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"Top 10" Design Tips for Log Homes

The team at Mountain Architects have put together a Top 10 list for log home enthusiasts. Take a look at what they say are the top 10 most important factors to consider when designing custom log homes (or timber frame homes):

1. Set a Realistic Turnkey Budget. Establishing a realistic budget at the beginning stages of the home design process is critical. It is equally as important to find an architect that is willing and able to work… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on September 10, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Finding the Right Architect for Your Log Home or Timber Frame Home

Finding the right architect for your custom log home project isn’t always an easy task. Even within the log & timber home industry, architects differ from each other – in architectural style preference, work approach, communication style, and in their area and degree of expertise. So, what should you focus on when searching for the right architect for custom log homes?

Designing mountain style homes (specifically log homes and timber… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on August 28, 2008 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Get a Log Home for What You are Willing & Able to Pay

Most log home enthusiasts dream for years about building a log or timber frame home, whether as a refuge for their family, a place to get back to nature, or a well deserved reward for a lifetime of accomplishment. And one of the most exciting aspects of the dream is the log home design process – that’s where you get to exercise your creativity in creating the perfect home! But like everything else in life, cost is an inevitable consideration. The best… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on August 20, 2008 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

PrecisionCraft’s President Loves His Log Home

Jim Young, president of PrecisionCraft Log Homes, has a very unique story behind his own log home. Jim’s uncle, Paul, was the first person to navigate the Salmon River in a jet boat. He accomplished this feat in the early 1960’s and was featured in an article on the cover of Life Magazine, a true explorer for his day.

Paul operated a hunting and fishing lodge on the Salmon and was a part-time miner in the rugged mountains above the river.… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on August 13, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Builder Bid Administration in Today’s Economy

With new construction of single family homes at its lowest point since the recession of 1991, many people are hesitant to jump into a new construction project. But, the truth is that it is a buyer’s market and smart investors know that now is the best time to get great deals on new construction, especially for log homes.

But, the current economic environment isn’t going to last forever. Most economists expect the housing market to bottom… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on August 7, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

GREEN LOG Home & Lifestyle Awards Announces Winners In Web's First Dedicated, Eco-Social Awards

Demonstrating the best ways to live green, a non-profit organization in Idaho believes it has found the award-winning formula to "building a healthier tomorrow one home at a time."

Over the past five months, the Green Log Home and Lifestyle Awards has tapped the power of Internet social media, from YouTube and social news to social networking and blogging, to nominate, educate and celebrate green products and services at their best.

After being nominated in categories such… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on June 18, 2008 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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