Furnishing Success – the Loft

Furnishing Success
Tried-and-true tips for successful log home living spaces
by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff

 

the Loft
Lofts are one of those design elements that just seems to complete the quintessential log home picture. “I like to design this space as a small indoor getaway, a sitting room or an open den,” Brandon says. “I imagine a […]

Furnishing Success – the Master Bedroom

Furnishing Success
Tried-and-true tips for successful log home living spaces
by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff

 

the Master Bedroom
Once upon a time, the master bedroom had its primary function: sleep. But today’s bedrooms have grown into elaborate master suites—complete with sitting areas, integrated bathrooms and even kitchenettes. The space is often large, but it also has to […]

Furnishing Success – the Dining Room

Furnishing Success
Tried-and-true tips for successful log home living spaces
by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff

 

the Dining Room
When considering dining-room design, Mira talks with clients about how many eating spaces will really be enough. “Many people need to have a bar because that’s where they’ll feed the kids, a breakfast nook because that’s where they’ll really […]

Furnishing Success – the Kitchen

Furnishing Success
Tried-and-true tips for successful log home living spaces
by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff

 

the Kitchen
If you’ve ever read an article or watched a show about kitchen design, you’re familiar with this essential room’s two major components: the shape (think L-shape, galley and island) and the ideal work triangle (the three legs that comprise the distance […]

Furnishing Success – the Great Room

Furnishing Success
Tried-and-true tips for successful log home living spaces
by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff

 

the Great Room
To the architects and designers of award-winning architectural firm Ellis Nunn & Associates Architecture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, great rooms are just that: great, grand spaces. But that doesn’t mean skimping on the cozy quotient, according to the firm’s vice […]

Protecting your Log Home – Wildfire

Protecting your Home from Wildfire
Careful planning and preparation will ensure your home escapes a blaze
by: Log Home Living editorial staff

 

Create Access

In the limited time available during a fire, firefighters have to be selective about which homes they try to save, says Tom Fields, the fire chief in Camano Island, Washington. Most wildfire-fighters practice the […]

Protecting your Log Home – Wildfire

Protecting your Home from Wildfire
Careful planning and preparation will ensure your home escapes a blaze
by: Log Home Living editorial staff

 

Fight Fire with Landscaping

Clean up: Create a safety zone around your home. Remove anything that can easily burn, including dense or dry vegetation, tall grass and lumber scraps, to a distance at least 30 feet […]

Protecting your Log Home – Wildfire

Protecting your Home from Wildfire
Careful planning and preparation will ensure your home escapes a blaze
by: Log Home Living editorial staff

 

Your Outdoor Space

Gutters: Keep gutters, eaves and roof clear of leaves and other debris, particularly dry needles. Sweep these areas often during the fire season. Observe where leaves collect in your yard; those are […]

Protecting your Log Home – Wildfire

Protecting your Home from Wildfire
Careful planning and preparation will ensure your home escapes a blaze
by: Log Home Living editorial staff

 

Fortress Against Fire

Roofing: Burning embers landing on wood shingle or wood shake roofs has destroyed hundreds of homes. If you already have a wood roof, you can reduce the danger by treating it with […]

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Color your log home with these not-so-plain staining materials.