By definition, a lot of mountain-style homes are built in mountainous regions that tend to be colder most of the year. While these homes have a distinct appeal and look that have made them popular for winter retreats, log and timber homes can be enjoyed all year long. The beauty of designing and building your own home is the ability to create a space that works well in all seasons. Below are a few examples of how PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes can tailor-fit your home to match your seasonal lifestyle.
Designing a Space for All Seasons
How do you plan to use your home? Are you looking primarily for a winter getaway? Or do you want a summer cabin for hiking and cruising around the lake?
Although you may have specific seasonal goals, take advantage of the opportunity to create a space that is useful year-round. Plan ahead to find creative ways to enjoy your home throughout the year.
Maybe you want to include a ski-in, ski-out area for winter activities. Your designer may be able to create this space in a way that will function for all four seasons by including extra storage and a bench for seating.
If you are someone who loves the outdoors, incorporate plenty of outdoor space in your mountain-style home. Consider adding a screened-in porch to enjoy outside even when it is raining. Another option is an outdoor fireplace. This feature provides a great place to warm up after a day of skiing in the winter. Then, in the summer, an outdoor fireplace provides a cozy spot to roast some marshmallows.
Another common addition in mountain-style floor plans is a toy garage or an additional garage bay for seasonal equipment and toys. This area could store a snowmobile for winter fun as well as your RV or 4-wheeler. As long as you plan ahead, there are all kinds of options for designing an all-season mountain style home.