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  1. The Big Picture

    The Big Picture 10 Tips for Planning Your Dream Home Without Losing Sleep by Janice Brewster You doodle floor plan sketches during meetings. You study home and design magazines. You spend every weekend searching for land. You’ve got the "dream home" bug. Here are a few tips to help you through the planning process: Don’t […]

  2. Starting Block

    The Starting BlockThe answers to these 10 questions will help to get your project off to a running start It takes years of training and hard work before an Olympic track runner steps up to the starting blocks that leads to the record breaking and medal winning. You will need to have the same type […]

  3. Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions about our online floorplans Questions about our magazines Questions about the log home industry Questions about our home shows and seminars Questions about our company Questions about our online floorplans Q: I am interested in one of the floor plans featured on your site. Can you send me more information or kit prices? A: […]

  4. Financing your Log Home

    Information Lenders Need

  5. Log Home Engineering and Design Criteria

    by: Log Home Living | Log Home Living Modern log homes aren't the same simple structures our ancestors built a century or two ago. Today's log homes can be even more complex in design than conventionally framed wood homes. Therefore, the likelihood of your log home performing up to your expectations is directly proportional to […]

  6. Criteria for Choosing Featured Homes

    Log Home Living runs 5 to 6 home features in each monthly issue. As you can imagine, competition for these spots is fierce, but it is open to homeowners, builders and log home manufacturers on an equal basis, with every home judged according to the following criteria: Attractive design. The exterior of the home should be well-proportioned […]

  7. Log Home Glossary of Terms

    by: Editorial Staff | Log Home Living GlossaryA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Active solar heating—Use of a system that converts and stores energy from solar radiation to heat a home or its water. […]

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    Site Considerations and Buying Land

    You’ve probably played around with the floorplan of your dream home, doodling on napkins and scrap paper. But before you set your heart on a certain design for your home, you should know just where that home is going to go. If you already own land, you’ll need to decide where on your lot to […]

  9. Step-By-Step Guide to Log Home Construction

    The Construction Process Floor Systems and Subflooring Laying the First Course and Erecting Walls Fastening and Sealing Systems Log Butt Joints Windows and Doors Joist Systems for Second Floors Roof Systems Roof Insulation Mechanical Systems Super-Insulated Walls Handcrafted Homes The Construction ProcessThe entire construction process for a typical log home, built by professionals, ranges from […]

  10. Hearth Hints

    Ah, the warmth and beauty of a fire. It seems like a necessity on a cold day, especially inside a beautiful log home. But a fireplace or stove will only warm your home, heart and soul if it’s well-designed and appropriate for the space in which it’s installed. To help you choose the best product […]

  11. Insurance for Log Homes

    by: Log Home Living Staff | Log Home Living After months of planning and increasing excitement, the trucks rumble up to your site and deliver logs, lumber, windows, doors and various other building materials. The crew unloads the trucks and construction can begin. But what happens if some of those materials are stolen during construction? […]

  12. Understanding Pre-construction Activities

    The urge to jump in and start building once you settle on an exciting design and find financing is almost irresistible. But don’t let impatience make you overlook an important series of steps, which we call pre-construction activities.Careful planning and budgeting is crucial to the success of a home-building project. You should take the time […]

  13. Maintaining a Log Home

    Maybe it’s time to remodel your current log home, or perhaps you’re considering purchasing an older log home that’s seen better days. When making changes to a log home, there are certain factors you’ll need to consider

  14. Finding Unique Log Home Furniture and Decor

    by: Log editorial staff Back to BasicsAs you begin to decorate your log home, keep in mind the decorating basics of size, balance and proportion. Large spaces can overwhelm spindly pieces of furniture and cathedral ceilings look best when balanced with furniture or accessories that have some height of their own. Think about space […]

  15. Designing the Perfect Log Home

    Your dream home will be more than just a certain number of bedrooms and baths. With careful planning, its layout will reflect the way you want to live. Whether you want space to entertain formally, or need a cozy getaway cabin, it’s possible to adapt your home’s design to your lifestyle. Start the design process […]

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    Landscaping Dos and Don’ts

  17. Finding a Builder

    Your dream home will be more than just a certain number of bedrooms and baths. With careful planning, its layout will reflect the way you want to live. Whether you want space to entertain formally, or need a cozy getaway cabin, your home’s design can be customized to your lifestyle.Start the design process with an […]

  18. Tried and True Design Solutions

    I spent eight years writing the design column for Log Home Living, and during that time there were few design topics upon which I didn’t touch–and some I expounded upon more than once. It’s interesting but not surprising that the same themes recurred. When people go through the act of conceiving and building a log […]

  19. Photographer’s Guidelines

    We strongly recommend that you review our magazines for style and content. Photographs not meeting the minimum standards described in these guidelines generally reflect poorly on the log home producer and therefore are better not used. We review all photographs submitted and select those that are technically flawless. We appreciate your investment in your photos, […]

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