Monday, June 2, 2008

The View is Everything!

One of the reasons we chose our lot for our log home was for the view it offered. The view is of a small, quiet lake. I loved the idea (and am now experiencing it) of sitting on my deck looking at the lake and the mature trees across the way. Windows became important in our endeavor - thus we had the 2-story living area with a wall of windows facing the lake. Even my nice-size kitchen window was perfect for viewing the wooded lot next door. In retrospect, the only thing I wish I had done differently was to add a bay window to the side wall of our dining area - it would have afforded more woodsy views. Also, maybe a small window in the bathroom - I could've hung up a small bird feeder outside so while you are sitting on the toilet...oh never mind. I'm getting carried away!

Log Cabin Tip: Be aware of your surroundings in choosing your lot and pick the placement and size of the windows to compliment your favorite views.








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10 comments:

Jessica said...

I've always been envious... now I am even more envious. How beautiful!! I'd never want to leave.

Chris Wheeler said...

You are so correct on the windows....as you know we are adding on which has allowed me to change things I didn't do the first time...like the can lights! And I have a 7' long bay window for my kitchen coming this week .
Cute home : )so are you going to start a business???

Shellmo said...

Jessica -it is getting harder and harder to leave each Sunday.

Shellmo said...

Chris - you reminded me on the can lights. I'm going to have the electrician come back and add some more lighting. And yes...I am making my plans.... I would love to discuss w/ you. My email: shelleyupnorth@gmail.com .

SandyVTW said...

Awesome views Shelley!

Jennifer Robin said...

Ah, yes, the two story window wall. Do all log cabin homes have those? Ours does, and I love it!

Sandy said...

Wow, what views you have~~! Beautiful to behold and I love those windows.

sandy

Shellmo said...

Sandy VTW - I am so lucky!

Jenn it DOES seem like most log homes have 2-story areas!

Sandy - thank you - I thought the windows were unique.

Cassie said...

Some day when I'm not on borrowed time I'll tell you what happened to our North facing view. My last comment to you didn't go through so I guess this wireless internet I'm using isn't working too great today. Loved the post about the hubby's moose sign. I'm into very minimal decorations, but do have a grouse that will own a ledge eventually. Thx for sharing.

Shellmo said...

Cassie - would love to hear about your north view when you get the chance!