ASK PROFESSOR ROB
What are some ways to personalize floor plans?
Personalize your floor plan.
A:Don’t forget the special places. I would assume it’s safe for me to say, “No two log homes are alike.” Sure, there are standard floor plans, but those are mostly for ideas and inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing.
Log homes are, after all, custom. Each is a unique reflection of the people who dreamed them up. And since we as individuals are all different, each home is different as well.
So, when creating your one- of- a-kind home, don’t forget to include items that are truly YOU. Sewing rooms, art studios, media rooms, game rooms and outdoor living spaces are all common custom features found in log homes that are fairly uncommon in conventional housing.
You may want to plan way outside the box. I once built a home for a couple who had a monkey room. Really. They had pet monkeys and wanted a spot in their home where they could watch the monkeys as they “monkeyed around” in their own space. You might not want a monkey room, but to them it was a very important feature that made them enjoy their home all that much more. And it’s OK, because it’s THEIR HOUSE.
As you plan your design, don’t forget any special outside-the- box features that would make you enjoy your new custom home even more for many years to come. After all, when you are done building your log home and move in, there isn’t going to be another one in the whole world that’s like it. Rob Clutter conducts half- day University sessions at the Log & Timber Home Show and other locations. For a class schedule and to register, visit the website: http:// bit. ly/ 1ipSdpQ
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