Whether you just started thinking about building your dream log home or have been thinking of it for years, the first step towards designing it should be a "wish list". As the details of your home come together on paper and an analysis of costs is prepared, this "wish list" becomes your means of, trimming cost, if necessary, adding features to get more out of your project or planning ahead for future needs and possible improvements. List every feature you would love to have in your new home. Then, next to each item, classify each of the features into three categories.
Essentials: Things you must have, such as heating and air conditioning, garage, or quantity of bedrooms and bathrooms.
Wants: Things you would like to have, budget permitting, such as a home office, enclosed screened porch, fireplaces or Jacuzzi tub w/ separate shower.
Future Add-ons: Things that you will add on in the future, such as a sunroom or greenhouse, decks or a finished basement.
Once you have your "wish list" finished, and you have an idea of a general home design that you like, be sure to consider your daily lifestyle. Will the plan work for the way you live? Answering these questions will go a long way when designing a floorplan.
Your Kitchen Needs: Where do you unload your groceries. Do you have sufficient room for entertaining? Do you prefer eating at a table or breakfast bar? Is a separate formal dining room needed? Are you a gourmet cook or a microwave master? Does the kitchen provide enough space for your needs?
Your Bed & Bath Needs: Do you need a his and hers walk-in closet? Do you want a self contained master suite? Do you entertain frequently and need separate guest wing?
Consider Your Other Lifestyle Needs: Where do you want the laundry room? Will it be convenient for your later years? Do you need a home office, study or computer room?
With your "wish list" and lifestyle needs on paper, you're ready to work on the design! Let our in house design team work with you to create your Beaver Mountain Log Homes custom crafted dream home!