The In­side Scoop

Log Home Living - - FLOOR PLAN -

Adding on to a log home is sim­i­lar to adding on to a con­ven­tional house. If you plan to ex­pand, here are some things to con­sider:

Will new logs look like the old? The Fitz­martins solved this is­sue by re-stain­ing the orig­i­nal logs in the same dark color that was to be used on the new logs. Of course, you could also de­cide to keep the new ar­eas dis­tinct, maybe us­ing a com­pletely dif­fer­ent log pro­file to give your home the look of evolv­ing over time.

How will new win­dows com­pare? One way to blend the new sec­tion with the ex­ist­ing one is to use all the same style of win­dow. That could mean re­plac­ing win- dows in your home’s older sec­tion, adding to the to­tal cost of your project.

Who will do the work? If your orig­i­nal con­trac­tor can’t take on the project, maybe he or she can rec­om­mend a trusted re­mod­eler.

How will your home’s sys­tems be af­fected? A big in­crease in square footage could mean you’ll need to up­grade your home’s heat­ing or air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tems.

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