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.

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
4 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget
Save money on your log home landscaping with these tips to making a beautiful yard.
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.
How To: Make a Glass Suncatcher | Do-It-Yourself, Homemade Decor Ideas
Craft your own homemade decor. Step by step instructions on making a glass suncatcher.
Small Log Homes Design Contest | #3 The Shenandoah by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes
The Shenandoah floor plan by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes, winner of 3rd place in Log Home Living's Small Log Home Design ...
A Guide to Picking Doors
Bring on the style with our favorite doors for every part of your log home.