By Dennis Mayer at August 13 2019 06:10:42
Understanding the House Floor Plans Selection Process _ The process of house floor plans selection is basically the process of assessing your new home needs including topics like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you will want or need? How many garage stalls will fit your lifestyle? And the biggest one of all is how many square feet should you build. Now there are other important topics to consider here but we will cover them a little later on. From here you begin the process of sifting through the thousands of available plan options.
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.
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.
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.