As promised last week, here is part two of a recent photo update for the Alamo Timber Frame hybrid project. (To check out part one, click here.) We are at that particularly satisfying stage of building when the finish work produces substantial, visual changes every day. For homeowners, this is a time when the vision often takes tangible shape.
In today’s post, we’re going to look at some of the trim work, flooring and cabinetry. The images are clearly of work in progress, so check back soon for the final aesthetic and further details on stains, wood selections and Energy Star appliance selections.
The flooring is a stained, deep color, laminate: wide planks (approximately 5.5″) and richly-grained.
The owners of the home are installing full-custom cabinetry. Not only do I recommend this as a way to ensure a kitchen perfectly suited to individual needs, but I also suggest custom cabinetry for interesting architectural features. More to come as these cabinets take shape. Here, the lower boxes are in mostly in place:
As you can see from the above image, and the detail, below, we’re opting for simple lines with the trim work. With the design freedom of timber frame structures and the visible posts and beams, the trim options are just as unlimited. The owners of this home have selected my personal favorite option: clean, understated trim to allow the posts and beams to take center stage.
The bathrooms are also taking shape. The main living area, the timber frame section of the home, has two full baths upstairs, plus a guest washroom downstairs. Whimsy and bright colors are the theme for the kids’ bathroom, while the master en suite has a sophisticated, spa/retreat vibe (without any of the trappings of the ostentatious en suites we were seeing about 4-5 years ago).
Thanks, as always, for checking in. I’ll be posting more photos, more in-depth updates and more building-related points of interest very soon. Until then, think rain for Colorado!