A secluded escape with stunning scenery in the woods can be a great investment. Cabins can be a vacation destination or your permanent home and should be able to meet all your needs and accommodate family and friends. Cabin remodeling is a little different than traditional home remodeling, but the benefits of making upgrades are the same. Log cabins need to be maintained just like any other home, but having a solid build gives you a calming oasis away from the stress of the world.
Get A Detailed Estimate Before Starting
The first step before any remodeling or demolition project is to get an estimate. Knowing how much the project will cost can help you plan for surprise expenses that come up during cabin remodeling. An estimate will also give you a rough timeline of the project, what materials may not be available, and if the contractors feel that they can make your goals a reality.
Getting an estimate and contract that is written will also help you to know you have hired the right construction company or contractor. If they are unwilling to put promises or prices on paper, you may want to do more research on other companies.
Include Natural And Earthy Elements
Stone, wood, concrete, brick, and earthy tones will help make your cabin feel like it fits in with the landscape. Some cabins are made completely of wood, but even if your cabin is structured more like a typical home, you can use real or faux wood elements to give it that log cabin look.
Stone and brick will give the space a more rustic and strong design which is perfect for a secluded cabin. Stone can look especially stunning in your bathrooms. Create a spa-like sanctuary with tile and stone walls, curved edges, and earth-toned hardware for the skink and shower.
Cabins are known for patterned fabric for bedding, pillows, and table clothes. If you want your cabin to have that old cliche feel, find fabrics and bedding with greenery, wildlife, birds, or lake scenes printed on them.
Choose A Bold Log Stain
The exterior of your cabin needs to be protected from the sun and the weather, but it should also be beautiful to look at. Choosing a bold log stain will make your cabin stand out from the natural background while also giving you protection. Staining can help make the logs last longer and give you peace of mind about the structural integrity of the home.
Rosewood offers log cabin refinishing that helps to restore the natural beauty of the wood. A polished appearance for your cabin will avoid it from looking abandoned and run down to on-lookers. The stain will also cut down on maintenance time and repairs that need to be done. This gives you more time to spend with family and friends rather than cabin remodeling.
Upgrade The Deck Or Porch
In the summertime, homeowners spend a lot of time on their decks and porch. In a cabin, spending time outside can lead to great memories so having a large porch that is structurally sound will give you peace of mind about spending late nights out there.
Some ways to upgrade your porch include adding a safer railing, staining the deck material, expanding the width, or upgrading the stairs up to the deck and house. Doing these upgrades and keeping up on the repairs will increase the value of the home and make it more enjoyable for the owner.
Create A Kitchen Made For Hosting
An open-concept kitchen will help make your cabin the hot spot for family and friend gatherings. A large kitchen also makes it easier to store food for long trips and makes cooking an enjoyable experience.
Adding a bar or island during cabin remodeling will add additional seating when seated for large meals. Open shelving can also be helpful for storing dinnerware or visually appealing knick-knacks that add to the feel of the kitchen.
How Rosewood Can Help In Cabin Remodeling
Our team specializes in remodels for homes of all shapes and sizes. No matter what atmosphere you are trying to create, or team has the skills to make it happen. No matter what part of your home or cabin you are looking to upgrade, we have the services for you. No need to hire multiple companies to get the job done, Rosewood has it all. Contact either of our locations in Layton or Bountiful to get started on cabin remodeling.