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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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Honest Abe Now Offers Interior Design Services
After four decades in the business, this log home company takes it to the next level.
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Concrete Flooring That's Perfect for Wood Homes
An innovative flooring option for durable, stylish, pet-proof floors:
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4 Inspiring Log Home Outdoor Living Spaces
Whether you like to be poolside or fireside, these spaces are sure to enchant.
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Metallic Decor Made for Log Homes
From subtle shimmer to all-out shine, metallic finishes bring a touch of brightness to log homes.
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Why Natural Pools Are an Affordable, Smart Choice for Log Homes
Make a splash with your log home’s landscape by adding an all-natural swimming pool to your property.
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This Grill is a Must-Have for Outdoor Entertaining
Where there's a grill, there's a way...
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If You’re Considering a Pool, This Book Is a Must-Read
Dive into this recommended read to learn more about natural swimming pools and why they're such a great fit for log homes.
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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.
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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...
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Build This Clever Storage Box
More storage is always handy, so here’s a stylish way to sort crafts, tackle and clutter.