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Build the Log Cabin Dream Home You’ve Always Wanted

Ready to Finally Build That Log Cabin Home of Your Dreams?

There’s something special about a log cabin. One look at the structure, and all you can think about is how comfortable and cozy it must be in there, especially in winter with the hearth lit and the snow falling outside.

But for far too many people, their dreams of living in a log home are just that – dreams. If you are one of the brave folks, and you want to make your dream a reality, then we say good for you! Read on for a list of our tips when you’re ready to start building the log cabin dream home you’ve always wanted.

Know Your Budget

A log cabin’s cost varies based on its size and the quality of materials used. You also need a piece of property if you don’t already have one, and this can also add to the cost. So, before you start planning your log home, you need to know how much money you’re going to be working with.

Review all your debts and income sources, and create a budget. Know the budget inside and out, and look for ways to free up more money. Pay off any debt you can and get rid of luxury items that cost you more than the value they’re providing you with.

Custom Design or Stock Plan?

When considering your home’s layout, you will have to make the decision between a custom design and a stock plan that may be available from your builder. As enticing as a custom build might be to you, there are several reasons why a stock plan may be a better option, especially for a first-time log cabin owner.

For starters, a stock plan is going to save you a lot of money. Then there’s the fact that the builder has built their stock plans numerous times over, so any construction issues will have already been engineered out of the plan. Thus, your builder will be able to build your log cabin quicker, more efficiently, and for less money than a custom job.

Go With an Open Floor Plan

Choosing an open floor plan will not only make your home feel larger, but it will also save you money and eliminate wasted space. An open floor plan features no hallways, so construction and material costs will be lower, and your cabin will have the type of floor plan most buyers want, which will benefit you if you ever decide to sell.

Keep the Cabin’s Width Below 30 Feet

In a log cabin build, a 30-foot width is the highest you’ll want to go if you want to keep your costs down. The reason is because structures that are higher or wider than 30-feet require larger and longer support beams, and naturally, the longer the logs, the more expensive they’re going to cost.

Ceiling Height Considerations

If part of your log cabin dream image consists of cathedral ceilings, then keep the cathedral ceiling in the great room, but keep the ceilings in the rest of the home around the eight-foot mark. This will allow you to enjoy the grand feel of the open space in your great room, while keeping the rest of the home easy and more affordable to heat and cool.

Build Your Dream Cabin in Stages

The most important thing when it comes to building a dream log cabin is to accept that you don’t need to build the entire thing in one project. Instead, you can build your dream home in phases.

Doing this will not only help you stretch out your building expenses, but it will also enable you to add to your home to suit your future needs. An example of phase-building includes building the base cabin in phase one, adding a wrap-around porch in phase two, a garage in phase three, and maybe an in-law’s suite in phase four.

Outfit Your Log Cabin With Authentic Log Furniture

With your log cabin built, your next step will be to outfit the interior with furniture that’s appropriate for your living space. From rustic wood bed frames to a charming wood kitchen to tables and chairs and more, there are dozens of different ways to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your dream cabin.

At Log Furniture Place, we use locally sourced materials to handcraft all our products and we back everything with a solid warranty to ensure you are 100% satisfied when you receive your purchase. We work tirelessly for our customers and offer some of the most competitive prices around, which is why we're the top log furniture store online. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our process and/or customization options.