There are many people who know deep down inside that they want a timber frame house, but they are not exactly sure where to start. First, you need to find a designer, but now the question becomes whether you are going to use the stock floor plan provided by your selected timber frame contractor in Seattle or you will use their custom design services and make it truly one of a kind, change the layout and make it your own.

Timber home construction is all about incorporating architectural details that will create a comfortable design that suits your lifestyle. So when you sit down to plan your perfect dream home, take a few moments to consider what kind of spaces you will need to fit your needs. For instance, if you have enough space and money you may want to add a wine cellar. Even if you are not a connoisseur, a wine cellar is a great place to sit when hosting a get together. If your wine room was big enough you could even hold a small intimate wine tasting event for your friends.

All that you need to remember is that even if you are turning an extra closet into a wine room, the key is temperature control. You will want to invest in an air conditioner that is made for wine cellars; a normal home air conditioning unit cannot maintain the constant 55 degree temperature needed for storing your wine, without icing over.

Maybe you're a music lover or a movie buff, your timber frame house design can let the kids come in from the garage and practice in a specially designed music room. Or maybe you want to have the gang over for a movie night in your new home theater room; whichever way you go, acoustics are going to be a big priority in your hybrid timber homes. Check with your local acoustic consultant to see what your options are, maybe you will need a cork floor to help improve the sound quality.

Instead of ruining your kitchen table or making a huge mess in your living room, you may want to ask your timber frame contractor in Portland about including a hobby room in the design. A hobby room can go anywhere, spare room, the basement, or even the garage. If you plan on using the hobby room for a while, built in storage is a good option. There are so many things that you can do; a sewing room, scrap-booking room, crafts, RC airplanes and cars or even fly tying. There are so many ways that you can make your timber frame house unique. Let your imagination be your designer, but take the time and make it your own because the memories will last a lifetime.

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If you are looking for timber frame house or timber frame contractor in Portland then call to Arrow Timber Framing at 360.687.1868