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  1. 24 Hidden Treasures: 2007 vacation log home hotspots

    The biggest decision in taking a step toward building a log home is in deciding the location that best suits you and your family. Discovering an area that is not overpriced or overpopulated is a difficult task. In 2006, we presented our original list of 24 undiscovered vacation property hot spots areas around the country, […]

  2. 24 Hidden Treasures: 2006 vacation log home hotspots

    The biggest decision in taking a step toward building a log home is in deciding the location that best suits you and your family. But discovering an area that is not overpriced or overpopulated is a difficult task. Keeping these factors in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 24 vacation spots in the United States, […]

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    Shower Power

    A long soak in a luxury tub feels great, but who has the time? Homeowners looking for a treat they can enjoy every day are choosing to upgrade their showers. Want to elevate your shower to a vertical spa? Here is a look at the latest trends and innovations. Tech Trends Enter the age of […]

  4. Planning should start early for interior design

    Interior design experts gives advice on how to get started

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    10 Steps to Perfect Log-Home Design

    The editor-in-chief of Log Home Living offers advice to aid your planning process.

  6. Sitting Pretty

    The prevailing theory is that good house design springs from its particular setting. There could be some folks who design an eye-catching house first, then head out seeking a likely spot to build it. Most, though, buy their land first, then seek inspiration from it. Their aim is to arrive at a design that complements […]

  7. Ask The Experts: Utility Rooms

    While the log-home mud room is occasionally an afterthought, the purpose of the room — and its position in the home — are starting to change. “I work with customers designing their homes and find that the mudroom has grown in popularity with all the various uses they’re being utilized for,” says Sue Hass, sales […]

  8. Energy-efficient construction

    Energy consumption and ways to reduce it regularly find their way into the headlines. Even without considering the social and environmental consequences of energy use, there’s a very good reason to consider it carefully as you plan your home. Energy costs money and it’s likely to cost more tomorrow than today. Planning can either save […]

  9. Designing for retirement

    The time to think about what should go where is now

  10. Hardwood Floors: Key Questions Answered

    An expert on hardwood flooring gives you some crucial tips as you start the planning process

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    Big Ideas for Not-So-Big Log Homes

    If you’re planning a smaller log home, a few of these tips can help you in a big way

  12. Luxury Log-Home Bath

    Bathroom Makeovers for Less Than $100

    When homeowners think of updating and remodeling their home, one of the first places they focus on is the bathroom. Updating this area can be fun and easy — and inexpensive if you are willing to do the work yourself. There are three major components to your bathroom that can easily be remodeled: the floor, […]

  13. Your 6 Standard Flooring Options

    Here’s a summary of what your primary choices are for flooring

  14. 6 Unique Ideas in Flooring

    The editors of Timber Homes Illustrated found these interesting new options in flooring

  15. Standard plan revision: Save money, get what you want

    The editors of Log Homes Illustrated detail for you how to adjust a standard plan instead of creating a custom plan

  16. Fireplace options

    One of the “essentials” of a log home is the classic fireplace and chimney, the towering edifice that usually anchors the great room. While a natural stone structure is still the primary choice for log-home owners, there are other fireplace options to consider. The classic is built on site by a mason and is constructed […]

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    Seamless Effort: Log-home renovation

    A log addition blends the old and new

  19. By request: Architects helping create unique innovations

    When you think of the advances in residential architecture over the past century, some of the greatest innovations in both material and design have occurred in the custom wood homes segment in just the past 20 years. For architects and builders alike, it’s an exciting time to work with customers and create designs that match […]

  20. The correct way to tour a model home

    Model homes are a great way to help you visualize your future home. Here are some tips to help you tour them the right way.

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