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.

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 it back to life.
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.
7 Steps to Planning Your Log Home
7 Steps to Planning Your Log Home
The best-laid log home plans are those that follow these 7 steps.
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.
A Matter of Taste
In this wing of Log Home Design Ideas, we’ll explore rooms with decorating themes ranging from contemporary to Early American.
A Matter of Taste
Walk through three log home decorating styles that may strike your fancy.
10 Decorating Dilemmas Solved
We asked design professionals to help tackle some of the most common decorating dilemmas, including problems specific to log-ho...