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  1. 25secrets

    25 Secrets to Success: Part I

    Log Homes Illustrated compiles this list of tips from the experts to help you plan for your new log home

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    7 key kitchen-design considerations

    Experts list seven thoughts that may affect your log home kitchen planning.

  3. The 23 Coolest Amenities Money Can Buy

    When it comes to customization of a home, the carefully plotted floor plan is only the beginning. Homeowners love to include amenities. But what qualifies for luxury in today’s world of wood homes? Options seem limitless as the home building industry continues to expand with more creative products, allowing owners to personalize based on the […]

  4. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part II

    Log Homes Illustrated’s Annual Buyer’s Directory offer this helpful advice for starters

  5. 8tips

    8 Tips to Building a Low-Cost Cabin

    Working on a tight budget? If you plan creatively, it’s possible to get the features you want without sacrificing anything that matters. Here’s how.

  6. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part III

    New at this? Read this series to get yourself started

  7. Financing Smarts: Avoid Predatory Lendors

    Log Homes Illustrated columnist says you can ask enough questions to protect yourself

  8. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part IV

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the info you’ll need to do this right

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    25 Secrets To Success: Part V

    The series from Log Homes Illustrated wraps up with the final 5 tips

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    Making a statement: 6 keys to a truly great room

    What tips do designers recommend when planning a great room?

  11. Barn Home Q&A: Advice from the experts

    What materials are commonly used in the construction of a barn home? Jeremy Bonin, principal architect, Davis Frame Company and Classic Barn Homes: In a barn-style home the materials and finishes may be selected as with any other type of home, timber framed or not, it truly is flexible and may reflect directly the home […]

  12. Hardwood Flooring Q&A

    Self-authored piece from The Hardwood Council extols the virtues of hardwood flooring and gives maintenance tips

  13. 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, […]

  14. Building Green Tips from Custom Wood Homes

    Author is an expert on energy-efficient construction

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    Saving trees: You can insist on building without killing

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the steps to take to ensure your dream home will have a dream setting.

  16. Why now is the time to build a log home

    With real estate values dropping, lenders tightening and home construction slowing down, why would anyone in their right mind think this is a good time to take on building a log home? Well, before you sign me up for the straitjacket, you might want to take a moment and assess what is actually happening in […]

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    6 Steps to Planning the Ultimate Kitchen

    Bigger is better in today’s kitchen, including … well darn near anything.

  18. Getting started on windows

    Because nearly all homes are built in locations where the view is a big part of the decision to purchase the property, prospective homeowners want to select appropriate windows. But they don’t want to be short-sighted and cause a heating or air conditioning bill that breaks the bank either. So what kinds of questions should […]

  19. Windows Q&A

    With more than 450 window companies in the United States alone, you have literally hundreds of choices and dozens of window decisions to make. Cost, energy efficiency, materials, and good design will all tug at your sense of economics and your designer’s eye. What is your budget? According to the National Association Home Builders, the […]

  20. Wood of Ages

    Reclaimed timber makes for high-character flooring

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