According to The National Kitchen and Bath Association and The Home Improvement Research Institute, here’s what people spend for things when they’re remodeling their kitchen… …
Try to find creative ways to display everyday items in unusual ways along the windowsills of your home. Here are dozens of other ideas for creating fun window art inside your home.
In my new log home, I plan to create fun (yet simple) displays on many different windowsills throughout the house — as a form of art and casual home decor. Here’s how to turn a windowsill into a work of art.
Are you in the process of building a log home?Or maybe you recently built or moved into a log cabin and would be interested in sharing some unique or interesting stories about your log home experiences……
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 I’ve noticed while reading through home magazines, newspapers, and online reports in recent months.
It’s hard for me NOT to re-subscribe to the 3 log home magazines I’ve been subscribing to. I mean, we got so much great info from them during that first year of the subscription. But now, we’re craving more than these magazines seem willing to provide. If you’re contemplating resubscribing to a log home magazine, I’m here to tell you, you may want to check out This Old House magazine instead. Especially if you’re already living in your log home… chances are, the log home magazines won’t have much to offer you at all.
Here’s a great list of environmentally-friendly green log home products and suppliers. So, if you’re trying to make your currently log home more green or you’ll soon be building your very own green log home, here are some companies that will make your life easier!
If you’re comparing the characteristics between concrete log homes and traditional log homes, it’s fair to say that with log homes made of wood, you have to worry about mold, rot, insects, and fire — over time. But with concrete log homes you do not. Nor do you have to apply stain to the home’s exterior every few years. And, since you don’t have to chop down any trees for concrete log homes, concrete log homes are also considered to be environmentally-friendly.
Despite the fact that the Log Cabin Society of Michigan has been trying for the past 10 years to get a log cabin featured on a U.S. postage stamp — no no avail — the U.S. Mint has decided to put a log cabin on the U.S. penny!
Check out which celebrities own log cabins… Some of the following celebrity log homes are considered vacation homes or part-time residences… but how many celebrities actually live in just one home year-round anyway?
It’s been about 2 years since we started the process of building our log home. We had the land picked out, the bank picked out, the GC picked out, the builder picked out, the logs picked out, the floorplan designed the way we wanted it, and we even started clearing the land. Then why isn’t our log home done yet? Why haven’t we even raised the first log yet?
Log home owners with dogs may be interested in incorporating some “log” features into your dog’s lifestyle too. For example, outdoor dog houses, porches, barns, and beds for dogs. Check ’em out…
If you’ve got a log home and a dog, then you might be interested in some fun furniture and accessories that both you and your dog will enjoy. Here are some indoor pieces…
We’re always looking for more fun gadgets and features that can be incorporated into our log home that will appeal to our dog — and us. Here are some fun ways to incorporate dog-friendly things into your own log home.
Weatherall has a fun — and FREE — program you can download to see what your log home would look like with different color schemes. Yep, change the stain color on the logs, the deck, the trim work. Change the color of the chinking — if any. You can even change the style and color of the roof. Download Weatherall Color Viewer here.
The look of exposed trees brings a bit of nature indoors. And who doesn’t want to bring a little outdoors in, right? Especially in a log home! Here’s how you can create the look of real trees inside your home — particular around pillars, columns, and poles located in the basement, near stairways, and around kitchen islands & bars.
If log homes are your thing and ‘rustic’ is your game, then you’re going to love these pictures of REAL tree accents and the use of rustic looking logs — or heavy timber — inside a log home. You’ll also see photos of fun ways to incorporate trees and heavy timber logs into the EXTERIOR characteristics of your log home.
Log cabin kits that include machine-cut logs can be purchased from a number of different log providers. If you want to build your own log cabin, then check out these tips for getting DIY instructions from the experts, log raising events, and some books to guide you through the steps.
I recently started looking for fun rugs for our new log home. Here are my favorite places to browse for area rugs online… for a home or log cabin.
The first official sign that construction is about to take place on our new log home site: the posting of the Building Permit! But it was a day of highs and lows, thanks to a series of tornadoes that hit in Williamson County the night before.
We got our Building Permit today. Who knew the cost for a Building Permit in Williamson County TN could be so much?… $9,177! It’s mostly due to the county’s Privilege Tax. And boy do we feel privileged to live in Franklin, TN!
Abraham Lincoln’s farm land is up for sale to raise money for a new log cabin and visitor’s center. Small parcels of the 4-acre tract will be sold to the general public. The monies raised will be used to restore the log cabin that is located on the property.
Do you advise future homeowners in Florida to build a log home, as opposed to a traditional stick-built home? What do you think… how well do log homes hold up in Florida?
No, the log home mansion featured on CMT’s Gone Country is NOT John Rich’s house. It’s part of Barbara Mandrell’s former estate in Nashville.
I wrote earlier about how you can get a free 1-year subscription to Log Home Living magazine. I’ve already received mine, and I enjoy that magazine VERY much. Good news… now, you can get a free subscription to Log Homes Illustrated, too! Here’s how.