Log Home Cost Estimator
This range does not include the land, site work, or foundation, but is for the log home construction only.
While the above price should provide you with an accurate idea for the completion of your home, there are many variables that go into specific pricing for an individual log home. Examples of some of the variables are provided below. No single variable will determine your cost; rather, it is the total impact of all of the variables taken together that will determine the final cost. Besides the location of the build, which may cause price variance due to the local and regional requirements and regulations of the area, pricing is affected by many other variables, some of which are listed below. The best way to get an accurate cost estimate for your log home is to schedule a planning appointment with a Southland Log Home expert to sit down and discuss the specifics of your log home dream.
Factors That Can Affect Pricing
Type of foundation:
Log homes generally are constructed on one of three types of foundations:
Basement – A finished basement provides additional living space for the home and is often considered a wise investment during construction. Basements are easily heated and cooled and utilize the foundation to add livable square footage to the home. They do require more materials than the other foundation choices and add cost to the home. An unfinished basement allows the potential for more space later at a reduced cost. It also provides usable storage space and easy access to many of the mechanical systems of the home.
Crawlspace – Along with the basement, a concrete block foundation, often called a crawl space, is one of the popular foundation choices in log homes. They can be either a solid wall around the perimeter of the log home, or may utilize block piers set at predetermined points to secure the log home. Many times, poured concrete is used in place of the blocks.
Slab – In areas where a basement or crawl space are not desirable, a poured concrete slab may be utilized. This 4 to 6 inch slab of concrete secures the log home and provides a floor system to add finish flooring to. Slabs are also convenient whenever steps into the home are not desirable.
Complexity of Design:
Log homes are as unique as the customer who builds them. They look great with a simple straight roof line, or you can customize them with elaborate roof systems utilizing multiple gables, dormers, hips and valleys. Roof systems often rise to great heights with 12/12 pitches or even higher, while others give the low “tucked in” look of a lower pitch like a 6/12. Many designs feature multiple log corners and angles, while others utilize clean simple lines. Some customers choose gable ends with maximum log wall exposure, while others feature a wall of windows to illuminate their home and provide an amazing view of their own “great outdoors”.
Log homes lend themselves well to a wide variety of finishing styles. Whether you choose a rustic decorating motif or appoint your log home lavishly depends on your personal taste in decorating. Finishing choices in plumbing, electrical, and lighting fixtures, cabinets and countertops, flooring and other decorating components personalize your log home and make it truly unique. Fireplaces may feature a simple, even contemporary look, while others tout massive stone structures rising to the ceiling of a vaulted Great Room. Often customers choose multiple fireplaces as focal points for the rooms they occupy. These are just a few of the factors that go into determining what your actual log home price will be. Your Southland Log Home Consultant is expert in developing the best log home at the best price to meet your budget. Let him guide you today by scheduling a Planning Appointment today or call or visit your nearest Southland Log Home Location.