Dream House Designs: Log Homes

February 10, 2024

Few home designs are as iconic as the log home. Whether it’s a remote, rustic cabin or a majestic lake house of BC timbres,  there’s a log home design for you!

The iconic visuals aside, the appeal of a log home doesn’t stop there. The massive logs are energy efficient, and can replace traditional insulation and drywall. They’re also incredibly resilient, often withstanding natural disasters and hundreds of years of weathering. And with a premium build like the one pictured here, a log home is a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art.

On top of all that, a log home is surprisingly easy to build, as many log homes are cut and pre-fitted by the supplier before they’re sent to the site!

Even a magnificent log home has some drawbacks however. Though the build can come together rather quickly, a log home is still one of your most expensive options. It’s one of the unfortunate reason log homes aren’t more common on Lake of the Woods.

Once constructed a log cabin or cottage needs to “settle.” As the timbers dry out and shrink, the fit of the logs is compromised, and it’s up to the owner to get them back in place. There may also be some challenges in electrical or plumbing, as log cabins lack the exterior walls where pipes or wires normally go.

Even with those challenges, the upside of a log cabin is obvious – with its unique and timeless aesthetic, no one on the lake will have a cabin like yours.

Have questions about Kenora builders, contractors, or interior cottage design? Please contact Bill Scurfield by email at bill@blackfoxconstruction.com or visit our website http://blackfoxconstruction.com.

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