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Six Steps to a Better Log Home Kitchen

These 6 tips could be your recipe for success.



By Roland Sweet

People planning their log home’s interior layout often worry that the undertaking will involve greater challenges than for regular houses. It won’t. Log homes have the same rooms regular houses do, and you live in them the same way. You may desire a dream kitchen as part of your dream…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 15, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

coventry log homes

Hi everyone...new to the site. Need help i want to build a covenrty log home. The clearwater model. Is there anyone that lives in 1, has built 1, or has imported 1 to ontario. I could use any  tips please . Thankyou all .

Added by paul marks on April 14, 2016 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Updating a Classic Log Cabin

A sharply pitched roof and a prow front allow for a living room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and large glass windows in this updated classic log cabin.

Spacious outdoor living areas, including a gazebo, deck and porch lure the homeowners outside to enjoy…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 13, 2016 at 9:37am — No Comments

7 Timber & Log Home Bedrooms of Your Dreams

From Wisconsin to Washington to North Carolina, these timber & log 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 April 11, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

Log Home Fix-Its: DIY or Hire A Pro?

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All homes suffer damage of one kind or another--but when it happens, do you DIY or hire a pro? Some repairs you can do yourself. Others will need an expert.

Accidental Damage



You may accidentally mar the surface of your wall. Many homeowners decide it’s just a “character feature” and let it be. If you decide to fix it, you have several options.

For a small indentation or impression, try swelling it out…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 8, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Brand New Timber Block Model Released Today!



#TIMBERBLOCK2016 REVEAL #6: INTRODUCING THE STOCKHOLM 2
Timber Block Engineered Wood Homes is pleased to present a brand new model, released just this morning, as part of our …
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Added by Timber Block on April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Five Investments to Think About for Your Next Home Renovation

As you stroll around your home, you might take mental notes of what needs to be replaced or repaired. If you’re thinking of starting a new home renovation project here are some ideas to get you started, some of which can even help make a profit and add value to your home. If you have several home remodeling ideas, this list can help you prioritize your list of home improvement projects. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 6, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Installing Cabinetry on Log Walls

Wondering how to attach cabinetry on log walls? We’ve got the answers.

log home kitchen cabinets Log walls aren’t always uniform, so many builders will flatten parts of the logs before installing cabinetry on them. By doing this, you’ll create a smooth surface to attach the cabinets without sacrificing the round-log look.

Depending on the type of log system you choose, hanging cabinetry may be no…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 6, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

8 Steps to a Quickly-Built Log Home

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We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it's not surprising that some consumers want the same thing when it comes to building a log home. Rather than endure a long planning process and construction schedule, many folks want to fast track their project and move into a… Continue

Added by Kristen Hopf on April 5, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

8 Steps to a Quickly-Built Log Home

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We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it's not surprising that some consumers want the same thing when it comes to building a log home. Rather than endure a long planning process and construction schedule, many folks want to fast track their project and move into a… Continue

Added by Kristen Hopf on April 5, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

8 Steps to a Quickly-Built Log Home

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We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it's not surprising that some consumers want the same thing when it comes to building a log home. Rather than endure a long planning process and construction schedule, many folks want to fast track their project and move into a… Continue

Added by Kristen Hopf on April 5, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

8 Steps to a Quickly-Built Log Home





We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it's not surprising that some consumers want the same thing when it comes to building a log home. Rather than endure a long planning process and construction schedule, many folks want to fast track their…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 5, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Designs to Make your Backyard Stand Out

Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to spend more time outside. However, your yard is probably a mess from the cold, harsh winter that it just went through. It may take some work to get your yard back in order, but this is also as good of time as any to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 4, 2016 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Log Home Renovation: Updating an Oregon Ski Lodge

A family in Government Camp, Oregon embarks upon a log home renovation project to transform and update a mountain ski lodge to fit their active Northwest lifestyle.

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At first glance, these Vancouver, Washington, homeowners believed that the fully furnished log home they purchased from its previous owners in Government Camp, Oregon, would be perfect for their…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why Your Water Pressure is Slipping and How to fix it Quick

Low water pressure is a frustrating problem that impacts the quality of your showers and the ability to use more than one water fixture in your home simultaneously. If you have low water pressure, it could be a sign of a possible water leak somewhere within your plumbing system. At the first sign of low water pressure, take action and fix it to prevent future expensive plumbing problems. Here are some common causes and quick fixes to make your house a little more comfortable.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 1, 2016 at 6:20pm — No Comments

How to Protect Your Log Walls

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This post was originally published on loghome.com!

Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look for while inspecting your log walls.

Open cracks…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 30, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

How to Protect Your Log Walls

Wooden wall of the old log house

This post was originally published on loghome.com!

Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look for while inspecting your log walls.

Open cracks…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 30, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Log Home Living's 10 Favorite Small Log Cabins

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Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008 / California Log Cabin / Russ McConnell photo



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Details:

Square footage: 1,300

Location: Pine Mountain Club, California

Wood species: Western red cedar

Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 28, 2016 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Expressing Your Personal Style Through Furnishing

Tom and Kim Evans Furnishings set the stage to reveal your personal style.

(This story was originally published onloghome.com!)

“Don’t go for second best,” Madonna advises in her hit song, “Express Yourself.” Heed her words.

A mistake in clothing is easily fixed. Even the choice in a car is a limited-period experience, and you know that…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 25, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Often Forgotten Areas to Add to the Spring Cleaning List

The spring season is rapidly approaching which means it is almost time to remove all the dust and dirt that has accumulated over the long winter. In order for a spring cleaning session to be successful, make sure you clean every aspect of the house. While everyone knows the garage, floors, and windows need cleaning, there are several spots that get extremely dirty over the year and usually get overlooked. These are the four most forgotten areas in the home you need to add to the spring…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 24, 2016 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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