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Designing a Home in Snow Country
Designing a Home in Snow Country
Bring on the fluffy white stuff. You're not worried, especially with these 10 tips for designing your log home in snow country.
Living Color: Tips to Add Color Without Painting the Walls
Color is a magical elixir that can transform a plain room, warm up a cold space or turn a tired area into an exciting, personal oasis. Here are eight great strategies to infuse your home with color.
Guiding Light: 5 Smart Strategies for 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, finding the right light can be an overwhelming task.
Mastering Your Log Home Plan
Mastering Your Log Home Plan
Our design expert helps you with the essentials of planning your new home—one big decision at a time.
Do-Over: What Log Home Owners Would Change
Do-Over: What Log Home Owners Would Change
You've seen their homes in our magazine—and, yes, the places are perfect. But what would these home owners do differently if gi...
Pro-Tips for a Perfect Floor Plan
Pro-Tips for a Perfect Floor Plan
Planning pro Allen Halcomb has some secrets to share about your log home design. Planning can be fun and functional if you keep...
Rugged by Design: Building in Remote Locations | Log home on grass field near mountain
Rugged by Design: Building in Remote Locations
So, you want to live far from the maddening crowd? Extreme home settings are hotter than ever, but they involve careful planning.
Stairway to Heaven
The classical and luxurious staircases of the past have made a comeback, with more homeowners looking to design unique stairs that enhance a living area—or even become its main focus.
Holiday Homestead
A Connecticut woman builds a custom log home on a farm that's been in her family for generations.
Holiday Homestead
A Connecticut woman builds a custom log home on a farm that's been in her family for generations.
Divine Interior Design
The best time to think about your log home's interior design is when you're still in the planning stages.
Main Level Living
Main-level master bedrooms are one hot design trend—here's what you should know when incorporating one in your log home.
Do It Yourself Style
When it comes to decorating your log home, it pays to start the process early.
Small Homes, Big Ideas
10 great ideas for getting the most out of your small space.
Luxury for Less: Dress Up Your Log Home Without Breaking the Bank
Tips for dressing up your log home without breaking the bank. Our list of affordable ideas will have you on the road to extravagance in no time—with plenty of leftover money in your home budget .
Green Building Tips & Techniques
While the primary goal is to protect the environment, green-building practices often result in financial savings for consumers — including log-home owners.
How To Navigate the Bidding Process
How To Navigate the Bidding Process
With a little careful planning and organization, you can get your home built right, and at a price you can afford.
Budget "Must-Haves"
Budget "Must-Haves"
You can cut costs at every corner, but cutting these corners will end up costing much, much more.
Dollars and Sense: How to Determine a Fair Price
Dollars and Sense: How to Determine a Fair Price
In a perfect world, every new log home would have a price tag dangling from its front window. But it's far from a perfect world.
Rocky Mountain Cabin Decor
Learn more about Rocky Mountain Cabin Décor. They cater to homeowners and decorators devoted to the western lifestyle and country living.