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.

Favorite Spaces: Comfy Cabins

Log cabins are as much about mood as they are structure or size.

Old is Gold

Buying a used log home doesn’t mean furnishing it from scratch.

Upward Mobility: Staircases for Your Log Home

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 […]

Rustic Decor: a Timeless Look

Rustic is the look of the past — and the future.

Log Home Makeover Magic

A stylish update brings warmth to the great room of a 30-year-old Colorado log home.

Finishing and Furnishing Our Log Home | Log Home Diary Entry #4

With the construction behind us, it was time to finish off our log house and turn it into a real home.

Color Quiz | Test Your Color Knowledge

How much do you know about colors? Test your hue IQ with our color quiz!