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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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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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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...
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...
Your Guide to Daylight Basements
Your Guide to Daylight Basements
Is a daylight basement right for your log home? We examine the key factors to consider.
How to Find the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan for You
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 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 Two 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...