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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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    Best Kitchen Plan Honorable Mention: Sonoma Home Plan

    Kitchen Square Footage: 190 by Timber Block 866-929-5647; Highlights: A good working triangle between the refrigerator, sink and stovetop ensures easy maneuverability, with ample work space on either side of the stovetop to store ingredients and cooking utensils. Direct access via sliding door to the outdoor deck allows greater flexibility for al fresco dining […]

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    Finishing Touch | Cabin Cupboards

    Instead of choosing a bland stock variety, give your kitchen some flair with one of these creative cabinet styles.

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    Expert Advice for Outdoor Kitchens

    It should come as no surprise that Wayne Franks, a former executive in the high-tech sector, stresses the need for planning and the use of innovation in his current business, Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. For more than a decade now, Franks has put his past career to good use, first in developing relationships with his […]

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    Food for Thought: Kitchen Layouts

    There are four general kitchen layouts. Browse our gallery of styles to see which will work best for your kitchen.

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    Finishing Touch: In Sink Kitchen Tips

    As one of the most used features in any kitchen, the sink gets a lot of attention and takes a lot of abuse. Take a look at some of the different varieties, and find a practical, attractive solution that works for your home.

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    Modern Conveniences Built into Custom Refrigerators

    Check out these hot features for your ice box.

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    Room in Focus: Open Kitchen

    Here are four ideas to help you plan the heart of your home — the kitchen.

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    7 key kitchen-design considerations

    Experts list seven thoughts that may affect your log home kitchen planning.

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    6 Steps to Planning the Ultimate Kitchen

    Bigger is better in today’s kitchen, including … well darn near anything.

  14. Log Home Kitchens

    Kitchens reflect our passions and desires to create timeless traditions to share with those we love. That’s why so many kitchens today have become gathering rooms, and homeowners and designers are seeking ways to ease chores and add comfort to their kitchens. This trend is even more common in log homes. Not only do logs […]

  15. Cooking Center Design Tips | Universal Kitchen Design Checklist | Log Home Design

    Cooking/Range/Oven Center Tips [ ] Consider electric or induction surface cooking over gas for safety where a user has cognitive or physical disabilities.   [ ] Consider magnetic induction, more accessible because no direct heat is used, the surface is easier to clean (no burned on spills) and meals can be cooked in same vessel […]

  16. Preparation Station Design Tips | Universal Kitchen Design Checklist | Log Home Design

    Refrigerator/Preparation Center Tips [ ] Give preference to side-by-side or French door refrigerators since they place both refrigerated and frozen sections at an easily accessible height. [ ] Consider quick access doors to eliminate having to open the unit entirely making it easier to access most used items. [ ] Choose ice’n’water dispensers in the […]

  17. Sink/Clean-Up Center Design Tips | Universal Kitchen Design Checklist | Log Home Design

    Sink/Clean-Up Center Tips [] Consult with the manufacturer and when possible, raise the dishwasher up 6" to 16" for better access, or select single drawers mounted on wither side of the sink. [] Choose faucet handles that require minimum grip to use. Cross handles work, blade handles are better, and single lever, scald-control fittings are […]

  18. General Kitchen Design Tips | Universal Kitchen Checklist | Log Home Design

    General Kitchen Design Tips [ ] Concentrate the work centers or triangle: limits needless steps. [ ] Consider clear floor space and traffic flow when planning island or peninsula. [ ] Use “easily accessed” storage of all supplies and utensils. [ ] Use non-glare finishes, especially for older eyes. [ ] Provide good, adaptable and […]

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    How To: Select Cabinets for Your Log Home

    Find high-quality cabinetry for log homes at a low price with these cabinetry tips

  20. Kitchen Design Tips

    Let Us Entertain YouEntertaining never really went out of style, but it has taken a different form. People are more eager than ever to create their kitchen space with entertaining in mind.”We’re seeing a lot of multiple islands,” says designer Jeff Gilman. “Multiple islands allow for more work and entertaining areas. Maybe one island will […]

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