Log Home Design

The log home design phase is the time where your daydreams start to take shape. But there’s a process to get from visionary to log home owner with blueprints in hand. We’ll guide you through it all in the log home design section.

Floor Plan tips
20 Tips for the Perfect Floor Plan
The vision of your log home finally takes shape in the design phase.
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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?
QUIZ: What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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.
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, ...
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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.
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.
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?
The Difference Between Machine-Milled and Handcrafted Log Homes
The Difference Between Machine-Milled and Handcrafted Log Homes
A quick guide on the difference between machine-milled and handcrafted log homes. Find out which building process works for you!
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.
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.
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3 Common Home Improvement Scams and How to Avoid Them
Know how to recognize the signs of scammers so you can pick the right contractor for the job.
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What is a Structural Envelope and Why You Should Focus on It
Seal your home correctly to save money and energy with a structural envelope.
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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 ...
Tried and True
How to Make Your Log Home Decor Timeless
People think of log homes as timeless, but fashions change. Here are some tips and tricks to making design choices that will last.
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of t...
A Pennsylvania Log Home with Old-Fashioned Charm
This Pennsylvania log home combines the best of present-day amenities with old-fashioned craftsmanship and charm.