Top 10 Cozy Home DesignsDownload your free guide of the top floor plans for this holiday season
Cozy homes, and “Coziness” more generally, are hard to define, as they can represent something unique for everyone: For some, it’s the close warm embrace of timber beams and panels, for others, it’s sitting next to a soaring stone fireplace while watching the snow out of floor-to-ceiling windows. Some dream of large gathering spaces to host family and friends, creating lasting memories, others just want somewhere to drink a cup of coffee and read a book in peace and isolation. In this collection, we try to encompass the wide variety of cozy home designs that homeowners might be looking for, from small hidden getaways to large ski-chalet-inspired designs for multi-family gatherings.
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“It’s a great educational tool to help our clients understand how much it costs to build in a particular region,” Johnson says. “As they go through the 20 questions, they will quickly understand how their decisions influence the numbers in their timber frame home budget. We encourage visitors to our site to use the Dream Home Budget Calculator multiple times, with different selections each time, to see how those decisions affect their budget. We update the data within the calculator quarterly, using regional and national construction averages, so it is remarkably accurate in developing a ballpark budget.”
After you’ve gone through the Dream Home Budget Calculator, you can download your timber frame home budget. When you try different scenarios, download each one to grasp how different levels of finish, size, and amenities can impact your timber frame home budget.
Johnson cautions that the land questions can sometimes increase the budget dramatically. “If you have purchased a 100-acre parcel, for example, it’s likely that you’re not going to be developing all 100 acres. You can reduce costs by simply developing just one acre,” Johnson says.