How to Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls of Building a Log Home
How do I know which log companies offer the best quality? What is a fair price for what I want? What if I like one floor plan but it doesn’t seem to fit on my lot? What’s in a “kit”? Who will build my custom log home?
With the help of this Planning and Design Guide you will discover the answers to these questions by learning the right questions to ask as you investigate. Here you'll find great advice about how to narrow your choices as well as how to speak "log". As you peruse this guide, you will be able to make informed decisions that address your specific situation, spatial needs and personal preferences.
Our company, Atrium Log Homes, LLC, has always valued strong working relationships with our clients; indeed, it is one of our top priorities. We developed this Planning and Design Guide because so many of our clients have said how helpful this information was to them as they were making their decisions.
Log homes are unique. Even shopping for one is different from shopping for any other home. Have you ever heard of a "Brick Homes Expo", or a magazine devoted entirely to stucco? Logs and timbers are the only building materials that people actually get passionate about. There's just something about the natural look, the smell, the welcoming feel of a wood home that can't be matched by any other.
This Planning and Design Guide distills 30 years of experience working with our clients as we built their luxury homes in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado. As you explore the exciting prospect of building your own custom or semi-custom log home, this Guide will help you:
- avoid the most common pitfalls of building a custom or semi-custom log home
- identify the critical “must do” steps of the planning process
- equip you with the most important questions to ask
Atrium Log Homes, LLC, is proud to offer Honka log homes throughout the United States. Our company is dedicated to assisting you with the process of building a log home as a complimentary service to the high quality of the Honka product line. We sit on your side of the table in the builder/owner relationship, advising you as you plan, budget and negotiate. Our focus is to see your dreams realized to your highest expectations.
HONKA, based in Helsinki, Finland, is the largest log home manufacturer in the world, offering unlimited design flexibility, innovative solutions, and beautiful architecture to a discriminating international audience. Honka celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2008. No one has more experience than Honka to design and produce your dream log home.
- 70,000 Honka log homes worldwide
- 50 years of log home experience
- Unlimited design flexibility
- Industry leading technology
- European designed windows & doors
Each year 3,000 to 4,000 people in 36 countries choose Honka for their log homes, making Honka the largest log home manufacturer in the world. The versatility of Honka’s distinctive look and large selection of Honka’s round and rectangular logs, windows, and doors make virtually any style of architecture possible, from traditional to contemporary.
From the beginning, Honka has realized their dependence on their partnership with nature. Honka grows, harvests, and uses only polar pine. Using sustainable forestry and green building principles, Honka’s goal is to build log homes and structures that last for generations. Their advanced technology is unmatched by any other log home supplier in the world, and this economy of labor and resources ensures not only the highest quality, but also a competitive price.
- Complete flexibility in the design of your log home
- Variety of log styles for a unique look
- Beautiful European style windows and doors
- Innovative technology that ensures energy efficiency and longevity