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.
outdoor living spaces
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…
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…
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.
These bird feeders are built to resemble rustic log cabins. They are perfect for anyone who appreciates the fine art of log homes and enjoys living the log home lifestyle — inside and out!
There’s just something nostalgic and picture-perfect to me about rustic wooden things. Who knows, maybe someone out there will think up some fun & interesting ideas for their own log home property after looking at these pictures of wooden covered bridges. Enjoy!
Following are the best books with complete instructions for building a treehouse for your kids — or maybe an escape hideaway for yourself. If you’re still building your new log home, then this might be the perfect thing to do with some of those extra logs, stain and roofing materials!
It makes sense that your covered bridge resemble your dwelling. So if you have to cross water on your property — and you have a log home — perhaps you’ll want something like this.
I have to admit that I kind of enjoy non-traditional, outside-the-box types of yard art. Especially if it makes you smile whenever you pass by it. Case in point: This porch pig… and this plump & friendly pig statue… and these colorful swans… Or, what about a garden gnome???