How Can I Change a Floor Plan to Meet My Layout Needs?
Everyone has different needs and wants when they start to design their custom mountain style home. The number of bedrooms, levels, specialty rooms, size & slope of property, and turnkey budget are all determining factors for the final size and layout of your custom log home or timber home.
Floor plans displayed in our timber & log home plan gallery are simply starting points for your custom home. You can work with your M.T.N designer to modify one of our plans or have him design a home from scratch based on your needs.
Below are just a few examples of how some of our clients have modified a plan's layout to meet their goals. Examples range from minor alterations to completely customized homes which used the original design concept as a starting point.
Minor Floor Plan Alteration
In this version of the Winterpark log home plan, the client wanted the master bedroom to be on the main level, so they moved the master suite to the first floor and the two other bedrooms to the 2nd floor with the loft.
Modification to Fit Needs and Location
Modified from a milled log home into a timber frame home, this version of the Blue Ridge remains true to its original design in the great room, dining room, kitchen, entry porch and nook .
Alterations to this design were made to accommodate the client's aesthetic preferences, budget and build site.
Distributing Square Feet within a Design
The Crested Butte is one of our most popular designs and has been modified many times in many ways. In this particular example, the client loved the original concept's look and feel but had alternative layout needs. For instance, they wanted to add a room above the garage, but did not want this increase in square footage to put them over their budget. Here is how M.T.N Design met their needs:
In this example, M.T.N Design:
M.T.N Design was able to make these alterations without loosing the original concept of the Crested Butte design, which so many of our clients love.
With these modifications the main level plan went from 2,418 sq.ft. to 2,202 sq.ft This change in size and complexity decreased the turnkey estimate enough for the client to add the bonus room above the garage.
How else can I modify my timber or log home plan?
- Choose a different product - any combination of handcrafted log, timber frame or milled log.
- Choose to increase or decrease the complexity of the design - add dormers, reduce corners etc.
- Choose a different level of finishes - roof structures, stone, glass, HVAC and more.