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The Family Brand
In the true spirit of the Old West, a Wyoming couple brings together family and friends to build a special log home.

Great Expectations
15 tips to make your great room even greater

Crowning Glory
For a fireplace mantel to make its full impact, it’s got to be the right size, shape and style for your room.

Naturally Nestled
A New England family sets out to make their mountain home part of the Vermont landscape.

Photo Finish

Good times, pretty scenes, family and fun are all evident in these winning pictures from our 20th Anniversary Photo Contest.

Living on Mountain Time
One high-energy California family finds Colorado’s slower pace refreshing.

Extra Dry?
Protect your investment and your health by taking control of your home’s humidity.

Mina’s Haven
Nestled in the Vermont countryside is a getaway that’s just what the doctor ordered.

Raising the Standard
A well-designed window wall can brighten your home and bring the beauty of the outdoors in.

High on a Hilltop
After years of moving from house to house, a Wisconsin couple finally finds the perfect place to call home.

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Editor’s Note


How to get glossy sheen on your hearth

Brass Tacks
Six steps to gathering bids that ensure that you get your home built right, and at a price you can afford

Home Style
Decorate your home with light


In the Garden
Blooming plants make wonderful gifts. Here are four top choices and how to care for each one.

Find the right gas log system to warm your home and lower your heating bills.




A Minnesota company creates snowshoe-style furnishings.

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