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  1. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part II

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

  2. Planning should start early for interior design

    Interior design experts gives advice on how to get started

  3. Designing for retirement

    The time to think about what should go where is now

  4. 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.

  5. home-design-dining

    10 Steps to Perfect Log-Home Design

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

  6. Small historical cabin. Photo: Cindy Thiede

    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

  7. Log Home Maintenance FAQs

    Your log home maintenance FAQs answered by Log Home Living’s own editor, Roland Sweet.

  8. A Custom-Made Design

    The Challenge by: Mike McCarthy | Log Home Living Bonnie and Ted Steele own a slice of paradise in Western North Carolina. It's a place that represents the best of each area of the country where they've lived. Now the couple needs to design a home. That's where Lynda Tompkins, director of engineering at Kuhns […]

  9. Small Homes Design Contest | #10 The Tahoe by Strongwood Log Home Company

    The Tahoe | Strongwood Log Home Company It’s amazing how one detail can take a simple plan and give it some pizazz… With the The Tahoe, it’s the curved bay of windows in the dining room that follows the same geometry as the curved cut outs in the corner system. Brilliant! Square Footage: 1,594 The […]

  10. Small Homes Design Contest | # 9 The Gilmore by RCM CAD DESIGN

    The Gilmore | RCM CAD DESIGN Who can say no to a home with a tower? It’s not the only reason why The Gilmore stands out—the wide-open floor plan with master bedroom wing is a study in efficiency—but it’s definitely the icing on this cake. Square Footage: 1,770 The Gilmore log home plan (click for […]

  11. Small Homes Design Contest | # 8 The Eisenhower by Streamline Design Ltd.

    The Eisenhower | Streamline Design Ltd. Sometimes tradition is just what you need. The Creekside delivers just that with its easy one-and-a-half-level design. Bedrooms flank the living nucleus, a loft over looks it all and deckspace galore completes the footprint. Square Footage: 695 The Eisenhower log home plan (click for a larger version of the […]

  12. Small Homes Design Contest | #7 The Creekside by Big Horn Mountain Log Homes

    The Creekside | Big Horn Mountain Log Homes Sometimes tradition is just what you need. The Creekside delivers just that with its easy one-and-a-half-level design. Bedrooms flank the living nucleus, a loft over looks it all and deckspace galore completes the footprint. Square Footage: 2,250 The Creekside log home plan (click for a larger version […]

  13. Small Homes Design Contest | #6 Frontenac by 1867 Confederation Log Homes

    Frontenac | 1867 Confederation Log Homes This floor plan is all about one-level living, and that’s what we love about it. Throw in a plenty of outdoor space—with sundeck and sauna, to boot, and the Frontenac is downright fabulous. Square Footage: 1,289 Frontenac log home plan (click for a larger version of the image): Upper […]

  14. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #5 Aspen Meadow by Summit Handcrafted Log Homes

    Aspen Meadow | Summit Handcrafted Log Homes You know those family meals where you have to push a square card table against the round table you always use to make enough room for everyone—and it just works? Conversation flows, food is shared. This design reminds us of those makeshift dining arrangements—and similarly, it just works. […]

  15. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #4 Echoing the Past by Alpine Log Homes

    Echoing the Past | Alpine Log Homes It’s hard to say no when there’s an outdoor shower involved. Though that’s not the only reason we picked Echoing the Past as a winner. We love the sheltered porches at every entrance and the way the central utility space (a mechanical room, pantry and staircase that fit […]

  16. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #3 The Shenandoah by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

    The Shenandoah | PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes This is one-level living at its best. The footprint features an assortment of corner junctions—rooms jut out here and in there—creating a wonderful rhythm within the space, as well as awesome outdoor nooks at each entry point. What’s really cool about The Shenandoah, though, is that the […]

  17. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #2 Camp Dancing Bear by Beaver Creek Log Homes

    Camp Dancing Bear | Beaver Creek Log Homes Camp Dancing Bear does just that: It dances. The flow of the design tiptoes across the front porch, leaps into the living room, pirouettes through the dining area and the kitchen, and sashays into the sunroom. Of all our winners, it’s one of the more closed-off plans, […]

  18. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #1 Elk River II by StoneMill Log Homes

    Elk River II | StoneMill Log Homes With the Elk River II, it was love at first sight—literally. We could just imagine stepping inside the front entry and experiencing the visual impact from that straight shot of sightline right to the back of the home. A narrow hall leads to the living area, where the […]

  19. Modern Log Home Photos | Golden Eagle Log Homes

    | Log Home Living | by: Kenya McCullum | photos: James Ray Spahn | styling: Colleen Macomber Modern Cabin Pictures Modern Cabin Plans Planning a Modern Cabin       Return to "Traditional Transformed" – Modern Cabin Home Tour main page More: Log HomesHome by: Golden Eagle Log Homes

  20. Traditional Transformed | Planning a Modern Cabin | Log Home Living

    | Log Home Living | by: Kenya McCullum | photos: James Ray Spahn | styling: Colleen Macomber Traditional Transformed | Story Behind Planning the Modern Cabin: Modern log homes have a lot of stereotypes to work against—those who have never seen the open, light-filled, technologically enhanced homes being built these days often think that log-home […]


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