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Log Home Design Options

From interior and exterior design tips, to profile and corner style examples, here you’ll find inspiration for making your dream home look just how you envisioned it.


7 Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Hearth

As the thermostat drops, nothing can replace the permeating warmth of sitting hearth side in your custom wood home — and who says you can’t bring that same comfort outside? For instant ideas and inspiration […]

5 Porches with Views You Won’t Believe

One of life’s greatest pleasures is relaxing outside on the porch in the warm morning light or a cool summer evening, enjoying views of the mountains, lake or rolling hills. Click on each photo below […]

6 Inspirational Log Home Kitchens

Who’s hungry? Here’s a taste of some beautiful log home kitchens — click the images below for a tour of the rest of each house!

1. In this Montana log home, trusses and massive posts provide […]

Life in a Log Home Sunroom

There’s something endearing and timeless about a room wrapped in glass, whether you call it a sunroom, a three-season room or a four-season room. The biggest function for sunrooms is to be able to see […]

6 Drool-Worthy Log Home Exteriors

From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the exteriors are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors […]

The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan

Consider all the implication of free-flowing plans.
By Mercedes Hayes

Open floor plans are all the rage in real estate these days, from old houses to new log homes. Even center-hall Colonials have made an attempt to […]

A Dream Log Home in Ohio

A couple’s hard work pays off in the home of their dreams.
Story by Roland Sweet
Photos courtesy of Coshocton Crest Lodge

Few people build their own log home these days, but some relish fixing up old ones. […]

5 Retreats That Couldn’t Get More Remote





More Than Logs

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Building on a Slope

Mountainsides, cliffs and slopes offer appealing views for log homes, but they also represent structural challenges and added construction costs. If you’re considering a cliffhanger, here’s how to take advantage of your site.

Reverse your layout. […]