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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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    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.

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    Making a statement: 6 keys to a truly great room

    What tips do designers recommend when planning a great room?

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    Game rooms now central to log homes

    Designers are using wood accents to create the perfect look and feel in the entertainment area

  5. Stairs an integral part of today’s log homes

    Stairs came late to log homes. Frontier cabins developed as one-story dwellings, so stairs had no place in them. When sleeping lofts were introduced, ladders let people move up and down. These ladders consisted of two small logs connected by rungs of tree limbs. The stairs in today’s log homes serve the same purpose as […]

  6. Tips for planning your home office

    Whether you intend working full time from a home office or simply want space for the occasional business call and Internet check, this area is every bit as important as planning the rest of your living space. On the surface, it might appear to be easier than some other rooms because you’ll think desk, chair, […]

  7. 6 loft-design considerations

    The January 2008 issue of Country’s Best Log Homes took a good look at how you want to plan your loft. Included was this list of points to ponder when designing your loft. 1. How much space do you need? A loft with a pool table would need to be larger than a loft that […]

  8. Choosing the right fireplace materials

    Survey after survey reveals the fireplace to be one of the most desired features for prospective log-home owners. No surprise there. But saying you want a fireplace is like saying you want a car. The difference between a Kia and a Mercedes is pretty significant. Both will get you from Point A to Point B […]

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    Shower Power

    A long soak in a luxury tub feels great, but who has the time? Homeowners looking for a treat they can enjoy every day are choosing to upgrade their showers. Want to elevate your shower to a vertical spa? Here is a look at the latest trends and innovations. Tech Trends Enter the age of […]

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    Bathroom Makeovers for Less Than $100

    When homeowners think of updating and remodeling their home, one of the first places they focus on is the bathroom. Updating this area can be fun and easy — and inexpensive if you are willing to do the work yourself. There are three major components to your bathroom that can easily be remodeled: the floor, […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. Ask The Experts: Utility Rooms

    While the log-home mud room is occasionally an afterthought, the purpose of the room — and its position in the home — are starting to change. “I work with customers designing their homes and find that the mudroom has grown in popularity with all the various uses they’re being utilized for,” says Sue Hass, sales […]

  13. Fireplace options

    One of the “essentials” of a log home is the classic fireplace and chimney, the towering edifice that usually anchors the great room. While a natural stone structure is still the primary choice for log-home owners, there are other fireplace options to consider. The classic is built on site by a mason and is constructed […]

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    Vent-Free Fireplaces Are an Option

    Some remodelers looking to add the rustic touch are turning to natural gas or propane vent-free heaters, fireplaces, stoves, and log sets. In addition, people building a new home looking to heat an ancillary room (basement, bedroom, loft) or folks searching for heating options for a smaller second cabin are investigating vent-free products. “There’s a […]

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    Colors for Interior Design | Theories Behind Colors Used for Interior Design

    Want to learn the basic meanings of your favorite colors? Here are a few common theories that are practiced in design. Keep in mind that these are western culture values and are subject to interpretation and even religious differences. Black: Best used as an accent or on non-permanent surfaces. It is sophisticated, classy, and somber […]

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    How To: Design Outdoor Living Spaces for Log Homes

    With these design tips for log homes, you’ll have an outdoor space that pleases both your aesthetic sensibilities and your budget.

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    Exotic Woods for Log Home Decks

    Tigerwood This wood species found in Mexico and Central America is great for decks, as it resists moisture absorption and ages well over time. Not only is it durable enough to be one of the strongest construction timbers, but it’s also ideal for building fine furniture and cabinets. The finished wood shines with varying shades […]

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    Affordable Luxury for Log Homes | 12 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Log Home

    Luxury can be a difficult concept to pin down. Sure, there are a select few status-symbol brands that have come to epitomize the word, but in general, luxury often means different things to different people. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for determining what makes a log home luxurious, either, but there’s one hard and fast rule: […]

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    How To: Add Personal Decor Style to Your Interior Design

    For months (or maybe years), you’ve been dreaming about and planning your perfect home. While perusing the Internet, magazines and model homes, you may have noted specific spaces that pushed the boundaries between architecture and personal style. This progression of personal interior design has evolved from both a need for practical design and the desire […]

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    Design a Snoring Room

    Have a snorer in your life? Fear not. We have a solution with a comfortable (and quiet) snore room so everyone can get their zzzs.


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