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What is a Hybrid Home?

The terms hybrid log home and hybrid timber home can be found within many company websites, magazine articles and blogs like this one. But just what is a hybrid, and what does that mean to you? Typically, “hybrid” means anything …
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Land Buying Tips

Buying a piece of land is a big commitment, and the process can be overwhelming at times. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying land. Do the aesthetics of the land, when combined with a log home, …
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Interior Maintenance Questions Answered

Recently, M.T.N Design was asked to provide insights about log home maintenance for an article inLog Cabin Homes magazine. Below is the entire conversation plus some bonus content from Sashco Stain. What are your top things to focus on when …
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Selecting Windows For Your Log Home

If you are planning to build a custom log or timber frame home, selecting the right windows is a critical decision. Windows are one of the most important design elements of your home and should integrate with its overall look …
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Architectural Designer Checklist

The dream home in your head is perfect; however, you really want to live in it. To do that, you need to get it down on paper. So how will that image in your head become a three-dimensional, honest-to-goodness home? Unless …
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What About Electrical and Plumbing?

Two aspects of design and construction in log homes that often generate questions involve electrical and plumbing. Questions like, ‘how is electricity run?’ and ‘where do plumbing pipes go?’ are common queries we receive. Many often believe that the installation …
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