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.
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.
With hurricane season upon us — June 1 through November 30 — I thought it might be worthwhile to see how well log homes fare under typical hurricane conditions. You’ll also find some excellent tips here if you are currently building a log home and you want it to be able to withstand hurricane force winds!
We drove to Center Hill Lake — near Smithville, Tennessee — this past weekend. We wanted to see how many log homes have been built in the area. We also wanted to see how the lake lots on Center Hill Lake compare to the lake lots on Dale Hollow Lake. Here are some of the log homes we saw.