August 20, 2022
Everyone shops for a log home builder in their own way, but did you know that not all log cabin home builders bid on projects the same way, they don’t build with the same construction method, and they don’t all offer the same services?
Today's episode offers three key questions to ask a prospective log builder to ensure you are able to compare your bids equally, get what you need in the end, and reduce surprise expenses.
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Tags- Log Cabin Home Builder, Log cabins, log cabin construction, log homes, handcrafted log home builder
August 2, 2022
Hey cabin lovers! Welcome to season 2 of My Dream Log Cabin Podcast. Often log kit shoppers type the phrase "Log Home Builder Near Me" while hunting for their log cabin builder. More often than not, when building a forever home, clients are getting limited search results due to location rather than a diverse selection of log suppliers who may be better suited for the desired result the homeowner wants. There are more strategic ways to shop online for a log home builder.
Today's episode goes provides a more efficient strategy to shop online for a log kit as well as insider information to help you understand the bidding process and why not all log cabin bids are created equal.
This episode is sponsored by Caribou Creek Custom Crafted Log Homes. Discover where passion, artisanship, and experience come together at www.cariboucreek.com
Download your copy of the Log Home Shoppers Checklist at www.cariboucreek.com/logshopper
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Episodes of reference:
Common Timber Species for Log Home Construction
The Log Selection Process
November 2, 2021
At Caribou Creek we do things a little differently than many other companies. One such thing is the log selection process. Rather than simply ordering only the logs we need for a project, we maintain inventory of hundreds of logs that allows us to hand select the precise log for each placement on the home. Todays episode goes into details about what we look for in each log and why we use some logs and not others.
Handcrafted log homes are truly a work of art and this episode helps you understand why that is. Caribou Creek Log Homes has been handcrafting log homes since 1989. Experience your own extraordinary leisure and comfort.
Now taking orders for 2022 construction.
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October 17, 2021
As you dive into the information pool of handcrafted log homes, I bet you will be blown away at the incredible amount of details, nuances, and subtleties that make up these beautiful live-able art forms. One such intricacy is fiber choice.
I mentioned in the previous episode that many log home companies use the fiber choice that is most easy for them to access near their base operation. And for obvious reasons it makes sense. However, as you are embarking on your journey to discover what type of home is best for you, we believe it is valuable for you to understand the various fiber choices and how they affect the longevity, sturdiness, and aesthetics of the home, so you can make an informed decision.
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If you are considering a log home, schedule a free consultation call today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us at 208-267-3373.
Pick up your copy of “Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide” to help you map out your dream home! The log home planning guide starts by helping you define your dream and walks you through all the variations of log homes so you can decide what log style and design choices you want. It has our design questionnaire to help you design your custom floor plan. Building a log home is different from any other experience and knowing who you need on your team is valuable. The Log Home Planning Guide will explain who you need in your corner and give you a list of the right questions to ask that will help you pick your team with confidence. Check out the Log Home Planning Guide on our website at Caribou Creek.com
October 3, 2021
If you are just getting started researching log homes, you may not realize the differences between milled kits and handcrafted kits. Even people who do know the obvious differences may not understand some of the finer points and even may think that handcrafted kits are automatically more expensive. This is not always the truth. Todays episode breaks down the differences between the two kits - the pros and cons of both - and outlines when the cost savings of milled kits is typically in effect.
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August 6, 2021
Award winning designer Lynn Fleming of Xact Interiors out of Coeur d'Alene joins the podcast to discuss key elements to designing a log home floor plan and how it differs from a traditionally framed home.
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Topics Lynn discusses in the interview:
- What to look for in a interior designer - How to find an accredited professional
- How much to expect to pay an interior designer
- What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?
- When is the best time to hire an interior designer
- How can an interior designer help when designing a log home
- Why is an interior designer a significant asset for log home customers
- How does lighting affect a design and how to plan lighting in a forever home
- How to allow your floor plan to age with you - important elements to consider
- How to change pictures on log walls
- How to tone down the golden wood color in a log home by accenting it with stone and metal
- How to make a log home make a statement without overpowering you
This episode wraps up our mini series on design. Make sure to subscribe and follow to hear our next venture of log construction, fiber choices, and log home design styles.
July 31, 2021
Worried your floor plan isn't truly complete? Wondering if there are any last minute changes you should make?
This episode wraps up our mini series on design by offering thought provoking questions designed to help you evaluate your floor plan to ensure it will fit your lifestyle in the best possible way.
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Is Hiring an Interior Designer Beneficial? https://cariboucreek.com/log-home-decorating-is-hiring-an-interior-designer-beneficial/
Topics we discuss:
- How to determine if your floor plan is too large?
- How to consolidate space?
-Laundry Room design
- How to light a log house well
- The kitchen work triangle and how it can help you design your kitchen space
- Ensuring you have enough space in hallways and door ways and why this matters
- How to evaluate how you use space and infuse your new floor plan creatively as a result of that evaluation
July 21, 2021
Today host Lindsay is joined by founder and owner of Caribou Creek Log Homes, David Byler, as we discuss HVAC systems, heating and cooling options for log cabins and log homes.
- How to design a log cabin floor plan with HVAC systems in mind
- Various heating and cooling options
- Strategies to hide HVAC ducts and units
- Cooling and heating efficiency
-Log home thermal mass and how it relates to heating and cooling
This episode is sponsored by Caribou Creek Log Homes www.cariboucreek.com
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July 8, 2021
So often, while dreaming of a log cabin, cabin lovers start planning out their design. Many often sketch out an ideal layout and make changes to it over the years as they ponder their dream home. Sometimes what happens is the perfect land and the perfect floor plan don't match up as dreamily as we hope. That is no problem for Caribou Creek draftsmen! We can adjust your floor plan to fit on your site.
Today, our episode features our newest team-member Jack Phillips, an architectural draftsman with a passion for designing log homes. Jack and Lindsay discuss 5 elements to consider about a land site and how they can affect the floor plan design.
Topics we discuss
-Geo technical engineering - soil load bearing conditions
- Water flow and how water can be incorporated into design
- How approach and view should be considered when planning a design
- How a house can be designed to get the most amount of sunlight without the side affects of blaring heat
- Thermal mass of log homes - controlling heating and cooling inside a house
- Topography - How your building sits on your site
- Context and layout of the land and how that affects home placement
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