By Leon Sanger at March 04 2019 13:30:13
One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed_in feeling you get with so many basements.
It is also a good idea to keep a list of things that you don't like; things you may have seen in a magazine or noted when visiting other log homes. Some of the most frequent complaints one hears about log homes, especially older models, is the lack of storage space and small closets or bathrooms. This is most often the result of poor planning or not taking into consideration the diameter of log walls and the lack of attics in most log homes. Refer to your list when discussing details with your designer and remember that in most cases you cannot build a closet or a bathroom that is too large.
One should work their way around the room and get into a measuring rhythm. Beginning at one corner, measure from one corner to inside the door or window frame. Then measure the door or window width. Now measure from the other side of the door or window along the wall to the next door or window. Measure the width of the door or window. Continue measuring until the measurements on each or the room's wall have been completely transcribed to the rough drawing. Measure column widths and where they are exactly placed in the room by measuring from perpendicular walls to the column.
What is 3D floor planning? Imagine being able to see your new home or development project without it even being built! That's what 3D floor planning can do for you. It's basically a virtual version of the home or development you plan on building or renovating, but it also gives you so much more. You are given a birds_eye view of the architecture, with ceilings removed so as to show you the layout inside the home or unit or development. 3D Floor planning is used by architects, developers and home owners as it helps to ensure you get the best results for your project. Within this virtual view of the home you can see walls, doorways and the way a property will flow, it is a very beneficial tool.