Tag Archive 'cabins'

Mar 23 2011

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The House Plan Shop: Featured Cozy Cabin House Plan

Cabin House Plan 034H-0090Whether you are a hunter, a fisherman, a nature lover or an all-around outdoor enthusiast, chances are you might like owning your own cabin. Ideal for a weekend getaways and outdoor sporting trips, this cabin house plan delivers all the comforts of home in a modest design. Exterior stone accents blend nicely with the surrounding landscape while the covered front porch provides a place to take in the sight and sounds of nature. After a day on the lake, a hunting expedition or mountain biking your favorite trail, come home and relax in front of the fireplace. An open floor plan delivers an efficient kitchen and nook overlooking the great room beneath a 9’ ceiling. A comfortable bedroom and full bath offer rest and refreshment. Don’t miss the convenient laundry closet. Follow the turned stair to the second floor where a loft features a built-in desk and offers flexible space for an office, computer room, TV area or an extra bedroom for hunting and fishing buddies or weekend guests. If you are dreaming of a weekend retreat, this cabin home plan is ensures a comfortable and practical place to get away from it all!

 

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Dec 22 2010

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Learn the Basics about Cabin House Plans - The House Plan Shop

032H-0005 Cabin House PlanCabin house plans are small in nature and are often used as vacation homes or secondary residences, perfect for weekend getaways. They are generally known for their rustic appearance and ability to blend with their natural surroundings. Many times, cabin home plans are built as a hunting or fishing retreat and work well in the mountains, beside lakes and in wooded areas. The exterior finish and trim often consists of natural materials such wooden siding or shingles and stone. Outdoor living spaces such as covered or screened porches encourage the enjoyment of nature. Inside, cabin floor plans deliver the basic amenities. They usually provide one or two bedrooms (or maybe an upstairs sleeping loft), a full bath, an efficiency kitchen, and an open floor plan with the kitchen and eating space adjoining the living area. Sometimes, cabins even include a fireplace and a stacked/washer dryer unit. The interiors are usually finished with wood continuing the rustic feel inside the home. Log cabins are perhaps the most well known cabin home plans. The designs in The House Plan Shop’s cabin house plan collection are typically less than 1220 square feet and do not have a garage. Due to their small nature and ability to fit into the surroundings almost anywhere, cabin floor plans are closely related to cottage home plans and vacation house plans.

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Jun 03 2009

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5 Reasons Why We Like the Look of Log Homes and Cabins

025L-0038Whether you are thinking about building a permanent residence or a cozy wooded getaway, your mind might easily drift to a log home or cabin. So why do we like them so much? Before you build your new home or your weekend retreat, consider the following reasons why people like log homes. Who knows, you might just decide to build one yourself.

 

Natural Beauty: Having a natural look, log homes and cabins offer a sense or calmness and peace, counterbalancing our busy lifestyles.

Blend with Nature: A log exterior complemented with stone accents helps the home blend with its natural surroundings while removing us from the hustle and bustle of suburban living. There is something about a rustic look that makes us feel like we are a million miles from civilization. Furthermore, designs with large decks and covered porches encourage us to take in panoramic views and submerge ourselves in the sights and sounds of nature.

Simplicity: Cabins and log homes are designed with simple style and few details. Usually, the exterior is not complicated lending to low maintenance and simple yet stylish street appeal. These homes look good, yet require little effort and upkeep on our part.

Open Spaces: A log home designed with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, large windows and an open floor plan inside delivers an easy and relaxed lifestyle. With few walls and sweeping views we feel a sense of spaciousness instead of that confined feeling we often have in a traditional home.

Comfort: Nothing says comfort like a big stone chimney outside and a toasty hearth inside. It is easy to imagine ourselves relaxing in front of the fireplace with our kids and other loved ones sharing snacks and a movie on a wintry night.

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May 04 2009

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A Carriage House: The Alternative Cabin or Vacation Home

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Are you looking for a weekend getaway that is as cozy as a cabin and as accommodating as a vacation home and has plenty of storage for all of your recreational vehicles and water toys? A carriage house is the answer. Perfect for your wooded lot or near your favorite lake, a carriage house can accommodate all of your needs. Generally two levels, the first floor offers a garage with lots of room for storage. Park the car or truck, ATVs and dirt bikes inside. You will also find it is easy to store a canoe, a couple of kayaks or the kids’ bikes. Garages with deep bays easily accommodate a boat. There are plenty of designs to choose from offering storage for one or more cars and providing more than enough room for all of the things you love. Some carriage houses even provide storage areas ideal for fishing poles, tackle boxes, life jackets and hunting gear, pleasing the outdoorsman in your family.  

 

Just right for long weekends with the kids or your neighbors, fishing with your pals or just getting away from it all, the living quarters of a carriage house offer all comforts of home in a compact floor plan. Typically, the living areas are situated on the second floor and are easily accessed from interior or exterior stairs. In most cases, the floor plan is open combining an efficient kitchen with the dining and gathering areas. Accommodations provide one or more bedrooms and baths. Some floor plans even provide a pantry, walk-in closets in the bedrooms and room for a washer/dryer unit. Occasionally, special extras are included like a private master bath, raised or vaulted ceilings and a fireplace.

 

Though modest in size and design, a carriage house is just right for your home away from home.

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