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Archive of posts filed under the Floor Plans and Design category.

How Do I Choose a Floor Plan?

At PrecisionCraft and M.T.N Design, we expect all of our clients to modify or customize their final timber or log home design in some way. In many cases, we will even create their floor plan from scratch.  However, a custom design has to start somewhere. Our floor plan gallery was created to show many styles, [...]

Why Can’t I Find Smaller Floor Plan Concepts?

While we display over 70 floor plan concepts of various sizes and ranging from 1,500 to over 7,000 square feet, we are often asked: ‘Why don’t you have more smaller plans to choose from?’ The reason we only have a handful of smaller plans is mostly due to the complexity of our designs. Design Complexity [...]

How Do I Know What My Home Will Look Like?

For those of you who have been dreaming about your log home or timber home for years, you probably have a  vision of what it will look like when you close your eyes. How do you know if your architectural designer will share your vision? At some point in the design process, most designers will [...]

What is the Difference Between a Stock Plan and a Custom Design?

Where a stock plan is intended as a “ready-to-go” set of plans, the creation of a floor plan concept is meant as a starting place or inspiration for what your custom plan will be.  The idea of the “custom plan” can be confusing when so many in the log and timber home industry offer stock [...]

How Can I Save, Print, or Share Plans?

You’ve searched, and now the next step is to gather, but what is the best method for collecting all the inspiring ideas that you have found?  We know that everyone has a preferred method, from Facebook to Pinterest and good old fashion printing.  This is why we have incorporated a flexible tool into our floor [...]

How Do I Decipher a Plan?

  Timber Frame Plan Example It can be frustrating looking at floor plans and trying to imagine what the finished home will look like or what it will look like when you customize the plan.  Even if you have seen floor plans before, it is unlikely that you have looked at designs which included log [...]