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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.

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    Best Plan 2,500 to 4,000 Square Feet Honorable Mention: The Birch Bay Home Plan

    by The Log Connection 888-207-0210; Highlights: Five bedrooms, each with ample closet space, is an achievement that’s sure to please homeowners and guests alike. A luxurious master suite complete with a large bay window allows the homeowners to feel instantly connected with nature, while an upper-level junior suite creates a cozy haven for guests. […]

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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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    Best Master Bedroom Honorable Mention: The Fairmont Home Plan

    Master Bedroom Square Footage: 335 by The Log Connection 888-207-0210; Highlights: Simplicity rules in this master bedroom: Squarish dimensions cordon off the main living area, while basic bifold doors lead to a sizeable, but not overwhelming, walk-in closet. A quiet balcony overtop the cabin’s entry creates the perfect sitting spot for enjoying a morning […]

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    Best Master Bathroom Honorable Mention: The Saginaw Home Plan

    Master Bathroom Square Footage: 134 by The Log Connection 888-207-0210; Highlights: A separate water closet allows multiple users to access the bathroom simultaneously. A soaking tub offers great views of the outdoors, and serves as the perfect divider to allow each homeowner his or her own private sink station. Inclusion of a separate tub […]

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    Best Master Bathroom Honorable Mention: Islander Home Plan

    Master Bathroom Square Footage: 148 by Murray Arnott Design 866-603-3889; Highlights: A glass shower subtly mimics the curvature of the polygonal setting in which it rests while offering plenty of space for its user. Jack-and-Jill sinks and a toilet are tucked neatly into opposing corners to maximize floor space. Placement adjacent to the walk-in […]

  6. Tucked under an expansive roof system, this outdoor fireplace handily showcases everything a well-designed hearth can be: warm, attractive, space-defining and sociable. Photo credit: Hearthstone Homes

    How to Design a Functional Outdoor Fireplace

    Learn how to incorporate an outdoor fireplace to make the most of your open-air entertainment spaces throughout the year.

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    5 Tips to Picture-Perfect Window Treatments

    Choosing the right window treatments needn’t be intimidating or expensive. Use these five tips to get the best fits for your cabin.

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    4 Great Fencing Options for Rustic Cabins

    Learn about a few practical fencing options to suit your home’s style.

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    How To: Create a DIY Vertical Garden

    Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own personalized vertical garden.

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    Dog-Friendly Landscaping

    People aren’t the only ones who love connecting with nature: Dogs are equally enthused about getting to explore their natural environment, whether through playing a lively game of fetch or digging through the soil to find buried treasures. Problems can arise, however, when the interests of both parties are not being equally met, from destroyed […]

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    Make My Mantel Marvelous

    A gallery of inspiring ideas and helpful tips to create a mantelscape worthy of your hearth

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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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    Wise Beyond Its Years: Aging-in-Place Design

    Create a home that will live comfortably now and decades into the future with aging-in-place design.

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    A Home for Everyone | Universal Design

    Because universal design takes into account a range of lifestyles and physical characteristics, it’s perfect for the lifetime of your home — and includes everyone, young and old.

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    7 Expert Tips for a Perfect Deck

    From conception to construction, build a fantastic deck that’s functional, too.

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    All-Season Spaces

    All-season living spaces provide unique opportunities for enjoying your home every month of the year.

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    Outer Spaces

    Spend time on designing your cabin’s exterior.

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    Finishing Touch | A Place to Call Your Own

    Log-home design doesn’t have to follow any one guideline. In fact, incorporating unique spaces into your design will help personalize your home, making it more your own. So whether you want a place to focus on your favorite hobby or somewhere to simply sit back and relax, be sure to add a space where you can just be yourself. Here’s a look at some of our favorite special spaces.

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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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