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We've gone through the entire process of designing and planning every single detail of our dream log home! We have the blueprints... and the land... and the contractor... and the goal for our log cabin home to be our retirement home. Before you build (or buy) a log home, I have a slew of helpful tips for you -- to plan, design, build, decorate, and maintain your very own rustic modern log home. When I'm not fine-tuning the log home of my dreams, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I’ve written nearly 300 articles for current and future log home owners on this site! Many of them have over 50K shares.

My Dream Home Idea Notebook goes everywhere I go! It has all the must-haves for our new house (measurements, colors, photos). Easy Dream House idea file tips

In our master bathroom, there is no door on the walk-in shower. After much research, we decided we like this trend! Our top 15 doorless walk-in shower ideas

Residential Bathroom Code Requirements. Standard bathroom dimensions, sizes, and space requirements for showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, vanities. Room sizes for a full bath, half bath, water closet, powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing your bathroom!

Getting a composite deck? We are, too! Here's what I've learned about the similarities & differences between MoistureShield and TimberTech. See which one we are leaning toward... and why.

Lots of creative ways to display everyday items in unusual ways on windowsills inside your house. Dozens of ideas for creating fun window art in your home.

Each bi-monthly issue of Creative Ideas from Lowe's is jam-packed with lots of fun ideas for your home. Most of them are easy enough that you can even do them yourself. And there are close to 40 full-color pages in each issue of this magazine! They also have 2 other freebie magazines to choose from. Here are the details...

The Log & Timber Homes Network has compiled a list of the most ideal areas across the country in which to build a vacation log home. See if you're as surprised as we were to see which 'hot spots' are on the list...

We drove to Center Hill Lake -- near Smithville, Tennessee -- this past weekend. We wanted to see how many log homes have been built in the area. We also wanted to see how the lake lots on Center Hill Lake compare to the lake lots on Dale Hollow Lake. Here are some of the log homes we saw.

We tried several fogless shower mirrors before finding the best one for my husband who shaves his head bald every day. Everything we learned about fog-free shower mirrors!