timber home to address storage needs and complement your home’s style along the way with built-ins. For more built-in ideas, click here!

Regardless of a home’s size, space-saving solutions always seem to be a hot topic among potential buyers. And when said home employs the open-format layouts prevalent in many […]

Timber Home Space Savers

While some people still subscribe to the “bigger is better” mantra, for many custom-home designers, this is the age of small homes. Despite a smaller space, there’s plenty of room for movement. We show you how to make the most of it with 3 timber home space savers.

1. Create open space.
Load up on multipurpose rooms: […]

Timber Framing 101

Timber framing 101: modern design meets traditional craftsmanship in today’s timber frames.

A timber home is a kind of house that uses a frame structure of large posts and beams that are joined with pegs or by other types of decorative joinery. Almost always, the walls of the structure are positioned on the outside of the timber frame, […]

Lighting Options for Your Timber Frame Home

Transform each room in your house using the secrets of good lighting.

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to transform a home, one room at a time. In fact, proper lighting can highlight a room’s assets and help disguise its shortcomings, increase function and set a mood.

To make the most of the lighting in your […]

Building a Deck at Your Timber Home

From conception to construction, building a deck that’s both fantastic and functional is totally doable – here’s how.

Everyone loves the idea of a sprawling deck (or two) to expand their home’s usable living space. But before putting shovel to soil, you’ll need to do some thorough planning to ensure you’ll build a deck that you […]

From Dream to Design

What happens when one family takes the plunge and decides the time is finally right to build their timber-frame retreat?

Thanks to a well-documented design/build process — and a homeowner’s willingness to share — over the next four issues, we’ll follow the Olsen family’s journey from start to finish, and get the inside scoop on exactly […]

Designing a Small Timber Home Kitchen

Easy to clean, super efficient and cost saving — small kitchens are all that and more. Take this advice for trimming the kitchen fat while still cooking up a functional, fabulous heart for your timber home.
By Janice Brewster

The Big Picture
Part of the beauty of a timber home is its ability to accommodate today’s open, casual […]

Timber Home Kitchen Design Tips & Inspiration

Cook up your dream timber home kitchen with our expert tips, layout advice and finishing inspiration.

As rewarding as a beautiful kitchen can be, it sure does require a lot of effort to create. Fortunately for you, that’s where we come in. Our Kitchen Idea Guide packs in all the information (and inspiration) you’ll need to […]

What’s a Timber Frame?

A timber frame is a kind of home that uses a frame structure of large posts and beams instead of the 2X4-stud “stick frames” that are typically used in tract homes.

You’ve seen the photographs of the classic Amish barn raising. That’s a timber frame, and it’s used for far more homes than barns these days.

Timber […]

The Perfect Timber Home Kitchen Pantry

Storage is never in short supply when a well-designed timber home kitchen pantry is just steps away.

In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, the pantry emerged as the kitchen feature most desired by buyers in the market for a new home — and it stands to reason. A pantry optimizes […]