December 01, 2011

I mentioned in my previous post that we’ve been searching for ways to add character to our new home. Tom loves the timber framed home concept so we’re trying to tie that look in without adding exorbitant costs. Tom’s dream has always been a log cabin or a full timber-framed home, but I don’t want that much wood in my house. Here’s an idea of a timber framed home… Photo courtesy of Precision Craft.

We’re going to work to achieve that look and the coziness factor, but on a smaller scale, with some barn beams in the great room. We also plan to do some barn beam posts and headers going into the great room from the entry and the kitchen.

Last night, I was on and searched “reclaimed.” That’s a fun thing to search if you have some free time and a bit of an imagination. I came across The Reclaimed Barnwood Company’s posting and wonder if we may have a source for the wood. They have some pretty cool things on their site.

A kitchen table –

A fireplace mantle –

And, finally, a grid ceiling. This wouldn’t work for our house, but it’s a very cool look.

It’s an inspiration at least. We’ve found that we can add these details for a reasonable price. We don’t want to go overboard. We are just looking for another way for us to create a unique space that reflects our personality.