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Construction Financing: Creating A Draw Schedule
You've secured financing. It's time to create a draw schedule to pay for construction.
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7 Essential Questions to Answer Before You Break Ground
Before you break ground for your log home, answer these questions to ensure you’re ready to build.
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Log Home Staircases
Log home staircases are reason enough to have an upper level. Besides being easier to climb than ladders, staircases add an up-...
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Six Steps to a Better Log Home Kitchen
These 6 tips could be your recipe for success.
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Rustic Decor: a Timeless Look
Rustic is the look of the past — and the future.
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Finance Your Dream
Finance your dream home and get a handle on the money game when building your house.
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Financing Your Wood Home
This free article aims to help you decide whether a custom design or model plan is best for you.
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Custom Design or Model Plan?
This free article aims to help you decide whether a custom design or model plan is best for you.
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Choosing Your Producer
The differences among log home companies go beyond the looks of their homes, find out if you need to hire a producer for your p...
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Download this free article to learn more about how to maintain your logs without too much hassle.
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All About Log Homes
This free infographic answers many of the basic questions people have about log homes today.
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Energy Efficiency for Today’s Log Home
Energy efficiency within your log home can improve comfort as well as lower heating expenses.
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Your Log Home: Custom Design or Model Plan?
This free article aims to help you decide whether a custom design or model plan is best for you.
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11 Ways to Create the Perfect Dining Area
How to design an appetizing dining area.
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Colorado's Windmill Meadow Ranch
An interior designer takes on the log home makeover of Windmill Meadow Ranch, a 30-year-old log home in Colorado.
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Log Home Construction: Protecting Trees
Building a log home can be hard on the surrounding natural environment, particularly nearby trees. Here are some tips for prote...
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Protecting Trees During Log Home Construction
Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.
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Landscaping & Wildfire Protection
Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.
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Create Your Own Vertical Garden for Your Log Cabin
Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own personalized vertical garden for your log cabin.
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On Happy Trails: A Hybrid Vacation Cabin in North Carolina
A horse-loving homeowner builds a hybrid vacation cabin in the North Carolina mountains.