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    Stylish Kitchens

    A sense of cohesion assures both sensory pleasure and functionality.

  2. Log-Home Deck

    7 Expert Tips for a Perfect Deck

    From conception to construction, build a fantastic deck that’s functional, too.

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    Tips for Open Layouts

    Missteps to avoid when laying out interior spaces.

  4. Mark and Dotty Helsel wanted handcrafted logs from the West but couldn't afford the shipping. They found just what they were looking for 30 minutes away, where Hurricane Ivan had toppled enough trees to provide their logs.

    An Ill Wind Blows Much Good: A Handcrafted Pennsylvania Log Home

    Hurricane Ivan delivers the logs for a handcrafted Pennsylvania home.

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    Affordable Dreams

    Don’t let money keep you from building your log home.

  6. The home sits on 57 acres and offers a perfect view of the passing trains that wrap around the property.

    From the Appalachians to the Rockies: A Colorado Log Home

    Eastern-style square logs find a home in the round-log West.

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    Magnum Opus: A Rustic Log Home in New York

    Teamwork crafts a rustic retreat that pushes logs to new limits.

  8. Large-diameter logs support the front porch. Lantern-style lights flank aluminum-clad patio doors. Rustic pine rockers afford comfort while viewing the surrounding mountains.

    Altitude Adjustment: A Handcrafted Log Home in Colorado

    A Florida family answers the call of the Colorado Rockies.

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    Dream Deferred: An Appalachian-Style Log Home in Washington State

    A Washington family waited to find the right community for their log home and new lives.

  10. A stone wall protects the hot tub, situated below the master bedroom.

    Transforming Tradition: An Alpine Log Home in Minnesota

    A Minnesota couple uses log accents to replace a family cabin with a North Woods lodge.

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    For Love of Logs: A Rustic Log Home in Michigan

    A Michigan couple favored log siding — until they got a look at real logs.

  12. By doing the landscaping themselves, the Wammocks kept the lot natural and took advantage of stone outcroppings to shape garden beds. They even made a split-rail fence.

    Room and a View: A North Carolina Log Home

    A North Carolina log home captures the grandeur of its highlands setting.

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    June Cover Log Home: A Quebec Cabin

    We used the pool view of this log home on a cover of the June issue of Log Home Living.

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    Adding On

    Additions are a great way to get more living out of your home. Here’s how.

  15. Multicolored flagstone forms the walk leading to the entry, along with shredded bark, pea-sized gravel and rugged rocks lining the man-made creek.

    Logs Make the Difference: A Waterfront Retreat in Wisconsin

    A Wisconsin lakeside home is the owners’ dream come true.

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    Modern Conveniences Built into Custom Refrigerators

    Check out these hot features for your ice box.

  17. The Knaffs could have used wall logs as small as 8-inches, but say they chose 12-inch ones "for stability." The home's windows are Jeld-Wen Premium.

    If at First You Don’t Succeed: A Smoky Mountain log home

    A practical approach helps a North Carolina couple’s dream come true.

  18. Set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this handcrafted structure by Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia is the permanent residence for Brian and Karen Wray. As a whimsical touch, Pioneer carved bear paws into the posts supporting the front porch. The home is Green certified due to features such crushed rock around the perimeter of the house, which allows the snow pack to drain back into the aquifer. The owners added a metal grate in the Brazilian Ipe hardwood step leading to the front door so snow would fall through and not create a hazard for their guest.

    Home at Last: Sweat equity pays dividends for a patient Colorado couple

    Brian and Karen Wray's log home won a slew of awards and is certified energy efficient, but it almost didn't happen.

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    Hearth to Hearth

    Hot tips for designing a fabulous (and efficient) fireplace

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    Home Away from Home: A Weekend Home in Western Virginia

    A woodsy setting creates the perfect backdrop for the ideal getaway.

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