Choosing a floorplan for a future home or log cabin can be a tough process. Here are some tips on things to consider when choosing a floor plan!
1 – How much space do you need?
When finding the right log cabin floor plan, it’s important to think about the amount of space you need. How many people are in your home? Do you have pets? If your answers are “quite a few” and “yes”, then you may want to choose a plan with more space and larger square footage. Small cabins are also great for a weekend getaway or hunting trips.
2 – What is your lifestyle like?
People have a wide variety of individual lifestyles. This is why it’s good to consider your own personal lifestyle. Ask yourself questions like:
- Where to I spend most of my time? This is important so you can determine the size and elements of the room.
- Is a mud room necessary? Some people have a need for one, others don’t.
- Do I like watching TV? If so, have a wide open space so you can see it from the kitchen, dining room, or somewhere else.
- Do I have a need for a big closet? Do I need more than one closet?
3 – Consider your design style.
Do you prefer more of a modern-day design style with big, open spaces, or do you want a floor plan that is more compartmentalized?
Another important consideration is your furnishings. Will they fit with the style of your floorplan? Will they even fit though the door?
4 – Think about the location.
When choosing a plan, think about where the log cabin is going to be built. Don’t only ask if it’s possible on the lot you’ve chosen, but also if it fits into the surrounding location aesthetically and legally regarding your HOA or other system?
Does this even matter in your location?
5 – What is your budget?
It’s important to consider your budget when choosing a log cabin floor plan. Do all the elements you are wanting fit into your budget? Does it go way over what you were aiming for?