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Plan Your Log Home

Planning a log home or log cabin involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, geographic regions, choosing logs, and more.

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Your Financial Countdown | Log Home Financing Plan
It's your dream to build your own log home. But how will you afford it? Follow this timeline and 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Happy New Home!
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Design Inspiration | Designing with Structural Insulated Panels
You know them as structural insulated panels. We know them better as a building material with some serious design potential tha...
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Hot Tubs: Creating a Budget
Where to begin with creating a hot tub budget.
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The Big Save: How to Prioritize Spending in Your New Home
We show you how to save on your dream home by choosing smart materials and learning how to wave the budget wand with ease.
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The Big Save: How to Prioritize Spending in Your New Home
We show you how to save on your dream home by choosing smart materials and learning how to wave the budget wand with ease.
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Build Now, Pay Later: Build Your Dream Home Before Retirement
You don't want to wait 'til retirement to enjoy that log cabin in the mountains, but you can't comfortably carry two full mortg...
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Setting a Realistic Log Home Budget
It's the cardinal rule of building a custom home: Don't ignore your log home budget. One industry pro offers his tips for stayi...
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Best of Both Worlds: Answers to Your Questions about Hybrid Homes
Davis Frame Co. co-founder and president Jeff Davis answers questions often asked about building a hybrid home.
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Spend Big, Save Big: Smart Investments for Your Home
Reeling from sticker shock over what that heating system or dishwasher is going to cost? Despair not! Some things you'll invest...
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The Look for Less | Where To Splurge for Your Home
Get a posh interior without paying the price.
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Tips for Small Homes | Maximize Space in Your Log Home
How to create the perfect home under 2,500 square feet.
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Great Escapes | Log Home-Inspired Getaways
If you need inspiration while you're planning your home, or if you simply want an unforgettable rustic getaway this winter, don...
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Kitchens that Sizzle | 3 Kitchen Floor Plan Ideas
No matter what you crave in kitchen design, we have the recipe for success.
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Designing a Home in Snow Country
Bring on the fluffy white stuff. You're not worried, especially with these 10 tips for designing your log home in snow country.
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Design on a Dime: How to Afford Your Home This Year
With some clever budgeting, you can make your dream a reality this spring—even if you need to squeeze each dime till it hollers.
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Buying Land: What to Look For (and Avoid)
Every dream home—especially those in rural areas—begins with the property it sits on. Learn what to look for when buying land f...
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Make It Yours | How To Customize a Stock Floor Plan
If you think a top-to-bottom custom home is out of your financial reach, think again. We show you how to take a stock floor pla...
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Lofty Aspirations | Tips for Designing a Loft
A log home necessity, your loft is more than just a perch from which to appreciate the impressive view—it's also a blank canvas...

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