By Niklas Finkel at July 10 2019 06:40:00
Now the fun begins, and the first order of business is to choose the right floor plan that is consistent with the home you have pictured in your mind's eye _ and the property on which it will be built. Odds are you'll probably not open a magazine by chance and stumble upon a floor plan that has occupied your dreams all these years. Choosing a plan and refining the design to meet your needs will require some research, self_introspection and creative inspiration.
Now it is time to play with placing furnishings in the floor plan. When the basic room plan is completed make a few copies and have fun designing the room for several scenarios as if playing with furniture in a dollhouse. Just as room was scaled to fit the floor plan the furniture must be placed in the room to scale as well.
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.
There are a lot of advantages of floor plans. For instance, they offer beautiful designs and the right dimensions for your desired designs. As a matter of fact, these floor plans are colorful and show beautiful pictorial illustrations. You can create these plans in many formats, such as DWG, TIF, WMF, and JPEG, just to name a few. Moreover, you can make them in either 3D or 2D based on your desired results. Hand drawn sketches are easy to convert into both 2D and 3D format. If you want to know the difference between 2D and 3D floor plans, you may want to read on.