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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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2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show
Join the ALL NEW 2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show!
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Using Moss for Low-Maintenance Landscaping
Humble yet lush, low maintenance with high reward, let moss take charge of your yard.
Square Foot Gardening for Small Spaces
Square Foot Gardening: The Solution for Small or Tricky Properties
Short on garden space? Square-foot gardening can give you prolific results without eating up a lot of acreage.
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Designing a Home for a Couple or a Crowd
Having plenty of space to share with family and friends, old and new, was the inspiration behind this charitable couple’s expan...
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Our Best Log Home Deck Design Tips
Looking to take full advantage of outdoor living? A safe, secure and spectacular deck is the way to go.
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Lighting Finds for All Log Home Styles
The right light fixtures can add megawatts of personality to a log home. From table lamps to chandeliers to outdoor lighting, l...
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5 Stylishly Small Log Homes
These spaces prove scaling down the square footage of a log home doesn’t require skimping on comfort or charisma.
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How to Turn Your Vision Into a Floor Plan
How to turn a good idea into a great floor plan.
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Design a Home to Suit Your Life Now AND in the Future
Your log or timber home’s layout should take your entire family’s present and future needs into account.
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Fresh + Frugal Ideas for Little Log Homes
Whether you’re creating cabin memories or keeping within the confines of a budget, we offer 10 excellent small log home solutions.
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Red Decor for Log Homes
Whether it’s signaling passion or power, red always brings a jolt of energy to a space. Add a crimson hue (or two) to your log ...
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Wood-Look Products for Your Hardest-Working Spaces
These products boast the look of rustic wood and the durability of concrete, perfect for log homes.
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The Secrets to Growing Strong Trees
Put a little effort into tree care today, and it will pay off for decades to come.
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Four Log Homes Designed for Different Climates
Log homes are designed to take the worst Mother Nature can throw at them — and do it with beauty and grace.
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Design Tips for Log Home Laundry Rooms
Use these tips to make the laundry room a space you'll actually enjoy.
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If You're Building in Bear Country, This Door Is for You
This high-tech solution outsmarts nature’s crafty intruders once and for all.