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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #25, Finishing the Roof and Building Porches

    Our bloggers finally get their home under roof, while some simultaneous building process tweaks are made to minimize injury on the work site.

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    Finishing Touch | Cabin Cupboards

    Instead of choosing a bland stock variety, give your kitchen some flair with one of these creative cabinet styles.

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    Wise Beyond Its Years: Aging-in-Place Design

    Create a home that will live comfortably now and decades into the future with aging-in-place design.

  4. A winding stone path leading to the Palumbos’ home is reminiscent of a fairytale cottage setting. Copper gas lanterns provide golden light and a touch of nostalgia. The exterior logs are finished in a molasses brown hue.

    Peace of Mind: A Tranquil North Carolina Cabin

    This woodsy North Carolina cabin is all about tranquility and easy living for all who stay here.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #24, And Now the Roof Pt. 2

    Our bloggers breathe a sign of relief as their log home finally becomes completely under roof, providing better protection against the elements as further construction takes place.

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    [VIDEO] Country’s Best Cabins: Editor’s Notes Floor Plans Issue 2011

    Hi, I am Whitney Richardson with Country’s Best Cabins. You’ve caught me in my office here finishing up the last of our Floor Plans issue, which we put out each year. Not only do we include some great design tips on key areas of the home, like the kitchen and the bathroom, we also look […]

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    Country’s Best Cabins Visits “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

    Country’s Best Cabins visits the set of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to check out one of the projects underway for the upcoming season.

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    The Modern Cabin: Classic Materials, New Approach

    Not that long ago, "customizing a cabin" meant choosing between two different species for your logs and settling on a corner profile. Today’s cabin consumers have a considerably wider variety of options that have expanded the definition of "cabin" to anything from a traditional cozy log structure to a contemporary abode of glass and steel. Take a look at these ways to think outside the box when designing yours.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #23, And Now the Roof

    Diligent works ensure the structural integrity of the sheathing overhead.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #22, Stacking the Logs Pt. 3

    Our bloggers watch as provisions for the second-floor log walls are put into place.

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    A Home for Everyone | Universal Design

    Because universal design takes into account a range of lifestyles and physical characteristics, it’s perfect for the lifetime of your home — and includes everyone, young and old.

  12. When selecting a floor plan, Lou and Daniele Covotsos wanted to make sure the home looked nice from both the front and back. "We saw a million different plans," says Daniele. "I liked the Waterford a lot, and [when] I found out it could be adapted and expanded upon, then we just really liked it."

    Accessible Elegance: A Wisconsin Handicap Accessible Cabin

    A Chicago couple designed their retirement cabin in the Wisconsin woods with accessibility in mind.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #21, Stacking the Logs Pt. 2

    Our bloggers are fascinated by the window and door jamb systems utilized in log-home construction.

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    A Guide to Going Green

    When it comes to energy-efficient building, there is a lot to keep track of. We explain the different green-building programs so you know how to make the right choices for your dream cabin.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #20, Stacking the Logs – Finally!

    Our bloggers’ log-home project begins to take shape as each course of logs is meticulously laid.

  16. Visitors immediately feel as if they’ve stepped back in time when they walk up to the Hincheys’ front door, thanks to traditional-style chinking and a classic Adirondack chair made by local craftsman John Brake. A weathered log makes a perfect side table for morning coffee.

    The Waiting Game: Montana Lakeside Cabin

    After years of waiting for the perfect property, a Montana couple is finally able to enjoy the lakefront cabin they always wanted.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #19, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 5

    Weather-related construction delays threaten to significantly stall our bloggers’ project, but savvy planning and a little luck help get things off the ground.

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    3 Steps to Keep Your Cabin Healthy

    Three simple ways to make sure your cabin stays in tip-top shape.

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    Get Into Your Log Cabin — Fast!

    Pro pointers to help you save money and get into your dream home ASAP.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #18, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 4

    As the basic building installation continues on their home, our bloggers find themselves more acquainted with their inspector than they ever wanted to be.

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