Custom Log House Designs – what to look for
Custom log home plans can capture
that cozy cabin in the woods feel while still offering innovative designs and a
homey yet upscale feel. You can even have your modern kitchens, high ceilings,
and beautiful stone fireplaces with these designs. There are some things that
you’ll want to know before jumping into your log cabin design.
One of the main issues that come up with log home designs is the level of maintenance that is required. What a lot of people don’t know about log homes is that over time the wood will shift with changes in the environment, which can cause more general maintenance costs on your home. Termites and carpenter bees/ants can also be an issue with log homes, so make you discuss this with your insurance agent.
Energy efficiency in design
One of the great things about a log
cabin home is that they are very energy efficient. The massive logs that get
used in building your home are excellent at conserving energy and can absorb
heat throughout the day that continues to warm your home throughout the night.
These homes can be up to 15% more energy efficient than standard homes.
Log home “kits” are a standard purchase when building your home, but keep in mind with these kits that the convenience comes at a price. The pieces of these kits are designed in a precise way, which may limit your ability to make changes during the building process.
If you are looking to build a home that is the right environmental choice, you can’t go wrong with a log home. Materials will usually be sourced from sustainable forests, and the whole tree gets used in the process, ensuring that there is minimal waste.