Custom Build Your Home With a Mix of Materials

As a homeowner planning for your dream home, you probably want something that is as individual as you are. One of the primary things to consider to make your home truly yours is the building materials that will be used. To make some decisions, you’ll want to take several things into consideration, such as the area where the home will be located as well as your tastes and preferences.

Custom building gives you the freedom to explore all the available options. Obviously, one of the most common materials used is timber. But even while it is standard, you can still make it unique. The following post explains how this can be done:

Natural Beauty in a Washington Timber Home

One-of-a-kind charm meets smart, simple design in this Washington timber home.

When you live your life in the fast lane, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s nice to be able to retreat to a second-home getaway that’s intimate, inviting and downright dreamy. Enter the Big Chief Mountain Lodge.

Located in Wenatchee, Washington, based in the foothills of the Cascade Range, the home feels more like a cozy cabin than a mountain lodge, but that doesn’t mean it’s not set to impress. Read more at Timber Home Living…

Thinking outside the box will give you tons of ideas to implement in your timber home, as shown above.

If you want to push the design of your home further, you can utilize a combination of different materials in your custom build. For example, the following post shows how three different materials were used to make a home unique:

This Family Home In Mexico Enjoys A Palette Of Wood, Steel, And Stone

RAMA construction and architecture have designed this new family home, located in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The home has been designed with two cantilevers that give shape to the front and rear facades.

A palette of materials like wood, stone and steel give the house its identity.

There are two floors and a basement level. The ground floor has an office, living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace. Upstairs, there are the bedrooms, and in the basement are the service areas like laundry, garage, utility room, etc. Read more at Contemporist…

Blending materials will give your custom home an individuality that will make it feel like it could only belong to you and also turn heads in the process.

When considering a combination of materials, you can actually bring some of your past memories into your new home with reclaimed materials. In this way, some of the sentimental value attached to your old home will be part of your new home. The following post explains how one couple did this:

Home with Exposed Brick and Reclaimed Wood Interiors

This home, located in Watercolor, FL, was beautifully designed by Courtney Dickey and T.S. Adams Studio to showcase the homeowners’ great taste for interiors with exposed brick and reclaimed wood interiors.

According to the designer, most of the reclaimed items in the home came from the homeowner’s property in Alabama (the pine beams, flooring, brick etc). The floors and beams were cut from family land at their own sawmill.  Read more at Home Bunch…