By Mike Seiler at May 17 2019 06:16:11
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.
When considering the floor plan the first thing to do is consider the menu. The menu and the type of food that is being created actually decides the lay out of the kitchen. The first thing to do is consider the flow of traffic for food preparation. Then the flow in and out of the kitchen needs to be considered. This is even more important than the actual table layout of the restaurant itself. A mistake here could end up costing money to repair as well as lowering the available profit margin.