The change in the weather that summer brings is always welcome. As the temperatures rise you can kick back and relax on those hazy afternoons, enjoy the warm evenings, and generally spend more time outside your home.
A summer log cabin retreat offers numerous possibilities for taking it easy or enjoying time with your family and friends while keeping cool and having fun.
Why build a summer log cabin?
During summer, there are many occasions when you want to get out of the house and enjoy the weather. Your home can get too warm and you can’t cool it down effectively or being indoors doesn’t suit you because it feels too stuffy.
You want to be outdoors but don’t want to go too far – it’s not the weather for walking around in, but it’s not quite the weather for sitting outside in either. You might burn easily or just can’t stand the heat, but you really want to get some of that summer outdoor experience going on.
One solution is to erect a summer house, which is essentially a shed with more windows and delusions of grandeur. Summer houses tend to be basic and get just as warm as being indoors – if not warmer. They’re great for short stints sitting outside in a little bit of shade but always leave you longing for more.
A summer log cabin is a different matter entirely. Log cabins are available in a range of standard shapes and sizes, and the design team at Loghouse are always willing and able to help if you need something special – custom designed log cabins are a specialty.
This means you can use the space available in your garden effectively, and you can even erect a log cabin in spaces where a summer house might not fit. At this stage, it seems as though you are simply switching one wooden building for another, but there’s more to it than that.
The Benefits of a Summer Log Cabin
As already noted, summer houses can become overly warm and offer no great benefit over sitting indoors. Log cabins from Loghouse are built from sustainable Scandinavian pine timber which is the perfect material for controlling the climate inside the cabin. When the weather is warm outside the interior of the cabins remains pleasant, and when it is cold outside the timber naturally retains warmth.
And that’s just the beginning. With a summer house you will normally have a single space in which to sit and relax. A log cabin can have several internal rooms, each decorated in any manner you choose, and finished off with the flooring that fits your needs best. Your summer log cabin can truly become a retreat during those lazy days – why not use one or more of the rooms as a bedroom?
A further benefit offered by a log cabin is the facility to connect the building to mains supplies. Electric allows you to have lighting and other conveniences that you might normally only find within your home and plumbing into the water supply offers even greater options.
It is not uncommon to have a full-featured bathroom and kitchen with a range of appliances and cupboards built within a log cabin. Need a bathroom break? You’re just a few steps away. Is it all getting too hot for you? Just pop into the bathroom and have a shower. Kids getting too carried away with ice cream and digging holes in the garden? Let them jump in the bath.
With a kitchen available you’ll take BBQ sessions and entertaining to a whole new level, and your log cabin can even have a heating system installed – if it gets too cold on one of those summer nights, just turn on the heat and carry on enjoying yourself.
An investment for all year round
A summer log cabin is an ideal place to spend a lot of time during those warmer months, and you’ll likely find that you spend more time in your cabin than you do in your home.
In the cooler months of the year, you’ll also discover that the cabin doesn’t need to be left unused – the heating system can make it hospitable at any time of year, and the summer fun can continue whenever you want it to.
Get Summer Ready Now
The best time to start planning the installation of your summer log cabin is earlier in the year. That way, you can be certain that the cabin will be erected, and all the interior work is completed before summer really gets underway.
If you’re not quite sure what you want from a log cabin, our skilled and experienced team are very happy to help you out. Log cabins can be constructed in many different sizes and configurations, and what works for one family may not be ideal for another – custom designs and clever features will help you to have a cabin that works for you and your family.
Whether you choose to have multiple sitting rooms, bedrooms or include a kitchen or bathroom is entirely up to you. It is your space to relax and unwind in, and you get to decide how to best use the space.
It can be a true retreat that is full of luxuries just for yourself, or you can make it more multipurpose and suitable for every member of the family. That’s the beauty of a summer log cabin, as you can make it as personal as you want it to be.
Create Summer Memories
However you choose to use a log cabin in summer, you can be certain that you’ll create lasting memories for years to come. Our log cabins are built to last and will stand the test of time, giving you a tranquil space to enjoy the longest days of the year, recharging your mental batteries in your own space within your own garden.
Wouldn’t a summer log cabin be the perfect choice for you?