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Cost-Saving Tips

Building a timber frame home takes time and planning, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here, you will find a wealth of information to help you keep costs down, including tips for saving money on your water bill, efficient heating & cooling, lowering your electric bill, and other cost-saving tips.

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Designing a Timber Frame Specifically for Your Budget
Join this on-demand webinar presented by Timbercraft.
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Creating a Budget-Friendly Bath in Your Timber Frame Home
Creating an amazing budget friendly bath has never been easier. Here's five tips to get you started.
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
Here are a few of our favorite options on how to use reclaimed materials in your timber frame.
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Letting nature run its course on your timbers can help preserve energy and money at the cost of time and planning.
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 ...
What is a Solar Tube?
What is a Solar Tube?
Solar tubes — also known as sun tubes or tubular skylights — can help to permanently light your home without using extra energy...
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
Have you ever wished you had the inside scoop on what designers wished their clients knew before planning a custom home?
Purple Coneflower, Retirement Tips
How to Build Your Timber House for Vacation + Retirement
You'll want to think about how you'll maintain your timber home for vacation and retirement as you age.
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3 Ways to Save Space in Your Timber Home
Despite a smaller space, there’s plenty of room for movement. We show you how to make the most of it with 3 timber home space s...
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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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4 Steps for Buying or Building a Timber Home
Follow these fundamentals, and you’ll be on the road to timber home perfection. These steps will show you how to buy or start b...
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10 Questions to Answer Before Building a Timber Home
The answers to these 10 questions will help to get your project off to a running start when you're ready to start building a ti...
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Maximizing Small Timber Home Kitchens
In a small home, spaces that pull double duty rule. And an eat-in kitchen is multitasking at its best.
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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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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 ans...
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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.
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Special Spaces: 4 Rooms to Personalize Your Timber Home
From quiet corners to hobby hangouts, consider adding a few extra personal places when designing your new home.
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6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
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.