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Planning a Log Home

There’s a whole process to get from visionary to homeowner with blueprints in hand. It entails asking lots of questions, researching ideas and picking the ones that make sense for your lifestyle. We’ll guide you through it all in this planning section.

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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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Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
Designing the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Floor Plan
See how these homeowners customized a floor plan to make their log home LEED to a T.
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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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What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
This free, one-hour webinar, led by log home expert, engineer and educator Alex Charvat and Log Home Living editor Donna Peak w...
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
How can SIPs (structural insulated panels) benefit log homes? We went straight to the source to find the answers.
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
If you think radiant in-floor heat is the best option for your log home, planning for it early on is essential.
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
These three log home companies are a perfect fit for anyone looking to build in the Rocky Mountains.
The Best Places to Dine and Shop in Colorado
The Best Places to Dine and Shop in Colorado
Check out these favorite food and shopping hot spots the next time you are in the great state of Colorado.
5 Log Home-Themed Attractions in Colorado
5 Log Home-Themed Attractions in Colorado
The next time you find yourself in Colorado, make sure to visit these 5 log home attractions.
How Log Home Construction is Different From Covential Building Methods
How Log Home Construction is Different From Covential Building Methods
Learn how log walls come together a little differently than conventional construction.
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
Planning to build your own log home? Follow these tips to allocate your overall budget.
What is a Log Home Package?
What is a Log Home Package?
Buying a log home starts with the package, so make sure you know your options before building your dream home.
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.
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Quiz: What Style of Log Home Are You?
There are so many types of log homes. Which style should you choose?
How Logs Become Walls
How Logs Become Walls
Not quite sure how a log home becomes a log home? Here's a basic guide on the whole process!
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 are Log Homes Sold?
How are Log Homes Sold?
You can find the log home provider that's right for you by understanding how each log home company has its own way of doing bus...