By Michael Schmid at January 09 2019 06:13:16
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.
Colour matching _ When using 3D floor planning you can see how colours work between rooms, from flooring to walls, to outdoor areas. Making it easier to see how elements work with each other throughout the home. 3D Rendering allows you to do the same, working with colours and fixtures and also furniture placement. Better estimation of costs and materials When using 3D floor planning or 3D render design you can better understand the cost of the project. It enables you to place fixtures, flooring, tiles and any other materials into the design, so that you can cost it up before construction begins. It also gives you the opportunity to make the right choice first time, meaning that you can save money in the long run and ensure you stay on budget!