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.

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 warm and inviting place.
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Choosing Windows for Your Log Home
Choosing windows for your log home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
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...
The Downsides of a Vaulted Ceiling
From construction costs to maintenance, six issues to be aware of when considering a a log home vaulted ceiling
Classic Design
Learn how to create a classic design for your log home based on the unique regional architecture of your land location.
Tips to Prepare for Log Home Construction
Ready to build your dream log home? Here are 9 questions to ask as you prepare for log home construction.
Natural Daylight in Your Log Home
Incorporating the benefits of daylight into your log home’s design can be almost as easy as flicking a switch.
Managing Log Home Construction Costs
Here are six tips to help you begin manage log home construction costs effectively with careful planning and attention to detail.
Log Home Fireplace Design
Towering stone chimneys and massive hearths are staples of log-home design. Here's some guidance on what to consider in order t...
Video: Making a Small Home Feel Large
If you’re thinking of building your own cabin or cottage, you’ll need to be smart about your home’s final design.
Video: The Difference Between Log & Timber Homes
Log and timber homes are defined by the way they are built and the material they’re made from.