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September 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Finding Design Ideas

Houses, log or otherwise, have to be designed before they can be built. Design can be purposeful or inspired. Purposeful design is practical. It may seek to improve livability or control construction costs. Inspired design is fanciful. Its aim is distinction. The best log homes blend these design facets.

 

But where do design ideas come from? Houses are almost never imagined in a vacuum. Other houses or a particular setting often influence their look. People seeking design…

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Added by Roland Sweet on September 29, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Design a Classic Kitchen for your Dream Log Home

With all of the cooking shows on TV and the inspiration and creativity they inspire it's a wonder anyone eats out anymore. However if you've been to a restaurant lately, you may wonder who is cooking at home! I think the shows are just making us food snobs so we can intelligently criticize the meals that are served to us and either praise the chef or have him…

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Added by Donald Parsons on September 27, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

It's Show Time

That sudden nip in the air is a harbinger of autumn and the start of another log-home show season. The Log & Timber Home Show kicks off its 17th year next weekend with a twin bill: a three-day event in Asheville, North Carolina, and a two-day one in Dallas. Other Log & Timber Home Shows are scheduled for Denver (September 28-30), Chantilly, Virginia, (October 26-28) and Chicago (November 9-11). To find out more and register,…

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Added by Roland Sweet on September 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ready for Fall

I’m a sweater-weather kind of gal. Once the Labor Day weekend is over, I’m itching for the temperatures to start dropping and the leaves to start changing colors. I’m ready for trips to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and cinnamon-spiced drinks and breads.

Fall also is a crucial time for home maintenance. From cleaning gutters to raking leaves, there are plenty of honey-do chores to take care of each weekend. Log homes and cabins have a few additional tasks associated with them –…

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Added by Whitney Richardson on September 8, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

When interior logs are cut short

After so many years of planning to build our log home, we found a nearly perfect one for us in the same vicinity as our property. The house needs a bit of work. There are 4 gorgeous logs inside on the main level. Apparently they were cut about 8-10 inches too short and don't quite reach floor to ceiling. The builder filled in the gaps with these ugly wood boxes. Instead of us replacing these logs for several thousands of dollars, I'd love to know if anyone has any ideas as to what could be used… Continue

Added by Lori on September 4, 2012 at 12:02am — 6 Comments

Optimism At Last

Here’s some encouraging news for log-home buyers. Home prices rose for the second straight month in major metro areas, even hard-hit cities like Detroit and Atlanta. If the main snag in your plan to buy a log home is getting a decent price for the home you’re in now so you can sell it and move, you stand a better chance of improving your equity. Equity is what many people intend applying to the purchase of their log home.…

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Added by Roland Sweet on September 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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