Hiawatha Log Homes indoor staircase - make sure you save some room for it!

Hiawatha Log Homes indoor staircase – make sure you save some room for it!

Munising, MIApril 28, 2015 – When you sit down to design your dream home, make sure you’re taking everything into account. With so many details to remember, it’s easy to lose track of the small things.

Your Most Important Features

It’s easy to get caught up in all the details, but make sure you keep your most important elements in focus. Do you want a large gallery? A massive fireplace? A grand view of the lake?

Pick one or two “must have” features of your new home and focus on those during the design process. Have you always wanted a tower room overlooking the lake where you can sit, relax, and maybe write the next Great American Novel? Focus on that and design your new home around it.

Make a beautiful stonework fireplace the centerpiece of your dream home.

Make a beautiful stonework fireplace the centerpiece of your dream home.

 

Make Some Room

If you’re building a two-story home, you’ll have to account for stairs. Sometimes when making the initial design sketches, homeowners will forget to leave enough space for the stairs. Each and every staircase in your new home will require square footage—remember to leave enough space for handrails and landings.

Building codes also affect your home’s layout. Elements of stair geometry and the size of handrails ensure safety. In order to pass inspection, your home’s stairs must fit the building code.

Take your furniture into account when planning your new home - make sure everything will fit!

Take your furniture into account when planning your new home – make sure everything will fit!

 

Keep Traffic Flowing

The flow of air, people, and pets affects the comfort of your home. Make sure you have plenty of space for stairs, but also keep your furniture in mind. Measure your dining room table, living room furniture, and beds.

If you want some extra counter space in your kitchen, consider leaving room for a center island. Little touches like plants and small end tables can make a big difference in the flow of a room.

Make your bedroom cozy with help from the experts at Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising

Make your bedroom cozy with help from the experts at Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising

 

Work With The Experts

Help is just a phone call away. The professional designers at Hiawatha Log Homes can go over your ideas and help you plan out the perfect floor-plan for your dream home. They’re committed to giving you exactly the log home you want, with your most important elements front and center. Give them a call today at 387-4121.

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