Timber Frame Homes should be the first option for everyone (in our humble opinion), but many see them as a more expensive option. That doesn’t have to be the case. There are several paths to building more affordable timber frame homes.
- Build Smaller – A smaller home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury or space. It means you get rid of the excess area that you don’t use, don’t want to heat and cool, and don’t want to maintain.
- Build Simpler – Corners cost. This has been a construction truth for centuries. Looking back for centuries you’ll find simple, elegant structures that have few corners. Complex roof lines increase the cost every step of the way. Don’t give up style, work with textures (and timbers) to enhance your space inside and out. Change the ceiling heights to define space. Don’t think you need lots of hips, valleys, and corners to build an amazing home.
- Build Hybrid – Hybrid timber frame homes can be the perfect trade-0ff. Fully timber frame the more public living spaces (great rooms, porches,etc) and use heavy timber rafters and trusses on walls built with structural insulated panels in the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens. You save not only in the cost of the timber frame, but the space can be built out without working around posts and braces.