Outdoor-Inspired Products

Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living is as natural to log homes as the wood itself. Check out this gallery of great outdoor-inspired products for the naturalist in your life. (They make great holiday gifts, too!)

Mighty Moose
Let this wise and adventurous moose inspire you to take on the great outdoors. The limited-edition woodcut print, […]

Log Home Game Room Decor

Let your inner child be your guide when decorating a game room.
By Donna Peak

Let’s face it — log homes lend themselves to certain kinds of decor more than others. If you love log homes, chances are you also love nature, the outdoor lifestyle and all things rustic. The main living areas of your home likely […]

Universal Design

Learn the major factors of designing a functional and stylish log home that's accessible for people at any age.

6 Inspirational Log Home Kitchens

Who’s hungry? Here’s a taste of some beautiful log home kitchens — click the images below for a tour of the rest of each house!

1. In this Montana log home, trusses and massive posts provide structural support and a grandiose atmosphere in the spacious kitchen. It features custom solid black walnut cabinets, Emperador marble countertops […]

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 […]

7 More-Than-Great Great Rooms

Many log home owners may consider the great room to be the heart of their homes. Take a look at these seven outstanding great rooms — and click the photos to take a tour of the rest of the homes!

1. Gathering Place: Log homes aren’t just about the logs. There’s also how they’re featured in the home’s […]

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 Your Personal Style Through Furnishing

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 […]

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

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