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South Dakota Log Homes
2424 Serenity Dr.
Watertown, SD 57201
P: 605-881-3459

The 8 Steps

There are many decisions to make as you build your new log home.  South dakota Log Homes is experienced and ready to assist you in understanding all the options.  Here are the steps that you may follow as you plan your new home.
  1. Choose Your Property: considerations may include slope, site preparation, utilities, well, septic, and building restrictions.
  2. Decide On The Style: Choose the log profile and corner style you prefer.  Log profiles may be Square, D-Log, or Round.  Corners may be Dovetail, Butt-And-Pass, Saddle-Notch, or Corner Post.  There are also options that include chinked, rustic, hand-hewn, or hand-peeled finished.
  3. Calculate How Much House You Can Afford: Your lender will be helpful in this area.  The size, style, and finishing details of your home are all dependent on an understanding of what your budget is.
  4. Assemble Your Team: Search for a log home manufacturer such as Strongwood where we understand building, have dozens of style choices, maintain design services in-house, and offer the log package options to fit your dream and your budget.
  5. Determine Your Level Of Participation: Decide if you want to be involved in the actual construction process; and, if so, ot what degree.  You may prefer a turn-key home in which a general contractor and trained dealer manage every phase of construction from start to finish.
  6. Select Your Floor Plan: Many home owners begin with this step.  If you have a floor plan in mind, whether a simple sketch or from a plans book, we will help you customize it to meet your exact needs and budget.
  7. Prepare Final Plans: We fin tune your preliminary plan, draw construction prints, and provide a guaranteed cost for your log package.  Your Strongwood dealer will provide the total cost for the building options that you choose.
  8. Begin Home Construction: When financing is in place and all of the appropriate permits are obtained, construction begins.  A Strongwood construction advisor is onsite at the start of every home to isure success.
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