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.
Articles for category: Designing / Building A Log Home
Doorless shower ideas for people who hate to clean glass shower doors! Yep, our master bathroom has a doorless walk-in shower. See why we decided to jump on this new idea in bathroom design. Plus LOTS of doorless shower designs -- to help you plan and design the walk-in shower of your dreams!
My Idea Notebook goes everywhere that I go! It usually stays in the car, but I always have it handy should I need a measurement, a color, or a description for someone who's helping us make this home a reality -- such as a bank lender, blueprint designer, or cabinet installer. Or, if my friends & relatives have a question or make a suggestion on the fly, then I just grab the Idea Notebook and add it to my collection of great ideas.
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!
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!
Before You Buy A Front Door For Your New Log Home… Some Reasons To Consider Composite Doors (Or Fiberglass Doors)
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.
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!
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...