Plan, Design & Build

Have questions about what goes into log home construction? Need info on wood species, log profiles and corner styles? Looking for floor plan design tips and inspiration? The answers are at your fingertips.

Using Decorative Wood
Learn more about decorative wood and how you can use natural accents to jazz up your home.
Bedroom Design Dos and Don'ts
Tips from designers and decorators to get you thinking about bedroom planning.
Closing Down Your Cabin for the Season
Here's a couple of essential points to help you start a checklist to remember what you're closing down in your cabin for the se...
18 people you may meet while getting your home built
Who are the main players in your log home buy/decide/build journey? Let us introduce you to 18 people you should really know.
The 23 Coolest Amenities Money Can Buy
From elevators to wine cellars, an extravagance or two can turn your future log home into a dream log home.
Expert Advice: 8 Money-Saving Planning Tips
Architect tells you what you can do to save money in the long run by planning properly up front
Making a Statement: 6 Keys to a Truly Great Room
What tips do designers recommend when planning a great room?
15 Tips for Energy Savings
An inefficient home can cost you tons of money for energy you don't get to use, and it will make a big, and unnecessary, impact...
Game rooms now central to log homes
Designers are using wood accents to create the perfect look and feel in the entertainment area.
Financing a Facelift
Financial expert tells you how to avoid the pitfalls of paying for a renovation.
Calculating How Much House You Can Afford
Our financial expert helps you determine what your real log home budget should be.
6 Steps to Planning the Ultimate Kitchen
Bigger is better in today's kitchen, including ... well darn near anything.
5 Tips to Finding the Best Insurance Rates
Licensed real-estate broker offers money-saving advice.
Vent-Free Fireplaces Are an Option
Vent-free fireplaces add versatility to design options and are getting more affordable.
Planning Makes Perfect: 7 Financial Strategies to Making Your Dream Home a Reality
Here are 7 strategies that have been utilized by people who have successfully financed a log home.
Big Ideas for Not-So-Big Log Homes
If you're planning a small log home or a cute log cabin, keeping these tiny home tips can help you out in a big way.
Choosing the Perfect Windows
Here are some tips from the experts to help you choose the perfect windows.
4 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget
The editor of Horticulture magazine gives us four ideas that can help you save money.
Kitchen Island Storage Solutions
Kitchen island accessories to help keep your timber frame kitchen organized.
25 Tips to the Perfect Floor Plan
25 expert tips for designing your perfect floor plan.