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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.

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Reader Spotlight: A Cabin That Brings a "Little Estes" to Bonne Terre, Missouri
A Missouri couple builds their dream cabin to escape the "business of life."
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Small Log Cabins With Big Ideas
One look at these darling cabins is all you need to understand why people are obsessed with small log homes. They’re quaint, th...
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Build It Yourself: Adirondack Chair and Ottoman
Craft your own front porch furniture with this quick plan.
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Big Log, Little Logs
When it comes to logs, size matters.
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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.
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Log Home Living Holiday Gift Guide
This season, let us help you give the log home fans in your life a season to remember with these unique holiday finds.
How to Build the Perfect Fire This Winter
Safe Practices for Your Log Home Fireplace
Stay warm and cozy this season by building the perfect fire for your log home fireplace.
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The Home-Security System You Need ASAP
With the NuTone Knock Video Doorbell, you will never wonder who's knocking at the door. Keep your family safe and secure with t...
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How to Up Your Log Home Curb Appeal
Follow these tips on how to improve your log home curb appeal. This season, give your outdoor spaces a more inviting and exciti...
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
If you think radiant in-floor heat is the best option for your log home, planning for it early on is essential.
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...
6 Log Homes Decorated for Christmas
6 Log Homes Decorated for Christmas
Deck the halls with these Log Home Living favorites inspired by the holiday season.
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Which is Your Favorite? 5 Log Home Styles
Use these 5 classic motifs as a starting point for your log home's design. What style will you pick?
4 Corner Style Options
4 Corner Style Options
How your logs intersect at the corners is one of the most defining features of your home. Check out these different style options.
9 Interface Log Options
9 Interface Log Options
Your log profile will influence how the logs are fitted together horizontally. Here are the most common techniques.
9 Log Profile Options
9 Log Profile Options
The size and shape of the logs play a big part in your home's look and function. Here's how to navigate your log profile options.
How Log Home Trends Have Evolved
How Log Home Trends Have Evolved
A look over the past 20 years to see how log home trends have evolved.
Floor Plan: The British Columbia Log Home with Tons of Outdoor Space
Floor Plan: The British Columbia Log Home with Tons of Outdoor Space
After spending vacations in the mountains of British Columbia, Brenda and Jim Johnson were ready to make the area their year-ro...