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Before breaking ground on your own log home project, check out our log home building tips, put together to offer expert advice on hiring professionals, choosing materials and navigating the construction process.

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Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
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Taking a Green Approach to Your Log Home Design
A how-to guide on how you can lower your expenditures, reduce your impact on the environment and more.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
What to expect when it's finally time to stop planning and start building your log home.
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The ins and outs of wood species, their characteristics and what it takes to make them part of your log home.
Understanding Construction Loans
Understanding Construction Loans
If you are like most people, you need to borrow money to build your dream home. Follow this basic guide to understanding constr...
Adding on to Your Log Home
Log Home Additions: How to Add On
Expanding your current home could be the answer, and though a log home is a little tricky when it comes to additions, it’s tota...
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The 3 Most Common Home Improvement Scams—and How to Avoid Them
Know how to recognize the signs of scammers so you can pick the right contractor for the job.
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How to Choose The Right Log Home Builder
Hiring an experienced, professional builder is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the entire log home process. ...
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What is a Structural Envelope and Why You Should Focus on It
Seal your home correctly to save money and energy with a structural envelope.
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Log Home Floor Plan: Check Out This Ranch Hybrid
For his 5-acre site near a county park around Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin, Zach Parmeter wanted a home that would fit in to the ...
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9 Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Savings
9 smart steps you can take to minimize your energy use and maximize your savings.
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Your Guide to Log Home Foundations
Log homes have a choice of four different types of foundation. Which one should you choose?
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing squares are quick and easy ways to measure on the construction site. Learn more about this simple but powerful tool.
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of t...
Why You Need a Detail Book During Log Home Construction
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
Alex Charvat shares about the importance of taking photos of your log home construction site. This will help you later during t...
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Learn about the log home construction process and avoid the common pitfalls that occur during this phase.
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
With plans in place, it’s finally time for Gary and Becky to break ground and order their log package.
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4 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Home
Use these innovative examples and design tips to arrange the right ranch for your daily routine.