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.

Decor Shopping Tips | Buying Antler Chandeliers
Eight questions to ask while shopping for an antler chandelier for your log home.
21 Tips for Lighting Your Log Home
Use these quick and easy lighting tips to brighten up your log home.
Planning Help Online | Furniture Placement
Make your furniture planning a breeze with these programs that will simulate your room's design-no heavy lifting required.
Decor Ideas - Mugs
Discover these quaint farm animal mugs in classic black and white with a delicate handle providing the right amount of Gallic flair.
Guide to Log Home Lighting Companies
Find lighting for your log home with one of these log home lighting companies.
Guide to Fireplace and Hearth Companies
Find a fireplace or hearth for your log home with one of these manufacturers.
Guide to Log Home Door and Window Companies
Find doors and windows for your log home from one of these companies.
Decor Dilemmas | Dealing with Decor Arguments
Learn to compromise as a couple when dealing with one spouse's garbage (which happens to be the other spouse's treasure).
Planning Help Online| Finishing Materials for Your Home
Want to know what your home’s finishing materials (countertops, windows, cabinets, floors) will look like before you plunk down your hard-earned cash? Check out these online visualization tools.
Decor Ideas - Cookie Jars
Discover World Market’s retro tins (available in either lime green or cornflower blue) and bring a punch of color to your kitchen countertops.
How To Improve Your Home's Efficiency | Save Money & Energy in Your Home
Save money and energy in your log home with these 10 cost-effective strategies.
From the Ground Up | Log Home Building Lessons
Winners of Log Home Living's design contest reveal what they learned while building their home.
Outdoor Adornments | Clare's Wares | June 07
Here are the three top decor finds of the month that will add a touch of ambience to your outdoor area without breaking the bank.
Clare's Wares - June 07
Want to make your outdoor living space more, well, livable without spending a fortune? These three finds will add a touch of ambience to your patio, deck or gazebo without breaking the bank.
Great Room Decor | Showpiece: The Leather Sofa
Great room furnishing solutions to create a cohesive, rustic look.
Products for Your Home Management Center
These three office products will take your home management center from functional to fabulous.
Clare's Wares | Wall Decor for Log Homes
The problem: blank walls. The solution? Art is usually the go-to, but I prefer these out-of-the-ordinary decorative items instead.
Give Me Space | Incorporating Storage in Your Log Home
Storage is key in any home. Our building pro outlines 6 tips to create space for everything from hiking gear to lawn equipment.
Battle of the Sexes | Tips for Decorating with Your Spouse
Our guide will help you make sense of the Mars-Venus decorating dilemma once and for all.