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Bonus! 50 Ways to Love & Protect Your New Home

Weekend warriors, do-it-yourselfers and everyone in betweenâ€â€?use this handy pull-out guide to help maintain your castle.

Down by the River
The fabled Blackfoot River. Feisty trout. Rolling Montana landscape. Log home owner Jerry O’Connell has it allâ€â€?including a gorgeous new addition.

Amazing Transformation
A Minnesota womanâ€â€?who adopted 13 childrenâ€â€?transforms her lakeside retreat into one amazing home.

Designer Challenge: Smooth Remodels
Don’t be a prisoner to dust and chaos! Use these 15 strategies for managing log home makeovers.

Come Together
A Connecticut family shows how putting a little sweat equity into your home pays off.

Out of the Ashes
After losing their home to fire, a Kansas couple rebuilds and taps into a rich American heritage.

Buying an Existing Log Home
You spotted the for-sale sign and romanticized the possibilities, but before you sign the dotted line, check out these 10 tips.

Improving on Perfection

Learn how a couple added modest space to their log home in the Blue Ridge Mountainsâ€â€?on a budget.

7 Secrets of Successful Construction
From smart budgeting to dealing with contractors, we pass along the secrets of building your log home dream.

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Editor’s Note


Brass Tacks
Take these important steps to identify and repair damaged decks.

Home Style: Dream Kitchens
10 ways to add a little spiceâ€â€?and usefulnessâ€â€?to one of the most important rooms in the house.

Outfitting your home, featuring exotic Peruvian vases, waterfall sinks and beds with pop-up TVs.

In the Garden
Find out how to create colorful and low-maintenance landscaping in dry climates.

Heating your homeâ€â€?our pros discuss the best options available, including cast-iron radiators and radiant heat.


Where to find log home manufacturers, products and more.

This isn’t your grandmother’s quilt: Julie Hirota turns tradition into art.

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