We get a lot of requests from our readers. Sometimes the questions are broad, like what’s the best wood species (only you can truly answer this one); other times it’s wanting to know where to locate a particular piece of furniture or a light fixture. But if we had to name the one thing our readers crave the most, it’s floor plans— especially small home plans.

We’re happy to feed the hunger. Our staff pulled together 10 of our favorite log home plans under 2,500 square feet.

There’s something here for everyone who ever wanted his or her own small slice of log home paradise. Enjoy:

Winston exterior

The Winston

Editors’ Commentary:
Aesthetically, this plan looks like the quintessential log cabin. A covered wraparound porch, dormer windows and a soaring chimney add to this plan’s traditional, inviting feel.

Ample storage is incorporated into the design, including multiple closets in each bedroom, a spacious laundry room and a sizeable pantry. Also, an entire wall of under-counter cabinets and an island add extra storage space in the kitchen.

Unlike most log homes, this plan doesn’t incorporate a loft looking down on the living areas below. Instead, an office/sitting area can be found on the second level, as well as two large bedrooms that share a full bath.

By  Original Log Cabin Homes.

Square Footage: 2,269

         

 

Chapple exterior

Chapple

Editors’ Commentary:
From the outside, this home immediately boasts aesthetic appeal thanks to its great use of uninterrupted windows in multiple shapes and sizes. Also, the deep overhang creates an eye-catching roofline while keeping your logs protected from inclement weather and sun damage.

Although this plan features the popular open living areas, structural elements like the staircase and free-standing countertop space break up the room nicely.

On the second floor, the office area is spacious enough to be converted into a guest room, exercise space — you name it. The closet directly outside also offers extra storage for the room.

By Pacific Log Homes Ltd.

Square Footage: 1,938

         

 

Bearbrook

Honest Abe exterior

Editors’ Commentary:
If outdoor living is what you crave, look no further than this design. A cozy covered porch serves as the entrance to this plan, while a sprawling wraparound deck surrounds the majority of the home.

Multiple entrances into the main living/dining/kitchen area of the home make it easy to drop off groceries or haul luggage to exactly where you need it.

Although the master bedroom suite technically is located on the second floor, two spacious main-level bedrooms could be options for the future when climbing stairs may pose a problem.

By Honest Abe Log Homes.

Square Footage: 2,240

         

 

Merrylog

Merrylog exterior

Editors’ Commentary:
Talk about squeezing a lot of stuff into a not-so-big space! Three sizeable bedrooms are incorporated into this design, each with its own reading area, ample closet and full bathroom. One bedroom is even adjacent to the washer/dryer, making laundry drop off a breeze.

Although the first floor is technically open, the kitchen is tucked behind the staircase, creating a more quiet and private cooking retreat, while still being part of the main living areas.

Upstairs, a modest loft allows for an “open to below” area or, if you need more sleeping quarters for family and friends, that space can easily be turned into another bedroom.

By Brentwood Log Homes.

Square Footage: 1,940

         

 

North Rapids

North Rapids exterior

Editors’ Commentary:
Rather than dedicating square footage to a formal foyer, the home’s entrances take you right into the main living/dining area, featuring a peaked wall of windows for taking in the spectacular views.

The galley kitchen offers a little less walking room, but still has plenty of countertop space for adequate prep and cooking areas. It also leads into the cleverly placed laundry room/back entrance for easy grocery drop-off.

Upstairs, no space is wasted on a substantial loft. Instead, two matching bedrooms offer plenty of room for dwellers and each have their own full bath.

By Battle Creek Log Homes

Square Footage: 2,265

         

 

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