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Designing a Timber Home

Designing your timber home may be a daunting task, but these timber home design articles make the designing stage a breeze (well, they make it easier at least!)

Outdoor Elements | Outdoor Timber Structures

Outdoor Elements | Outdoor Timber Structures
Outdoor structures — gazebos, pergolas, etc. — can enhance your home and your outdoors experience. Here are a few of our favorites.


Take It Outside the Home

Indoor comfort for outdoor rooms.


Going With a Pro

Going With a ProGoing With a Pro
Architect or designer—how do you choose?


Functional Furnishings

Game RoomsFunctional Furnishings
One of the newest trends in storage is actually a throwback to previous storage solutions: furniture that doubles as an organizer.


The Lifestyle Home | Home Design

Montana Timber HomeThe Lifestyle Home | Home Design
We asked two timber-home design teams to create two different plans to match lifestyle requests from consumers. The results are nothing short of gorgeous.


Mission Accomplished | Savvy Shopper

Savvy ShopperMission Accomplished | Savvy Shopper
Clean lines and warm hues characterize this simplistic style.


Building with Energy Efficient Products | Make Your Home Green with These Eco Friendly Products

Achieve your "green" house goals with the most energy-efficient products and building materials.


10 cutting-edge interior design ideas

10 Cutting-Edge Interior Design Ideas
Here are the latest trends to create a green and fashionable interior.


How To: Select Unusual Evergreen Trees for your Landscaping Needs

These poor evergreens rarely get the press they deserve. Think outside the cone and try one of these creative and unusually shaped trees in your landscape.


5 Eco Friendly Design Tips | Design a Home That's Good for the Planet and Good for Your Budget

Want a home that's good for your budget and good for the planet? Then read on for our top 5 tips for eco-friendly designs:


Building with Energy Efficient Products | Make Your Home Green with These Eco Friendly Products

Achieve your "green" house goals with the most energy-efficient products and building materials.


5 Eco Friendly Design Tips | Design a Home That's Good for the Planet and Good for Your Budget

Want a home that's good for your budget and good for the planet? Then read on for our top 5 tips for eco-friendly designs:


How To: Select Unusual Evergreen Trees for your Landscaping Needs

These poor evergreens rarely get the press they deserve. Think outside the cone and try one of these creative and unusually shaped trees in your landscape.


Brown and Baby Blue | Savvy Shopper

Savvy ShopperBrown and Baby Blue | Savvy Shopper
Dress your home in our favorite color combination: brown and baby blue.


It's All Fun and Games | Game Rooms

Game RoomsIt's All Fun and Games | Game Rooms
When well designed and outfitted to a T, your game room is sure to be your home's ace in the hole.


Trendy Timbers | Timber Home Construction Trends

Timber Home Construction TrendsTrendy Timbers | Timber Home Construction Trends
You'd think a traditional building method like timber-home construction would stay fairly static through the years—but nothing could be further from the truth. Here's what's hot (and what's not) in timber framing right now.


Myth Busters | Green Energy True and False

Green Energy True and FalseMyth Busters | Green Energy True and False
We set the record straight on four of the biggest misconceptions of going green.


The High Life | Fire Tower Photos

Fire Tower PhotosThe High Life | Fire Tower Photos
A city-dwelling family escapes their concrete confines for something wild—a fire tower in western Montana.


Kitchen & Bath Trends

Kitchens and Bath TrendsKitchen & Bath Trends
Quick Picks for Kitchen & Bath This Spring


Bathrooms | Savvy Shopper

Savvy ShopperBathrooms | Savvy Shopper
Spruce up your bathroom for Spring


Details, Details | Kitchens - Before and After

Kitchens - Before and AfterDetails, Details | Kitchens - Before and After
We use a little publishing magic to showcase kitchen details that truly make the hub of your home stylish and functional.


Special Spaces | Personal Places Within Your Timber Home

Personal Places Within Your Timber HomeSpecial Spaces | Personal Places Within Your Timber Home
From quiet corners to hobby hangouts, consider adding a few extra personal places when designing your new home.


Small & Fabulous | Space Planning

Space PlanningSmall & Fabulous | Space Planning
Want to squeeze more space out of your small floor plan without adding a single square foot? We'll show you how—no sleight of hand required.


A Zen Den | Sleep in Peace

Sleep in PeaceA Zen Den | Sleep in Peace
Lull yourself into sweet dreams with these secrets to a serene sleep space.


Dining in | Dining Room Furniture

FireplacesDining in | Dining Room Furniture
Whether your kitchen wish list contains all the latest gadgets or just the essentials, chances are there's one feature that tops your list—a space for dining.


Get Stoked | Fireplaces

FireplacesGet Stoked | Fireplaces
Bye-bye brick and stone. Freestanding hearth products are all the rage in timber home design.


A Room for All Seasons | Outdoor Rooms

Kitchen Home OfficesA Room for All Seasons | Outdoor Rooms
Want to make sure your outdoor room gets used even after the temperature drops? Then start planning now—we highlight the most important things to consider when creating an all-weather space.


Home Office Hotspot | Kitchen Home Offices

Kitchen Home OfficesHome Office Hotspot | Kitchen Home Offices
As the kitchen expands its role as the family headquarters, add a dash of office space into its design.


Floor Plan Fever

Floor Plan FeverFloor Plan Fever
The hottest concepts in timber home design


Floral Fever | Savvy Shopper

Savvy ShopperFloral Fever | Savvy Shopper
Beautiful accessories for your home are in full bloom this spring.


Lofty Aspirations

Lofty AspirationsLofty Aspirations
A timber home necessity, your loft is more than just a perch from which to appreciate the impressive view—it's also a blank canvas for your creativity.


What Does a Timber Home Cost?

What Does a Timber Home Cost?What Does a Timber Home Cost?
No doubt about it—timber homes are stunners. But if you're serious about owning one, there's likely one big unanswered question rolling around in your head: How much will it cost to build compared to a conventional house?



Pick a Pro | Choosing a Designer

Choosing a DesignerPick a Pro | Choosing a Designer
There are architects and there are designers—here's how to know the difference.


Build a Green Home | Eco-Friendly Design

Roof QuestionsBuild a Green Home | Eco-Friendly Design
9 ways to tread a little lighter on the earth and save money while you're at it.


Flooring Guide: How to Buy Right | Ground Rules

Flooring GuideFlooring Guide: How to Buy Right | Ground Rules
Looking for new underfoot options? Check out the facts in our guide to flooring.


Design It Right | Designing the Perfect Timber Home Plan

Design It RightDesign It Right
Almost all timber companies keep a catalog of stock floor plans that their customers can peruse as they’re shopping for their dream homes. But did you know that 99.9 percent of those plans are completely customizable? From small changes like moving interior walls or incorporating dormers to major alterations such as adding or eliminating entire rooms, a so-called "stock plan" should really be viewed as a mere jumping-off point.


Lighting Gallery

Timber home lighting designLighting Gallery
6 images we've plucked from recent issues of Timber Home Living that will provide lots of lighting inspiration


5 Steps to Implementing the Kitchen Work Triangle in Your Timber Home

Creating an Outdoor Kitchen5 Steps to a Kitchen Work Triangle
Creating a smart work environment in your kitchen is crucial to your kitchen's overall efficiency and effectiveness. These 5 steps help you get it right.


The 4 Rules of Finding Eco Friendly Decor for Your Home

viva terra  stoolThe 4 Rules of Eco Friendly Decor
Choosing decor that's as gorgeous as it is good for the planet has never been easier.


4 Hallmarks of a Casual Timber Home | Is Your Timber Home Casual and Comfortable?

4 Hallmarks of a Casual Timber Home
A home should be a place where you can kick back and relax. Create a space that eschews tradition for serious livability with our expert tips.


Creating a Timber Home Floor Plan that Flows | Designing a Seamless Floor Plan

Flowing Floor PlansCreating a Seamless Floor Plan
A primer on the subtle art and science of designing a timber home plan that flows seamlessly from one space to the next.


Designing an Outdoor Kitchen for a Timber Home | Outdoor Kitchen Design

Creating an Outdoor KitchenDesigning an Outdoor Kitchen
Follow these smart ideas to create a truly tasty outdoor kitchen for your timber home.


Creating the Perfect Eat-In Kitchen | Designing Dining Space in Timber Homes

Creating the Perfect Dining SpaceCreating the Perfect Dining Space
Whether your kitchen wish list contains all the latest gadgets or just the essentials, chances are there’s one feature that tops your list — a space for dining.


5 Floor Plans that Flow | Timber Home Plans with Seamless Design

Floor Plans Designed with Flow5 Timber Home Plans that Flow
Check out five of our favorite floor plans that flow, and see the reasons why they work.


Timber Home Design Tips | 12 Simple Tweaks to a Better Dream Timber Home

12 Steps to a Better Timber Home12 Steps to a Better Timber Home
Polish off your timber home design with these 12 tips aimed at taking your timber frame home from good to great.


Find the Perfect Timber Home Plan in 10 Simple Steps | Timber Home Living

Designing a Timber Home Plan10 Steps to the Perfect Floor Plan
So just how does a floorplan come into being? A methodical approach works best. Follow our 10-step plan to the perfect design.


Interior Style Guide | Stylish Timber Home Staircases | Timber Home Living

Timber Home StaircasesInterior Design Guide | Stylish Staircases
The first step to a stylish staircase begins with interesting design. Here, we showcase 5 of our favorite timber home staircase styles.


How to Maximize Space in Your Timber Home Plan

Maximizing Space in a Timber HomeHow To: Maximize Space in your Floor Plan
Are you already dreaming of family holidays and friend-filled dinner parties in your new timber home? Here’s how to make sure your floor plan has the capacity to handle your guests.


Designing a Guest-Friendly Home | Timber Home Design Ideas

Timber Home Design Ideas10 Design Ideas | For Guest-Friendly Homes
Looking for design ideas for rooms that will be used to host a crowd? Get inspired by checking out our 10 tips for a roomy space.


Stock to Custom Floorplans | Modifying Your Home's Plans

timber home planCustomizing Timber Home Plans
You may know you want a timber home, but you're not exactly sure if you'd like to use a stock floorplan provided by your selected timber home company. Here's how two homeowners took a stock floorplan and customized to make it better suite their needs.


Kitchen Island Accessories | Organize your Workspace

kitchen storage solutionsKitchen Storage Solutions
Use these product and accessory ideas to keep you (and your kitchen) efficient and organized.


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