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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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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 Makeover: Home Edition that year.
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...
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5 Log Home Porches with Views You Won't Believe
One of life's greatest pleasures is relaxing outside on a log home porch in the warm morning light or a cool summer evening, en...
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Sitting Pretty: Log Home Decks and Porches
Decks and porches are integral parts of just about any log home floorplan. In fact, it's difficult to imagine a log home withou...
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Log Home Construction: Protecting Trees
Building a log home can be hard on the surrounding natural environment, particularly nearby trees. Here are some tips for prote...
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Landscaping & Wildfire Protection
Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.
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How To Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen for Your Log Home
Simple tips for designing outdoor kitchens for log homes.