By Michael Schmid at July 11 2019 02:45:46
By and large, almost any residential floor plan can be adapted to a log home, but there are substantial differences and considerations that need to be addressed. One such example is that of room dimensions as they relate to the diameter of the logs you will be utilizing. A custom handcrafted home made from 20" diameter logs will have a different footprint than one requiring 6" milled logs. If this is the first time you will be dealing with a log home manufacturer or architect, make sure you are comparing 'apples to apples' when discussing interior dimensions. If you want a room to be 14' wide, make certain that your designer knows that you want the interior of the room to have 14' of open clearance and not measured from the center of the corresponding logs. Using the example above, your 14' room could shrink to 12' if such presumptions are not understood.
A floor plan is about space deployment, or more specifically, the space you want (or need) for family members, guests, pets, entertaining and basic household operations (i.e. cooking, dining, laundry, storage, etc.). Furthermore, it is easy to overlook space requirements for many things we take for granted such as hobbies, displaying collections and other family activities. Try to anticipate as many of your family's needs as possible and expand your floor plan to accommodate your desires.
There are a lot of advantages of floor plans. For instance, they offer beautiful designs and the right dimensions for your desired designs. As a matter of fact, these floor plans are colorful and show beautiful pictorial illustrations. You can create these plans in many formats, such as DWG, TIF, WMF, and JPEG, just to name a few. Moreover, you can make them in either 3D or 2D based on your desired results. Hand drawn sketches are easy to convert into both 2D and 3D format. If you want to know the difference between 2D and 3D floor plans, you may want to read on.
Other differences _ Let's read about some other things that differentiate 2D designs from 3D designs. Affordability _ As far as cost goes, 2D plans are cheap. But if you are after quality, we suggest that you spend a bit more and go for 3D floor plans.