The Downsides of Vaulted Ceilings

6 reasons why cathedral ceilings often fall flat.
By Mercedes Hayes

It’s no secret that a cathedral ceiling is all the rage in log homes. I would venture to say that for resale, this kind of look sells the house quickly. A vaulted ceiling implies lots of windows, hence lots of light, which is at the top […]

Classic Design

Play up your log look by basing it on regional styles.

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity to design it as you like. Doubts set in, however, because A) most people have never designed a home before and B) the few who have, haven’t designed a LOG home.
Learn how […]

Guide to Building Your Log Home

Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.

Daylight Delight

Natural light is a log home’s best friend. It streams through the interior, spotlighting the logs, as well as other materials and furnishings, while affecting our moods, relationships, health and productivity. Incorporating the benefits of daylight into your log home’s design can be almost as easy as flicking a switch.

Because logs absorb more light than […]

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: Choosing a Log Company

This video outlines 6 helpful tips to guide you through the process of choosing a log company for your home by defining how companies are valued.

Video: Choosing Corners For Your Log Home

This video will discuss the different types of corner systems and construction methods available for your log home project.

Energy Efficiency 101: Innovative Homebuilding Techniques

Watch this video to learn the basics of how to create a home with energy efficient designs that will save you money and decrease your footprint.

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.