Custom log homes give you the ability to achieve the perfect look and feel for you to enjoy for years to come. The ideal log home design depends on your individual preferences and personality. Designing a log home takes careful planning to include the necessary features to make your home the best one possible. Here are a few favorite features of custom log homes to consider when planning your design.
Rustic Warmth and Beauty of Wood
Red cedar wood gives custom log homes an unparalleled rustic beauty and warmth you do not get with traditional homes. The tight-grained wood can be ideal for staying cozy in extreme weather conditions. It will help you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter and save money on your heating and cooling bills in doing so.
The logs and timber are versatile for numerous innovative designs. Timbers, through Sierra Log & Timber, features a hand-hewn finish and comes in a variety of custom sizes and shapes. There are three main styles of wood profiles to help create a distinct look with wall logs facing vertically with the option of vertical posts and glass for feature window walls. You can receive expert advice on the overall design so you can build a comfortable home to fit your lifestyle. The expert designers can help sketch an aesthetically pleasing layout for your dream home with the exact features you desire.
Plenty of Natural Light
Custom log homes allow you to let in as much natural light as you desire. Bay windows, sliding glass doors and folding glass panels can be constructed to make the most of sunlight at certain times of the day. This can help you save money on your monthly energy bills and highlight your interior decor. You can also enjoy the gorgeous views surrounding your property while you enjoy meals and spend time with your family.
The acoustics in a home can be stressful even when you are not directly aware of them. The frame of custom log homes contributes to pleasant acoustics throughout the living spaces. It can feel as if the log walls are absorbing all unnecessary noises from inside your home. It can help disperse sounds from air conditioning, music players, and voice echoes. This sound absorption will allow you to enjoy the sound of the creek outside when the windows are open and block it out when the windows are closed.
High Indoor Air Quality
The design of custom log homes helps balance variation in moisture levels. A tight seal created during construction helps provide controlled and adequate installation to improve indoor air quality. Proper ventilation helps eliminate outdoor pollutants from entering your home. Fresh air can circulate freely to keep you and your family healthy. This can be especially important if you are vulnerable to or struggling with chronic health conditions.
With custom log homes, you reduce the worry about volatile organic compounds in paint and other building materials that can affect air quality and your health. You can customize the design of your home to be environmentally friendly and reduce potential toxins in your environment. When designing your custom log home, a Sierra Log & Timber expert can help you maximize indoor air quality to improve your overall quality of life.
Custom Log Homes Designed Just for You
Custom log homes offer many unique features over traditional homes. When designing your home, consider the features that are most important to you. With Sierra Log & Timber, you can create your own design or choose one of our existing designs and customize it to be perfect for you. Timber can be used for specialty decorative and structural projects such as carports, furniture, and landscape. Request more information about our custom log home packages today.