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Designing a Log Home

Find inspiration for your log home’s design, from the bedroom and bathroom to the kitchen and great room. Make sure your home is furnished and decorated right – check out these tips, tricks and product reviews for log home design.

  1. Custom-forged railings add distinctive personality to this sweeping staircase

    Testing Metal: Adding Majestic Metal Elegance to your Home

    Artisanal metalwork from Maynard Studios makes a statement.

  2. The entry highlights the various reclaimed materials-moss-and-lichen covered logs, shingles, stone-used on the home. While it makes the home feel as if it's old and a long-time part of the site, it announces that what's behind the door is going to be inviting and warm.

    Everything Old: A Reclaimed Cozy Cabin

    Building a new log home for the ages.

  3. A 15-foot trestle-style table accommodates a crowd. The smooth plank top highlights the wood's unique grain.

    Fresh Picked Farm Tables

    Farm tables stretch to fit today’s open plans.

  4. 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.

  5. Use the sounds of water streams to create a 
calming atmosphere. Credit: fotolia.com/zigzagmtart photo

    Sensory Gardens

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

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    Log Home Design Details

    Log home design involves sharing a visual vocabulary

  7. A main-level deck over a walk-out basement provides elevated views of the surrounding area. Credit: Steven McBride/Hearthstone photo

    8 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

    Patios, decks and porches are perfect complements to cabin living. Here are a few of our favorites.

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    Best Home Security Tips

    Home-security tips to protect your cabin so you can relax and enjoy it

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    Log Home Makeover Magic

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

  10. Versatility is crucial for today’s cabin owner, and there are a plethora of options on the marketplace. From colored exteriors to rustic accoutrements, the sky is the limit.

    Modern Cabin Designs

    5 design trends for 2013

  11. Plow & Hearth Weather-Resistant Large Outdoor Fire Bowl

    Editor’s Picks: Fire Pits

    4 fire pits designs to make the most of your outdoor space

  12. Free-standing bunk beds

    5 Steps to a Quality Bunk Room

    Expert tips for designing a space-saving bunk room

  13. trees surrounding log home

    Building with Trees

    Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.

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    Let It Snow | Snow Cabins

    15 tips for building a cabin in snow country

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    4 Steps to Good Hearth Design

    The hearth is the heart of the home, and as such, it requires careful planning and preparation. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind for your hearth design.

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    5 Media Center Solutions

    With the right design, you can bring the best of both worlds — good looks and good entertainment — into your cabin.

  17. The new configuration adds a breakfast car and additional counter space.

    Revisiting the Kitchen | Kitchen Renovation Ideas

    Readers give their cabin’s kitchen a much-needed facelift.

  18. Clean, simple Shaker-style cabinet doors complement the rustic stone backsplash and colorful countertop of this cabin kitchen. Credit: Heidi Long photo

    7 Solutions for Small Kitchens

    Top solutions for cabin kitchens that satisfy functionally and aesthetically

  19. hobby room closet

    Crafty Hobby Rooms

    Even if you’re short on space, these expert tips can help give your hobby some room to breathe.

  20. Fall Landscape

    Fall Lawn Maintenance

    Land-care professionals offer advice to assess the condition of your lawn and keep it healthy this fall.


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