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.

Get in the Zone | What Is Zone Heating?
Many timber-home owners are warming up to the idea of zone heating, a new method that can save you a bundle on your energy bills.
Smart House | Home Automation for Your Log Home
Home automation and rustic living do go together—and create one incredibly efficient house.
Mudrooms: Down & Dirty | Mudroom Design Ideas
Keep your log home mess-free with a well-designed mudroom.
5 Smart Strategies for Log Home Lighting
How you light your interior spaces can make or break your log home's overall feel. But with so many options to choose from, dec...
20 Essentials of Great Log Home Design
Everything you need to know to create a warm, comfortable, attractive log home.
Raising the Dead | How To Use Your Home's Dead Space
Every home has space—under stairs, in lofts—that's tough to use. It's better known as dead space, and we show you how to bring ...
Building Character | Adding Charm to Your Log Home
Like people, homes can be infused with charm and personality.
The Shape of Great | Great Room Design Options
Big or small, your great room does some heavy lifting when it comes to living in your home. Try these two shapes on for size.
Incorporating Natural Light in Your Log Home
Brighten the mood — and lower utility bills — with plenty of natural light.
Parkitecture | Historic Lodge-Inspired Design
Historic National Park Service lodges influence the design of today's log homes.
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Our 4 Tips for Creating a Relaxing Log Home Getaway
Life might not always be a beach, but fortunately getaways in the mountains and the flatlands can be pretty darn relaxing, too....
Insuring Your Dream Home
The 9 most commonly asked questions—and answers—on how to insure what's likely to be the largest financial investment of your l...
A Different Approach: How to Rent Your Vacation Home
Looking for a way to afford that log vacation home and make money on the side? The answer may be just a renter away.
Vintage Flair | Decorating with Antique Furniture
With so many uses for antique furniture and architectural elements, the possibilities are endless—and affordable.
Log Home Floor Plan Basics: Ten Tips
Your floor plan is the roadmap to your new home, and you're in the driver's seat. Get ready to start the engine with these tips.
Working with a Log Home Designer
Four keys to developing a successful relationship with your log home designer.
Deck Maintainence | Fixing a Damaged Deck
Identifying problems and easy solutions to repair a damaged wood deck.
Room Style | Log Home Decor Tips
Log Home Design outfits three imaginary abodes with timeless style.
The Not-So-Big Room | Design Tips for Small Spaces
Give your small room an ego boost with these 10 tips that'll make even the tiniest space feel large and in charge.
Be Our Guest | Guest-Friendly Log Home Design
Discover strategies for putting out the welcome mat and designing a log home that's so comfortable your guest won't want to leave.