The Inside Scoop
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.