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A Mountain Log Home in New Hampshire

A mountain log home in New Hampshire with one-of-a-kind craftsmanship serves as a year-round mountain getaway for its Florida family.



Story by Stacy Durr Albert

Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes

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As you feast your eyes on this undeniably rustic retreat set in New England’s White Mountains, you’d never guess that its owners also have a sophisticated Tuscan-themed home in sunny Florida. After all, the two house styles — and their…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 25, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Art of Landscaping: How to Keep your Grass Greener on all Sides

Not only is it important for you to keep your grass green, but it's also important for you to ensure that you keep the methods that you use to tend to keeping your grass green as well. In today's environmentally-conscious society, the Green movement is on…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 22, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments

A Red Cedar Log Home in Colorado

Crafted from massive 300-year-old western red cedar, this Colorado log home is a true masterpiece.



Photography courtesy of Dürfeld Log & Timber

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Ric Dürfeld, owner of Dürfeld Log & Timber in British Columbia, Canada, isn’t just a log home craftsman, he’s an artist in wood. So when a prominent Colorado client approached him about building a vacation retreat for his family, he knew he was in for a very special, highly customized project,…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Family Log Home is a Canadian Retreat

A Canadian couple’s weekend retreat is a family log home built as a place to make memories now and in the future.



Story by Suzanna Logan

Photography by Joseph Hilliard and Larry Arnal

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In the early morning hours, when sunshine spreads over the dense, towering forest surrounding Peter and Debbie Snucins’ lakeside escape, a certain quietness prevails. Only the gentle lapping of the water breaks the silence. But it isn’t long before the bustle begins at…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Designing a Beautiful Log Home Dining Room

A log home dining space won’t necessarily improve your cooking, but it will make meals more satisfying. It’s as if wood whets appetites. So, log homes need a special spot for dining. Thanks to open layouts, many log homes lack separate dining rooms, preferring space near the kitchen or living room — or both — with a table able to seat a crowd.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 18, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

A Wisconsin Log Homestead

There isn’t a scrap of drywall to be found in this Wisconsin full-log homestead.



Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes

What happens when an all-American couple wants the quintessential American house? Nothing short of perfection. But like many things…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

What to Know Before Listing Your House for Sale

Selling a home or investment property can be a major undertaking, especially for owners who fail to prepare properly. From seller financing that can help to ensure a quicker sale to the assistance that only a professional realtor can offer, there are plenty of resources that may aid you in the process. Homeowners who know more about their options may be able to reduce the time their property spends on the market or ensure a more sizable return on their investment. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 14, 2016 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Home Rental Strategies for Quick Staging

Selling a home is (or at least should be) something that takes years to happen. Improvements and inspections have to take place and the…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on July 14, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Time Management Tricks to Get your Basement Finished Faster

Business owners and managers are not the only people that utilize time management tricks to complete projects on time and within budget. The following time management tricks can increase your chances of achieving your home basement remodel goals. Use these ideas to get a head start on any home improvement project and finish what you start a little faster.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 13, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Long Distance Log Home Love Affair

Not ones to let a little extra mileage stand in the way of what they want, a South Carolina couple finds their ideal log home provider in Northern Maine and build their long distance log home from all the way down the coast.

Courtesy of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

There’s a common misconception among log home enthusiasts that in order to have one of these wood…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 13, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Vacation Log Home in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire vacation log home retreat showcases the diversity of log home construction.

Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes

A quick glance at this rugged-yet-elegant home reveals its meticulous attention to detail, its artful mix of sophisticated touches and a very rustic flavor. Set on two pristine acres in the…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Making Your Cabin More than Just a Place to Stay

A cabin is supposed a home away from home, a sacred escape from the repetitiveness of everyday life. It is a symbol for relaxation and reconnection. However, you may find that it does not quite feel that way. For some reason, you are never quite as comfortable staying there as you are…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 11, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

A Washington State Log Home on a Blueberry Farm

A talented general contractor, and part-time blueberry farmer, builds a sweet Washington state log home.

Designing and building a custom log home is an exhilarating prospect — one many people dream about for years. The owners of this 5,300-square-foot home found their thrill on 40 acres of blueberry farmland near the Washington-Oregon border, and a new part-time farming…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 11, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

4 Transparent Signs Your Home Needs New Windows

Getting new windows isn't a lot of fun. It costs a lot of money to have them replaced, and it doesn't give you the good feeling that, say, remodeling a kitchen or adding a deck to your home does. However, windows are important component to your home, and new ones help boost…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 8, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

4 Summery Log Home Outdoor Spaces

In summer, log home outdoor spaces are an essential extension of your main living areas. Invest a little time and thought into them so that they really shine.



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Punctuated by a sunken hot tub, this home's outdoor living area is multifaceted — perfectly designed for dining, enjoying a juicy novel or relaxing with a warm soak and a cold drink.

Visit loghome.com for more inspiration for your…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on July 7, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments

4 Mainstays for any House in the Woods

From waste removal to storage space, there are quite a few challenges you might experience when attempting to build a home off of the grid. Those who fail to account for these issues often find themselves struggling with inflated costs during construction and major maintenance problems after…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 6, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Drain Dilemma: Do-it-Yourself Tips for a Clogged Drain

Regardless of whether clogs occur in your toilet, bathtub, or kitchen sink, clogged drains slow down more than just the dirty water, and can bring an entire day to a halt. Listed below are easy do-it-yourself tips to help you effectively unclog your current drain and prevent issues from cropping up in future.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 5, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

7 Add-ons that you Need for your Home

Upgrading your home can mean a lot of different things to different people, and it's easy to limit your options and ideas. But adding on to your home doesn't have to be boring--there are many different ways to let your personality shine through. Here are seven tips varying from…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 28, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

How to choose the best windows for your log home

Choosing windows for your log home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.



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Windows affect not only the look and feel of your home, but also its energy efficiency. Some log producers include a certain brand of window with their log package. Others leave the choice up to you. Either way, know what you’re getting:

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Added by Kristen Hopf on June 27, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

End-of-Spring Tips for Tuning Up Your Cabin

Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, many families are getting ready to spend some time at their summer cabins. Here is a look at some tips you can use to get your vacation home ready for the summer months in just a few simple steps.

 

A Look at the Outside

Before you inspect the interior of your cabin, you might want to take a look at the walls, windows, roof, and foundation for any obvious signs of damage. Issues such as broken shingles must be taken care of…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 24, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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