Awesome Collection Of Rustic Drawer Pulls & Door Knobs For Log Homes, Cabins & Lodges

Rustic drawer pulls and door handles are one very cool way to accessorize all the rooms in your home that have cabinets and drawers. And if you own a log home, then chances the more rustic drawer pulls will look better than some of the more modern ones. The type of drawer pulls you choose for the different rooms in your home says a lot about your style and personality. Rustic drawer pulls, give a room a very unique feel and charm. And if you've decorated a room according to a theme, then drawer … [Read more...]

How To Feng Shui Your Home… Room By Room


Feng shui is a 3000 year old discipline that suggests ways to arrange various spaces so that the people living inside those spaces will prosper -- both healthwise and financially. The great thing about feng shui is that it really works! How? It teaches you how to arrange everything in your home in such a way as to have a lovely energy flow that is positive rather than negative. The effects of that are priceless. I've been using the principles of feng shui for years in my own home, and … [Read more...]

Bathroom Door Dilemmas… Pocket Doors To The Rescue!


The number and placement of bathroom doors is one thing that many people tend to overlook -- until it's too late. Of course, it's also important to consider the actual style of doors used in a bathroom, for instance... pocket doors. I've learned a few things about the style and placement of bathroom doors that might save you some headaches later on -- especially if you're able to address these things before you build.   Number & Swing Of Doors Personally, I like the most … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Right Doors For Your Home

When it comes to interior and exterior doors, you probably want to ask yourself what kind of statement you intend to make, and just how practical do you want to be. Following is collection of facts about doors that will come in handy when choosing the placement of your interior and exterior doors, plus tips that should help when deciding which type of doors to buy. … [Read more...]

If We Could Build Our Log Home Over Again… Some Things We Would Do Differently

It was quite a journey and learning process to having our log home become a reality. Now that we are living our log home dream, I have had time to reflect on what we would have done differently. Make no mistake, we love our log home and believe we did more things right than wrong.  But you can always fine tune something – whether it was with the design, something we should’ve added, extra costs that we incurred or something we should’ve splurged on in … [Read more...]

Fun Decorating Ideas For You AND Your Dog In Your New Home


  As you know, I'm a dog person. I have a whole other website that's filled with dog tips and tricks. We currently have one dog (a Black Lab), and we are finding that we've had to rethink a few things in our new log home in order to accommodate our dog. Just small things... like ways to incorporate his food & water station, types of hardwood to use on the flooring, and the easiest way to bathe him. The aim is for the dog to have a place in the house (just like he does now), … [Read more...]

Important Tips Before Placing Rugs On Hardwood Floors


Lorraine wrote in recently: I have been all over this site and can't seem to find a answer on what I should use in front of the doors when you enter my log home with pine wooden floors. Here's what I've learned about rugs and hardwood floors...   Rug Pads & Other Ways To Keep Rugs In Place … [Read more...]

The Exterior Doors We Chose For Our Log Home

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As I mentioned earlier, we recently picked out the 7 exterior doors we will be installing in our new log home. Now I'll share the details of the doors we picked out, in case anyone's interested.   Exterior Door Locations First, the locations where these doors will be placed: 1 Front entry door 1 Rear door (kitchen to porch) 1 Rear door (master bathroom to porch) 1 Door next to the garage doors 3 French sliding doors (walk-out basement & upstairs office … [Read more...]

Exterior Doors: Should You Buy Paint Grade Or Stain Grade Doors?

Well here's something I just learned... Reasons to buy paint-grade exterior doors versus stain-grade exterior doors.   We recently picked out the exterior doors for our log home. I ended up exploring a dozen or so manufacturers and distributors for exterior doors -- including locations in Georgia and Tennessee. I was on the hunt for 7 exterior doors.   … [Read more...]

See How We Incorporated The Craftsman / Arts & Crafts Style Into Our Log Home Bungalow

A Craftsman style log home?... Yep, our "bungalow" will be of the Arts & Crafts variety. Much like the very first Craftsman-style log home built back in 1918. Arts & Crafts was an artistic and philosophical movement that began in 19th century Britain. Craftsman refers to a specific style of early 20th century American architecture that was part of the Arts & Crafts Movement. So Craftsman is actually a subset of Arts & Crafts." Source … [Read more...]