Start with a Stock Plan to Create a Custom Home

Posted by Ward Cedar Log Homes in Home Design/Square Footage Log Homes
Start with a Stock Plan to Create a Custom Home

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.
 

Financing for Your Log or Timber Home

Posted by Ward Cedar Log Homes in Log Homes Step by Step Guide Financing
Financing for Your Log or Timber Home

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. 

How to Protect Your Log Cabin From the Elements

Posted by Ward Cedar Log Homes in Home Care and Maintenance Home Design/Square Footage Log Homes
How to Protect Your Log Cabin From the Elements

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.

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