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Floor Plan Fundamentals

The secret to a perfect log home is in designing the perfect floor plan. Use the expert advice in this section to help plan the best log home for you.

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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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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...
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
Designing the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Floor Plan
See how these homeowners customized a floor plan to make their log home LEED to a T.
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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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Tiny Modular Prefab Cabin
What You Need to Know About Tiny Cabins
Going small–really small–has been a huge trend, but there's a big difference between having a "tiny house" and owning a solid, ...
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...
How to Customize a Stock Plan
How to Customize a Stock Plan
Tricks that will transform a company's stock plan into your personalized log home.
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...
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Log Home Floor Plan: Check Out This Ranch Hybrid
For his 5-acre site near a county park around Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin, Zach Parmeter wanted a home that would fit in to the ...
How to Find the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan for You
Log Home Journey: Finding the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan
After a false start, Gary and Becky Saymansky create their ideal design and get one step closer to log home living.
How to Build an Ageless Home
How to Build a Log Home for Retirement
Forget the idea of "aging in place." Sensible home design is for everyone, no matter the number of years you have in your rear ...
Chalk Out Your Floor Plan to Optimize Space
Chalk Out Your Floor Plan to Optimize Space
Use sidewalk chalk to figure out how much space you'll need in certain rooms.
How to Make Furniture Fit in Your Dream Home
How to Make Furniture Fit in Your Dream Home
Make sure everything fits in your log home with these tips on floor plan design.
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How to Read a Blueprint
Learn how to read a blueprint so you can design your dream log home perfectly.
Design Your Dream Home OED
Designing Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Home Living
This course will help you take your magazine clippings, your thoughts and dreams and teach you how to put it on paper so your c...
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than Two Stories?
Find out if building your log home all on one level is cheaper than stacking stories.
Tour a Retirement Log Home in North Carolina
How to Build a Log Home for Old Age
With a little constructive forethought and a few aging-in-place strategies your log home can grow stylishly older right along w...