It's the heart of the home for a reason. This is where we start our day, catch up over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, break bread together, and experiment with recipes! Your childhood memories probably include moments that took place in this room. So, let's consider the advantages of a timber frame kitchen.
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Timber frame construction allows for wide, open spaces without walls, which is what most of us want today. The days of being alone and isolated in the kitchen while you cook are over! The design options are unlimited, from rustic to elegant, and from old world charm to modern.
This timber frame kitchen is in a hybrid home - part timber frame, part conventional framing. The kitchen island houses a prep sink, making the workspace convenient for multiple cooks. With a built in table your guests can hang out in the kitchen without getting in the way of the cooks.
Timber framed barrel trusses add visual interest and volume to this kitchen. Double islands with lots of seating make it comfortable for the whole family at gatherings and parties. The open floor plan offers views of the lake that can be enjoyed from this cook's dream kitchen.
White oak was chosen for this timber frame. Its dense grain allows it to carry a larger load per timber size than many other species. Rustic elements and reclaimed ceiling timbers give this kitchen a lot of personality!
Designing a highly functional kitchen takes some planning. Think about the shape & size, cabinets & storage, flooring, and countertops.
Establishing a working triangle between your sink, cooktop and refrigerator will make cooking easier. Adequate counter space around your appliances gives you room to work. Knowing the size of your appliances is important before finalizing your cabinet layout. Allowing enough space for a walkway between a kitchen island and the other counter is critical. Ensuring enough space for all of your appliances to open comfortably is important as well.
Let's start planning your kitchen frame kitchen. We'll bring the cookies!