4 Good Reasons To Add A Log Cabin To Your Garden
There are any number of good reasons for choosing a log cabin as the perfect new building for your garden. They are both versatile and beautiful and will transform and add an extra dimension to your garden.
The big difference between garden log cabins and garden sheds is that the logs used to construct log cabins tend to be much thicker than those used for sheds, often ranging from 19mm all the way up to 70mm. Most garden sheds are constructed from panels which are about 10mm thick.
This difference in overall wall thickness means that, whereas many garden sheds are humble buildings designed solely for storing a few gardening tools, the cabins made from logs provide an impressive garden room that can be kept warm very easily through the winter months.
The logs used for a log cabin interlock at the corners with the adjacent sides and are tongue and grooved to slot together with the logs above and below. This provides a strong, sturdy building, while also ensuring that draughts and rain are kept out. This solid and weather-proof design means that, if properly maintained, a cabin can last for years.
Log cabins generally offer a lot more interior space than the average garden shed, and this opens up a range of different uses. The most common is a summerhouse type room, where you can sit and enjoy your garden while perhaps reading a book. Or you could install electricity and create a relaxing place for listening to music or watching television.
Alternatively, parents often consider getting a log cabin for their children. It is a great way of giving them a safe place of their own to relax. And, with the addition of electricity youngsters will have a place to play computer games or watch television.
Another option is to use a log cabin as a dining room, offering a happy medium between indoor and outdoor dining. Such an impressive dining room should encourage the entire family to sit together around a dining table for some quality family meals.
Of course, to make a garden cabin the perfect place to relax you could consider including a bar. Some people go all out and have a bar complete with bar stools; others find the simpler alternative is to add a small fridge for drinks. However it’s done, most people find they’ve created the perfect place to spend their spare time.
Price is the reason why many people decide against a cabin and opt for a cheaper shed for their garden. There is no disguising the fact that a cabin is a reasonably expensive product, but when you weigh up the pros and cons, you realise that it is far better value than the initial price suggests.
A log cabin will last longer than a shed if properly looked after, and most people find that they spend a lot more quality time in a log cabin. Similar descriptions are rarely given to garden sheds. Overall, if you factor in the extra quality of the building, along with its longer lifespan, the log cabin is a great value purchase that is worth every penny.
Gavin Graham works for Elbec, an online store selling garden buildings, landscaping products and accessories. From
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http://www.elbecgardenbuildings.co.uk/Summerhouses”>summerhouses to potting sheds and play houses, Elbec offers much more than just traditional garden sheds.