Top Things to Consider When Building a Log Cabin Home

Have you dreamt of living in a beautiful, custom built, log cabin? This rustic, western-style of home makes for a luxurious escape in the countryside. A perfect place to retreat back to, whether you’re there part of the year, or all year round

Building a log cabin home  – that’s fully customized to your tastes – takes a lot of work, but there are many benefits to outweigh the cost. Working with an experienced architect will help guide you through the building process, and result in the home that you always envisioned. With a builder, you have the power to collaborate on design plans, and watch your dreams become a reality, building (literally) from the ground up.

Whether you are in the early stages of dreaming up your log cabin home, or further down the line of designing, here are a few things to know.

  • We suggest that you conduct some material research, and find images in a magazine, on Houzz or other places on the internet that give you inspiration.
  • Picture your dream home, and create your ultimate wish list, including ‘must-haves’ and ‘would-like-to-haves’.
  • From there your architect can help you determine how your list matches up with your budget, and either cut out unnecessary design elements, or find alternatives to help suit your needs.

Building a custom log cabin, also means you get to find the perfect plot of land to situate your new home on. One of the best parts of building a log cabin is the landscape and surroundings that befit this style of home. Choosing to build custom allows you to pick your perfect piece of land based on such considerations as location, scenery, direction, and privacy. Take the natural landscape into consideration when designing your cabin to optimize your views, and vantage points. Your architect will help with this, working with the natural landscape of your lot to enhance your viewpoints, while also maximizing your new home’s privacy.

Because of how involved your architect will be, it’s important to choose a professional that you feel comfortable with. Working within your set budget, they will walk you through the design, show you your options, and navigate through the planning stages. You should feel free to run a background check, or ask for reviews before choosing your builder. Here at Stillwater Architecture, we’ve built many custom, log cabin homes for happy clients. And we hope that our innovative, personal approach will turn you into a happy client as well.

Most important to remember, is enjoy your custom built log cabin, and enjoy the process of creating it. It’s one of our favorite designs to build, and one of our favorites to call home.

Contact us  today to find out how we can turn your dream of owning a custom log cabin home into a reality.

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