The Squanga Lake log home design is a compact, full scribe log home design that has an open concept kitchen, dining, and living area with vaulted ceilings. The log home has double french doors that lead to the wraparound deck and floor-to-ceiling windows which allow for lots of natural light to flow in. The log cabin has a private master suite with his and her closets and a full ensuite bathroom waits upstairs. Features of the two-story log home include 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,980 square feet, vaulted ceilings in great room and dining area, wraparound partially covered deck his and her closets in the master suite.
When considering a log house construction, you may hear stories of how log cabins can quickly fall into disrepair and the money spent to get the log house back to its original beauty. The real story is how the log house got that way. Usually, log cabins fall into disrepair because the homeowners were either unaware of log house upkeep or neglected to take care of the log home. But if you properly educate yourself and plan, you will have a minimal amount of time, effort, and money spent to place in your log cabin regimen. Knowing in advance the things you need to do with a log cabin building will ensure your log house looks its best.
This full-scribe log home is usually what you think of when you consider a traditional log home. The logs are cut with notches and then stacked horizontally on top of one another to form walls. Full scribe log homes are extremely energy efficient and can withstand extreme weather conditions, hence why most remote cabins are full scribe log cabins.
Many people think that log house maintenance takes a lot of time. The truth is that log house maintenance doesn’t have to. If you plan and design your log house properly, you can save yourself a lot of work in the long run. Large overhangs, proper landscaping, porches, and tall foundations will prevent future maintenance nightmares. A log house is not a conventional home design and will require non-conventional maintenance, but as long as you know this beforehand, you can design and plan your log house for this.
A common myth is that log house maintenance can be complicated. This is not necessarily true. The most important factor is to keep the log house clean. Make sure to clean and dry the log home surface before and after you stain, and keep the dust, mold, and pollen off your logs every season. You especially want to pay special attention to the south and west log walls of your log cabin, as they are more susceptible to the weather and elements.
Another myth is that log homes have mold problems. The truth is that all surfaces can have mold problems. The more moisture that there is, the more mold will grow. Factors such as shady trees, rooflines that drip, and backsplash all contribute to mold. The more moisture that that there is, the more mold and mildew will attach and grow. If you keep your exterior logs dry and off the ground, the logs can last at least a lifetime.