By Lukas Schiffer at August 05 2019 18:22:04
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.
So when constructing a new home, remodeling a home or starting a new construction project, make sure that you use 3D Rendering and 3D floor planning to ensure that you can see your vision before you start to build. Both these tools offer you a realistic look at your project, making it easier for you and everyone else to see your vision!