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Floor Plan Fundamentals

The secret to building a perfect timber frame home starts with mastering a few floor plan fundamentals. Get expert advice on designing the perfect floor plan for your log home, and choose the size and layout that fits your family's lifestyle.

Tips for Creating Your Forever Floor Plan
These are the keys to a home that will transition through life with you.
Inside the Floor Plan: a Charming Cabin Made for Entertaining
Though originally conceived as a weekender, the size, amenities and layout of this plan make an ideal primary home for those lo...
Inside the Floor Plan: a Layout for All Ages and Places
Inside the Floor Plan for a Modern Day Classic
Take a Look Inside This Cozy, Totally Custom Floor Plan
Your Guide to Single-Story Homes
Single-story homes are as versatile as they are practical, and they’re perfectly designed for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Pocket Door
4 Tips for Single-Level Living
Ideas to maximize your floor plan when you’ve only got one floor.
One Plan, Four Ways
A custom design often starts with a preexisting floor plan. Here’s a look at how one popular starting point has been transformed into three fully personalized homes.
Inside the Floor Plan for This One-of-a-Kind Barn in Massachusetts
Sometimes, constraints lead to creativity.
Inside the Floor Plan: Building on a Slope
Is an ADU Right for You?
Enlisted for everything from keeping elderly family members close by to earning extra income, accessory dwelling units are flex...
Floor Plan Problem Solvers
Floor Plan Problem Solvers
Avoid potential design pitfalls with these smart workarounds:
8 Ideas for an Inviting Floor Plan
Easy tips to design a floor plan that's warm and welcoming:
Ranch Style Home
Design Tips for Ranch-Style Homes
This humble single-level staple gets a contemporary makeover.
North Carolina Hillside Home Floor Plan
Inside the Floor Plan for This Hillside Home
The owners of this North Carolina home were avid travelers, spanning the globe in search of new adventures ... until they saw t...
Colorado Timberframe Industrial Kitchen
A Guide to Different Timber Home Architectural Styles
Trying to decide which style timber frame is right for your new home? The experts at Colorado Timberframe have a few pointers:
Designing a Floor Plan That "Flows"
Well-planned transitions will give your timber home a comfortable, livable vibe.
The Case for Designing a Custom Floor Plan
Before you set your sights on the stock-plan route too firmly, you may want to explore the benefits of drafting a timber home tailored specifically for you and your family. If you’ve been scrutinizing floor plans but just can’t find the right fit, here’s a case for going custom.

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