I love the loft in our log cabin. I love being able to look out the front windows to see a higher view of the lake. I love being able to survey the living room downstairs and feel like I'm looking down on my log kingdom. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe part of it can be a bunk house for my stepson and his cousins. I can put up a folding partition wall (maybe a wildlife screen) and then create a separate sitting area with comfy couches whereby you could read and listen to music. Then I think about that beautiful rustic writing desk I saw in a log furniture magazine and imagine creating a little office. I've also seen where people have created a game room area and placed a pool table upstairs. I would recommend to anyone building a log cabin, that a loft is a necessity. There is just so many creative things you can do with it - and the best part is the views!