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The Reason For Half-Baths
Half-baths shouldn't be ignored in your timber frame home; they serve a purpose. Make them stand out with tips from an expert.
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Ideas For 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.
The Best Master Bath for Your Timber Frame Home
The Best Master Bath for Your Timber Frame Home
Five tips to create the ultimate best master bathroom in your timber frame home.
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
Whether you want an eclectic look or a way to keep the budget in check, a hybrid timber home offers a variety of advantages.
How to Design a Functional Outdoor Area
How to Design a Functional Outdoor Area
Just a few extra elements will turn an ordinary patch of grass into a relaxing backyard retreat and outdoor area.
How to Add Groundcover to Your Log Home Yard
The 3 Key Components of Yard Design
A well-designed yard is broken up into three areas. Here's what they are and how best to use them.
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5 Timber Frame Farmhouse Kitchens
The kitchen. It’s the hottest room in the house, so it deserves your full attention. Use our gallery of gorgeous timber frame f...
How to Develop a Landscape Plan
How to Develop a Landscape Plan
To make the best use of your timber home's property, start with our easy 3-step process.
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 Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Construction runs smoothly thanks to a little forethought and attention to detail during the design phase.
The Timber Accent Remodel in the New York Finger Lakes
The Timber Accent Remodel in the New York Finger Lakes
Timber accents transform a dated home in the New York Finger Lakes region
Say Goodbye to the Kitchen Triangle
Say Goodbye to the Kitchen Triangle
Traditional kitchen design ideas move aside to make way for new techniques that increase efficiency and make better use of space.
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 ...
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
For our home's exterior spaces, we're consider exotic hardwood decking. What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods, and are they...
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
A rustic look on a timber home isn't always easy, but these three tips should help when planning your modern rustic timber home.
4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
In the timber-frame construction process, there are a few steps and traditions not found in conventional home building, and the...
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
With its roots firmly planted in Old World Europe, the tradition of timber framing branched out to North America and grew strong.
Cut Energy Costs and Control Your Timber Home From Your Smartphone
Cut Energy Costs and Control Your Timber Home From Your Smartphone
New devices help monitor electricity use and cost and let consumers run their appliances from a smartphone.
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Why plastic tubing is replacing copper water pipes in homes.