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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #9, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 4

    Basements are a great way to add square footage to a log home but need to be planned ahead. See how this couple designed their own.

  2. Southland Log Homes Offers Solar Energy Solution

    Columbia, S.C. (PRWEB) September 21, 2010 Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, and Argand Energy Solutions, a leading installer of renewable energy systems, have announced a strategic alliance to offer customers a solar energy option to be incorporated into Southland’s log home designs. Together, Southland Log Homes and Argand Energy Solutions will […]

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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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    Woodland Beauty: Handcrafted Utah Log Cabin

    A new log home is built to look like it’s always been part of the surrounding mountain landscape.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #8, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 3

    Stairwell and fireplace placement, as well as upper-level room configuration, play a part in this couple’s stock plan customization.

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    From the Appalachians to the Rockies: A Colorado Log Home

    Eastern-style square logs find a home in the round-log West.

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    Cabela’s Selects The Original Log Cabin Homes for Launch

    SIDNEY, Neb., Oct. 21 | PRNewswire Cabela’s announced today the launch of a branded line of log homes and cabin kits to be manufactured by its corporate partner The Original Log Cabin Homes of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Cabela’s log homes and cabin kits will feature unique details in addition to the high-quality construction […]

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #7, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 2

    How to customize a stock plan to fit your needs

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    Alternative Energy

    One of the hottest things about building a home is seeing new technology in action — especially when that includes using alternative energy to decrease your home’s energy burden without decreasing its beauty, functionality or suitability for your lifestyle. “All the technologies for powering your house with alternative sources of energy are available on the […]

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    Indoor Climate Control Basics

    The best way to ensure your comfort and budget — and to control heating and cooling costs — begins with attention to architectural design. It is essential to control solar gain while maximizing daylight and natural ventilation. Proper insulation and sealing your home will reduce the cost of the HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) […]

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #6, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 1

    How to make your design match your land

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    Pine Cone Artisan | Pining for Beauty

    Natural inspiration isn’t what most people find in Jersey City, New Jersey, a major urban area only 15 miles from lower Manhattan with a population of nearly a quarter million. But most people walking the streets of this bustling town aren’t looking at it with an artist’s eye. Michael Pappa, however, sees the inherent beauty […]

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    How the West Was Done: Montana Reclaimed Log Cabin

    A new log home is built to look like it’s always been part of the surrounding mountain landscape.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #5, Choosing the Builder

    They’ve got their land. They’ve got their log-home company. But who will build this couple’s dream log home?

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    Kitchen Color

    Ask anyone if they have a favorite color and most will be able to conjure up a definite preference. Blue gets the nod as a perennial favorite while some have a yen for red. Truth be told, we all have an emotional response to color because we know our likes and dislikes. Though we aren’t […]

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    Log-Home Kitchen Designs | Modern and Classic

    Inspired by new technologies and the use of environmentally friendly materials, contemporary style is unquestionably at the forefront of today’s kitchen design. But does this trend imply that log home kitchens are destined to transform into futuristic rooms of metal and glass? No way! By incorporating new energy-saving, multi-functional appliances and the latest in natural […]

  18. What’s Cookin’ in Log Home Kitchens

    For many, the most exciting room to plan is the kitchen. It’s typically the most expensive room in the house and can be the most challenging to design because it generally is the center of the home’s activity. Log-home kitchens demand unique attention because of their settings. How much wood do you want in the […]

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    Getting Started on Windows and Doors

    You’ve bought property and want to enjoy the best views you can. This means you should pay attention to the windows and doors you purchase. The most important move you’ll make is to do your research and get opinions from professionals on the types of windows and doors that would be best for your situation […]

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