When you are searching for log cabin house plans you should always look for designs that are certified. You might think you can do this on your own. If you think this and follow the guidelines below you will find that it is much easier than you imagined.
The first thing you need to do when you are looking for a log house plan is to start asking questions. Talk to several local builders, read books and watch TV shows about log cabins. This way you will be sure to find the perfect design for your needs. If you can find more than one plan from different builders, that is even better because they will have a lot of different features and layouts to choose from.
When you decide to build your cabin, you will want to know where you are going to build it and what time of year you are going to be there. You also want to find out if you are going to use the plans for several seasons or just one season. Of course, you don’t want to spend all your money and then find out you will be using the same design for the next five years. Be sure to find out ahead of time and have enough time to alter the plans to suit your needs.
After you have decided what time of year you are going to be there, you will want to find a site that has daily updates so you can get the information on a day to day basis. You will find that using a site like this is more cost-effective than paying for a booklet at the library and then having to mail it to you. Also, you can see exactly what you are working with and how many pages you have to go through to find the same design as someone else did.
The next thing you will want to do is go to the site where you purchased the plans and compare them to the plans you downloaded. Most sites will let you do this easily because they are designed for people who have several different plans in their library. It will also help you see what you might want to change to make your cabin better suited for your needs.
Another way you can find the plans you need that aren’t online is to ask your local builder if they would like to sell you anything that you might need while you are doing your particular project. They might also want to recommend a good contractor or company so you can find someone good at what they do. When you have a contractor or company you trust, you will not have to worry about any unforeseen problems because you will know they are equipped to handle the job.
I’m sure you have found quite a few ideas for your cottage log home plans. I bet you will find ways to make it even better than it already is. The next thing you will want to do is see what other builders are saying about their plans. When you find something that you like, tell them so and ask for a copy.
Sometimes a cottage log home might not be the best idea if you plan on making it as your main residence. If you can live in your cabin for only part of the year you will need to decide how much you are willing to pay to make it feel like a home. This is why you want to make sure you find all the information you need to make your dream cabin a reality.