Develop Floor Plans Early in Planning Process

All three options make planning easier!

   Most people who want a log or timber frame home have been envisioning how they want their house to look from the outside for a long time before they actually have a plan for building it. They also have a sense of what they want and need on the inside, but often they are not quite sure where to begin.

   “As we help our clients on their path to becoming homeowners, we’re often asked how to get the house plans started for their new log or timber frame home,” said Greg Watson, who has been a sales representative at Honest Abe’s Cookeville Model Home for more than two decades. “I can help with that.”

   Watson said that not only does Honest Abe offer dozens of Legacy Collection plans that can be modified to meet the specific needs of the homeowner, two other house plan development options are available.

   “The Honest Abe Design Team can turn original ideas that are just concepts and dreams into plans that a customer can really think about and review,” Watson said. “It sounds cliche, but we really have had people bring us their ideas sketched out on a napkin or scrap paper, and they’ve become plans for beautiful homes.”

   The third option for developing a plan is to choose from the Honest Abe Customer Creations Collection.

   “These are some of the most beautiful floor plans for log homes and timber frame homes that started as a customer’s dream,” Watson said. “I have to admit, our design team is pretty proud of them, because they were able to capture exactly what the homeowner had imagined.”

   The plans in this collection were graciously shared by the homeowners who conceived of them.

  “They represent a lifetime of passion, and many years of planning for some,” Watson said. “They may not be the perfect fit for you, but they were made just exactly how someone else wanted them. They’re being shared for inspiration and to give others confidence that a dream can become a forever home.”

    Watson said it is prudent to start the plan design process as early as possible once the decision is made to build a wood home, adding that plans are free for customers who buy a home package from Honest Abe.

   “Not only will having plans enable you to make modifications, plans will be necessary when approaching potential contractors and lenders,” Watson said. “It’s much easier to change your dream on paper than it is after you’ve started the building process.”

Story By Claudia Johnson, Director of Marketing, Honest Abe Log Homes

The Marshall Plan pictured above and below can be downloaded HERE.


 Enjoy photos of how the completed home looks today.