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Ask the Expert - Energy Efficiency for Today's Log Home
We know you have questions about the energy efficiency of log homes. We've asked industry experts, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes to help us with the answers.
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Construction & Maintenance Improvements
Insiders weigh in on the ways the log home industry has improved construction and maintenance over the past decade.
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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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Speaking the Language of a Log Home Builder
Use the right terminology to communicate exactly what you want to your log home builder.
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Meeting Challenges in Log Home Construction
Sean and his team address some of the most challenging issues in log home construction: Running the mechanicals.
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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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6 Relaxing Log Home Bathrooms
Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in a house - don't them get overlooked while doing your dream log home designing!
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Log Home Road Trip - Tennessee
Hit the open road with Log Home Living! Next time you're in the area, make sure to stop by some of these great attractions for ...
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17 Design Ideas for Every Room
At Log Home Living, we get to speak with a wide variety of designers and architects who share some great advice with us. We’ve ...
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The Secrets to Floor Plan Perfection
Not sure if you’re short-changing your square footage? In danger of over-designing? Keep these floor plan considerations in min...
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Lighting Up Your Log Home
Don’t stay in the dark. When it comes to building a light-filled log home, the future is bright.
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The Logs Are Going Up!
The logs have arrived, and as the Murphys watch their home take shape, they are introduced to a very special member of the cons...
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Designing a Log Home - Expert Advice
For 16 years, Roberta Richey has guided builders and buyers through the unique aspects of designing and constructing with logs....
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The Suite Life: Log Home Master Bedrooms
A good night’s sleep is guaranteed in these tranquil log home master bedrooms.
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Dream It, Do It: Make Your Log Home Dream Come True
Meet Gerald and Linda Taylor who made their log home dream come true...
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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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Money Saving Design Tips: A Builder’s Point of View
Your builder is a wealth of information. Tapping into his or her experience early on could save you thousands on design, materi...
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Breaking New Ground
The Murphys prep their New Jersey site as the logs are fabricated a thousand miles away in Montana. Click here to follow their ...
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Compromise in Log Home Design Ideas
Bickering over differing design ideas? Conversation and compromise go a long way toward creating a log home floor plan you’ll b...
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A Brand New Start for a Medically Retired Veteran
When his parachute failed, Army Sgt. Hutcheson fell more than 70 feet, ending his military career. Now he’s fallen in love with...