Log Homes

If you have always pictured yourself living by a small pond surrounded by tree-covered mountains or hills, far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, then you might want to consider a log home. Beautiful, majestic and reminiscent of simpler times, log homes are becoming more and more popular as people want a home that is a comforting refuge away from the workaday world.

There are so many option for building log homes these days

If you are considering building a log home, you have many options. There are manufacturers who build log home kits, which enable you to choose from different models. The logs are cut to specification and the manufacturer either has a contractor who will assist you with the build, or you can hire your own (or build the house yourself, but you should note that building a log home requires as much, if not more, skilled craftsmanship as any other type of home.)

Another option is to purchase a manufactured log home. Like other types of manufactured homes, a fabricated log home is all-inclusive, so your HVAC system, electrical circuitry, flooring, interior, cabinetry and appliances will be included. The downside is, you have a limited number of models to choose from, and while there is some customization possible, you may have a limited number of choices when it comes to appliance colors, flooring styles, and wall covering.

The third option is to custom-build your log home starting from the ground up. The benefit of building a custom log home is that you have complete control of every aspect of your build. There are custom home contractors who specialize in log homes, and they can assist you throughout the entire process. They’ll help you procure a plot of land if you haven’t already done so, and will then work with excavators, well drillers and septic companies to prepare your lot for your log cabin. Once the shell of the cabin is built, your contractor will then work with carpenters, electricians, HVAC companies, interior designers, and kitchen and bath designers so that your home’s interior is exactly as you envision it. Finally, they’ll ensure that your home’s exterior is as you hoped by working with landscaping experts and pavers.

When you decide that it’s time to build the log cabin you’ve been dreaming of, one of best things you can do is contact the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley. We will be happy to put you in touch with the perfect contractor for your log cabin build. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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