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Log and Timber Home Living

Log and Timber Home Living July 2020

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The nation’s premier log home magazine, Log Home Living encourages the dream of log home ownership. Each issue celebrates the log home lifestyle, provides practical advice, and offers photo tours of the nation’s most beautiful log homes.

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United States
Active Interest Media
8 Issues

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1 min.
log & timber home living

Editor-in-Chief DONNA PEAK Creative Director EDIE MANN Art Director, Photo & Design MARK SORENSON Managing Editor SUZANNA LOGAN Associate Editor GRIFFIN SUBER Advertising Sales Director HEATHER GLYNN GNIAZDOWSKI 703-731-9659 National Accounts Manager MARI CAMPBELL Account Executives PAM STINE RICH WILKINSON Ad Coordinator KIM HOFF Graphic Designer JULIE GREEN Director of Retail Sales SUSAN A. ROSE Director Accounting Shared Services KELLY BAUMGARDNER President PETER H. MILLER, HON. AIA VP General Manager and Digital Development BRIAN VAN HEUVERSWYN Director of Digital Marketing LJ LINDHURST Events Operations Manager CAROLYN WALSH Digital Campaign Manager TAYLOR JACKSON Digital Producer KATHERINE OWEN Marketing Coordinator JOSH COHN Exhibit Sales, Log and Timber Home Shows ERIC JOHNSON, SAMANTHA WATTERS Catapult Creative Labs AMANDA PHILLIPS Human Resources MICHAL SIGEL Finanace Manager BART HAWLEY President & CEO ANDREW W. CLURMAN COO, CFO & Treasurer MICHAEL HENRY Senior VP of Operations PATRICIA B. FOX VP of Production & Manufacturing BARBARA VAN SICKLE VP Digital Products & Platforms KATIE HERRELL AIM Board Chair EFREM ZIMBALIST III…

1 min.
by design

If this issue of Log & Timber Home Living looks a little different to you, you’re not imagining things. It’s dedicated to one thing only (which just happens to be our readers’ favorite topic): FLOOR PLANS! For several years running, we’ve crafted an annual, newsstand-only issue dedicated to the subject. In addition to articles that share smart design advice, the special edition always showcases plans in three categories: less than 2,000 square feet; 2,000 to 3,000 square feet; and over 3,000 — and this issue is no exception. What has changed, however, is that instead of asking you to trek to your local grocery store, home-supply center or book depot to buy a copy to accompany your Log & Timber Home Living collection, we are sending it directly to you as…

4 min.
floor plan magic

Dorothy said it best: “There’s no place like home.” Now, more than ever, people realize the importance and impact our homes have on our physical and emotional well being. But the perfect home isn’t going to fall from the sky, and, often, it’s not found simply by looking at countless real estate listings. You design and build it yourself. The prospect of building a custom log or timber home is incredibly satisfying because it gives you the opportunity to construct a house perfectly suited to the way you and your family live — and surround yourself with the natural beauty of wood in the process. But before you can build it, you need to design it; and before you can design it, you have to give some careful consideration to a host…

5 min.
let’s get cozy

We all strive for it — that perfect blend of coziness and elbow room. So what does the “cozy” concept mean to you? Is it a steaming mug of coffee savored from a tiny porch on a brisk morning? Is it enjoying a good book in front of a crackling fire in an expansive great room? Maybe it’s the comfort found in having a sense of order and efficiency in your home. Only you can decide how much house will be the perfect amount. The concept of a cozy environment may be relative, but proper scale is essential to create comfort. Oversized, open spaces can be overwhelming and stressful just as much as a cramped space can feel claustrophobic. Once you pin down the square footage that fits, there are a lot…

4 min.
floor plans under 2k sq ft

MODEL NAME Hamilton Guest Chalet (#T00995) Square Footage: 1,085 Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 full Built as a guest house for family and friends, this home was inspired by European cottages the owners saw during the time they were stationed in Germany and Austria. The first floor has open concept living room and kitchen and a private bedroom. The second floor loft functions as a bunk room. 800-636-2424 MODEL NAME The Woodland Square Footage: 1,140 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 full The Woodland is a popular choice in our Tradesman style. This cabin offers a functional floor plan for a weekend retreat or can be used as a great starter home. The Woodland offers an open concept design, bath, 2 bedrooms and a loft. The country porch is perfect for relaxing on at the end of the day. 800-308-7505 MODEL NAME The Cambridge Square Footage: 1,252 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2…

5 min.
flex your floor plan muscle

If you plan to own a log or timber home, chances are you also intend for this to be your last house … your “forever” home. This kind of commitment to your abode emphasizes the importance of having an adaptable design — one that will continue to serve you well as your needs change. Some floor plans offer “flex rooms” that can be used for everything from a guest room to an office to a yoga studio, but why not make your entire log or timber home plan flexible? Here’s how: 1 Ignore Labels. It’s common practice to identify each room within a floor plan, and while this may help to avoid confusion, it also may restrict how you perceive the spaces. Of course, some areas, like the kitchen or a…