Dormers are a sensible way to add natural light, ventilation and headroom to the upstairs of your log home. They can also greatly improve the look of your home. The pictures below depict both gable and shed style dormers. Both provide an excellent value as a way to improve your usable space without the expense of increasing the footprint of your log home.
Before we installed a shed dormer, both the bedroom and bathroom of this log home were cramped and dark.
Both rooms benefited from an increase in headroom. The bath not only doubled in usable space, but also got a window.
Gable dormers have been added to this log home to increase natural light in a bedroom and cathedral ceiling. The dormers add significant character to the front of the house as well.
Notice the improvement in headroom and as well as the opportunity for ventilation. This simple addition has significantly upgraded the potential of this otherwise small bedroom.