Frequently Asked Questions
Nationwide Log Homes is a licensed builder in Georgia and South Carolina.
Do I buy my land or design my house first?
It is recommended that your land is purchased first, before you spend money designing a home that may not take advantage of the special features your property provides. Keeping copies of plans that interest you is good and provides a starting point when you enter into design. Some designer experts also recommend a scrap book, where you post clips and photos of features you’d like to incorporate into the design of your dream home. By looking for design ideas ahead of time, the process should be quicker once you locate that perfect spot.
Can I modify one of your floor plans, or adapt a design I already have?
Definitely. We can make modifications to our own plans, work with your plans or existing plans from other sources, and even design your home completely from scratch. Either way, your home is as unique as you are. There isn’t much that cannot be done in adapting your ideas to our building system. We prepare specific plans and prints for your home, so that your home is built exactly the way you want it.
Why would I want to build a log home?
A log home on the right property is one of the most beautiful pictures you can ever imagine, something that you will take tremendous pride in showing and owning. The warmth of logs is something you will never find in any other type of construction.
Aren’t they expensive?
The finished cost of a log home can be at many different levels. You can build a very simple design and the cost will reflect the simplicity. The more complex, the more per square foot the log home will cost. Costs are directly linked to number of corners or notches, number of log beams, high vaulted ceilings, amount of glass, big decks, covered porches and quality of finishing.
How do I start?
Well, the first thing to do is establish a rough budget for your project. i.e. if home costs are approximately $115/sf and your budget is $250,000.00, then your home size should be somewhere between 2000-2500 sf of living area. Usually basement and garage areas are less expensive per square foot.
After you have established a rough building size, you need plans. These can be selected from plans as shown in our designs and plans section, you can use your own plans, or we can work with you to create a custom plan. Custom plans give you the flexibility of putting your own personal needs and ideas together in order to make your home truly unique and personal. One of a kind!!
How do I get my ideas for my own unique custom home?
Most folks look through magazines and plan books, but short of that, just imagine yourself sitting on your site and envision which way you want to face and in which rooms? Which way does the sun travel? Do I have a view? Rough room sketches are all our well-trained log home design specialists need to begin your project.
Nationwide Log Homes, Inc. is your north Georgia source for fine quality logs, log home packages and custom log cabin homes. We provide only quality materials and excellent service. Call us for a consultation.
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