Peace of Mind
More often than not, many prospective cabin owners have dreamt as much about where they plan to build as they have about the style and design of the cabin they desire.
After all, cabins are built to accommodate not just residency, but a lifestyle. For some, this may be a waterfront retreat overlooking a calm, serene lake or river. For others, it may be seclusion within the towering trees of a mountainside forest. Whatever your preference may be, though, obtaining that magical piece of property requires dedicated planning to ensure you don’t end up with more of headache than a haven. To help you better navigate these real-estate waters, we walk you through the steps and potential challenges in “Successful Site Selection” (pages 38– 43).
Of course, there’s no reason your interior can’t provide ample amounts of natural ambience as well. From incoporating subtle nature-inspired patterns to texturing your walls with specialty paint finishes, we showcase a variety of ways to create a fresh, outdoorsy feel no matter where you are in your cabin in Decor (pages 16–19.)
You’ll also want to think about how you will use the outdoor space around you. Whether it’s designing a perch from which to take in your surroundings ( Good
Design, pages 20–23), items for outdoor entertaining ( Getaway Gear, pages 34-37) or even where to store such items ( How To, pages 24–25), we’ve got you covered.
We also highlight the process others went through to achieve their perfect setting. Pat and Carion Markland, for example, knew the minute they bought their property that they needed a log-style cabin to match the mountain setting they had planned. “It just didn’t seem right to build a conventional-framed house in the Appalachian Mountains,” Pat explains. It’s all about planning. And we’re providing the tools. Enjoy!
In our April 2014, we incorrectly identified the price of the Plow & Hearth Medium Mock Rock as $110. It is actually priced at $115. We regret the error.