Tips for Designing the Perfect Log Home

There are already a large number of beautiful floor plans designed for log homes over the years. Selecting one to your new log home could be the most enjoyable section of the home-building process. However, it can also be the most stressful! Before you delve too deeply into all of the available designs, remember to consider your requirements outline the characteristics of the home that work well for you and your family. Here are a few questions to be asking.

Begin using the Basics

  • *Will the house have one floor or two?
  • *How many bedrooms and bathrooms?

*Will the property have an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings and lofts?

*What ought to be the appropriate square footage? If you don’t come with an understanding of this number, pay attention to your existing home and also other homes of friends. Learn their size and what that number means when it comes to space in the home.

*Will there be described as a garage or can that come later?

While you are in this process consider your lifestyle and the way the property will be used. If you entertain frequently or use a large family, your preferences for space will be different from someone that does not. Also, consider how the property suits your needs in the actual and the near future since your family ages.

Fit the Home to the Property

  • *How will the driveway approach your home?
  • *What kind of home works well with the grade of the lot?
  • *What direction gets the most sun? It is better to have a very sunny kitchen than a sunny bedroom.
  • *What are the privacy considerations to homes in the area and where will be the outdoor living opportunities?
  • *Will additions be necessary down the road and if so which side they go?

Make a Budget

Finally, determine your budget and be sure the homes you want are within your price range. If you pre-qualify with all the banks, you should understand just how much of the loan you really can afford. From there, your builder can advise you regarding which plans and designs fall within your financial allowance.

During your quest, keep one thing planned: features are as critical as footage. For example, many features of the new home tend not to improve the home, but certainly enhance the price. These features include porches, cathedral ceilings, dormers, windows, and fireplaces, to name a few. Consider both the size of your home and its particular unique features if you take into consideration the budget.

There are numerous questions to be answered before buying your perfect floor plan. Find the answers to these first and will also allow you to narrow your pursuit, save your time and ultimately spend less.