A 5-Step Guide to Finding a Log Cabin Kit

| 3/13/2018 9:54:00 AM

Log Cabin Kits - How to find A Kit

Choosing your home is one of the most important and expensive decisions you'll ever make. When you choose a home that is already built, you have the benefit of being able to see exactly what you're getting for your money. When you choose to buy a kit home, you assume that you're buying a complete and finished product but that is not always the case. Some companies sell only the main components of the kit, some include fittings and some don't.

To make sure you know exactly what you're buying, we're going to look at the five steps which will ensure that you choose a good quality log cabin kit home. One of the benefits of buying a log cabin kit home, over a home that's already built, is that you can tailor is to your specific needs and lifestyle. But you need to be sure that you are purchasing the right home for you, and from a reputable company.

Budget and Location

The company and kit that you ultimately choose will entirely depend on your budget. So before you even begin to contact specific companies, you need to make sure you know what budget you're working with.

Once you know how much you can afford to spend on the total build, you can then work out how much of your overall budget to use for the kit. Depending on the level of finish you opt for, you should allow two times the cost of your kits for remaining costs and materials. For example, if you have a budget of $120,000, allow $40,000 for the kit and $80,000 to finish it.

If you’re employing contractors to build the cabin for you, you'll need to include labor costs. A more appropriate ratio is 1:3. For example with a budget of $120,000, allow $30,000 for the kit and $90,000 for labor and finishes. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay a minimum of $125 per square foot of your finished log cabin. This number can significantly increase when you start adding more luxurious fitting and finishing, and even labor costs.

3/23/2018 8:25:57 AM

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