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    Best Log Home Plan Under 2,500 Square Feet: The Crested Butte –Heritage Log & Timber Frame

    No hiding here: This plan’s shape naturally lends it to the wide-open, centralized space that is the family room, dining room, morning room and kitchen.

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    Stored Away | Storage Solutions

    Closets, shelving and cabinetry might be plentiful in your home, but do you have enough room for storage? Indeed, among new homeowners, one of the biggest regrets is not designing enough space to house everything. "Log homes have both advantages and disadvantages for creating storage space," says Monte Burch, author of the recently released "Room […]

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    Great Escape: Massachusetts Riverside Retreat

    A remote riverside retreat provides the perfect getaway for one Massachusetts family.

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    Staircases: Calculated Precision Mixed with Architectural Beauty

    by: Rachel Machacek | Log Home Living A staircase's main job is to cast a bridge between one floor of a home to the next. But, as one of the architectural focal points, it's also about looks, especially since many staircases are designed to go in the entryway or great room where they will stand […]

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    Relationship Building with the Log Homebuilding Pros

    Relationship Building with the Pros What happens when your building project runs into trouble—and how do you deal with your builder? A longtime construction veteran weighs in. by: Jim Cooper 1. What are the top three things I can do to prevent a relationship with my builder or general contractor from getting ugly? Start by […]

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    Bird Watching Links

    by: Michael McCarthy | Log Home Living birdwatching.comA clearinghouse for all things avian, this Iowa-based site offers folksy charm along with bird stories, equipment recommendations (affordable binoculars and bird cams), guest photos and a free newsletter. audubon.orgThe world-renowned organization's web site has a new look and feel that's at once welcoming and incredibly educational. Learn […]

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    Eco-Friendly Kitchen Accessories for Rustic Homes

    by: Whitney Richardson | Log Home Living 1. To commemorate its 90th anniversary, this summer KitchenAid will release a new stand mixer—the product that gave this company its start in food appliances—in candy-apple red to brighten up the heavy-hitting tool. The clear glass bowl, complete with measure marks, is a throwback to the original model […]

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    New Mexico Mountain Log Home

    A big-city couple heads to the mountains of New Mexico to build a cozy home perfect for relaxation and stargazing.

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    Lighting for Outdoor Spaces Around Log Homes

    Log Home Living | by: Clare Martin Recycled Glass Votive Lanterns Solar-Powered Lanterns Waterproof LED Lights It's one of the unspoken rules of summer that things don't really heat up until the sun's gone down. After all, who really feels like being festive when the glare of the afternoon sun is beating down on you? […]

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    Smart Guide to Windows

    There’s a new breed of energy-efficient windows on the home building scene. Here’s how they stack up.

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    Making the Grade | Grading Logs

    by: Donna Peak | Country's Best Log Homes Walk into any local lumberyard to get a standard 2-by-4 stud, and you'll find that it's been graded to indicate to you, the buyer, that each particular piece of wood has been deemed structurally safe for construction. And if you were building a stick-framed house, you would […]

  12. Stone pavers form the walkway from the home to the lakefront. Although the fire pit was an afterthought, the Walsh family spends hours there enjoying the Wisconsin forest scenery.

    Legacy Quest: Wisconsin Log Cabin Getaway

    Inspired by childhood memories, one Wisconsin couple builds a weekend getaway on the banks of White Sand Lake.

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    Top Model: Kentucky Log Home

    A Kentucky couple finds the perfect log home plan—and adds some unique touches to make it their own.

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    Favorite Small Log Cabins

    Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008 Russ McConnell photo Main Level Upper Level Details: Square footage: 1,300 Location: Pine Mountain Club, California Wood species: Western red cedar Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia Featured: Log Home Living, September 2006 Living Images Photography photo Lower Level Main Level Details: Square footage: 800 Location: Red […]

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    Log-Building School

    If you have any inclination to build your log home yourself or be your own general contractor, consider going to school for it before you start carving out those notches.

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    Lighting With Lanterns

    We love the look of lanterns in log homes. While the word lantern might be associated with something woodsy, we found styles that run the gamut — from campfire to Eastern-influenced. We see them hanging as pendants and chandeliers, or simply sitting on an end table providing chair-side lighting. Some even burn oil, for a […]

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    Smart-Home Technology

    by: Whitney Richardson | Log Home Living Already in bed, but forgot to turn out the lights? That's no problem with the combination of the RemoteLinc controller from SmartLabs, which allows you remote access to your lighting system from your bedside. $50. 800-762-7846, smarthome.com Imagine walking into your home after a long day at work. […]

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    All in the Family: A North Carolina Log Cabin

    A secluded North Carolina log home is an open and inviting retreat where family gatherings begin and happiness reigns.

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    Clutter Control | Organize Your Coffee Table

    Log Home Living | by: Clare Martin Magnetic Coasters Folding Magazine Rack Remote Control Caddy If your coffee table is anything like mine, it's a jumbled mess of books, magazines, remotes, coasters, craft projects and God only knows what else. Every time I manage to tame the clutter (which, I confess, happens less often than […]

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    Into the Woods: Historic Log Cabin

    Dating back to 1933, this rustic haven stands the test of time.


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