What’s Included

Are you a new or existing homeowner looking for a change or just something different? This day and age people are always looking for a reason to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and head into nature. Why not build a home where you can do just that? With that being said, building a home, let alone a log home takes time, planning and skill.

If you’re looking for a log home floor plan for a smaller size home, open-concept, something grand and luxurious, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. As we begin designing your log home, it is always helpful to provide us with as much information as possible (whether that be with sketches, pictures, ideas, etc). Know that the basic building requirements are always met, but you should check with your local building department as to what their requirements are.

What style of log home do you want?

Before going over the plans for your home, you should first decide what style of home you’re looking for. Be it a full scribe, timber frame, post and beam or a hybrid log home? The style of home will affect other elements in designing and building your log home.

Not sure what the differences are? Click here to find out more: The difference between full scribe, timber frame, post & beam and hybrid log homes.

Need help with the log home design?

House designs can be with or without a loft, a basement, a crawl space, covered decks, full log roof system, full log floor joists, open floor plan, a wall of windows, multiple bedrooms, etc. Alongside our professional log home designers, we will ensure that your modified version of an existing design or your completely new custom design will be the perfect plan to meet your needs.

If you don’t have a plan in mind yet, we have a number of designs that you can look at to get ideas. We want to make sure each home is unique and fits your lifestyle.

Take a look at our plans gallery to get a better idea.

What is included in our log home plans?

Are you ready to start making your dreams a reality? When you’re at the stage to start drafting up your home remember we will work with you to create a design that works for you. Here at Artisan our custom design work/plans include (but is not limited to) all of the following items:

  • 3D modelling and renderings of the exterior and isometric views.
  • 4 exterior rendering.
  • 4 isometric rendering and an online guided walk around the exterior.

Additional features included in our plans:

  • Cover page with general notes, building information, drawing legend and renderings.
  • Site plan.
  • All four elevations.
  • Basement structural wall plan.
  • First-floor plan.
  • Roof framing plan.
  • Complete custom construction details (concrete, framing, finishing details, etc.).
  • Typical log details.
  • A minimum of 2 full cross-sections of the finished home.
  • Electrical plans for all floors with construction details and notes.
  • Window and door schedules.
  • 1 hidden line isometric view.

Note: Extra design work on Stock Plans is billed at $70 / hr.

If there is engineering required, you will have to forward the plans to the engineer you are working with. We can recommend an engineer if you don’t have one already.

After everything is said and done, what’s next?

First and foremost you want to make sure you’ve purchased the plot of land and property you’re wanting to build on (if you haven’t already). Determine your budget and costs that will be associated with this project. If all those details have been sorted, and you’ve made a decision on the type of log home you want to build, we can provide you with a quote. If you are still unsure of the design and need help with this, we can help you find designers and architects that can assist you. Finally, you are ready to sign a contract for building your log home!

These and many other customizations that can be made to your house plans. Let your imagination run wild and we will make it happen! If you would like to learn more about Artisan Custom Log Homes or wish to discuss some ideas with one of our professional designers, please give us a call or contact us at info@artisanlog.com. We’re always happy to help!

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