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The Best Towns to Build Log & Timber Homes
There are log and timber homes all across this country, but there are some towns where they seem to just fit in perfectly.
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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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6 Inspirational Log Home Kitchens
Who's hungry? Here's a taste of some beautiful log home kitchens — click the images below for a tour of the rest of each house!
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How to Protect Your Log Walls
Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are the key things to l...
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Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three easy steps to prepare your log home against harsh winter weather.
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Log Home Lighting Tips
Expert tips for mastering log home lighting.
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7 More-Than-Great Log Home Great Rooms
Many log home owners may consider the great room to be the heart of their homes. Take a look at these seven outstanding great r...
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Life in a Log Home Sunroom
Perfect for a quick early breakfast, or lingering over the newspaper in the late afternoon, a log home sunroom is an undeniably...
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The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan
From old houses to new log homes, the open-concept floor plan is all the rage these days. But an open design can also open you ...
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Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.
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Designing a Beautiful Log Home Dining Space
A log home dining space won’t necessarily improve your cooking, but it will make meals more satisfying. It’s as if wood whets a...
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Log Home Furnishings For Every Style
Everyone's got their own personal style--what's yours? The style of log home furnishings you choose says a lot about your perso...
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Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home
When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.
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Building on a Slope
Mountainsides, cliffs and hills offer appealing views for log homes, but what are the challenges when it comes to building on a...
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Upsizing in Place: Adding On to Your Log Home
Adding on to your log home involves careful planning and budgeting. Here are some important things to consider.
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How to Choose a Log Home Builder
Choosing a log home builder is one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your log home's construction. What fact...
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15 Tips For Getting the Most From a Small Log Home
The small log home remains popular for two reasons: it's affordable and provides close-quarter comfort. Squeezing everything in...
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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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Choosing Windows for Your Log Home
Choosing windows for your log home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
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8 Smart Ways to Cut Costs When Building a Log House
How can you cut costs when building a log house? A bit of time and effort could pay off in the long run, if you know what you a...