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5 Advantages Of Log Cabins for the Home

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Log cabins are a magnificent (worthy) addition to the garden. They provide a perfect environment and space to enable you to wind down at the end of the day, and can also be used for entertainment purposes. In addition to this, log cabins are strong and durable enough, hence can withstand various types of weather and seasons. They also add a touch of luxury to your garden. Here are some of the benefits, and reasons to add a log cabin to your garden.

1. Can Be Created to Suit Your Lifestyle

One of the advantages of log cabins is that they can be created to suit/fit any lifestyle. Whether looking to create the perfect home office or studio in the garden, a log cabin is the way to go. You can also have the cabin designed with several rooms to suit your needs.  The cabin can be designed to have an office and a relaxing area for your family and friends. Unlike other garden structures, a log cabin can be upgraded to include almost every feature you have always wanted. You could use the cabin as a hobby den, party room, a gym, or even your man cave.

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The best thing with man caves is that they are versatile enough, which means almost everything from log thickness, floors, and the roof can be upgraded to fit your needs.  It is presumably the most flexible of garden buildings you can ever have.

2. Low Energy Consumption

Log cabins are made of purely natural materials. Logs, for example, are good insulators hence help keep the cabin cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This thus means you won’t have the air conditioner or heater running all day for the cabin to be comfortable. The reduced need to run the HVAC systems, therefore, means lower heating and ventilation bill.  The low energy needs make log cabins environmentally friendly with a minimal carbon footprint. Additionally, log cabins are made from natural materials, thus good for the environment as well.  If looking for additional comfort and weatherproofing, you can then have the logs built with at least 70mm log thickness.

3. Environmentally Friendly

Log cabins are mainly made of timber. Timber is 100% natural hence good to the environment. Timber decomposes over time, which is unlike other building materials made of synthetic compounds.  As mentioned earlier, timber is one of the best insulating materials you can use in your cabin. It thus helps protect the inside of the cabin from harsh weather outside. Treating the logs before using them means the log cabin will last much longer without succumbing to termites and decomposition. All that is required of you is to ensure the cabin is in the best condition possible all year round.

4. Can Withstand All Types of Weather

Due to their strong construction, log cabins have a reputation for being stable and reliable in almost any weather. The cabins are built with interlocking logs that make it weatherproof.  This means not even the harshest of winter weather or summer will affect the temperature inside. You can, therefore, go on working from your garden office, have fun with family and friends, and even play a game of darts with friends without ever worrying about the cold outside.

Summerhouses, unlike log cabins, are only usable during summer and mild weather. Log cabins, on the other hand, can withstand both the hottest of summer days as well as winter. The strong build also means the roof won’t cave in from ice and snow buildup. If you’re interested then here you can buy a big variety of log cabins

5. Can Be Designed To Suit Any Garden

Whatever your preferences are, you can have a log cabin designed to fit your lifestyle and likes. These cabins come in a wide range of sizes, designs, and styles too. Do you have a sizeable cabin for your garden, or have just enough for one room? You can have the cabin designed to fit any garden size ranging from penthouses, modern gardens, and even with modern windows. For smaller gardens, you can go with a small dedicated log cabin to suit your needs. Some log cabins can also be used for additional storage in the garden.

These are just but some of the benefits and reasons to consider a log cabin for your garden. We have a wide range of stylish cabins for you to choose from. There are also those designed for entertainment, relaxation, and work.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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