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Floor Plan Fundamentals

The secret to a perfect timber home is in designing the perfect floor plan. Use the expert advice in this section to help plan the best timber home for you.

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4 Must-Haves for Your Not-So-Big Home
4 Must-Haves for Your Not-So-Big Home
Jonathan Orpin, founder and owner at New Energy Works Timberframers, shares four things to include in even the humblest abode.
8 Design Elements for a Comfortable Timber Frame
8 Design Elements for a Comfortable Timber Frame
No matter the size of your home, be sure to leave room for these 8 design elements that will make your timber home comfortable ...
6 Guest Room Tips for Saving Space
6 Guest Room Tips for Saving Space
Make the most out of your guest room by following these space-saving tips.
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3 Small-Home Solutions
Make the most out of your small timber home by following these easy steps.
Spatial Effects: How to Fit Furniture into Your Timber Frame
Spatial Effects: How to Fit Furniture into Your Timber Frame
Ensure your home and the rooms inside are appropriately sized by planning ahead.
5 Ways to Optimize a Laundry Room Floor Plan
5 Ways to Optimize a Laundry Room Floor Plan
Tips for designing a beautiful and functional laundry room in your timber home.
Design a Dreamy Guest Room That is Versitile
Design a Dreamy Guest Room That is Versatile
Impress visitors with a well-designed and versatile guest room in your timber home.
Design A Timber Frame Stairway That Blends Design + Function
Design A Timber Frame Stairway That Blends Design + Function
Create and build your stairway to complement your home's design and function
The Virginia Timber Frame That Blends Beauty & Nature
4 Floor Plan Mistakes and Easy Fixes
Four design experts share common design mistakes and how to avoid making them in the first place.
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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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Hybrids Homes: The Perks of Combining Logs and Timbers
Thinking about building a hybrid home? Here are our expert tips on combining logs and timbers like a pro.
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What’s a Timber Frame?
A timber frame is a home that uses a frame structure of large posts & beams instead of the 2X4-stud “stick frames” that are typ...
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Choose Your Timber Home Truss System
Strong and stylish, trusses hold their own. Learn how to pick the best timber home truss system for you.
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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.
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.