Written by Fran Sigurdsson
Photographed by Susan Teare
Cabin Life magazine asked me for some tips on designing a cabin. My tips and a link to the article appear below:
- Take advantage of light from all sides. Often in a small cabin, light from windows placed on the north, south, east and west sides can reach the main space because there are few interior partitions.
- Plan for storage and a mechanical room. Closets and built-in storage can help keep clutter at bay so main spaces look neat and clean.
- Include outdoor living spaces. Covered porches, decks, and patios help a small footprint live large.
- Use the roof shape to add character. Cathedral ceilings feel spacious while dormers create cozy nooks.