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17 Tips for Making Your Small Timber Home Mulifunctional
17 Tips for Making Your Small Timber Home Multifunctional
Multitasking rooms help make small timber homes appear larger.
4 Classic Wood Pieces You'll Keep Forever
4 Classic Wood Pieces You'll Keep Forever
The trend in furnishings is to spend wisely on wood and neutral-toned pieces that will last a long time and won’t soon go out o...
The Case for Straw Bale Timber Frame Homes
The Case for Straw Bale Timber Frame Homes
Why straw bales are increasingly popular for timber-home walls.
Benefits of a Pier Foundation
Benefits of a Pier Foundation
Learn about the uses of a pier-and-beam, or pier foundation, and the pros and cons to building this construction style.
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Charming + Chic Log and Timber Frame Kitchens
Without a doubt, the kitchen is the hub of any home. From timeless antique to farmhouse chic, feast your eyes on our readers' f...
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5 Jaw-Dropping Log and Timber Great Rooms
What makes a log or timber great room truly live up to its name? Kick-up-your-feet style, a jaw-dropping view and the warmth of...
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10 Timber Frame Kitchen Cabinet Styles
Understand timber frame cabinet styles to make the best decision for your kitchen.
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...
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.
How to Downsize into a Timber Frame
How to Downsize into a Timber Frame
Moving into a smaller home frees you from the cost and time commitment that comes with more square footage. Here’s how one coup...
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 ...
The Timber Frame Bathroom Lighting Guide
The Timber Frame Bathroom Lighting Guide
Style doesn’t have to end in your great room or kitchen. Here’s a primer on choosing bathroom lighting that’s anything but basic.
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.
7 Jewel Tone Products for your Home
7 Jewel Tone Products for your Home
This year’s hottest colors are rich jewel tones that perfectly pop off the neutral backdrop of wood.
The Benefits of Passive Solar Design on Your Timber Frame
The Benefits of Passive Solar Design on Your Timber Frame
Nature’s best heat and light source provides necessary warmth efficiently. Learn about passive solar design and how to incorpor...
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3 Large Timber Frame Windows We Love
Windows play a critical role in your timber home’s design. Think about it: Next to the shape and style of the house, windows ...
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3 Amazing Timber Frame Floors
When you’re designing a custom home, picking out flooring is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Not only ...
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.
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5 Hot Trends in Wood Floors
These stunning wood floor trends will take your timber home to the next level.