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Have questions about what goes into timber home construction? Need info on wood species, log profiles and corner styles? Looking for floor plan design tips and inspiration? The answers are at your fingertips.

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Cooking Up a Good Kitchen Design
To get the most out of your timber-home kitchen, design it around your cooks.
3 Tips for Downsizing Your Home to Save Money
Good things come in small packages — even when it comes to your timber home. Check out these tips on how to downsize your home.
Feng Shui: Balanced, Peaceful Design
For a harmonious environment within your timber frame home, incorporate some of the following principles to enjoy the benefits of feng shui.
Windows Q&A: Choosing Windows for Your Timber Home
Since load-bearing walls are largely unnecessary in timber frame homes, fill your walls with glass to bring in as much natural light as possible.
Top 10 Country Kitchens
Looking for inspiration for your kitchen? Check out our favorite photos of country kitchens from 10 timber frame homes.
Design a Zen Den: Sleep in Peace
Lull yourself into sweet dreams with these secrets to a serene bedroom design.
What's in a Timber Frame Kit?
If you’re trying to get a handle on what you’ll get when you buy a timber home package, start with this sample timber home kit package list.
Timber-Frame House Plans: 10 Steps to Perfection
How do timber-frame house plans come into being? A methodical approach works best. Follow our 10-step plan to the perfect design.
Cutting Costs in Timber Home Construction
Your home-building budget may have shrunk in the past 12 months. But you can still get the home you want while spending less.
6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
Outdoor Design: Take It Outside the Home
How to create indoor comfort for outdoor rooms.
10 Cutting-Edge Interior Design Ideas
Here are the latest trends to create a green and fashionable interior.
5 Essential Questions
Five essential questions you should ask (and answer) before you plan the timber home of your dreams.
Can We Afford This?
How to develop a timber frame home building budget.