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Home Design Options

From interior and exterior design tips, to profile and corner style examples, here you’ll find inspiration for making your dream home look just how you envisioned it.


 

A Timber Home’s Energy Envelope

Do you understand what makes up a timber home’s energy envelope and how it can help you be more comfortable and save money?

The energy envelope primarily consists of the foundation, walls, windows & doors and […]

Traditional Wood Joinery

Many would argue that the beauty and artistry of wood joinery is what sets an authentic timber frame home apart from other types of wood homes.

This article takes a closer look at a building method […]

The Role of Timber Framing

One of the most impactful visuals in a timber frame home is the frame itself.

Timber frame design choices play an integral part in the final look of a custom home. Here are a few tips […]

Your Timber Home: A Custom Creation

Wood shelters have been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean today’s timber homes aren’t evolving with the times.

In fact, more and more companies are now offering a mix of materials and design options to […]

Square Footage 101

As you examine multiple floor plans, it is important to understand how square footage is measured and how it will affect your budget.

A foot is a foot, so what makes one space count differently than […]

Your Timber Home: A Custom Creation

Wood shelters have been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean today’s timber homes aren’t evolving with the times.

In fact, more and more companies are now offering a mix of materials and design options to […]

Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 – Runners-Up

Best Home Under 2,500 Square Feet: Discovery Dream Homes

Positioned alongside a lake, this house from Discovery Dream Homes makes the most of the gorgeous landscape without leaving a large footprint on the land. Built up […]

2014 Readers’ Choice Awards – Winners

Everyone seems to be a home aficionado these days, and it’s easy to see why. From entire networks dedicated to buying homes, building homes, decorating homes — you name it — to glossy magazines and […]

Stylish Support: Choosing Your Truss System

From personal appearance to complete home design, fashion-forward thinking is about being distinctive. So why shouldn’t the same rule apply to your home’s individual style? Opting to build a timber-frame home already declares your desire […]

25 Tips to Small-Home Success

Main Living Areas

1. Forgo the Formal Entry. “The entry in a smaller house should be part of the larger space — it does not need to be formal and certainly shouldn’t interfere with the traffic […]