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  1. Contents – August 2003

    FEATURESHilltop HavenA Hawkeye couple relishes theirbird’s-eye view of Iowa’s best-kept secret: 1,000-foot elevations.Early RetirementTwo lucky turns of event help aKansas couple create a “retirement” retreat they can enjoy in the prime of their lives.Lower Level LivingMake the most out of precious spaceby finishing off your basement.Turning ‘Spec’ into SpecialSeeing what could be, a Minnesota couple […]

  2. Turning Spec into Special

    Seeing what could be, a Minnesota couple turns a spec house into a unique retirement home.It’s not always easy to see potential—as true for log homes as anything else. But soon after John and Patricia Clay bought their log home in a subdivision in Summers, Montana, they set about uncovering the hidden assets they knew […]

  3. Contents – Home Products Guide 2003

    about this guide the big finishHow much should you budget to outfit your new home? We’ll show you four ways to develop a plan to outfit your home. the busiest roomsFour key factors to outfit your kitchen and bathrooms in style fashionable furnishingsHow to shop for quality pieces of furniture that will fit both your […]

  4. Fashionable Furnishings

     urniture is what makes a house a home. To make your new log home cozy and suitable to your lifestyle, you will need to contemplate your new furniture’s form (what materials appeal to you?), function (what do you need to live comfortably?) and fashion (is there a decorating theme?). BudgetingEstablish a budget of what you […]

  5. Home Hot Shots

       warm hearth in a log home is one of those classic combinations in comfort, ranking right up there with hugs and kisses, and pillows and blankets.But choosing a hearth that can make a cold day cozy and serve as the focal point for family gatherings can be challenging. There are just so many options […]

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    Protecting Your Home From Wildfire | Log Home Fire Protection

    by: Log Home Living editorial staff Protect this HouseRandy Fleuriet understands the frightening possibility of losing a home to wildfire. A few years ago, he and his wife Gerry watched billowing smoke and flames as the Missionary Ridge wildfire crept close to their log home in southwestern Colorado. They could feel the heat behind the […]

  7. Opening Acts

    he windows and doors you select will have a profound impact on the architectural identity of your new log home, as well as its performance.Windows and doors come in many shapes, sizes, styles and materials. Those that offer better weather protection cost more, but pay off in less maintenance and lower utility bills. They can […]

  8. Contents – July 2003

    FEATURESThe Pursuit of HappinessA California woman builds a log home that would make both her forefathers proud.Recipes for Small KitchensProfessional kitchen designers share their secrets for getting the most out of a small space.Protecting Your Home From WildfireCareful planning and preparation will ensure your home escapes a blaze.An Old-Fashioned Cabin with Classic AppealWith resourcefulness and […]

  9. Fabulous Floors

      ashion often competes with function when it comes to choosing flooring for your new log home. What’s comfortable to the touch and appealing to the eye, will have to be weighed against cost, safety, durability and resistance to stains or water damage. If you start to get lost in all the variety of flooring […]

  10. An Old-Fashioned Cabin with Classic Appeal

    With resourcefulness and creativity, a couple builds a grand house on a small scale in Georgia.Since he’s just a few inches shy of 7 feet tall, you’d expect Don Mahaffey, the one-time Clemson University basketball star, to live in a grand lodge with massive double doors. But the house Don calls home is almost petite. […]

  11. Bright Ideas in Lighting

      ighting is an amazing thing. It has the subtle power to make small rooms look open and airy, or large rooms appear cozy and inviting. It’s especially important in log homes.In conventional construction, drywall reflects light, but in log construction, the wood in the walls and ceilings absorbs light. That means it takes much […]

  12. The Busiest Rooms

      e often start and end our days in our kitchens and baths, so they are often the busiest rooms in our homes. Outfitting your log home correctly with the key features to make these rooms both elegant and functional can be challenging. Consider the following factors.CabinetsKitchen and bath designers call the activity patterns in […]

  13. The Big Finish

      You’ve worked up plans for your new home. You’ve found a log style you like. You’ve even set an overall budget. The hardest part of creating your dream home seems to be over. But what about the cost of outfitting your home? Beyond the basics like walls, wiring, plumbing and labor, you have to decide […]

  14. Home Products Guide – Intro

      hether you are remodeling, redecorating or filling in your new log home, you’ll find products here that you can use. From furnishings to fixtures, we have compiled some of the neatest things available to complete your house. To make your hunt easier, we’ve organized this guide into categories covering the key aspects of the […]

  15. 2003 Summer – Contents

    FEATURESGood as GoldIn the heart of Gold Rush country rests a home that’s a true gemInner BeautyA traditional suburban-style exterior houses a timber frame treasure Keep Your CoolChoosing insulation? Consider cost, comfort and cool new materials.The Thrill of the GrillExperience all the luxury that today’s grilling market has to offer.Northern ComfortAn Illinois couple builds their […]

  16. Framing the Outdoors

    Framing the OutdoorsWhy keep the beauty of timber framing behind closed doors?Create a special garden escape using open timber-framed structures.Does your garden lack privacy or shade? Does your new home feel too exposed because there are no mature trees to screen it from the street? Would a covered walkway to shelter the path leading from […]

  17. Good as Gold

    It’s hard to watch your dreams being realized elsewhere. As a native New Englander living in Northern California, Tim Brennan found himself on the outside looking in. Timber frame homes were popping up all over the eastern seaboard and the Amish country of the Midwest, but they weren’t exactly abundant in his area. He longed […]

  18. Every Room with a View

    This mountain valley home makes the most of all 360 degrees of Montana beauty.

  19. Perfect Pathway Plantings

      Want to give your garden some style? Follow these tips to a practical, yet awe-inspiring, pathway. Too often in American gardens pathways are left bare or else surrounded by lawn or other horizontal elements, providing no visual variety in the landscape. Instead of a naked walkway, consider clothing it with plants. Use plants to […]

  20. Contents – June 2003

    FEATURESThe Outlaw RanchThe Wild West lives on in a Wyoming home crafted with character and spirit.Every Room with a ViewThis mountain valley home makes the most of all 360 degrees of Montana beauty.Don’t Go Awayâ€â€?Get Away!Transform an unused part of your yard into a soothing garden sanctuary.Wild, Wonderful Teton ValleyAn Eastern couple finds inspiration in […]

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