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Snug Sanctuaries in Log Homes
From bathrooms to bunkrooms, every log home needs that one restful retreat. Cuddle up with some of our favorite snug sanctuaries.
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Taking an Energy Audit in Your Log Home
After a flood soaked his family’s log home, Paul Peebles thought he just had a water problem, but soon he discovered air leakag...
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Considering All Angles of an Open-Concept Plan
An open-concept plan is all the rage these days, but is it right for you?
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Water Conservation Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard
You can conserve water AND have beautiful landscaping — plus save your cash for other projects. Check out our water conservatio...
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Infinite Possibilities
With a blank slate in front of you, designing your own home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated.
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Building an Air-Tight Log Home
Windows and doors can be a home’s biggest perpetrators of inefficiency. But you can block leakage and build an air-tight log home.
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A Soldier's Gift
“The resources you supply don’t just build homes, they rebuild the broken minds, bodies and spirits of the service members and ...
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The Woodsman: Master Craftsman & Furniture Maker
A master craftsman and furniture maker, Kelly Maxwell specializes in highly-figured wood, harvested right here in the U.S.A.
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Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes
Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about t...
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Delineate Space in your Open Floor Plan With Rugs
While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you'll need to think about how to delineate each of the areas within open floo...
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A Guide to Rug Care
A handsome area rug can have a major impact on a room. Choose carefully, and your rug will set the tone for an entire space, br...
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What to Look for in a Log Home Contractor: 11 Key Points to Project Success
Considering a little log home maintenance? Maybe a larger-scale restoration or renovation is in your future.
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The New Rustic Log Home
Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you have the perfect recipe for a...
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Building a Pond at Your Log Home
Incorporating a water feature like a pond at your log home can add tranquility, life and value.
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A New Log Home Offers a Veteran a New Start
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read the story about a United States Army veteran wounded in com...
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4 Summery Log Home Outdoor Spaces
In summer, log home outdoor spaces are an essential extension of your main living areas. Invest a little time and thought into ...
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Help Your Log Home Builder Help You
If there’s one thing my 30 years as a log home builder has taught me it’s that the average log home buyer doesn’t always unders...
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What Log Home Dreams Are Made Of
Over the course of the next year, we'll follow the Murphys, a family who had big log home dreams to own their own & are working...
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Scott McGillivray's Log Home Tips
This popular HGTV and DIY Channel host has a strategy to help you get the log home you’ve been longing for. Read on for Scott M...
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The Essence of Modern Log Home Design
A Tennessee showplace captures the essence of modern log home design.