7 Tips for Exposed Beam Design
7 Questions You Must Consider Before Choosing An Area For Exposed Beam Design
A Classy WOW Factor From The 17th Century
Timbers can be used to make a dramatic statement in virtually any room or area: Entryways, great rooms, kitchens, dens, patios, pavilions, barbecue gazebos, and Jacuzzi trellises are examples of areas where exposed timbers create a fabulous WOW! Factor.
Factors to consider in your decision:
1. Where do I spend most of my time?
2. Does my home have enough curb appeal?
3. Would a stunning entry add the most value?
4. Where would I enjoy seeing the geometric beauty of timbers?
5. Are any of my outdoor activities restricted due to a lack of shelter?
6. Do I want a small change, like exposed timbers in the kitchen, or a timber frame addition with added square footage to my home, thus bringing a greater return for my investment?
7. Am I planning for personal enjoyment or increased resale value?
Calculating The Value Added To Your Home With Timber Framing
Quantifying an exact value is nearly impossible, but you can consider the following steps to get an accurate idea of the Investment Value of your timber frame project:
1. Talk with a local realtor or banker and get professional insight on estimated hard dollar added-value of timber framing to your existing home, and the ceiling sale price in your neighborhood. If resale is your goal, find out if timber framing changes will sell your house sooner.
2. Ask yourself how much you value personal enjoyment of a timber framed area for you, your family and friends. Timber framing can add atmosphere to your entryway, den, kitchen, living room, etc. Guests enjoy a barbecue party with a solid and lasting timber shelter. An added banquet hall addition can be your family reunion setting, or timber room additions can display your hobbies and collections. Driving through a timber entry portal to your home can create a powerful impact and first impression upon arrival...the ideas are endless. Balance personal enjoyment with actual added value to calculate total value added.
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