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Choosing a log home builder is a big decision. We hope this blog will help you learn a bit about whether Pine Harbor Log Homes is the right builder for your dream log or timber frame home.

05
Mar
2019
best flooring materials

Choosing the Best Flooring Materials

There are so many types of flooring materials that it can really be a challenge to choose. Pine Harbor Log Homes hopes to simplify the process for our customers by suggesting some of the best options, but ultimately you get to choose what will work best for you and your new home and budget.

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12
Feb
2019
modern log home

Are You a Modernist or a Traditionalist?

When deciding what type of home to build, many people don’t know how to describe the home they actually want. This article may help you clarify the qualities you want in a new home.

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20
Jan
2019
deep winter construction

Deep Winter Construction in a Log Home

After the distractions of the holiday season, when life grows quieter again, there is a very special time of the year we call “deep winter” in much of the US and Canada. Snow covers the landscape and we settle in for those cold winter nights by a blazing hearth (if we are so fortunate) and snuggling under cozy comforters.

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08
Jan
2019
Outdoor Lifestyle

Log Homes for your Outdoor Lifestyle

One of the great things about log homes is their ability to bring us closer to nature. Choosing a wonderful natural environment is the ideal setting for your log home. For some of our customers, the ideal way of enjoying nature is from a cozy couch, watching nature through the window. Others venture outside to sit on the veranda to do a little bird watching or to entertain friends and neighbors on the patio or terrace.

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26
Nov
2018
animal-friendly spaces

Creating Animal-Friendly Spaces

One of the primary reasons our customers work with Pine Harbor Log Homes is because they are seeking a lifestyle that is more in tune with nature. Of course, that means different things to different people. For some, it means using more natural building materials like wood and stone. We are big fans of that approach. For others it means getting outside, spending more time in the garden or out on the lake. But living in nature can create whole new opportunities that you may not even be thinking about yet.

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15
Nov
2018
fireplaces

Fireplaces Bring Warmth to the Center of Your Log Home

Fireplaces are a central feature of most log homes. The size, shape and materials used may vary a lot, but there is something about a fireplace that just seems like an essential part of the warmth and beauty of a log home. You might even say that a fireplace or wood-burning stove is the literal heart of most of the homes that Pine Harbor builds.

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22
Oct
2018
windows

Windows: A View on the World Around You

Windows are the primary source of lighting for your log home. They are also the lenses through which we can experience the beauty of the outdoors in comfort—including the light and sights that surround our homes. When the style and placement of windows are well thought out, they highlight the beauty around us and allow natural light to fill the interior spaces of your long or timber frame home.

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15
Oct
2018
log homes

Log Homes for All Seasons

Pine Harbor Log Homes builds homes all over the United States and Canada. This means that we build houses for every climate. Whether your log home is in Minnesota or Florida, Illinois or Arizona, we adapt the design of your custom home, and the materials we use for your specific site and climate.

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17
Aug
2018
Seasoned Logs

Seasoned Logs: Our Basic Building Blocks

Trees are the ultimate providers of the materials used to build log and timber-frame homes. Those of us who want to live in quality log homes are typically lovers of trees—so much so that we prefer to be surrounded by them. We appreciate knowing that the trees used in our log and timber-frame homes are a renewable resource.

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08
Aug
2018
Pine Harbor House

How to Make Your New Pine Harbor House a Home

Pine Harbor Log Homes has had three generations of experience building custom-designed log and timber-frame houses. But we really consider ourselves to be HOME builders. Whenever we can, we like to build real family homes: warm, inviting spaces where extended families and friends spend quality time together making memories inside the special spaces we design together with our customers. Here are some ideas that we like.

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