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Floor Plan Fundamentals

Here you’ll discover everything you could ever need to know about Log Home, Cabin, and Timber Home floor plans.


 

Video: Making a Small Home Feel Large

If you’re thinking of building your own cabin or cottage, you’ll need to be smart about your home’s final design.

Video: The Difference Between Log & Timber Homes

Log and timber homes are defined by the way they are built and the material they’re made from.

Restoring a Neglected Log Home

Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps. Four circumstances dictate when stripping is necessary: When there is any type of film or coating on the wood, when there’s a build up of old finishes, when there is any area of the house where the old finish is peeling or cracking, and when there is a glossy finish on the house. If, however, the house has had penetrating finishes applied to it, or it has never had anything applied to it or if a gentle breeze blows bits of the finish away, you can skip the stripping process and pressure-wash instead.

Financing Your Wood Home

Assess your finances and plan for your home-building budget so you can make your dream home attainable.

Finance Your Dream

This free article aims to help you assess your finances and create a budget plan for your custom log home.

Financing Your Wood Home

This free article aims to help you decide whether a custom design or model plan is best for you.

Building a Log Home

The construction phase is where planning and design come together. Here's a step-by-step look at the process.

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

A little TLC will keep your log home like new for a lifetime.

Energy Efficiency for Today’s Log Home

Learn how improvements in building materials and developments in log home construction methods have increased the energy efficiency of logs.