House Plan Resources

Staining Options for Your Log Home
Color your log home with these not-so-plain staining materials.
On The Level: Log Home Floor Plan Picks
Log Home Design's editors pick their favorite one-, one-and-a-half- and two-story log home plans.
What We Learned from Building a Log Home
New log-home owners gave us the lowdown on their building experiences.
Master of the House | 9 Things to Consider Before You Build
Think you're ready to start building your dream home? Keep these 9 tips in mind, and you'll be one step closer to homebuilding ...
Choosing Your Log Home Designer
In-house architects can offer a variety of design options, but outside architects can turn your unique vision into reality.
Log Home Floor Plan Basics
Your floor plan is the roadmap to your new home, and you're in the driver's seat. Get ready to start the engine with these tips.
8th Annual Floor Plan Design Contest | 10 Best Log Home Designs
Every year, log companies, architects and designers parade their finest floorplans down Log Home Living's catwalk in hopes that...
The Well-Designed Log Home Floor Plan
Finalizing your log home's floor plan is a balancing act. Here's how to tip the scales in your favor.
The Lure of Small | Luxury for Small Log Homes
Fine details turn smaller log homes into luxe, livable abodes.
From Crayons to CAD
You don’t have to be a computer genius to try this user-friendly home-design software that will help you get your floor plan ju...
An Inside Look at Small Home Design
Award-winning log home designer Murray Arnott reveals the secrets of designing smaller homes.
Picking a House Log
As you research log homes, you'll discover there are major differences in various types and brands of house logs, and this results in substantial differences in design and construction.
Protection for a Lifetime
Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.
Fall Maintenance
Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.
Guide to Building Your Log Home
Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.
Video: Making a Small Home Feel Large
If you’re thinking of building your own cabin or cottage, you’ll need to be smart about your home’s final design.
Don't Invite Bears to Dinner
Book helps you live in harmony with bears
Runner-Up: Best Log Home Staircase Design | Town and Country Cedar Homes
Town & Country Cedar Homes, runner up for Best Log Home Staircase Design in the Log Home Design Awards.
Runner-Up: Best Log Home Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet | Suwannee River Log Homes
Discover "King Ranch" by Suwanee River Log Homes, runner up for Best Log Home Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet in the Log Home Design Awards.
Best Log Home Window Design: Artiste | Edgewood Log Structures
The Artiste by Edgewood Log Structures, winner of Best Log Home Window Design in the Log Home Design Awards.