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    Editor’s Picks: Energy-Efficient Products

    4 products to help you create a healthier, more efficient cabin

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    Log Home Design Details

    Log home design involves sharing a visual vocabulary

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    Chair Upholstering Project

    Breathe new life into an old chair using this reupholstering tutorial.

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    Quick-and-Easy Furniture Makeovers

    Slipcovers offer a simple solution to instantly change the look of any space, while offering the added benefit of furniture protection.

  5. A main-level deck over a walk-out basement provides elevated views of the surrounding area. Credit: Steven McBride/Hearthstone photo

    8 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

    Patios, decks and porches are perfect complements to cabin living. Here are a few of our favorites.

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    Best Home Security Tips

    Home-security tips to protect your cabin so you can relax and enjoy it

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    Log Home Makeover Magic

    A stylish update brings warmth to the great room of a 30-year-old Colorado log home.

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    Editor’s Picks: Entertaining Ideas

    Stock your cabin with entertaining essentials.

  9. Rather than using the front door from Coventry’s package, the couple purchased their own. Oil-rubbed hardware, a dentil shelf and arched window complete the Craftsman-style door. A cabinet, painted to mimic the look of mahogany, sits beneath a framed newspaper clipping detailing Lincoln’s assassination. Scratch-resistant and pet-friendly laminate floors stand up under heavy traffic.

    Modified Design

    A welcoming New Hampshire log cabin captures the spirit of the surrounding community while properly serving the needs of the family who built it.

  10. Versatility is crucial for today’s cabin owner, and there are a plethora of options on the marketplace. From colored exteriors to rustic accoutrements, the sky is the limit.

    Modern Cabin Designs

    5 design trends for 2013

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    Stay Dry | 7 Tips for Managing Bad Weather

    Flooding can be one of the devastating effects of a hurricanes. If your cabin happens to be located in an area frequently affected by these storms, early summer is a great time to get it ready. Here are seven tips to help you prepare.

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    Editor’s Picks: Outdoor Gear

    7 products to help you make the most of your outdoor experience

  13. The blend of logs, aspen, and stone give the hand-hewn cabin a rusticity that fits perfectly into the cabin’s natural environment.

    Off-the-Grid DIY Log Cabin

    A Canadian couple with a can-do spirit builds an off-the-grid cabin from the ground up.

  14. The cabin's front porch is inviting not only to guests but also deer. “Deer sun on the front lawn,” says homeowner Marylee Syme. “They mow down anything we plant and will come right on the deck. They do the trimming for us.” The antiqued red and yellow Adirondack-style chairs were created by a custom furniture builder in Bigfork.

    Modern Log Cabin With Authentic Look

    A talented couple creates a Montana cabin that pays homage to its heritage with a contemporary twist.

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    Editor’s Picks: Fire Pits

    4 fire pits designs to make the most of your outdoor space

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    5 Steps to a Quality Bunk Room

    Expert tips for designing a space-saving bunk room

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    3 Budget-Saving Remodeling Tips

    “Family Tools” star Danielle Nicolet shares her remodeling experiences and expertise.

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    Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

    7 questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to act as your own general contractor for your cabin’s construction

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    Living Off the Grid

    A Georgia couple reunites in an off-the-grid log cabin under the Colorado sky.

  20. Our finished plant stand, complete with a coffee can-turned-flower pot, took about six hours total to create.

    How-To: Make a Plant Stand Out of Shutters | DIY Garden Accessories

    Inspired by a variety of shutter-related upcycling gardening ideas, we opted to try our hand at a basic plant stand on which to showcase a pretty bouquet.


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