Many people dream of getting a log cabin for the garden. But many are put off by the high prices associated with them.
There’s just one thing, though… not all log cabins are expensive. In fact, you can buy one for less than £1,000. We realise that may be hard to believe, but we’ve got several here to share with you, along with reasons why a small log cabin might just be the garden feature you’d love the most.
Is big always better?
Not necessarily. For starters, you’re going to be limited by the size of your garden. You may not have room for a big log cabin, which means you’re going to need to look for smaller ones anyway.
Secondly, the larger the log cabin is, the more expensive it is going to be. If you are on a budget, price is going to be a key factor when you are making your decision.
Thirdly, a smaller cabin can still fulfil all kinds of purposes. In some cases, a bigger log cabin can provide you with too much space. It depends what you intend to use it for, of course, but you’d be surprised how generous the proportions are even when you veer towards the lower end of the scale.
Take the Avon 2m by 2.5m Newhaven log cabin, for example. This has a single door with a large glass panel and a large window that can easily be propped open in warmer weather. You could fit a small sofa in there or a couple of chairs or beanbags if you want to use it as a games room. A wall-hung television could easily be installed, and this would save you lots of floor space too.
Versatility and spacious surroundings
Why are you thinking of getting a log cabin to begin with? Most people have some idea of what they intend to use theirs for. Perhaps you just want a nice relaxing space you can call your own, for those days when you want nothing more than to sit out of the sun with a good book in relaxing surroundings. Maybe you’d like to create a compact home office in the garden. Or maybe it’s a small home gym you’re after.
Obviously, the dimensions of the garden building are going to be important to bear in mind. However, there are still good-sized log cabins to buy that will provide you with change from £1,000.
Another excellent example from the Avon range is the Newhaven 2.7m x 2.5m log cabin complete with a veranda. As you’ll see from the size information, this is bigger than the one mentioned above. It also has a nice overhanging roof and a small decked area with a fence to either side. This gives it a really cosy feel, whatever you intend to use it for. It comes with 19mm tongue-and-groove cladding as standard, although you can upgrade if you so desire.
Is it possible to go bigger without blowing your budget?
It certainly is, and we have just the thing here. This option once again comes from Avon, and it is also part of the popular Newhaven range. This 2.6m x 3.3m log cabin really opens up the space by having double glass doors included in the design. It also has two windows that enable even more light to flood into the interior, yet they can also be securely closed to keep the heat inside.
This particular log cabin can be used in all manner of different ways. The additional space would be ideal if you did want to work from home, but you didn’t have the space indoors to do so. Furthermore, you could install several pieces of gym equipment or even turn it into a games room if you wanted to.
How will you use your new log cabin?
The great thing about spending less on your log cabin than you previously thought is that you will have some cash left over to contribute to furnishing the cabin in whatever way you wish. Don’t forget the exterior either – hanging baskets, pots and troughs are all ideal ways to soften up the exterior and to add some colour outside the cabin all year round.
While you could get by without a log cabin in your garden, you might be surprised how beneficial it is to have one when you invest in it. It is an investment, too – one that is perfect for all kinds of uses, as we have seen here. Whether you use it only during the warmer months or all year round, it may well put a smile on your face whenever you see it. And since they are designed to last, you’ll be enjoying your new and affordable log cabin for a long time to come.