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Family-Owned, Wisconsin Log Homes Celebrates 35th Anniversary!

 

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been 35 years since Kathy and I started the business together. It's humbling to think all we've built and accomplished over the years, especially since we started with nothing but passion and big dreams.  We wanted to help…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on January 18, 2011 at 11:22am — 3 Comments

The Difference Between Wood Species For Your Home



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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on May 26, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Improve your Life and your Home with Feng Shui Design

Written by: Stephanie Gauthier

Resident Interior Designer at Wisconsin Log Homes

Ancient Asian feng shui design principals emphasize creating a harmonious environment by blending both man-made and natural…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

DIY Network’s 'Sweat Equity' Log Home Kitchen Remodel



At the end of a road in Minnesota’s rural St. Croix River valley, a cozy log cabin was in desperate need of an interior kitchen makeover. Extremely dated, crowded and dark, the kitchen lacked storage, function and rustic charm. With the help of Wisconsin Log Homes’ in-house interior…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 18, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Construction Completes for a New Jersey Hybrid Log Home!

Construction is completed for a New Jersey hybrid log home! Designed by Wisconsin Log Homes for an active family, the custom…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 9, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Energy Efficient Guidelines for Log & Timber Frame Homes



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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 8, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

SELECTING A SITE FOR YOUR LOG OR TIMBER FRAME HOME

Blog written by Wisconsin Log Homes





Most everyone has an image of the setting they want for their dream home. Before you start searching, it’s important to consider the impact that site selection can have on your budget and home design. Making the right choice takes planning, research and answers to a lot of questions.



The Site

When building a new… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on January 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

DESIGNING THE PERFECT FLOOR PLAN FOR YOU: Helpful Tips from Wisconsin Log Homes

Choosing a floor plan that’s right for your family can often be overwhelming once you decide to build a new home. But with careful planning and help from an experienced custom design team, your new home will be functional and comfortable for years to come.



Here are a few tips and guidelines for planning your custom home:



1.) Know your site.

The best homes are a synergy of the site. The topography, seasonal path of the… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on January 12, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Live in Style… Outside!

Wisconsin Log Homes' in-house building division recently completed this impressive outdoor log pavilion, highlighted with a stone fireplace, sound system and ambient lighting. An adjacent sheltered bar area boasts a durable raised granite surface, outdoor grill, ice chest and refrigerator - every amenity desired for outstanding open-air entertaining!…







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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on January 6, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Fabulous & Functional Foyers

The style of your foyer says a lot about you. Whether it's spacious and grand, or a quaint little passage, the foyer is an integral component of every home. Careful consideration will help increase your awareness of this space so its designed to fit your lifestyle.

Read about planning and designing your foyer in our Resident… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on August 5, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Log Home Projects: Behind the Scenes





A selection of Wisconsin Log Homes being built throughout the world are featured on our website. Check out custom floor plans and start-to-finish construction galleries of homes currently under construction and recently completed. Enter Featured Home… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on July 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Square Foot Costs Can Be Misleading

The cost per square foot concept began about 35 years ago when the same style homes were built over and over again in the same community. It made construction and pricing simple. Over the years, we’ve seen builders construct standard model homes with a few different options to create a cost per square foot price in their large subdivisions. Unlike track homes, every detail in a custom home is unique. When building a custom home, the options available to you are limitless, making the cost per… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on October 9, 2008 at 12:08pm — 5 Comments

Wisconsin Log Homes is chosen to participate in “Sweat Equity” television show

The DIY Network’s hit show, Sweat Equity, has selected Wisconsin Log Homes’ interior design team as the experts for a 1970’s log home kitchen remodel project.



Sweat Equity features home improvement projects and samples ways to increase the overall value of your home. Host Amy Matthews helps homeowners tackle the projects themselves with national experts in the worlds of finance, design and home remodeling, giving tips and… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on September 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Finding A Builder You Trust

The search for a qualified contractor should begin as soon as you have a building site and preliminary drawings, even if you don’t plan to break ground for several months. It may take time to find a contractor who suits your requirements, and once you find the right one, you’ll have to be worked into the contractor’s schedule. Those who are good and in-demand, and those in areas with a short building season, often schedule projects up to a year in advance.



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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on September 22, 2008 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

52 Ways to Save Money when Building a New Home

As we all know, building a new home can get expensive if you are unaware of ways to keep your costs down. First-time home buyers, along with high-end luxury home buyers, all want to know how they can get the most home for their money.



To educate our customers about the many cost-effective options available to them when designing and building their dream home, the Wisconsin Log Homes team came up with a report, "52 Ways to… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on September 12, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Designing Hybrid Style

Written by Dave Janczak (founder/owner Wisconsin Log Homes)



After visiting their parent’s home land in the late 70’s, an enthused couple asked us to build them a European style cottage. Inspired by the combination of stone, log and timbers, the couple took advantage of our Thermal-Log™ Building System since it could incorporate the necessary design options they… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on September 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The difference between price and cost

Blog Post written by Dave Janczak (founder/owner of Wisconsin Log Homes)

Like most of us, I learned at an early age that ‘you get what you pay for.' I remember trying to save a few bucks on my first car; it sure looked good, but it spent most of its time in the mechanic shop getting repaired. After having it fixed and putting more and more money into it, I probably could have just bought a brand new car and not had all the future… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on August 27, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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