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  1. This Georgia log home creates an imposing profile. Complementing the 8-by-12-inch logs are stone turrets flanking the metal-topped, timber-framed entry,a synthetic slate roof and windows punctuated by enchanting shutters.

    Georgia on the Mind

    THE OWNERS OF THIS LOG HOME in the Georgia highlands approached designer Michael Grant of Modern Rustic Homes with a vision of a European hunting lodge but with modern amenities. The result is a home that looks like it grew out of the mountains and is characterized by 8-by-16-inch, hand-hewn white pine logs with French […]

  2. Authentic Cabin Remodel | A Small Good Thing

    This loving authentic cabin remodel stands tribute to its late owner’s vision.

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    How To Tile a Floor

    Give your cabin an underfoot makeover in one day with a fresh tile pattern.

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    Modern Cabin Design

    A luxe Montana home that proves “contemporary cabin” isn’t a contradiction in terms.

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    10 Questions to Ask Your Lender

    10 questions you should ask a lender before starting a construction loan and signing a purchase agreement

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  7. River stone accents the pillars on the front porch. Although manufactured stone could have provided a less-costly option, Jim is a big proponent of stone in his designs and would have a hard time advising a client to use the real thing if he didn’t use it on his own residence, he says.

    Natural Appeal

    A Maryland timber home connects with the outdoors while still providing visual interest inside with its attention to detail.

  8. Ample windows were paramount to allowing plenty of natural light into the cabin.

    Everlasting Views | A Cabin for Aging in Place

    A Montana timber cabin designed with scenery and aging-in-place provisions in mind

  9. Slide-out shelves are perfect for storing small appliances that aren’t subject to everyday use. Lazy Susans are another great solution to optimize corner cabinet space.

    Small Kitchen Design

    Your kitchen may be short on square footage, but with a clever design, it can score big in storage, work space and style.

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    Sensory Gardens

    Use relaxing sights, sounds and smells to create a sweet garden retreat.

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    Falling for Fall Colors

    3 hot autumn shades to update your cabin

  12. Cheaply made sofas, chairs and loveseats can quickly outlive the value of an upfront discount by the number of times they need to be replaced. Instead, search for a well-made, affordable option that will last more than a couple of years.

    Buy Savvy

    How to furnish your new cabin as cost-effectively as possible

  13. The porch provides an overarching view of the property, including that of a pivot watering system for the hayfields. “The first cut is in early July, and the second is in late August/early September,” says Tom Sallinger. He sells 75 percent of the hay and keeps the rest for his cattle.

    Bunkhouse Renovation

    A Montana ranch is brought back to life, including a cozy bunkhouse that reflects its Western setting.

  14. Various fruits, including shiny pomegranates, provide a mixture of color and texture for an eye-catching holiday wreath. Courtesy of POM wonderful

    How To: Finish Pomegranates to Create Festive Decorations

    3 techniques to create eye-catching pomegranate decorations

  15. The home includes a wraparound porch that covers two-thirds of the exterior. Outdoor flush-mount lighting helps illuminate the space.

    Lakefront Log Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How a log-home dream became a lakefront retirement reality

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    Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

    4 home-improvement tools to consider adding to your tool box for maintenance projects

  17. For the siding, K.T. selected cedar over fiber cement board because of the natural wood’s beauty and vertical grain.

    In the Round | Panelized Home

    A circular home in North Carolina affords an open floor plan and extraordinary views.

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    Cabin Furnishings: Best Times to Buy

    There are a few select times to look for a decrease in price on certain items. Here’s a quick cheat sheet of such items to help you plan ahead.

  19. Although the individual modules themselves may appear small, when multiple modules are combined as a unit, they can total a few hundred square feet or a few thousand.

    Big-Box Building | Modular Cabin Construction

    Modular cabin construction provides a quick, efficient alternative to on-site building methods.

  20. John Mathieu and Lisa Trahan’s cabin overlooks a dirt road leading to the front of their rural New Hampshire property. “If there’s one car that goes by all day, I’m lucky,” says John.

    Hunting Cabin Reimagined

    Hunting trophies return to their original stomping grounds to adorn a New Hampshire cabin.


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