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.

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.
Portable Outdoor Living Decor | Clare's Wares | Cabin Decor Ideas
These outdoor decor finds are all super-lightweight and completely portable, so taking them outside is a piece of cake.
Designing a Pet-Friendly Home | 5 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home Design
Here are some ways that you can create a log home that will thrill your dog, your cat — even you.
Using Color in Log Home Interior Design
Log homes don't have to be all brown all the time. Here's how to successfully use color (even pink) in your log home or cabin.
Striped Decor for Log Homes | Clare's Wares | Cabin Decor Ideas
This perennial pattern can merge with any type of decor, from posh Park Avenue penthouse to cozy cabin in the woods.
Artist Profile | Gordon Bryan | Handmade, Decorative Tiles
Material matters when it comes to gorgeous tile—especially if the creator boasts an artist’s pedigree.
Log Cabin Renovation
How To Build an Old-School Log Cabin
Want a simple log cabin to call home? Follow this advice for building no-frills log homes.