Tips for Lighting Your Home

Lighting boosts a log home’s interior looks, utility and comfort.
By Joyce Standridge

As we move into autumn and its shorter days, the increasing hours of darkness bring our awareness to artificial light and how it can not only work for us, but also benefit us. Because wood absorbs light so well, the lighting in a log […]

Log Home Dining Spaces

A log home won’t necessarily improve your cooking, but it will make meals more satisfying. It’s as if wood whets appetites. So, log homes need a special spot for dining. Thanks to open layouts, many log homes lack separate dining rooms, preferring space near the kitchen or living room — or both — with a […]

Discover Your Style

15 steps to ensure your decor is as unique and special as your log home.

Windows For Your Budget

Choosing windows is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a homeowner. Windows affect not only the look and feel of your home, but also its energy efficiency. Some log producers include a certain brand of window with their log package. Others leave the choice up to you. Either way, know what you’re […]

Entry Points

Create a lasting first impression with distinctive doors designed to complement your logs and greet guests in style. Add coordinating hinges and handles or knobs to complete the look.

1. Mahogany door with hand-carved panels by McDonovan, custommade.com.
2. Double door with dark mahogany finish, rolemodelmovement.com.

3. Custom door with historic design, artfactory.com.
4. Knotty alder door, 8’x3’ with […]

Classic Design

Play up your log look by basing it on regional styles.

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity to design it as you like. Doubts set in, however, because A) most people have never designed a home before and B) the few who have, haven’t designed a LOG home.
Learn how […]

Video: Energy Efficiency 101

Watch this video to learn the basics of how to create a home with energy efficient designs that will save you money and decrease your footprint.

Video: Making a Small Home Feel Large

If you’re thinking of building your own cabin or cottage, you’ll need to be smart about your home’s final design.

A Sense of Inner Space

Good design provides physical and emotional satisfaction.

Upward Mobility

Stairs in a log home are reason enough to have an upper level. Besides being easier to climb than ladders, staircases add an up-and-down look that plays against horizontal wall logs. And in homes whose loft overlooks the great room, stairs transition to eye-catching railings or coordinate with the logwork itself. Custom details turn them into […]