Building Your Dream Log Home

Building your dream log home is an exciting time. You finally get to detail and implement all your ideas to make your home truly your own. Before the actual building begins, we have a few tips to think about to make the process and smooth as possible, giving you the ultimate end result and your dream log home.

How to Decide What You Want

It is easy to get swept up in the grand idea of designing your own log home and go overboard with ideas. It is also easy to forget key features that you would have enjoyed because of a simple oversight. Take time to read log home construction books and magazines and attend home shows to learn about other ideas that people have implemented into their homes. Putting these ideas into a notebook is a great way to organize your thoughts and plans. Talking to other log home owners and representatives of log home companies you’re considering is another way to see if your plans are too robust. It is easier to make adjustments before you start building than realizing it is too difficult to implement the plans you originally thought of.

What you want should also coincide with what you need. Plan not just for now, but for your future. Are you looking to start a family? Will you need additional bedrooms? Planning that earlier will save you money in remodeling a few years down the road. Thinking about the future will help your home stay functional for many years. This may also mean designing rooms that can transition from home office to bedroom, giving you the maximum amount of useful space for your dream home.

Planning Your Budget

Planning a budget for building your own log home is extremely important. Understanding your budget will help allow you to make the most of your home within your limit. Take into account different log home companies and contractors, state and local taxes, land, septic system, and well. Make sure you budget in the necessities first and then add additional amenities to ensure your home will have all your need to live in it as soon as possible. When planning your budget, it is also important to decide who will be your mortgage lender. Construction loans have different requirements than conventional loans so it is important to look into this when planning your budget. Insurance is also something to consider. Conventional homes are insured differently than log homes, but most major insurance companies will cover both. Make sure you check with your insurance plan and choose one familiar with log homes.

About the Author: Emily is a guest contributor from Michigan Cedar Products, specializing in log and timber products.

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