Sunday, February 22, 2015

Loft Space in a Log Home

One of the most charming and versatile spaces you can add to your log home is a loft.  If you decide to have this option, you need to decide what you want to use it for and how much space you will require to accommodate this need.

Let's look at some of the possible uses for the loft space:
  1. 1. Bedroom / Guest Bedroom
  2. 2. Reading area / library
  3. 3. Game space to put a pool table, ping pong table, etc.
  4. 4. Home Office
The space in the loft could have less usable space and/or head height depending upon the width of your log home.  Adding a dormer or raising the knee wall length of your loft will help increase this space.  The dormer will also be helpful in adding more windows thus increasing the light in this loft area. 

While we are on the subject of lighting, make sure to plan on adding lighting and windows that will make sure you are not left with a too darkened space.  We left the loft in our log home open so it overlooks a 2-story living room and looks out at a wall of windows.  This makes the area such a sunny space and we enjoy being able to see the lake views when we are up there.

It's important to note that a loft does add extra cost to your log home.  If you already planning on have a 2nd story, then this could provide a lesser cost option in some cases.  Hiawatha has a great selection of floor plans with and without lofts. Be sure to visit to view our models and to begin planning your log home dream today!

*This photo was taken before we furnished the loft as a guest bedroom.

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