Many times on this blog, we’ve discussed current trends in home building. Whether the issue is the changing importance of various rooms in the home or what the current hot colors are, there are many ways that desirable home design changes throughout the years. Even so, there are many must-have features in the home that seem to never go out of style. If you’re looking to design a home that remains timeless throughout the years, here are a few suggestions. We think you’ll agree that these features are a perfect complement for the intrinsically timeless Timberpeg home.
Many types of household flooring have seen their “moment in the sun”. Linoleum flooring, for example, became quite popular among wealthy homeowners immediately after its creation in 1860. As the price rapidly dropped and it was more widely adopted, however, linoleum ceased to be a desirable material. Carpet flooring saw booms in popularity in the 1920s and 1960s, but its popularity has faded since those highs. Hardwood flooring, however, has been a popular choice for centuries.
The hardwood floor is a natural fit with the aesthetic of the timber frame home. Wide plank flooring has seen a recent uptick in popularity, but narrow plank flooring is a better choice for a timeless look. Needless to say, parquet flooring is not as timeless a choice as plank flooring.
Indoor plumbing has come a long way since the chamber pot became common in the 6th century BC, but the concept of a master bathroom has been popular since time immemorial. While there have been some trends that faded, like the open bathrooms of several decades ago, a master bathroom is a must in the timeless home. Simple décor, like white porcelain fixtures and soaker tubs, will always be welcome here. The wooden beams and complementary ceilings of the post and beam home can suggest a spa-like atmosphere without being too over-the-top.
Deep Kitchen Sinks
While the farmhouse sink is enjoying a recent surge in popularity, it has always been a timeless choice. There is nothing more annoying than doing dishes in a sink that’s too small, so this feature is sure to be appreciated. While stainless steel may be easier to clean, white porcelain or hammered copper sinks are the more timeless choice.
White or Natural Walls
The natural wood tones in a post and beam home are inherently timeless. For drywall or plaster walls, a white finish is the most universally appreciated choice. However, since paint is very easy to change, this is one feature you can easily change as style dictates.
We hope you have appreciated this review of timeless home features. If you’re looking to build a timeless Timberpeg home of your own, please contact us today.