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Outdoor Designs

Create an everyday getaway complete with log home outdoor spaces to welcome and "wow" your guests. From your decks and patios, to special amenities like cooking areas, outdoor fireplaces and water features, it’s important to put just as much effort into your log home outdoor spaces as the inside of your home.

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How to Create An Outdoor Landscape
How to Create An Outdoor Landscape
Just a few extra elements will turn an ordinary patch of grass into an exceptional backyard retreat.
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The Best Log and Timber Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor living is an integral part of the log and timber lifestyle. From simple, scenic porches to elaborate landscapes, our to...
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11 Amazing Log Home Outdoor Fireplaces
These 11 amazing log home outdoor fireplaces will help you find inspiration for your own outdoor space.
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How to Make Your Log Home Picture-Worthy
Tips from a pro to make your log-home decor look picture perfect.
6 Gorgeous Outdoor Kitchens
6 Gorgeous Outdoor Kitchens
Part of the log home living appeal is the connection you have with nature. Savor the flavors of al fresco meals with a deliciou...
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Not only was this impressive Maine log home our favorite feature of 2006, it was featured on the top-rated show Extreme Makeove...
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
Working with your property's natural features can make hardscape strategies more appealing and affordable.
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Backyard Greenhouses: Get Fresh Vegetables Year-Round
Backyard greenhouses can boost your gardening efforts all year-round
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Edible Landscaping At Your Log Home
Planning a lush, natural setting for your log home? Edible options let you have your landscape and eat it too!
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Made in the Shade: Plants
Strategically selected trees provide beauty and long-term protection for your log home.
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Starting a Backyard Chicken Flock
With hobby farming making a comeback, here are 3 musts for starting your own backyard chicken flock.
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10 Outdoor Spaces to Cure Log Cabin Fever
After weeks of being cooped up inside due to cold temperatures and dark days, feeling restless can be common. If you're itching...
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Bonfire Basics for Log Homes
Outdoor fires are a great way to spend chilly winter evenings — but make sure you learn the basics before you burn.
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3 Flowers to Plant for Winter Now
Fight the winter landscape blahs with gorgeous and affordable flowers - options that keep the color popping around your log hom...
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Outbuildings for Log Homes
Outside influence! The fun doesn’t have to stop with your log home. Whimsical (and colorful) outbuildings like sheds, pool hous...
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Sitting Pretty on a Log Home Deck
Can you imagine a log home without a porch or deck to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings? Log home decks are essential outd...
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Water Conservation Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard
You can conserve water AND have beautiful landscaping — plus save your cash for other projects. Check out our water conservatio...
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Building a Pond at Your Log Home
Incorporating a water feature like a pond at your log home can add tranquility, life and value.
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4 Summery Log Home Outdoor Spaces
In summer, log home outdoor spaces are an essential extension of your main living areas. Invest a little time and thought into ...
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7 Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Fireplace
For instant ideas and inspiration for your outdoor fireplace, check out seven of our favorites. Plus, click on each photo to ta...