Barn Homes and Beyond Blog

Why Timber Frame Homes Hold Value and Sell Quickly

While we all love timber framed homes, sometimes it is necessary to move. Whether for employment, family or any other important reason, sometimes we need to move away. When we must move, it is only natural to want to sell a house a quickly as possible, for as much as possible. Luckily, timber frame homes are likely to be among the fastest selling and highest grossing homes on the market.

Rustic Range Settings

While modern appliances can be quite the convenience, they often aren’t the most attractive items inside the home. Sure, stainless steel can have an industrial charm to it, but many homeowners want a softer feel. For appliances like refrigerators or dishwashers, disguising them to match cabinetry is an effective choice. The stove or range, however, usually cannot be hidden due to its heat output. One solution is to not try to hide the range but merely surround it with a more rustic environment.

More Questions of Style: The Farmhouse

Two years ago, we wrote posts discussing the Cape Cod and Craftsman style homes. While these are undeniably popular timber frame home styles, we have yet to touch on the farmhouse style in general. While we have featured many farmhouse homes on the blog and have an image gallery dedicated to them, we thought now would be a great time to explore what features define a farmhouse-style home.

Selecting the Perfect Upholstery

While we, of course, appreciate the look of bare wood when it comes to the posts and beams of a home, furniture is an area of the home that calls for a softer touch. But while we may be drawn to an item of furniture based on its looks and feel, there are many more considerations you need to take into account in order to select a great piece of upholstered furniture. Here are a few details to keep in mind when furnishing the barn home.

Furnishing the Dining Room

In many modern homes, there is no longer a dedicated dining room. Instead, the dining room has been absorbed into the great room area. Even so, most homeowners want to furnish the dining space with furniture pieces that are more traditional than modern. Whether or not you have a dedicated dining room, here is a look at a few possible furniture choices, aside from dining tables.

Barn Homes and Beyond Moves to a New Home

This will be the last week for the Barn Homes and Beyond blog at But don’t fret, we’re not going away but merely changing location! Starting next week, our blog will be hosted directly on Timberpeg’s website. This is part of a large upgrade to Timberpeg’s website, which just launched!  While we’re psyched about the move, there are plenty of other great new features on the Timberpeg site. Here are some of our favorites.


Kitchen Trends: Mismatched Cabinets

For as long as we can remember, the goal with kitchen cabinets has been to have all the cabinets match in style and color. Recently, however, it has become trendy to have mismatched colors on your kitchen cabinets. One version of this trend is to have a darker color or stain for your lower cabinets and a light stain or white painted upper cabinets. In this post, we will instead look at some Timberpeg homes where different zones in the kitchen use different colored cabinets.

The Fabulous Outdoor Kitchen

With May weather upon us and the unofficial start to summer only two weeks away, we have certainly entered “grilling season”. However, for many Americans outdoor cooking is a year-round passion, with 39% of people grilling throughout the year and 61% grilling at least eight months a year. With statistics like this, it’s no wonder that the outdoor kitchen has become a desired feature for many homeowners. Here’s a look at a few Timberpeg homes and their outdoor kitchens. 

What Do Moms Like On Mother’s Day?

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we would like to extend our thanks to all the wonderful mothers of the world. If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you no doubt read our four-part series last year on what moms look for in a home. The issues of storage, entertaining space, flexibility and relaxing space are high priorities for the modern mom. Today, we thought we’d focus a bit on the question that confronts dads and children this time of year: What does mom like to do on her day? 


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