Timber Makeover

People Can’t Believe the Results of this Timber Frame Make-Over 

“That is not even the same house!” accused one commenter on Facebook, after viewing the before and after photos.

Hybrid timber framing can make a striking impact to a home make-over renovation. The use of this distinctive architectural technique adds unique style and personality to homes. The results can be unbelievable, as is the case with this real home make-over project that Arrow Timber Framing did for Jason and Kari Cruz. Beyond just the timbers – rooflines, stonework and landscaping make a significant difference as well.

People on social media can’t get over the miraculous results. However, we can attest to the authenticity of this timber framing project. This is the actual before and after photo from their project. Let’s pull back the curtain and reveal the secrets behind this transformation.

Homeowners Had Vision for Successful Hybrid Timber Framing Transformation

Vision is another important component. The homeowners made good decisions from the start. Arrow Timber Framing founder Bert Sarkkinen has a way of working with couples to uncover what they truly want in their timber framing project. Want to see for yourself? Check out the ATF Timber Framing Style Quiz to find out your unique style.

Because the couple worked together, compromised, and really worked at understanding what was essentially important to them, they could formulate a unified vision to become reality.

Making Excellent Design Choices Sealed the Deal

Excellent design choices was the final element for this breathtaking renovation. The homeowners loved the concept of widening and raising the center dormer to create a visual hierarchy. The new, shorter window in the center dormer made space for a more attractive entry roof. Heavy, tapered entry posts with knee braces allowed for bigger visual impact. For the garage, a simple false gable and step-out at the peak, decorated with light trusses, completed the look.

If you don’t believe that Timber Framing is right for your home, think again. With many styles to utilize, it can be used in nearly any home, from modern to rustic, and everything in between. Take a look at The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing: 7 Unique Post & Beam Styles to Accentuate Any Design Theme to learn more.

Do you want to see other Timber Framing projects? See our work here. And when you’re ready to start your timber frame project, let us know. We are ready to help you achieve unbelievable results, too, making your home the envy of your neighborhood.  

Remodeling a Home w/ Timber Framing

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