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Design an energy efficient kitchen

If you’re finally ready to do your part for the environment and turn over a new green leaf, start with your kitchen. The kitchen is the one room in every home where the biggest waste of energy occurs. There are many ways to transform your old, energy-consuming kitchen into an energy-saving one with, of course, other options that will help the environment as well. The steps you will take definitely depend on what kind of plans for redesign you have in mind, but don’t feel bad about taking things…See More
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Annette posted a discussion

Suggestions for dusting beams in high ceilings.

I have a post and beam house with 30' ceilings.  I would appreciate any suggestions on how to dust the beams that are high up.  I have a very long extension pole and have attached a duster thing, but it can be hard to navigate in and around the beams. I have not been able to find a cleaning company that would tackle the dusting.  I've considered renting or buying scaffolding but this seems to be overkill.Thanks for the suggestions.See More
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Suggestions for dusting beams in high ceilings.

I have a post and beam house with 30' ceilings.  I would appreciate any suggestions on how to dust the beams that are high up.  I have a very long extension pole and have attached a duster thing, but…Continue

Started by Annette in Design Aug 13.

What Made You Choose a Timber Frame? 15 Replies

What made you choose a timber frame home?  Did you purchase a home with the perfect mountain view, or did you have one custom built?  What was the deciding factor when you chose your home?Continue

Started by Community Host in Introduce Yourself. Last reply by Mike Shenton Jun 3.

Infill Pane advice needed Please. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, New to the forum and these posts are so old I may not get a response, but I can hope.  My wife and I live in SC and are designing a timber frame home. We are a fan of the outdoor exposed…Continue

Started by Doug Skaggs in Design. Last reply by Doug Skaggs Oct 14, 2015.

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A Home That's "Just Right"

When I first began this job a year ago, one of my first editorial assignments was to interview Michaela Mahady, architect, author and all-around happy-home expert. Although we covered a lot of ground in that hour-long conversation (Michaela had just come out with her new book, Welcoming Home, and it’s safe to say…

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Posted by Sara Brown on February 4, 2014 at 5:02pm

You Spoke, We Listened



Blame it on the media — now more than ever, we’re being inundated with all things related to home design. From entire networks dedicated to buying homes, building homes, decorating homes — you name it — to flashy magazines (yes, this one included) and…

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Posted by Sara Brown on October 3, 2013 at 9:52am

Take it Outside

Come late spring, the longing begins. For most of us, this is the time of year we start to pine for the days when the sunlight lingers past 8 p.m., the warm air wrapping around us like a sun-dried beach towel. It’s the…

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Posted by Sara Brown on June 4, 2013 at 11:53pm

Builder Insight: Q&A with Rick Stockmann of Specialty Built Construction

If you're a Timber Home Living subscriber, have picked up the latest issue on newsstands or downloaded a visual copy to your tablet, chances are you've noticed Russ and…
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Posted by Sara Brown on June 11, 2013 at 10:02am

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