A list of Universal Design new home features you should consider BEFORE building or remodeling your house. Plus reasons to consider “aging in place” in the home of your dreams! I encourage you to give these Universal Design principles a lot of thought before building or remodeling your house!
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See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.
Trying to decide if you could live in a house without a tub? And if a shower-only bathroom will hurt your home’s resale value? A list of pros & cons. Plus thoughts from someone who’s been in your shoes and currently lives in a house that has a bathroom with shower only.
Thinking of building your new log home from a log cabin kit? Here’s what you need to know BEFORE you start exploring log home kits!
A word of advice to all DIY home builders, contractors, and home architects… be sure to make enough room so both of the Jack and Jill bathroom doors can be opened at the same time without banging into one another.
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) is the manufacturer of ChoiceDek and MoistureShield composite decking materials. I’ve spoken with ChoiceDek and MoistureShield reps several times now. Here’s what I’ve learned about these composite decks. Good stuff!
Read about one of the first log homes built in the Craftsman or Arts & Crafts style here. Then examine pictures of actual log homes built to incorporate many of the same features. In effect, these Craftsman style log homes are log home bungalows!
Thinking about putting rugs on hardwood floors? Wondering what type of rugs and pads should be used on wood floors? Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand and from experts.
Why would you put a non-wood door on a log home? Because you can’t tell the difference – see for yourself! 13 reasons to choose fiberglass doors/composite doors.
If you have cowhide rugs or other animal skin rugs, you’ll find these DO’s & DON’ts for cleaning leather rugs helpful! Plus tips for using rugs as wall art.
Considering buying or building a log cabin home? Log home living isn’t for everyone. How many of these top 30 reasons to live in a log home appeal to you?
A tribute to all the fireplaces we never used… and the one we’re putting in our new log home. Fireplace design & placement ideas that helped me…you too!
Dream of living in a log home? There are lots of reasons that old log homes can be a joy to live in, but they can also be the source of frustration and headaches. Here are the pros and cons of living in an old log home.
Need some rug buying advice? A rug expert shares some helpful rug tips to guide you in choosing the best rug for your needs. These rug buying tips will help you pick the right rug patterns, rug shapes, rug materials, and rug types for your individual needs.
We went to an Honest Abe log raising and learned the following random tidbits about how Honest Abe builds log homes.Some of these things we specifically asked about, others were simply gems of info that they revealed to everyone at the event. I figure if I found these things interesting, then someone else might too. So I’m sharing them here.
Considering a wood heating system for your home? Here are the reasons why wood burning home heating can be a positive change for you as a homeowner, as well as for the environment.
If money were no object, which posh amenities would be on your wish list? Here are the things that Jim & I have talked about including in our dream home…
Driftwood hearts are random pieces of tree branches that happen to form the shape of a heart. Add some string, and you have a creative piece of art or a gift for a loved one. Here are some driftwood hearts that you can make yourself, or buy them on Etsy!
Do you really have to remove snow from the roof of your log home? Do some roofs fare better with the snow than others? For example: metal roofs vs shingle roofs. Here’s what you need to know about roof snow removal for your log home.
I told myself that I wasn’t going to be negative — especially about any one company — when it came to talking about all the hoops we’ve had to jump through in order to get our log home financed. But let me just say this: We’ve had a change of heart about a couple of […]
There are a number of factors which can ultimately increase (or decrease) the costs associated with building your new home. Some things to keep in mind…
Cork floors are very popular right now. Here are the pros & cons of using natural cork flooring in your home.
Wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces all have one thing in common: they each bring unique qualities into your home! Here are the basic differences between gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces.
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. Here are some rustic drawer pulls that would look great in a log home, log cabin, or a lodge.
Check out photos of 10 of the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. Two of them are log homes for sale with strikingly different characteristics and a 53,000-square-foot difference between them! One is in Colorado, and the other is in Wyoming. View photos and details here.