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  1. Best Floorplans | More Than 2,500 Square Feet | 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest

    More Than 2,500 Square Feet: "Best of the Best" Floorplan Design Contest Winners 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest | Log Home Living 1st Place | "The Sapphire" 7,656 square feet | by: Custom Log Homes Click to learn more… 2nd Place | "Roaring Spring" 10,320 square feet | by: Streamline Design Click to learn more… […]

  2. Best Floorplans | Less Than 2,500 Square Feet | 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest

    Less Than 2,500 Square Feet: "Best of the Best" Floorplan Design Contest Winners 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest | Log Home Living 1st Place | "The Caribou" 2,166 square feet | by: PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes Click to learn more… 2nd Place | "Ruby Lake" 1,880 square feet | by: Streamline Design Click to […]

  3. Judges | 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest | Log Home Living

    Judges: Floorplan Design Contest: Meet the judges behind the 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest by: Log Home Living editorial staff Here are the "poor souls" who judged our 10th Annual Floorplan Design Contest: They had the arduous task of sifting through dozens of amazing floorplans, trying to crown a select few as this year’s winners. […]

  4. Live the Dream | Finish & Furnish | Log Home Design

    Live the Dream: Everything you need to know to finish and furnish your dream log home. brought to you by: Log Home Design editorial staff Live the Dream: Resources Home Maintenance Checklist Schedule time to walk around your log home, using this checklist to make sure you’re covering all of the areas of concern in […]

  5. Make it Happen | Buy & Build | Log Home Design

    Make It Happen: Everything you need to know to buy and build your dream home. brought to you by: Log Home Design editorial staff Make It Happen: Resources Mortgage Calculator Establishing the budget for your log home is one of the first (and most important) steps toward realizing your log home dream. Use our mortgage […]

  6. Design Your Home | Dream & Design | Log Home Design

    Design Your Home: Everything you need to know to dream about and design your home. brought to you by: Log Home Design editorial staff Design Your Home: Resources Room-by-Room Design Checklist Use this checklist to determine your needs versus wants in your new log home. Compare your answers to those of your family to see […]

  7. Log Home Plan of the Month | Bluff House

    Sometimes, it’s all about the views. How we situate our home on land has an important part to play in the way rooms live and evolve. Great design helps, of course, and the creative team behind the Bluff House, by Rocky Mountain Log Homes, understood that tweaks in a floorplan—including a dining-room cupola—make a home […]

  8. Room-by-Room Rundown

    Ever get home from the grocery store only realize that you forgot the milk? To avoid overlooking the staples, refer to this handy chart. Determine which spaces you definitely need now and those that would simply be nice to have. Make copies of this worksheet for all family members and see where you agree or […]

  9. Planning a Retirement Cabin | Relocation Assistance | Log Home Design Magazine

    Log Home Design | by: Rae Hamilton | photography: Joe Hilliard Relocation Assistance: A quarter-century ago, Ron and Linda Dudley built their “big house” on a 50-acre spread in Cartersville, Georgia. They still love that house, but a few years back, the couple decided it was time to downsize. So they let their son and […]

  10. Retirement Cabin Plans | Suwannee River Log Homes

    Log Home Design | by: Rae Hamilton | photography: Joe Hilliard Home Details:Square footage: 2,116Log provider & designer: Suwannee River Log Homes Relocation Assistance: Printable retirement cabin plans(click for larger version of the image): Upper level: Main level: Retirement Cabin Pictures Retirement Cabin Plans Planning a Retirement Cabin More: Log HomesHome by: Suwannee River Log […]

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    Building Cost Per Square Foot | Why Cost Per Square Foot Doesn’t Mean What You Think

    Asking a reputable builder, “So how much per square foot does it cost to build a custom log home?” is like asking how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Sure, Mr. Owl did it in three but the right answer for both lollipops and the cost of […]

  12. Log Home Tours | Brought to you by Log Home Living | Log Home Design

    Gallery of Log Home Tours | Page 2 Enjoy exclusive images, log home floorplans and the stories behind these beautiful log homes: < Return to Page 1 View more log home tours on Page 3 > Into the Clouds With a view that seemingly goes on forever, a New Mexico home delivers an affordable option […]

  13. Handcrafted Log Homes | The Truth About Handcrafting a Log Home

    The Truth About Handcrafted Log Homes Learn some of the defining characteristics of handcrafted log homes by: Donna Peak | Log Home Design It would seem pretty simple: Milled logs are cut timbers run through a sawmill, and handcrafted means the logs are cut by hand…if only it were that easy to define. Here are […]

  14. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Golden Hinoki Falsecypress | Chamaecyparis obtusa

    Golden Hinoki Falsecypress Tree Household name: Golden Hinoki Falsecypress Scientific name: Chamaecyparis obtusa Our take: No two Hinoki cypress trees look the same, thanks to the deep green, fan-like foliage coming off the main trunk in a sporadic fashion. Learn: How to grow this plant Characteristics of the Golden Hinoki Falsecypress Uses and origin of […]

  15. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Blue Atlas Cedar | Cedrus atlantica

    Blue Atlas Cedar Tree Household name: Blue Atlas Cedar Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica Our take: The Blue Atlas cedar looks like a whimsical Dr. Seuss tree, with curved trunks and sparse offshoots. Learn: How to grow this plant Characteristics of the Blue Atlas Cedar Uses and origin of this plant   Boulevard cypress Golden Hinoki […]

  16. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Dwarf Japanese Black Pine | Pinus thunbergii

    Dwarf Japanese Black Pine Tree Household name: Dwarf Japanese Black Pine Scientific name: Pinus thunbergii Our take: Not your typical boring pine, the thick, long-needled branches of the tree (nicknamed the Thunderhead Black pine) look like bear arms reaching out for a big hug. Now that’s tree hugging at its best! Learn: How to grow […]

  17. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Boulevard Cypress Tree | Chamecyparis pisifera

    Boulevard Cypress Tree Household name: Boulevard cypress Scientific name: Chamaecyparis pisifera Our take: Boulevard cypress boasts clumps of soft, green-and-silver variegated foliage at the end of long, bare branches. Learn: How to grow this plant Characteristics of the Boulevard Cypress. Uses and origin of the plant     Boulevard cypress Golden Hinoki Falsecypress Blue Atlas […]

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    Learn About Being a Log Home Dealer: Chat with Dana Delano

    What Exactly is a Log Home Dealer? Chat with: Dana Delano of Ward Cedar Log Homes by: Sara Brown To deal or not to deal? If that’s the question, Dana Delano, has the answer. Read on to find out why you might want to consider becoming a log home dealer. What exactly is a log […]

  19. Planning a Log Home in Wisconsin | DIY Dreams | Log Home Living

  20. Wisconsin Log Home Plans | DIY Dreams | Plans from Golden Eagle Log Homes


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