Articles Tagged:

outdoor living spaces

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

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...

Take it from us... prior to building a log home, it would be wise to have your contractor survey your lot ahead of time and remove any trees that could compromise your log home site. Several trees fell a little too close to our log home, and we were inches away from serious log home damage.

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...

I've had my eye out for that perfect one-of-a-kind figurine or statue to grace the front porch of our new log home for awhile now. Since I don't want anything too 'tacky', I honestly didn't think I'd ever be able to find something cute, fun, AND classy. But I think I may have finally found it. Check out these life-size dog welcome statues!

So, which is the MOST likely to be used and appreciated?... A screened in front porch? Or, a screened in back porch? What about a partially-screened in Porch? Here are my thoughts.

I had no idea what a 'blue line creek' or 'blue line stream' was... until recently. The 5+ acres of land we purchased has 3 creeks running through it and one of them is a blue line creek, and it is controlled by FEMA. Here's what you need to know.

Pictures of birdhouses made of twigs, sticks and branches. Plus, detailed directions for building a bird house out of recycled materials like this.

Log cabin birdhouses you can buy or make yourself. There are lots of pictures of bird houses that resemble log homes here.