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Planning a Log Home

Building a log home requires a lot of pre-planning, from research to budgeting. Make sure you’re financially prepared for the building process, as well as knowledgeable on what goes into log cabin construction.

  1. Planning a Florida Log Home | Sunshine State of Mind | Log Home Design

    Sunshine State of Mind: Take a seat on the front porch of Kelly and Alida Fore’s Osteen, Florida, log home and you’re instantly greeted by the sound of wild turkeys, while white-tailed deer graze in the distance. The setting is so pastoral, it’s hard to believe that the frenzied world of Disney theme parks is […]

  2. Florida Log Home Plans | Suwannee River Log Homes

    Log Home Design | by: Barbara Jacksier | photography: Joe Hilliard Sunshine State of Mind | Suwannee River Log Homes A couple creates their own version of home on the range—a log cabin built on a cattle ranch in central Florida. Home Details:Square footage: 2,321Log Provider: Suwannee River Log Homes Free log home plans (click […]

  3. Customizing a Stock Home Plan | From Standard Floor Plan to Cozy Chalet

    From Stock Plan to Cozy Chalet: Turning a standard Katahdin log home plan into a unique, cozy chalet by: AC Davenport | Log Home Design #2: The Cozy Chalet | McHenry, Maryland Why They Chose the Plan: Katahdin dealer Brian Shreve is a big fan of the Overlook plan. “I had built this plan for […]

  4. Customizing a Stock Floor Plan | From Standard Home Plan to Unique Lakehouse

    From Stock Plan to Custom Lakehouse: Turning a standard Katahdin log home plan into a unique, customized lakeside retreat by: AC Davenport | Log Home Design #1: The Flexible Escape | Lake Lure, North Carolina Why They Chose the Plan: “The couple wanted a flexible living area and a great view,” says Bill Seymour of […]

  5. Customizing a Stock Log Home Plan | Creating a Custom Log Home Plan

    Hand six chefs the same recipe and they’re bound to come up with six very different dishes. After all, each cook is sure to tweak the formula a bit to give it a personal flair. The same principle applies to home design — a group of homeowners may start with the identical floor plan, but […]

  6. Constructing a Log Home Guesthouse | Log Home Diary Entry #3 | Hearthstone Inc.

    by: Log Home Design | diary by: Kent Merrill Task at hand: Building and construction of our new log guesthouseTimeframe: August 2006-April 2007 Log Home Diary Entry # 3With our floor plan in place, we couldn’t wait to start building our log guesthouse. We intentionally sited the cabin in front of the woods on our […]

  7. Photos of Washington Island, Wisconsin | Log Home Living’s Great Places to Build a Log Home

    Photos of Washington Island, Wisconsin "Fair Isle" | Great Places | Log Home Living by: Clare Martin | Log Home Living It may be small in size, but Wisconsin’s Washington Island is big on community and charm.   A ride on the Cherry Train (pulled behind the red pickup of longtime island resident Ed Livingston) […]

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    Great Places | Fair Isle | Washington Island, Wisconsin

    Great Places | Washington Island, WI It may be small in size, but Wisconsin’s Washington Island is big on community and charm. by: Clare Martin | Log Home Living Fair Isle | Washington Island, WI: Life on an island always seems to move at a different tempo. Whether set apart from the mainland by thousands […]

  9. Sunset at Lake Anna, VA | Photo: Kate Elim

    Great Places: Rural Waters in Lake Anna, Virginia

    Lake Anna’s waters may run hot and cold, but when it comes to getting away from it all, they’re just right.

  10. Runner-Up: Best Log Home Staircase Design | Town and Country Cedar Homes

    "Northville Lodge" | Town and Country Cedar Homes Editors’ Commentary:This home’s winding staircase is both breathtaking and reminiscent of a fairy tale, complete with a happy ending. The Highlights:- The elegant, stained wood and the styled metal railing make the staircase a stunning focal point in the front foyer. – Beautiful and practical, a carpet […]

  11. Runner-Up: Best Log Home Window Design | Town & Country Cedar Homes

    "Lakeport Lodge" | Town and Country Cedar Homes Editors’ Commentary:This window design embraces natural light, bringing the wonders of the outdoors right into the home. The Highlights:- From the recreational room to the dining room, windows are the most prevalent feature of this floorplan, whether they’re used as a design element or solely to allow […]

  12. Runner-Up: Most Creative Bathroom Design | Rocky Mountain Log Homes

    "Levenson" | Rocky Mountain Log Homes Editors’ Commentary:This master bathroom is a dream come true. Elegantly styled with a beautiful chandelier, and granite countertops, this bathroom also appeases those who love function. The Highlights:- The lighting in this bathroom is incredible. From the chandelier, to the lamps on either side of the two mirrors, this […]

  13. Runner-Up: Most Creative Master Suite | Log Homes Canada

    "Feels Like Home" | Log Homes Canada Editors’ Commentary:We all could use a little more space in our bedrooms, whether it’s storage, walking or wall space. Well, with a combined 620 square feet between the bedroom and bathroom, this master suite accounts for everything and then some. The Highlights:- Spacious and practical, this bedroom allows […]

  14. Runner-Up: Best Outdoor Space Design | Appalachian Log Structures

    "Custom Cochran Home" | Appalachian Log Structures Editors’ Commentary:With elements of both indoors and the outdoors, this deck is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Not only is it covered, but it allows for ample seating and appreciation of the scenery. The Highlights:- This deck includes a wonderful stone fireplace that will […]

  15. Runner-Up: Most Creative Kitchen Design | Log Homes Canada

    "Loyalty" | Log Homes Canada Editors’ Commentary:With this spacious kitchen situated at the center of the home next to the great room, the cook is always included in gatherings. The Highlights:- Because it’s in the middle of the floorplan, the kitchen lends itself to a central meeting area. With the master bedroom on one side […]

  16. Runner-Up: Best Multi-Level Log Home Plan | Barna Log Homes

    "Sierra" | Barna Log Homes Editors’ Commentary:This spacious design includes the best of all worlds: a great room that spans two levels, living areas on the first and second floors, and more than enough storage space and options for enjoying the outdoors The Highlights:- Two-story floor-to-ceiling windows open up the entry way into this house […]

  17. Runner-Up: Best Single-Level Log Home Plan | PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

    "Wood River" | PrecisionCraft Log Homes Editors’ Commentary:Simple and stunning, this home uses space in a way that’s both stylish and convenient. The Highlights:- This home’s covered front porch stands out with its floor-to-ceiling windows and front columns. This stunning entry leads to another outdoor porch on the left of the house and an entryway […]

  18. Runner-Up: Best Log Home Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet | Suwannee River Log Homes

    "King Ranch" | Suwannee River Log Homes Editors’ Commentary:Not only is this beautiful sprawling home fit for a king, but it will accommodate all of the king’s family as well. Complete with four bedrooms and a few extra hobby and game rooms, this home masterfully combines elements of function with style. The Highlights:- Guests are […]

  19. Runner-Up: Best Log Home Plan Under 2,500 Square Feet | Pioneer Log Systems

    Runner-Up: Best Log Home Plan Under 2,500 Sq. Feet: Pioneer Log Systems Inc. | "Bates" | Log Home Design Awards 2nd Annual Log Home Design Awards | Log Home Design "Bates" | Pioneer Log Systems Editors’ Commentary: The saying remains true: less is more. Just glance at this plan, and you’ll see why the features […]

  20. Most Creative Log Staircase: Sunset Harbor | Strongwood Log Homes

    "Sunset Harbor" | Strongwood Log Homes Editors’ Commentary:Stairs can be much more than just a way to get from Point A to Point B—This one’s a destination in itself. The Highlights:- Water features might be common in backyard ponds, but in a foyer? We can’t think of a better focal point than this amazing, two-level […]


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