Life in a Log Home Sunroom

There’s something endearing and timeless about a room wrapped in glass, whether you call it a sunroom, a three-season room or a four-season room. The biggest function for sunrooms is to be able to see and enjoy nature. You may design many rooms in your home to do just this, but these transparent spaces tend […]

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 […]

Expressing Yourself Through Decor

Furnishings set the stage to reveal your personal style.
By Joyce Standridge

“Don’t go for second best,” Madonna advises in her hit song, “Express Yourself.” Heed her words.

A mistake in clothing is easily fixed. Even the choice in a car is a limited-period experience, and you know that before making the purchase. However, while homes, and the […]

More Than Logs

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Cozy to the Max

15 steps to get the most from a small home.
Small log homes remain popular for two reasons: They’re affordable and provide close-quarter comfort. Squeezing everything into a cozy design can be challenging, however. When planning your small home, it helps to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve.

1. Borrow space within an open floor […]

Discover Your Style

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

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 […]

Make A Fireplace Pay Off

Even though fireplaces don’t often serve their original purpose, towering stone chimneys and massive hearths are staples of log-home design. But they can also burn up a lot of cash. Consider their placement and how you will use them.

Artificial-stone fireplaces can be indistinguishable from real stone but at a third the cost. Skilled stonemasons can […]

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.