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Design Your Log Home

Here you'll find Log Home Living's best advice on designing your log home or log cabin--both inside and out. Get tips for every room in your house, including inspiration for your log home's furniture, windows, fireplaces, lighting fixtures, furniture, decks, flooring and more.

Floor Plan tips
20 Tips for the Perfect Floor Plan
The vision of your log home finally takes shape in the design phase.
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Choosing Logs
Deciding on a log package - One of the key moments in purchasing a log home. How do you know that you are making the right choice?
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Picking a Practical Floor Plan for a Log Home Dream
Former engineers George and Donna Latendresse knew building a log home together would be their toughest project. Located in the...
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Log Cabin Decor That's Inspired by Nature
A log home’s tranquil environment just begs to be incorporated into the decor. Bring nature’s beauty inside with these inspired...
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The Countertop You Need If You Like a Bold Kitchen
Add a touch of whimsy to your log home kitchen with these inventive countertop options.
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Five Easy Ways to Hardscape a Log Home
No good landscape job is complete without some hard, non-living materials to provide contrast. Even simple boulders can make na...
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Get Inspired With These Patriotic Log Homes
These historic and rustic spaces each celebrate America in their own way–from perfectly patriotic front porches to histories th...
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QUIZ: What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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Designing an Open, Spacious Floor Plan
This couple shared a childhood dream of living in a log home. When it came time to design their floor plan, they focused on one...
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Get Inspired With These Four Stunning Log Home Kitchens
Warning: these creative spaces will have you planning a kitchen renovation instantly.
ISK Log Cabin Exterior
The Major Threats to a Log Home’s Wood
Log homes can take a beating over time. Here are five threats to any log cabin, and how WOODguard® can help you keep your exter...
Woodsmith Craft Box
Build This Clever Storage Box
More storage is always handy, so here’s a stylish way to sort crafts, tackle and clutter.
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5 Dreamy Log Home Sleeping Porches
A throwback to yesteryear, sleeping porches are making a big comeback. Not only do they embody summertime relaxation, they also...
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Smart Technology to Make Your Log Home Safer and More Comfortable
Log homes may give you the warm, cozy feeling of days gone by, but they should live like they’re part of the 21st century. Make...
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Taking a Ranch from Basic to Beyond Belief
Learn about today's ranch-style homes and what makes them a smart choice, no matter your style or stage in life.
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Light Up Your Backyard With These DIY Outdoor Chandeliers
Follow our guide for this repurposed DIY masterpiece, and you'll have a charming outdoor light fixture that will give you a gre...
Big Chill Classic Fridge
The Appliance That's So Popular There's a Waitlist
Vintage styling goes high tech with Big Chill’s super-efficient refrigerator that has the classic icebox look of days of yore w...
Smart Home Systems Safety
Are Smart Home Systems Safe?
Voice-activated home systems are a tempting and fairly affordable luxury. But is smart-home tech a smart choice if you value pr...
Great Room With Fireplace
Three Great Rooms That Are Completely Awe-Inspiring
Embracing the “open-concept” ideal long before it was in vogue, the great room is the place where log home living is done. A wa...