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Garden log cabins have enjoyed popularity of late. While they offer a great variety of uses, let us look at the biggest benefits of having a cabin in your garden.
⦁ Flexible Usage
If you are looking at the latest log cabins for sale, you should first think about how you want to use the cabin. Then you can consider the kind of doors, glazing, size, and floor plan that is right for you.
⦁ Additional living space will need double or triple glazing.
⦁ A cabin as a workshop will need broad doors so you can move larger objects in and out.
⦁ If you want to use the cabin as a holiday house, look for an aesthetically pleasing design with shingles and a gabled roof and a size that can fit a small bathroom.
⦁ If the cabin is to be used as a gym, a party house, or even a hobby den, an average size with hardy floors will do the trick.
⦁ Different Styles And Designs
Log cabins come in a myriad of designs, sizes, roofs, floors, terraces, additional storage space, and so much more. Even models with an integrated sauna and gym can be found.
⦁ You can easily upgrade if you need to.
The only things really missing form a log cabin are insulation and heating. Fortunately, wood is significantly good as an insulator. Adding an extra layer of breathable insulation is quick and easy to do, and there are plenty of options for heating from a straight forward electrical heater to solar panels.
Now, compare the costs of a log cabin that has been fitted for living to the square meter costs for adding on a living space to your brick home, and you will quickly realize that you can create a handy, high quality, and affordable living space with a cosy garden log cabin. These cabins further offer the chance to create a space devoid of chemical substances and instead make use of untreated, non-toxic, and natural materials. Timber makes for a much healthier living environment and will keep air moisture consistent, which is ideal for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
⦁ Timber is environmentally friendly.
When it comes to brick and mortar homes, neither the building biology nor the ecological footprint are particularly positive. However, timber, when used as a building material, makes a cabin environmentally friendly. No exotic wood species are used. Instead, cabin manufacturers tend to use weatherproof, durable conifers that are cultivated locally. This means there are no long energy-consuming routes of transport, and no deforestation of all-important rain forests. So, you can create a beautiful storage or living space from renewable, natural materials that make for a much healthier interior living climate and natural decomposition. Keep your log cabin dry and it will last for a long time.
With these four advantages in mind, it is time to think about how you want to use your cabin and then pick the right size, design, and look for your garden.