Have You Always Dreamed About Living In A Cabin In The Mountains?

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

Have You Always Dreamed About Living In A Cabin In The Mountains?

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Maybe you spent a few nights in rental cabin on your last vacation. Maybe you felt so at home there you did not want to leave. If you have always wanted a cabin in the woods, you should know you can have one if you choose the right architect. Designing the cabin that includes all the modern amenities you need for your comfort can be a lot of fun, especially when you work with a professional that has the experience to make your dream a reality.

Discussing your Personal Design Ideas First

The vacation cabin you stayed in may have had a certain room or feature that you particularly enjoyed, and are considering adding to your own cabin. If you have any ideas about the design of your log cabin, discussing them with your architect early in the design is important. For example, if you would like to have an antique claw foot bath tub in the upstairs loft, your architect can make plans for it by adding special design provisions for reinforcing the flooring beneath it. If you would like to have a deck that is wider than average on the back of your cabin for a cooking fire pit, your architect will have the opportunity to include it early on in his or her floor plans. Before an architect starts working on the floor plans for your home in the woods, always take the time to sit down and discuss them to ensure you get the home you are dreaming about.

Take Photos To Your Architect

The photos you took while vacationing in the cabin that inspired your dream to live in one is a good idea. This way you can pick out the little things you liked about it and be able to physically show them to your architect, who can then explain how they can be included in your design. For example, if the log posts at the end of the step rails at the entrance of the cabin had unique brass rings on the tops of them, you can have the same detail included in your design. If you would like a porch swing made out of the same split logs used on the siding of your home, your architect can add it your design.

Open Loft Or Low Ceiling Designs?

You may also have discovered things about the rental cabin that you didn't particularly like. For instance, the cabin you stayed in during your vacation may have had open lofty ceilings. You may prefer to have lower ceilings that provide a cozier effect. Maybe you would prefer to have higher lofts in your cabin. Discussing these kinds of details with your architect is important because he or she will more than likely discuss this aspect of construction with a structural engineer for learning the safest way to design such features as an open air loft.

The excitement of creating a design for your dream home is great. However, always remember to never let your excitement stand in the way of sound, money saving choices. For more information, contact an architect like Ken Tate Architect.