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You Dream, We Design | An Outdoorsy Log Home Retreat
Designer Dave Joiner from Barna Log Homes reveals how he created the perfect log home design for an outdoorsy Texas couple.
Your Financial Countdown | Log Home Financing Plan
It's your dream to build your own log home. But how will you afford it? Follow this timeline and 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Happy New Home!
Design Inspiration | Designing with Structural Insulated Panels
You know them as structural insulated panels. We know them better as a building material with some serious design potential tha...
9 Ways to Make Your Log Home More Luxurious
Looking for some quick ideas to amp up the glamour in your home? Brian Schafer, president of Edgewood Log Structures, shares th...
You Dream, We Design | A Floor Plan for Lakeside Living
Designer Dave Joiner from Barna Log Homes shares his insights on creating the perfect lakeside vacation house for a North Carol...
Storage Solutions for Every Space
Does the thought of spring cleaning make you cringe? Get organized with these helpful hints for every room of the house.
The Big Save: How to Prioritize Spending in Your New Home
We show you how to save on your dream home by choosing smart materials and learning how to wave the budget wand with ease.
12 Tips for Easy Log Home Landscaping
Longing for a gorgeous landscape with little effort? Try these 12 low-maintenance ideas.
Holy Home Gym | Designing a Home Workout Space
Treadmills are expensive clothes hangers. So use these expert tips to plan your space where you can sweat to the oldies, strike...
Build Now, Pay Later: Build Your Dream Home Before Retirement
You don't want to wait 'til retirement to enjoy that log cabin in the mountains, but you can't comfortably carry two full mortg...
Money Talks: Setting a Realistic Budget
It's the cardinal rule of building a custom home: Don't ignore your budget. One industry pro offers his tips for staying on track.
Comfort Zone | Bringing Comfort to Your Home
Forget the throw pillows. To create comfortable spaces in your home, use these guidelines for scale, spatial relationships and ...
Spend Big, Save Big: Smart Investments for Your Home
Reeling from sticker shock over what that heating system or dishwasher is going to cost? Despair not! Some things you'll invest...
The Look for Less | Where To Splurge for Your Home
Get a posh interior without paying the price.
Space Savers | Get More Space from Your Floor Plan
Despite a smaller space, there's plenty of room for movement. We show you how to make the most of it in 3 steps.
Special Spaces | Unique Home Design Details
From quiet corners to neat niches, when you're designing your new log home, consider adding a few extra personal places.
Mix It Up | Mixing Materials in Your Log Home
Log homes don't thrive on wood alone. Here's how to incorporate other building materials into your design.
A Change of Scenery | Seasonal Interior Design Tips
Changing your home's interior from summer splendor to winter warmth can be as easy as waving a magic wand. Here's how.
Home Fires | 9 Tips for Designing a Hearth
9 hot tips for creating dazzling hearths in any room of the house.
Mud Haven | Mudroom Design Ideas
It's not the most glamorous room in your new home, but it might be the most useful—especially with new designs. Tips for creati...