An advocate for custom homes for custom lifestyles, Allen Halcomb of Knoxville, Tennessee-based MossCreek Designs makes his living helping prospective home owners create the perfect plan to satisfy their every want and need. Here, Allen shares his expert tips for DIY designers who want to have a strong hand in planning their dream home.
So, tell us a little bit about what you do at MossCreek?
Do you still work with log home companies?
In addition to the recent popularity of small-scale homes, what are other trends in log home design today?
Once a potential client contacts you for design assistance, how do you walk them through the process?
I’m assuming you’d design a home differently, depending on where people are at in their lives.
What are some "log home essentials" everyone should think about when designing a home?
Budget and size aside, what are some of your favorite things to include in a home?
This article is featured in the October 2006 issue of Log Home Design.