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October 2015 Blog Posts (14)

Your Old Home: 5 Signs you Need an Electrician

As a homeowner, you know there is always something around the house that is showing signs that it is going to need to be repaired soon. Some repairs may be simple enough to do on your own with a few tools and a little knowhow. However, when it comes to electricity, there…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2015 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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Added by Dee Dee Blizard on October 30, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

A Gathering Place

A Virginia home rolls out the welcome mat.



Photos courtesy of Appalachian Log Structures

Log homes aren’t just about the logs. There’s also how they’re featured in the home’s design. The owners of this three-story home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley blended D-shape white pine logs with elegant timber elements to create a second home where their whole family could gather for annual…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 30, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Log Home Makeover Magic

I remember the feelings of possibility and excitement when I first saw the great room at Colorado’s Windmill Meadow Ranch. I had been retained by its new owners, John and Susan Amis of Dallas, Texas, to assess the entire project and provide solutions to some specific design dilemmas.

The 3,000-plus-square-foot custom log home was approaching 30 years…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Building Green from the Ground Up

For some log home owners, living green is an important priority. The construction of a new home represents a significant opportunity to be kind to the environment and reduce your energy bills.

To build green, you’ll need to keep your eye on both the big picture and the details. Decisions you make will impact both the short term and the long…

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Added by Kelly Florence on October 27, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Floor Plan Fundamentals

Good design and modest amenities can lower the cost of a log home.



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A floor plan is the first step toward making your log home happen. It’s a two-dimensional picture that shows the relationships of rooms, their sizes and how they flow into each other. The best part about this very important phase of the design process is that it lends itself to frequent revisions without…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 27, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Rustic Living in a Wisconsin Log Home

A Wisconsin home proves that half-logs are better than none.



Photos by Scott Amundsonhaselhuhn-5071



Most people who choose half-log homes do so to modify the log look, usually with drywall. Not so for the owners of this home, located on 6.2 acres with 250 feet of lake frontage in northwestern Wisconsin. They wanted wood from floor to ceiling and in between. A support post for the…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

6 Drool-worthy Log Home Exteriors

From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the exteriors are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log home's story!

1. Rustic Living in a Wisconsin Log Home

Most people who choose half-log homes do so to modify the log look,…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

7 Log & Timber Bedrooms of Your Dreams

From Wisconsin to Washington to North Carolina, these log & timber home bedrooms span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the bedrooms are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log/timber home’s story!

1. Lakeside Living. A Wisconsin half-log home delivers full-log…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cozy to the Max

15 steps to get the most from a small home.

The original article was posted on loghome.com and can be found here.

Small log homes remain popular for two reasons: They’re affordable and provide close-quarter comfort. Squeezing everything into a cozy design can be challenging, however. When planning your small home, it helps to have a couple of tricks up your…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to make the most of a small space

With the current state of the property market many people are having to live in or move to smaller houses/apartments than they would like - particularly new home owners.

So here are some tips on how to use your furniture and decorations to make the most of smaller spaces, without them looking overcrowded or cluttered.…

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Added by Heather Roberts on October 20, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Where is my recent blog post?

I am a brand new member of the Log Home Neighborhood.

I posted a message recently about the following problem: what to to about log ends that are in very bad condition. This was only the second blog post I have made.  I see the first blog post I made but not this second one.  

I can't find any evidence of this blog post. What happened to it?  Can anyone out there tell me whether or not they recall receiving a message from me about what to do about log ends that are in bad…

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Added by Philip Boeshaar on October 13, 2015 at 8:27pm — No Comments

The right way for scrubbing and carpet cleaning

There is no doubt - if you begin scrubbing throughout the entire stain - you can spread out the dirt all over the carpet or over a larger area. Avoid making a bigger mess by the following advices and ideas for spot cleaning carpets and rugs.

Locate every stain onto the carpets before beginning with the house cleaning. A thorough inspection might be needed. Start the inspection by…

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Added by Heather Roberts on October 13, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Reorganizing Your Remodel: How to Cut Down on Construction Time

A home remodeling project can get out of hand before it even gets started if you aren’t careful about your planning process. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of tools and bottomless bills and receipts. Luckily there are a few ways you can organize your remodeling projects so you can cut back on the time it takes to complete the job.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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