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Maine Log Home Shows Variety of Exterior Finishes

This Real Log Home built in Waterville, ME is a very interesting and charming log home.  Not only is the shape of this log home appealing, but the home also shows a lot of character through the choices of exterior finish.  This home is finished not simply in one exterior finish, such as a log profile, but it has several looks.  Each plays well with the neighboring finish, and the result is a log home with a cohesive, charming feel.

Landscaping For Easy Log Home Maintenance

Log home maintenance is a very common subject that a lot of people have questions about.  In general, the maintenance for a log home is not very different from how you would maintain a conventional home with wood siding.  You’ll need to guard your investment by keeping the wood protected with a stain or clear coat sealant.  That means re-applying a high quality product throughout the life of the home.  (Two of the products commonly used are from Perma-Chink a

Who doesn't wanna getaway?

It seems as though a lot of people have misconceptions about log cabins.  We hear a lot of talk of "roughing it" and "primitive" but it really doesn't have to be like that.  The Real Log Cabins offered by Real Log Homes are weather tight and can have as many amenities as you'd like.  One of the best examples of a log cabin that is small on square footage, but big on comfort is this cabin built in Chester, CA.

Getting Out and Enjoying Yourself

It has been pretty crazy lately as far as the weather goes.  From heat waves to storm fronts, it has made those perfectly sunny, pleasant days all the more precious.  Having a great outdoor living space to enjoy those beautiful days can be priceless.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for creating an outdoor haven with all the comforts of home:

You Don't Need a Big House for Big Family Gatherings

Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and we're all getting excited for the official un-official start of summer.  Many people are bracing for big crowds as the hosts and hostesses of family barbecues and gatherings.  It gets a lot of folks wishing for a floor plan that's ideal for entertaining, with open spaces, lots of storage to hide clutter, and easy access to outdoor living spaces.  Unfortunately a lot of people then start thinking, "But I don't want a huge house!"  But really, you can have a house that works very well for big gatherings, and is quite comforta

Lighten up your log home

We hear it all the time, "Log homes are dark..." Maybe once upon a time they were, but with the great new energy-efficient windows available, log home customers are bringing in more and more light.  And one of our favorite trends is the use of uniquely grand lighting fixtures.  These aren't your grandma's crystal chandeliers.  Today's homeowners are using an eclectic mix of metal and fabric to lighten up their homes:

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