open floor plans

A Timber Frame House With A View

Don and Nita Jackson purchased a 160-acre hilltop retreat in Bradford, New Hampshire in 1986. The property came with a charming 1800s farmhouse, which unfortunately lacked any insulation for cold winter nights. The couple had the farmhouse renovated in 1997 by Timberpeg Independent Representative, Old Hampshire Designs, which made for a much more livable retreat.

Use Ceiling Height to Create Unique Spaces

With open floor plans providing such a great feeling of space and airiness, it’s no wonder why they are so popular in today’s homes. And with a post and beam building, the spaces can be very open indeed.  But in an open floor plan with limited walls or doors, how do you define the spaces into their separate functions; kitchen, dining, and living?  While furniture placement is the most obvious and straightforward answer, many people overlook the importance and impact that ceiling height can have on defining the feel of a space.

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