Those rounded log walls, that high ceiling, and all those perfectly spaced windows may be the dream home that you’ve always wanted. You have a budget, some bright ideas, and a load of enthusiasm, but don’t jump the gun just yet in building your Colorado log homes. Here are some log home building mistakes to watch out for.
Keep Your Eyes on Your Budget
That fancy staircase or those vaulted ceilings may look nice, but what’s the price tag? It can be tempting to want to overspend on your log home project to get the perfect results, but you need to be realistic about what you have and what you really need. This can be hard to do, but it will save you plenty of headaches and anxiety later on.
If you don’t have an adequate building plan, one that’s been budgeted a few times for good measure, then you’re not ready to start building. If you don’t have a clear plan for your builders to follow, that means spending more money cleaning up accidental messes that you’ve made because you weren’t more careful.
Get the Right Contractor
Of course, you don’t want to spend all your money on your contractor and have none left over for the materials. However, skimping to save and not hiring a good contractor could lead to the ultimate log home disappointment. And you’ll still have to pay for it.
Logs in log homes are different than ordinary homes, in that the logs will shrink or swell depending on the season of the year. This can affect some of the necessary aspects of construction, and is also something to consider when planning for future heating and cooling costs.
All in all, log homes are unique, magnificent places to live. In order to build the perfect Colorado log homes, just keep some of these little tips in mind.
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