By Florian Nadel at February 25 2019 08:39:39
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.
Begin with measuring. Do a very rough drawing, on a piece of scrap paper for measuring purposes only, of your room showing walls and openings for doors, windows and fireplaces. Note where columns and built_in cabinetry are in the room as well. Take out the measuring tape and begin measuring a room writing down each measurement in the applicable space on your rough drawing. For a basic start, measure the length and width of your room.
Why use 3D rendering? If you are looking to build a home or you have a development project, 3D rendering is such a great tool. It gives you the opportunity to see the project before you even start to build! From the facades, right down to the light fixtures. This allows you to ensure that you get everything you want and need out of your new design. This technology has completely changed the dynamics of architecture and engineering as it gives you the ability to see exactly what the home or development will look like before you even start to build. If you are looking to build in Sydney or anywhere in Australia then 3D rendering will give you the freedom to design it and then build it!
A house is built with hands, but a home is built with hearts _ so the old saying goes. However, too much choice in the form of floor plans can be confusing sometimes. Therefore, an understanding of the different styles and how they suit the individual's needs and tastes is an essential step in the process of building a home.