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  1. What We’ve Learned

    In the June issue of Log Home Living, new log-home owners gave us the lowdown on their building experiences. They also commented on how they’ve grown accustomed to their new homes—now learn more about how they got there. And don’t forget to check out their floorplans. Families featured in the story: Tom and Shirley Bruce, […]

  2. Wood Treatment Options | How To: Treat Your Home’s Logs

    There’s a myth floating around that log homes are somehow challenging to maintain and therefore consume hours upon hours of our time and even elbow grease. This is nonsense—and a notion that’s probably perpetuated by someone selling condos or stick-built homes. The bottom line is that log homes require the same amount of time and […]

  3. Design Challenge

    Managing Editor Rachel Machacek, Log Home Living’s design guru, shares her ideas for making the most of your space. Editor’s Product Picks These three office products will take your Home Management Center from functional to fabulous. Pinboard Tiles Stone-colored linen modular tiles can streamline even the least-organized filing system of tacked-up notes and numbers. Mount […]

  4. Clare’s Wares

    Associate Editor Clare Martin, Log Home Living’s resident decor diva, gives you the skinny on some great deals she discovered this month. Hung Up The problem: blank walls. The solution? Art is usually the go-to, but I prefer these out-of-the-ordinary decorative items instead. Bonus: They’ll cost you a whole lot less than that original Picasso. […]

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    Hot Tubs: Creating a Budget

    Where to begin with creating a hot tub budget.

  6. You Dream, We Design

    Lakeside Living and a Smart Plan Designer Dave Joiner from Barna Log Home ( shares his insights on creating the perfect house for Mike and Tracy Amos of Charlotte, North Carolina. Here’s what the couple wanted: Desired square footage: 2,500, vacation home that will eventually become a primary residence. Location of new home: Alongside Lake […]

  7. Design on a Dime: Cheap Online Floor Plan Tools

    We’re putting the design tools right at your fingertips. Click on the links below to check out some of our favorite programs for creating floorplans on the cheap. For just $3 a month (with an annual membership), Plan3D gives you full access to its user-friendly, drag-and-drop online design program. Create 3D […]

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    Home of the Month

    A naturalistic log design that seems to have been in its environment all along

  9. The Big Save: How to Prioritize Spending in Your New Home

    When you’re planning your dream log home, the dreaded word "compromise" doesn’t produce satisfaction. Ten years ago, any discussion of cost cutting meant your home simply wasn’t going to look as nice as you envisioned. Those days are over. With the latest crop of building materials and supplies available, you can create a style that […]

  10. No-Sweat Landscaping

    Most people agree: the key to achieving curb appeal is a thoughtfully designed, well-maintained landscape. And though they may like the idea of manicured gardens with colorful blooms and stately shrubs with nary a weed in sight, most folks don’t have the time to stain their thumbs any shade brighter than a pale greenish-yellow. While […]

  11. Give Me Space

    Storage Solutions – Give Me Space Storage is key in any home. Our building pro outlines 6 tips to create space for everything from hiking gear to lawn equipment. by: editorial staff 1. What are the top three mistakes people make when it comes to storage areas? Remember that your log home needs more […]

  12. Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    When it comes to decorating, guys and gals don’t always see eye to eye. Simply put, women tend to be all about form, while men go for function. With such different perspectives, it may seem impossible to create spaces that appeal to both sexes. But there’s a way to find a happy medium. Our guide […]

  13. Holy Home Gym

    Treadmills are expensive clothes hangers. So use these expert tips to plan your space where you can sweat to the oldies, strike a tree pose and super set to your heart’s content (literally).

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    Baths with Splash

    6 ways you can indulge in a spa-like space without leaving the comfort of home

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    New Traditions

    A Vermont escape offers the classic combination of comfort and fun in snow country.

  16. Maintain It – Tight Seal

    Spend a night in a log home and you know: It’s one snug piece of architecture. Indeed, sealants—applied between log courses and around openings such as windows and doors—are your protection against four seasons of weather. Sealants vary in their ease of application, cost, durability and aesthetic appeal. Log home producers typically recommend one or […]

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    Builder or General Contractor? It’s YOUR Choice

    Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.

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    Montana Spirit

    Filled with cultural symbolism and iconography from around the world, this log home getaway itself becomes an icon of natural and lasting beauty.

  19. Long-Distance Building

    Long Distance Home Building Guide | Tips for Building Remotely

    You’ve always wanted to build your own log home. And now, you’ve finally bought the perfect piece of land to put it on. Trouble is, your dream lot is in the shadow of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and you’re living in the marshes of Florida. How do you make it work? Before you dive in, take […]

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    Jack Hanna’s Log Cabin House | Animal Kingdom | Log Home Living

    Log Home Living | by:Jessica Bizik | photography: Heidi Long World-famous zoologist (and late-night talk-show favorite) Jack Hanna shares the log home lifestyle in this classic Montana guest house… Jack Hanna's Cabin Pictures Jack Hanna's House Plans Planning Jack Hanna's House More: Log Homes

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