Timber Home Improvements

Timber is a classic material in the construction of any home. There is a reason why so many homes feature timber, and why there are so many made-to-measure timber options on the market. Wood, after all, is easily accessible, sturdy, affordable, and a warm and welcome addition to any home. 

A curious trend that is gaining resurgence is the modern rustic aesthetic, which uses a lot of wood accents and features. To that end, we have created this list of creative things you could do with made-to-measure timber in your very own home. With no further ado, here they are:

1. Furniture

Wooden furniture will always be a classic. You can use reclaimed wood for that rustic, vintage aesthetic. Fairer oak and beech colours can recreate that Scandinavian feel you’re looking for. Anything from cabinetry to living room furniture can be designed with wood. In this case, the limits are truly just in your imagination! 

2. Feature panels and walls

Timber panels can improve and maximise your home’s illusion of space. Positioned vertically against your walls and vertically along the grain, you could make a room with low ceilings seem taller and larger. Paired with floorboards running in the same direction, the illusion of size and height can be emphasised further. 

3. Benches

Wooden benches are regaining popularity, both as indoor and outdoor furniture. There is something about how wood is able to complement a space that makes it suitable for either environment. A bench with a wooden top, for example, is great in a garden space. Not only does it provide you with a place to sit, but it will look right at home when set against your flowers and foliage. 

4. Decks

While patios and verandas are generally made from brick and stone, wood is a more forgiving material, especially on hot days and for those with bone problems. Aside from that, maintenance is generally a breeze, as all you’ll need is to oil and stain the deck when it needs a lift. 

5. Partitions and screens

It can be difficult to rearrange the home in open-plan space, but wooden partitions can be used to create designations that maximise your spaces. The beauty of this option is that it doesn’t have to be permanent. You could move these partitions and screens as you please if you are no longer satisfied with your current arrangement. 

6. Blinds

Blinds don’t always have to be curtains. If the interior design and architecture of your home call for it, you could use wooden blinds—like plantation shutters—to change the ambience of a room. Wooden blinds are also great insulation, maintaining the internal temperature of your home more efficiently than regular blinds. This can lower your power costs and even protect your furniture from sun-bleaching and UV exposure. 

Final thoughts

There is no end to the ways wood and made-to-measure timber can be used at home. From furniture and walls to floors, decks, and blinds, the only concern you should have is whether or not these accents and features are things you like seeing. After all, it is your home. It should adhere to your sensibilities.

If you’re looking for made-to-measure timber to fix up your home with, send us at Timber 2 U Direct a message. You can order your wood from us online, and we’ll deliver it to you according to your measurements and specifications.