Getting Started

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you ever do. It can also be one of the most daunting, to say the least! That’s why we’re here to help. By using our Getting Started form below, we hope to steer you in the right direction by offering suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.

Considering All Angles of an Open-Concept Plan

An open-concept plan is all the rage these days, but is it right for you?
By Stacy Durr Albert

When my husband and I started planning our log home a few years back, I was giddy at […]

Infinite Possibilities

With a blank slate in front of you, designing your own home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated.

How could a piece of white paper look so daunting? Unless you are a professional […]

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.
By Donna Peak

Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in […]

Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes

Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about the energy benefits of log homes.
By Rob Pickett

The log home industry has […]

Log Home Fixer Upper

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Delineating Space in an Open Floor Plan

While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you may need to do a lot of thinking about how to delineate each of the areas within open floor plans.
Photos courtesy of Kalaty Rug Corporation

In today’s open-plan homes, […]

The New Rustic Log Home

Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you have the perfect recipe for a beautifully rustic yet very modern log home… the new rustic log home!
By Donna […]

Help Your Log Home Builder Help You

If there’s one thing my 30 years as a log home builder has taught me it’s that the average log home buyer doesn’t always understand his or her role in the construction process. Nor do […]

What Log Home Dreams Are Made Of

Over the course of the next year, we’ll follow the Murphys, a family who had big log home dreams to own their own & are working to make it come true.

Each issue we’ll follow their […]

Scott McGillivray’s Log Home Tips

This popular HGTV and DIY Channel host has a strategy to help you get the log home you’ve been longing for. Read on for Scott McGillivray’s log home tips.

If you’ve been contemplating taking the log home […]