In this economy, we all want to find ways to pinch pennies without sacrificing too much of what we want, and when it comes to your dream home, the last thing you want to do is settle. In the January 2012 issue of Log Home Living, which arrives on newsstands today, you'll find plenty of informative articles that detail how you can have your figurative log-home cake and eat it too.
Looking for information on energy efficiency? After establishing a properly sealed foundation, you'll need to ensure your logs, doors and windows all are free of leaks, but maintaining a tight building envelope goes far beyond that. Read on for more on page 10. This issue also features articles that break down important considerations for heating and cooling systems in log homes (page 50), offer tips on how to take advantage of renewable-energy opportunities (page 52) and share information about the advantages of radiant heating (page 57), so if you're looking for ways to add comfort without sacrificing green, this issue has plenty of useful ideas for you.
If you're looking for ways to save on your overall costs and haven't yet decided on a log size or profile, you'll want to check out page 16 for a number of tips that can help you save BIG. If you plan to entertain at your home and want your guests to be impressed, right from their first step inside the door, you won't want to miss the "Entrancing Entries" article on page 20. It includes a number of factors you may not have considered that can take your planned entryway from good to great.
Of course, you'll also find the stunning home tours, informative book reviews, intriguing tidbits about log homes and more that you can expect in every single issue. Order your copy from the Log & Timber Home Bookstore or subscribe to get the best in log-home information all year round.