Planning Help Online | Furniture Placement

Make your furniture planning a breeze with these programs that will simulate your room's design-no heavy lifting required.

Planning Help Online| Finishing Materials for Your Home

Want to know what your home’s finishing materials (countertops, windows, cabinets, floors) will look like before you plunk down your hard-earned cash? Check out these online visualization tools.

From the Ground Up | Log Home Building Lessons

Winners of Log Home Living's design contest reveal what they learned while building their home.

A Brilliant Plan | A Log Home in Small-Town Colorado

In life, knowing what you want is half the battle. So for this decisive Florida couple, designing their log getaway was a no-brainer.

Where the Snow Flies | Designing a Home in Snow Country

Bring on the fluffy white stuff. You're not worried, especially with these 10 tips for designing your log home in snow country.

Live & Learn | Avoid These Homeowners’ Building Mistakes

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20-20—particularly when it comes to home design. So we asked new home owners to share their insight about what they did right and what they'd change now that they're living in their log masterpieces.

Plan in the Making | 7 Steps to Plan Your Log Home

The best-laid log home plans are those that follow these 7 steps.

Mastering Your Plan | Log Home Planning Tips

Our design expert helps you with the essentials of planning your new home—one big decision at a time.

The Definition of Home | Customized Home on a Budget

A customized log home provides plenty of space (not to mention fun) for one budget-conscious Wisconsin family.

Do Over | What Log Home Owners Would Change

You've seen their homes in our magazine—and, yes, the places are perfect. But what would these home owners do differently if given the chance? You'll learn a lot from their answers.