First impressions are not only powerful, but long lasting. And when someone comes to visit your log home for the first time, your front door will play a big part in forming the first impression. So, there is a lot of pressure to get it right. Luckily, there are a lot of great options available for log home owners. We've chosen some different styles that our clients selected for their homes. Enjoy!
Real Log Style
As you probably know, Earth Day is this weekend on Sunday the 22nd. Earth Day is a relatively new phenomenon, dating back to 1970. Through the years it has meant different things to different people, and each year it makes us ponder our role in promoting a sustainable and ecologically-friendly method of building. Below are three aspects that we're pretty proud to talk about.
Log homes from Real Log Homes® are built to last for generations. So if you’re planning to build a log home, you should consider not only what needs you have today, but also what needs you will have in the future. Is this a log home for retirement? Then you’ll want to consider using Universal Design to lay out the ideal log home floor plan.
The Cedaredge - One of our Fabulous Small Log Home Plans
Some log homes are big, and some log homes are small. No matter the size, it's really the layout that matters. You can build a 5,000 square foot log home that ends up having less usable space than a 2,000 square foot log home if you don't pay close attention to careful layout. The Cedaredge log home plan is an example of how a well designed small log home plan can pack a lot of utility into a small package.
The basic purpose of a staircase is quite obvious - to get from one floor to another. But beyond that basic function, log home staircases are a wonderful place to showcase your personal style and aesthetic. Depending on the material used, and the shape of the treads and risers, as well as the overall form of the staircase
French doors are terrific at letting light into your log home and allowing you to gaze out at your views. Of course one negative side effect of french doors is that everybody else will have a view into your home. So, depending on the privacy of your log home, you may want to consider adding a functional window treatment to your french doors to provide privacy and light control.
Rustic Log Home Style
As described in our last post, log homes are extremely versatile. They can be made to look very modern and they can also be made to look very rustic. The choice is completely up to the log homeowner. We’d like to share some of the unique ways our Real Log Home owners have brought a bit of the rustic to their homes.
One of the greatest things about log homes is their ability to be tailored to each homeowner’s taste and needs. Much like that “little black dress” people are always going on about, a log home can be dressed up, or dressed down. From ruggedly rustic to fancifully fantastic – anything is possible in a log home.
We’d like to highlight some of the details REAL™ log homeowners have added to their log homes that really make their log homes feel extra luxurious.