Seems everyone is in to saving money these days, especially those who are planning on building a new log home. Not only are there ways to design your log cabin home to help keep costs down, but also the materials you choose to have included in your log home package will impact your costs. In response to those who are looking for a great opportunity to save, Appalachian Log Structures is offering purchase incentives to "inspire" you to take the plunge and join the rest of us that live in our own dream log home.
In the log home building business you'll often hear that the most cost effective way to build any structure is to design a square or rectangle house (only 4 corners) with 1 straight roof line. You'll also hear it is most cost effective to build "up" and not "out" - meaning a two story home or a home setting on a basement contains more living space under roof that a ranch style home (single story) with the same foundation foot print. Although not always desirable (or practical) there are ways to enhance a basic square/rectangle floor plan with dormers, porches, and other unique architectural features. And for those who don't want to climb stairs in their retirement home, ways to keep all of your living space on one level and let guests/family take the stairs to a loft or basement level.
As for another way to save - watch for sales or incentives being offered by your favorite log home manufacturer. Discounts, options credits and rebates are just some of the ways log home companies will inspire you stop thinking about building a log home and actually DO something about it. Click here to learn more about how Appalachian Log Structures can save you thousands of dollars if you plan to build in 2012.
None of us are getting any younger and if living in a log home is on your bucket list, then let us help get you started today. Be sure to contact your local Log Home Building Consultant for more help. They will be a great resource throughout the entire project and offer invalueable insight.