In the past month, we have had posts featuring the Cape Cod and Craftsman home styles. We’ve also talked about how to design functional space in a home for ever-changing future uses. But what if you’re looking for something a bit more whimsical?
Barn Homes and Beyond Blog
At Timberpeg, we have a lot of wonderful floor plans that our homebuyers can choose from or use as inspiration. If you would like to build an entirely custom plan, then our designers are all the more happy to work with you to realize your plan. Sometimes, our homebuyers will see a plan or home they like and make some simple modifications to suit their needs.
These days it is more popular than ever for a home to feature a dedicated room for a child to play in. This has the benefit of providing children a space to play outside of their bedrooms while keeping the clutter of toys and crafts away from living space used for entertaining and eating.
Two weeks ago, we discussed the origin and evolution of the Cape Cod style home. While reviewing our blog, we discovered that we have talked many times about Craftsman style homes by Timberpeg, but we have never defined or discussed the style itself.
When designing your home, one of the most important choices to make is deciding what will form the structure of the house. Unquestionably, wood framing is the dominant method in homebuilding today in the United States. Within this category, however, you will find both light and heavy-frame construction, of which timber framing is one type.
When reading about architecture, one often finds references to various house styles. To someone unfamiliar with various styles, descriptors like “colonial” and “saltbox” can be confusing at best. To further muddle affairs, these descriptors are often applied incorrectly. In this post, we will discuss the history and features of the Cape Cod style house. As its name implies, it originated in New England, but it remains a popular style that inspires Timberpeg homes to this day.
Since we get fewer daylight hours during the winter, maximizing sunlight in the home can be important to our well-being. In many climates, the sunniest winter days are also the coldest days and the least hospitable to venturing outside, so bringing natural light inside is critical for keeping spirits up until warmer days.
If you are just starting to consider building your own home, the task of planning and construction can seem intimidating at best. In addition to the questions that all home buyers have, those looking to build a timber frame home will likely have even more questions specific to designing and building this unique style of home.
In our last post, we discussed the changing nature of the garage as detached carriage houses evolved into today’s temple to the automobile. While the garage has evolved over the years and will continue to do so in the future, the rest of the house is not standing still, either.
The garage has become an icon of American life, but this was not always the case. A century ago, essentially no new houses were built with garage facilities. After World War II, the rise of the suburbs and commuter culture assured that the majority of new homes came with a garage.