Beginning with an existing log home floor plan is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to design a home that is perfect for you and your family. But starting with a certain floor plan doesn’t make it your stopping point — far from it. Any Ward Cedar plan, whether it’s from our Premier Series, Cedar Valley Series or Camp Series, can be adapted to suit your unique wants and needs.
Here are a few of our favorite tricks and tweaks for transforming any stock plan into your personal dream home.
Simple steps to creating a stress-free log home
A well-designed home has always been synonymous with words like, refuge, haven, sanctuary — a place of escape from the outside world.
While some home buyers are able to pay cash for their new builds, by and large, most folks who build a Ward Cedar log or timber hybrid home choose to finance their purchases. And, while many buyers have previous experience obtaining a conventional home mortgage, financing a log home is a unique process with its own set of rules and requirements.
The master suite is typically where you begin and end your day. It’s a haven away from the activities and responsibilities of everyday life and should be designed with an eye towards rest and relaxation. Here are our favorite ways to transform the bedroom and bathroom in your log, hybrid or timber home into a spa-like space
Log cabins evoke a sense of nature, helping the owner enjoy a more rustic way of life. With this, the thick, impressive logs speak of hardiness to thrive in even the harshest of conditions. However, while timber is a durable product that does have some strong natural insulative properties, it is important to give a log cabin the proper attention to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. With this in mind, the following 5 points of advice can help you protect your log cabin from the elements.