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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?
How to Find the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan for You
How to Find the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan for You
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 an Ageless Home
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.
Cut Building Costs with Faux Stone
Cut Building Costs with Faux Stone
Using a faux stone for your fireplace can help reduce costs of your log home design.
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 with Log Home Living
Design Your Dream Home with Log 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 2 Stories?
Find out if building your log home all on one level is cheaper than stacking stories.
How to Build a Log Home for Old-Age
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...
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
We break down the pros and cons of building and living in a ranch home for you
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Building a Hybrid Home? Our 5 Design Tips to Get You Started
One of the best things about log construction is how great it looks with other materials. From wood to stone, these 5 hybrid ho...
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Ranch with a View: Floor Plan
After years of escaping the cold mid-western winters by fleeing to Florida, retirees Bill and Lisa Spencer decided it was time ...
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Creating a Getaway to Share
Real people. Real solutions.
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The Secrets to Floor Plan Perfection
Not sure if you’re short-changing your square footage? In danger of over-designing? Keep these floor plan considerations in min...
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How to Get the Perfect Log Home Design For You
Our six keys to getting the perfect log home design.
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Floor Plans: A Cozy Cabin for a Historic Ranch
When you build on a ranch in an area with more than 5,000 documented archeological sites, you have to respect history.
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Considering All Angles of an Open-Concept Plan
An open-concept plan is all the rage these days, but is it right for you?
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10 Log Home Floor Plan Fundamentals
Good log home floor plan design and modest amenities can lower the cost of a log home.
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The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan
From old houses to new log homes, the open-concept floor plan is all the rage these days. But an open design can also open you ...