How to Choose the Right Square Footage For Your Luxury Log Cabin

When you’re planning to build your luxury log cabin, one of the first things you need to think about is the square footage. This will determine the size and layout of your cabin, and how much it will cost to build, which is often the first thing discussed during the planning phase.

There’s something special about being able to create your own luxury log cabin retreat, nestled in the woods or overlooking a beautiful mountain lake. Once you’ve considered all of these factors, finding the perfect floor plan will be a breeze!

What To Consider When Building Your Luxury Log Cabin

 

1. Traditional vs Open-Concept Floor Plans 

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when building your luxury log cabin getaway is deciding between a traditional or open-concept floor plan. A traditional floor plan generally features smaller rooms with walls separating each space. This type of layout can provide a cozy, intimate feeling that is perfect for relaxing after a long day.

However, it can also feel cramped and claustrophobic, especially if you have a large group of friends or family staying with you. An open-concept floor plan allows for a more fluid layout with fewer walls dividing the living areas. This can create a sense of openness and spaciousness that is ideal for entertaining. 

Make sure to consider the size of your family, the way you entertain, and your personal style when choosing a floor plan layout. With so many options available, you are sure to find one that meets all of your needs and preferences.

2. Guest Bedrooms

If you frequently have overnight guests, you’ll want to make sure that your cabin has enough room to accommodate them comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to have at least one guest bedroom for every two guests that you typically host. That way, everyone will have a comfortable place to sleep without feeling cramped.

3. Common Areas

In addition to bedrooms, your cabin should also have plenty of common areas where people can gather. A spacious living room is a must, and a game room or den can be a nice touch too. If you entertain often, consider adding a formal dining room to your floor plan as well. These common areas will be where your family and friends spend the majority of their time when they’re visiting, so make sure they’re comfortable and inviting.

4. Storage Space

Even if you don’t plan on using all of the rooms in your cabin all of the time, you’ll still need somewhere to store all of your food, supplies, outdoor equipment, and other belongings. Pay attention to the size of bedrooms, closets, cabinets, basement, and garage as you’re perusing floor plans to make sure they’re large enough to meet your needs. You can also consider adding a shed to the property to give you a little extra storage space.

5. Size of Your Property 

Another important factor to consider when determining how much square footage you need is the size of your property. If you have a large lot, you may have more flexibility when it comes to choosing a floor plan and overall square footage. You can always add on to your home, but you can’t always make your lot bigger, so it’s important to purchase a lot that is big enough to fit all your wants and needs. It would be a shame to find the perfect floor plan just to realize it’s too big for the lot you’ve purchased. With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that you find the perfect home for you and your family.  

In addition to the typical lot line setback requirements, there can be other additional restrictions on the allowable building size. Be aware that in some locations, there are restrictions as to the percentage of the lot that can be covered with improvements. If a septic system will be installed, make sure there is sufficient space for the primary and secondary leach fields.  

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, finding the perfect floor plan will be a breeze! Building a luxury log cabin is a big undertaking that requires a lot of time, effort, and planning. But in the end, is an incredibly rewarding experience.

No matter what size property you have or what style floor plan you prefer, our team of experts can help you design and build the perfect luxury log cabin for your family. Contact us today to get started on making your dream home a reality!

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