As you begin planning your timber frame home, you’ll have an idea what size, budget, and style home you want. It helps to get that information on paper. Your plan will include lots of details, but a good starting place is the worksheet we’ve created to help identify your ideas.
You’ll need to think about the size of each room and how it all fits together. It’s easy to think we want a 2500 square foot house, but when we bring together the size and number of rooms we want or need, it often exceeds the space we thought we wanted. Looking at the information as a whole will help you to fine tune your plan before you start.
What space do you seldom use? Could it become part of another room that is not used often? What space is important and how do you use it? Do you want more or less room than you live in now? Keep in mind that the open floor plan of a timber frame “lives” larger than a conventionally built home.
So, take a little time and download our Timber Frame Home Worksheet . Fill it out and live with it a little while. Send it to us, if you’d like for our designer to review it with you. If not, consider it a tool that will help you make some critical decisions.
It takes time and thought to plan a home that will live as well as you hope. At Goshen Timber Frames, we’ve been known to work with our timber friends for years to get it right. Don’t hurry and do live with your plan a while before you build. It’s that important.
So, move on, begin that journey and when you build, Build Boldly!