Maximise Your Home With A Log Cabin

23 Feb
Published by Amy Henderson

If you’re one of the millions of home-owners who want an extra room with their property, but does not want to go to the expense or hassle of moving home or building an extension then why not consider log cabin for your garden? An extremely durable and relatively cheap investment which provides endless hours of enjoyment and relaxation and also hurt your wallet a lot less than a house extension, and can actually increase the re-sale value of your home.

Whilst some may see a log cabin as nothing more than a glorified shed, this is only touching on the tip of their potential. Of course, they are a perfectly suitable place to store space consuming tools, garden furniture and other items that either take up too much room or are too messy to keep in the house. However, if this is all a homeowner is using it for then they are really missing out.

Getting away from it all in a log cabin

One of the main frustrations of gardeners is the fact they can spent hours weeding, pruning and planting to painstakingly create their perfect garden only to find that circumstances beyond your control mean you aren’t able to fully enjoy it. By this, of course I am referring to the unpredictable weather. Perfect for days when it is too wet, too cold or even too hot in the sun, a log cabin allows you to experience all the benefits of your garden without being affected by adverse weather conditions. Coupled to this, a log cabin can create whole new world full of excitement and adventure for children and adults alike. Whilst a rainy day may limit children to indoor activities, log cabins provide a welcome change of scenery for their fun and open doors for all different sorts of new adventures, such as creating a play-room, an art studio or space for them to practice their music whilst leaving the main house nice and peaceful.

Just because it is used primarily by children during the day doesn’t mean that log cabins are out of bounds to the adults in the household. When the kids are tucked up in bed, a log cabin provides the perfect setting for a relaxed evening where you can take in the tranquil atmosphere at a night time and perhaps bury your head in a good book, or simply enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. Likewise, it could also be used as a perfect dinner party setting, or a great place to play poker with your buddies, without the preceding argument with your other half whenever it is your turn to host.

See the gallery of log cabins

For those who make efforts to live life as ‘green’ as possible then log cabins are an environmentally friendly venture and are very unlikely to impact upon your carbon footprint. The logs from which the cabins are made are particularly good at storing carbon and are a renewable source providing a bit of careful planning is undertaken. If so, the chances are that they are unlikely to ever run out. Also, as they are made from natural materials and do not require the use of cement or plaster to build, the planet’s water resources are unlikely to be strained during construction too.

And if all this wasn’t enough, log cabins are also a much more convenient option than any alternative. Not only are they cheaper and more environmentally friendly than other forms of construction, but they also require less planning, no permission from authorities and can be put up and taken down in no time. This means that they are provide a very cost effective method of getting the most out of your existing property, and who wouldn’t want that?