Three Things Shaping Custom Timber Home Building in 2022
There’s a strong market for building timber frame vacation homes on lakes or in the mountains right now, and many homeowners want to complement those surroundings with natural building materials. We anticipate high demand for real stone, bamboo, timber, and other items for the foreseeable future.
We often say that timber home construction is a great way to bring the outdoors inside, but now we’re seeing the reverse — taking the indoors outside! We started to see an uptick in large, luxurious outdoor living spaces at the height of the pandemic back in 2020, and now they seem on track to becoming the norm. Outdoor space that flows seamlessly from the interior expands a home’s footprint, providing space for both everyday living and entertaining. Popular amenities to consider including in your designs are pools, pavilions, fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens.
The Supply Chain (Still)
But of course, the ability to carry out building plans will continue to be affected by the supply chain, still struggling to clear the backlogs of the last two years. It’s more important than ever to plan ahead and set realistic expectations with customers and building partners. Right now, wait times to begin construction on timber frame homes are easily six to eight months.