Find inspiration for your log home exterior with these planning, design, and maintenance tips.

Reader Spotlight Little Estes
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."
4 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Home
From popular ranch-style floor plans to our best one-level home building tips, here's what you need to know to find the best ra...
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
"Luxe Log Homes," a new design line by modular log home manufacturer Blue Ridge Log Cabins, boasts a distinctively modern West ...
12 Snow-Covered Log Cabins
If you have to be stuck in a winter snow storm, wouldn’t you rather be in a log home? These 12 snow-covered log cabins offer wa...
5 Small Log Homes to Fall in Love Wtih
5 Small Log Homes You'll Fall in Love With
These charming, small log homes are just a few of the memorable cabins our staff has fallen in love with over the years.
Dutch Door
Have Pets? Install a Dutch Door for Instant Charm
If you're on the hunt to create a kid-friendly, pet-friendly environment, a Dutch door is the way to go.
Slideshow: Stunning Log Home Exteriors
Check out this slideshow of some of our favorite log home exteriors.
Protection for a Lifetime
Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.
5 Fall Timber Home Maintenance Essentials
Fall Maintenance
Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.
6 Drool-Worthy Log Home Exteriors
From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style.
Classic Design
Learn how to create a classic design for your log home based on the unique regional architecture of your land location.
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Download this free article to learn more about how to maintain your logs without too much hassle.
Good Design: Connecting Your Home to the Outdoors | Environmental Design
Smart home design keeps an eye on nature and invites in the view.
outdoor spaces
How To Design Outdoor Living Spaces for Log Homes
With these design tips for log homes, you'll have an outdoor space that pleases both your aesthetic sensibilities and your budget.
Exotic Woods for Log Home Decks
Find the perfect exotic wood decking material for the outdoor living spaces on log homes.
How to Choose a Log Home Stain
Follow these quick tips to showcase your style and choose the best stain for your log cabin.
Beauty and the Budget: How to Save Money on Your Yard
Follow these three simple steps to set yourself on the road to saving money while still achieving an impressive yard.
10 Steps to Designing Your Own Pond
How to build, stock and maintain this wonderful water feature for years of enjoyment.
Pleasing Pools
If you're ready to take the plunge, learn what pool options and accessories are out there before you buy.
All Docked Out
Create the perfect jumping off place for summer fun.