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Making an Entrance

Posted on Jun 11, 2013
timber frame entry

Many future timber frame homeowners focus on the great room space. After all, it is the location where most of the home’s timber framing is displayed; and, it is the central and primary area where the most time will be spent. However, there are other superb opportunities available for showcasing your timbers. For example, framing an entrance displays the beautiful craftsmanship right upon entering.

A home’s entryway is a portal to the architectural beauty that lies within. Additionally, being the first thing that your guests see, you want it to make a statement. Enjoy the variety of layouts and styles below. Each demonstrates how a timber frame home’s entryway easily makes a lovely first impression.

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Including Outdoor Living 

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Many of our past clients have demonstrated that by incorporating front patios and above the entrance balconies to their home, they not only increase their outdoor living space for things like a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, but they also create a more inviting feel for visitors or neighbors stopping by for a quick chat.

Another popular option many people choose is to have their entry blend with a front or wraparound porch system, creating a relaxed, country appeal that flows to all of the home’s outdoor spaces.

Timber Frame Incorporation

Timber Frame Entry

A home’s timber frame structure does not have to be limited to its interiors. Consider whether or not you would like to have some of your timber framing’s artisan design repeated in your entryway. Having a truss over an entry door or even a bent system that creates an extended cover for the front step is common in many traditional timber frame homes.

Your design could include a small, simple truss above the entry that matches the trusses found in all of your roof pitches, or perhaps you’d like to have a larger truss that spans the length of the front porch. Speak with your project’s designer to brainstorm how your home’s timber framing can be highlighted in this area of the home.

Door Design

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Whether you choose aluminum, wood, or fiberglass, your front door’s design does not end with its material. There are many factors of a door’s selection that can set the tone for your home’s overall look and feel for a guest. For instance, have you considered having double doors for a grander, wider entrance? Or maybe you want a more detailed entry to match your home’s overall architectural style. Many clients will even select brightly colored doors to create a contemporary, bold contrast that really stands out.

No matter how you and your designer choose to design your home’s entryway, make it a reflection of your personal style and lifestyle, after all, it is the first thing that your guests will see!

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