Don’t let your home look like everyone else’s on the block. Infuse it with individuality in the most unexpected places.
Nobody wants a cookie-cutter house. Choosing a timber frame or post-and-beam structure puts your new home squarely into “above average” territory. Still, there are always ways to make a timber-framed house even more special and unique.
When your home reflects your individual personality, it will automatically stand apart from the rest. As you consider the following suggestions for adding drama and interest to your home, filter them through your aesthetic. How would you take these ideas and make them your own? The first thing to consider is your personal style. From there, your choices are unlimited.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Decks are lovely and make outdoor living feel like an extension of the indoors. But, for a bit of Old-World charm and that pleasant crunching sound when you walk, consider a pea-gravel patio. The overall effect is casual and charming, especially when you add string lights and a table covered with a crisp white cloth. This type of outdoor space is a DIYer’s dream, and unlike a wood deck, maintenance is almost non-existent. Rake it if you want a more level surface and add another layer of gravel on occasion to refresh the color.