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Budgeting & Financing

While dreaming and designing your timber home is the fun part of the planning process, budgeting and financing a timber home build is the most important. Make sure you are ready to commit to the build with our expert advice and answers to common questions about budget and financing.

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How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
Large or small, open-concept or gallery style—every timber home kitchen shares the same five fundamental elements. Here's what to consider when planning your space.
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8 Steps to a Smooth Timber Home Build
Construction is the most critical phase of the custom-home buying process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Kn...
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Small, Green & Affordable: A Well-Designed Timber Home in Colorado
A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places.
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Q & A: How to Convey Your Ideas to Timber Frame Professionals
The things you need to do before you start talking to your timber frame professional.
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3 Tips for Downsizing Your Timber Home
Good things come in small packages — even when it comes to your timber home. Check out these tips on downsizing your home.
Top 15 Questions About Timber-Frame Houses
No doubt you’ve got questions about timber-frame houses: building them, designing them, living in them. Thankfully, we have answers.
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.
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.