When trying to increase the value of your property or just improve your home, what is outside is often equally important as what is inside. Your backyard has both practical and aesthetic value and with this in mind, it is definitely worth investing some money and effort in order to bring it to perfection. Here are some of the tips and ideas that may help you transform your exterior into the backyard of your dreams.…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kelly Florence on October 27, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on October 27, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments
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…
Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments
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,…
Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on October 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Not only that is it different and interesting to live in a log home, but it also has many positive effects on your…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 22, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Heather Roberts on October 20, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Philip Boeshaar on October 13, 2015 at 8:27pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Heather Roberts on October 13, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce
Choosing the right office design can be crucial for making employees more productive. Big companies started investing more money in their office furniture in the beginning of the 20th century, around the same time when the first innovative office design emerged. It was known as the “classroom” and designed by Frederick Winslow…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 12, 2015 at 5:39am — No Comments
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.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
There are many issues you can encounter if your windows need to be replaced and you fail to do so in a timely manner. Your energy bill can sky rocket, condensation from the window can cause the window frame to rot, or the exterior of your home…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 29, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments
You want to fix your own roof before it starts raining in your bedroom? Here are five tips for budding handymen who want to restore their roof.
After all, the shower is the only place in our house where it is desired that water falling on our heads!
Nothing more annoying as water leaks through the roof. A handyman can repair some damage to the roof. Other damage however…Continue
Added by Morna Collins on September 24, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments
As a homeowner, it probably seems like you’re always working on a project, or at least, you always have a project that just isn’t quite finished yet. While home repairs are quite literally are ongoing projects, there are a few things you can get done without spending days, weeks, or even months working on them. In fact, if all you have is a weekend, you can complete any (or several) of these six projects to spruce up your home and cut down on that to do list. Don’t get too overwhelmed with…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 22, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments
The moment you decide to plant a flowerbed or grow organic food in your garden, you are admitting that soil is more than just dirt. It becomes a part of the vegetation cycle, just as important as water, sunlight and mild climate. By learning how to nurture the soil, you will become a better gardener and have more understanding for your plants’ needs.…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 24, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments
Bathrooms are usually at the bottom of the list when it comes to renovation budget. A new TV set and a new laptop or a set of speakers always come a few steps above and bathroom accessories remain unchanged for years, unless they break down completely and must be replaced.…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 23, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments
We all adore bathrooms, apart perhaps from the ordeal of cleaning them. But, the time spent in a hot tub, when you feel your stress and worries melting away, is second to no life thrill. Imagine now how it would be if you introduced some new style and fresh appeal to the room. The only problem, I guess, would be ever leaving the soothing paradise.…Continue
Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 23, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments
From time to time your home requires certain maintenance and repairs, or in some cases even a complete remodel. Covering the cost of remodeling can often stop homeowners from making their homes more livable. However, there are some budget-friendly options that can accommodate any project quite nicely. Try these four super easy and creative ideas as you start to think about your home make-over.…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 19, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments