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 Choose Kitchen Cabinets For Your Log Home

When it comes to log home kitchens, one of the biggest decisions you'll make is the cabinets. Which kitchen cabinets to buy? What style? How many? Of course, kitchen cabinets are an important part of any home. But with log homes, your decision may be based on the theme of your log home itself. A set of dark-stained pine cabinets may fit the rustic log cabin theme much better than a set of white Victorian-era design cabinets.   Wood cabinets may look better in a log … [Read more...]

Copper Sinks: Beautiful Home Accents That Can Kill Germs!

Copper sinks are beautiful, practical, and ancient. Their metallic roots date back thousands of years. In terms of home fixtures, copper sinks make a fantastic accent to the bathroom, kitchen, or washroom of any type of home -- including log homes. Copper is perfect for a wet setting because water will not cause copper to corrode or rust (as is the case with certain other metals commonly found in and around wet areas of a home). … [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 have seen … [Read more...]

Travertine Tile: The Pros & Cons Of Travertine Flooring, Countertops, And Backsplashes

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Travertine is a type of limestone. It is also called calcium carbonate.Travertine is created when minerals have dissolved in the ground water and then get moved by natural springs and rivers above ground. It is taken from quarries in large blocks and then cut down into smaller blocks.It has been used for thousands of years in Italy and Turkey, and today Travertine used all over the world for flooring, countertops, backsplashes, and other surfaces where tile is preferred.  photo … [Read more...]

How To Clean & Care For A Copper Sink

Copper has been around since... well the Copper Ages.  Around 4,000 BC, during the Eneolithic period, man first began making metal tools. Since those early times, uses for copper has continued to grow.In the realm of household plumbing, copper pipe is highly desirable. For one, it doesn't react to water. Also, rust and corrosion are not an issue.At room temperatures, exposure to oxygen creates a very slow chemical reaction leaving a brown/black deposit of copper oxide over the surface. … [Read more...]

The Latest Kitchen And Bathroom Trends

Jim and I are still fine-tuning our kitchen and bath choices. And we probably will continue to do so, right up until the day the appliances, countertops, backsplashes, and fixtures are installed.There is so much variety in the products available to us today, that it is difficult to stay abreast of all the latest changes in bathroom and kitchen design, as well as the trends that are shaping the future of kitchens and baths.Here, I've summarized a number of kitchen and bath trends that … [Read more...]

Looking For Green Log Home Products & Building Supplies?

Finalists for the "Green Log Awards" were recently announced. The GREEN LOG Home & Lifestyle Awards were created in response to the growing demand for green building solutions. The goal of the awards is to locate and shine a spotlight on those companies and individuals who are enabling healthier homes and lifestyles. -- GREEN LOG Home & Lifestyle AwardsWhat this means for people like you and me is... a great list of environmentally-friendly log home products and suppliers!So, … [Read more...]

GE, GE Profile & Kenmore Microwave Oven Recall

I've been writing a lot about microwaves, stoves, and other kitchen appliances lately. So I thought I'd give you a heads-up that some of the most popular microwave ovens have been recalled... 92,000 of 'em!Yesterday's recall involves microwave combo wall ovens sold under the brand names: GE GE Profile KenmoreThe units affected by the recall were sold from January 2000 to December 2003.The concern is a possible fire hazard. There are reports that about 3 dozen of these microwave ovens … [Read more...]