To the stoic, the only thing that sets a log home apart from a traditional home is, well, the logs. Instead of drywall and 2-by-4 stud framing and itchy insulation, a log home is just made of logs instead, right?
To the log-home enthusiast, nothing could be further from the truth. A log home evokes a sense of charming simplicity no modern-styled house could ever achieve, and coming home to one each evening offers a warmth and feeling of home that's hard to duplicate.
If you're building a log home, you're well on your way, but to create that perfectly personalized haven of rest, you'll have to add some finishing touches to make your home completely your own.
Fortunately, the March issue of Log Home Living, which arrives on newsstands today, gives a lot of tips and ideas on how to make these small additions that make your house a home. Inside, you'll find:
- a book review of Basic Country Skills, your guide to simplified rural living
- the truth behind a busted myth on Pilgrims and log homes
- an overview of green choices for your building materials
- the editor-in-chief's advice on not letting sticker shock hold you back from your dream
- a destination guide to an Irish-themed log inn in southern Illinois
- advice on how to go beyond the floor plan and adequately plan your home's third dimension
- two gorgeous home tours
- a guide to log-home great rooms and what to factor into their design and furnishings
- an overview of the different materials you'll need to finish off your home
- insight into a centuries-old log church in England where people have worshipped for 1,300 years