Homestead Timber Frames

Surface Treatments for Your Timber Frame

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 3:14:39 PM

When building the timber frame home of your dreams, you're sure to be faced with many choices to make when it comes to the look and feel of your new home.The first decision you're going to have to make regarding the look of your finished timber frame is the texture of the timber surfaces. There are a lot of different ways to do this, so we'll go over a few of the most popular:

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Topics: Home Planning

7 Design Considerations When Building Your Retirement Home

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 3:03:36 PM


According to Nielsen's Demand Institute, more than 40% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 are planning to move within the next five years, and in many cases, these people are looking to move into a retirement home. This may include downsizing, or simply moving into a home that requires less upkeep overall, but in any case there are certain things to think about when designing your retirement home. 

This generation is becoming aware that by being more active in their retirement years and planning for one-level living, being near good services for social integration and healthcare all adds up to being happy overall. Here is a list of our favorites when we begin the design phase for a couple building their ‘final home–their dream home.’
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Topics: Timber Frame Building, House Plan, Home Planning

15 Questions About the Timber Frame Home You Want To Live In

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 2:55:59 PM


With careful planning, your new timber frame home design will reflect the way you want to live. We’ve listed some areas below that will help you think through your “must-haves” as well as what you desire in a home.

Think about how you’d like the home to feel. Talk about your lifestyle, how you like to entertain and which rooms you spend the most time in. How do you want life to be different in your new home? Do you want to create an outdoor living space? Thoughtful planning in the design phase will result in a home that truly works for you. 

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Topics: Timber Frame Home

Fitting your Magazine House Plan to a Timber Frame

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 2:53:24 PM

The thrill of finding that perfect house plan in a magazine or online is hard to beat. You love the exterior colors or the curb appeal, the window styles, and especially the floor plan.  If only you could just change the size of those bedrooms for the kids or turn the kitchen the other way–then it would be just perfect!

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Topics: Timber Frame Building, House Plan, Dream House, Timber Frame Planning

11 Ways to Prepare For Your Initial Home Planning Meeting

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 2:45:23 PM

The excitement of building a new home is a very palpable thing. The joy in the air can be felt as soon as you walk through the door, and the energy is infectious! As excited as you are to see your timber frame come to life, we’re just as excited to see your dream come true.

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Topics: Timber Frame Home, Home Planning

Location, Location, Location

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Sep 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

3 Keys to Finding the Perfect Plot of Land

So you’ve decided to finally invest in building the timber frame home of your dreams. Throw a man-cave in somewhere, a dining room fit for a king, and a kitchen that chefs would fight to cook in and you're ready to go.

With all of the glamour that comes with building your dream home, it’s easy to get excited about your finished product, and overlook some of the smaller details. Many times, our clients will come to us with a specific plot of land in mind to build their new timber frame. Whether it’s on the top of a mountain, beachfront property, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to consider these 3 things before making a decision on your plot of land.

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Topics: Timber Frame Building, Timber Frame Planning