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Log Cabin Kits For Beginners-Choosing A Suitable Kit

By Edited Sep 29, 2016 0 1

Imagine a beautiful log cabin on a beautiful piece of land with all the necessary items you required stocked inside. There can be nothing more interesting and exciting than spending a few days in a home you built. It can offer great peace, solitude and company of nature. The cabin is also meant for providing basic shelter which can be more exciting if you have company. If you wish to enjoy such a kind of atmosphere try building your own cabin and experience a sense of fulfillment.

The log cabins come in different styles and types. You can choose them according to the type of cabin you want to build. You can find professional design plans and log cabin kits for beginners too. Before deciding to build a cabin you have to thoroughly research on the subject and plan well so that you can be successful. First you have to concentrate on the type of look you want for your cabin. Then choose the companies which offer such kits and those located close to you. You should obtain the sales literature from these companies so that you will be able to compare their offerings.

Most of the log home provides offer various products and services where the services include materials listing, design, cost estimation, technical support etc. The kit you purchase usually contains the blueprint which consists of the dimensioned floor plan, elevation drawings, door and window schedule, construction details and the foundation plan. If you are beginner all these are very useful for building your log cabin.

Building the log cabin can be interesting if you are a DIY enthusiast and a bit creative. Most commonly used method for building is notching the logs to make sure that they fit well in harmony with other logs. You can start building from scratch and complete the home yourself or use the services of a professional if you cannot do it alone. The prices of the kits vary greatly according to the styles and layouts. While choosing ensure that you choose the right plan according to your use and budget too.

There are different varieties of log cabins. They look different and function in a different manner too. While buying the kit, check the type of logs used. Cedar is the most expensive types and can last for over 70 years. The pine is not very energy efficient but still is the choice of many people because of its cost. The cost of building also depends of the locality where you are going to build it. Another important factor to consider is the size.

While most of the larger varieties are decorative and functional you have to look at the other choices according to the budget you have. By choosing appropriate models you will be able to build your home without burning a hole in your pocket. So, choose a small floor plan for making some cost savings. Also check the feature available and choose accordingly. The cost of building these cabins ranges from $12,000 for a one-room model to several thousands for larger varieties. Luxurious varieties may cost you over $30,000-50,000.

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Feb 16, 2011 4:05am
Jerky
You are the Log Cabin KING!
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