A Floor Plan for Family Gatherings

The days are getting shorter, and it’s a sign of many things to come – big family gatherings for the holidays being one of them.  And what any host of a family gathering knows is that hosting a family gathering or a party is both exciting and daunting.

If you love to have family over for Thanksgiving, or have friends over for football, then it’s a good idea to consider how conducive your log home floor plan will be for entertaining.  Will it have enough open space to accommodate an extra long table for turkey dinner?  Will the space be open enough so that the cook never feels like they are missing out on the party?  These are important questions to keep in mind when planning your log home floor plan.

The AuSable Log Home Front Porch

The AuSable Log Home Front Porch Welcomes Guests

We have a floor plan here from a log home built in Indiana that is ideal for entertaining.  It’s called The AuSable.  The home is 2 stories – a main level, and a walk out basement.  It has 3,200 square feet with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms:

Main Floor Log Home Floor Plan

The AuSable Main Level Plan

Log Home Floor Plan of Basement

The AuSable Basement Plan

With plenty of open space on the main level for large dinner gatherings, this plan has a lot to offer.  And as many Thanksgiving gatherings go, the young family members often congregate in their own space.  This log home floor plan is perfect for that since it has a large rec-room in the basement.  Since the basement is a walk out basement facing a lake, the space feels open and airy.  Check out these photos of this log home:

View of log home from inside front door

View of the log home from just inside front door

As soon as guests step through the front door they are welcomed in by the warmth of large logs and inviting spaces.  The dining and living spaces are of course, created with furniture placement instead of walls.  This open floor plan makes the home feel light and spacious.

The AuSable Log Home Kitchen

The ideal kitchen for entertaining in a log home

The kitchen in this log home is a real dream come true for any host or hostess.  Its large angled island allows guests to visit with the chef, but not get in the chef's way. Although with the size of this kitchen, if guests do slip in to fetch drinks from the fridge or use the sink, there's plenty of room for everyone.

AuSable Log Home Basement

The basement rec-room is ideal for football parties

The basement in this log home is just as suitable for hosting a wine and cheese tasting party, as it is for being a "man cave" during football season.  The floor plan for this basement is quite flexible overall.  There are rooms that can be used as bedrooms, or as storage.  And, having good storage space is vital to keeping a home clutter free so that when guests arrive they feel welcome and ready to celebrate!  If you would like to see more photos of this home, or learn more about the floor plan - please email us at info@realloghomes.com and/or visit www.realloghomes.com.