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Vintage Style at the Cabin

Throwback to vintage style for your cabin.
By Janice Brewster

Ah, the good old days that were filled with sun, fun and familiar faces – those memories that create smiles when thought of today.

Why not create more smiles by bringing back the feel of those good old days with nostalgic decorating? Even if your place is brand […]

Cabinology 101: Carpenter Design Logic

Plus 11 Smart design ideas from the experts!
By Dale Mulfinger

I would never claim to fully understand carpenter logic, but after working with numerous builders for the past three decades, I can attest to how often they critique my designer logic.

We architects perceive an end state: an ideal, beautiful cabin. On the other hand, a builder […]

Adirondack Camp-Inspired Style

Bring great camp-inspired decor into your cabin.
By Janice Brewster

Moneyed East Coast families snapped up thousands of acres of undeveloped land in the Adirondack area of New York in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Filled with streams, alpine lakes and high peaks, the region offered beauty and outdoor activities for these turn-of-the-last-century barons and their […]

The Dirt on Cabin Mud Rooms

7 ideas for the perfect do-it-all space – the cabin mud room.
By Janice Brewster

There’s nothing pretty about mud, but when a mudroom works the way it should, it’s a beautiful thing.

Part storage space, part coat closet, part utility room, the mudroom should be ready to accommodate all kinds of outerwear as well as shoes for […]

Different Types of Cabins

Finding the look and construction type that’s right for you – discover these different types of cabins.
By Janice Brewster

When you hear the word “cabin,” what’s the first thing that pops into your head? A log home in the mountains? A cozy lakeside cottage? A tiny house in the woods? Something completely different?

The image you conjured […]

Cabin Bedroom Design Ideas

Design inspiration for great cabin bedrooms.
By Dale Mulfinger

What makes for a great cabin bedroom? Is it size, character, views or closets? My wife might question my authority on the subject, as I’m known as a two-speed guy with an on-and-off switch. Show me a bed, and I’m immediately off. So, my view of bedrooms comes […]

2016 Cabin Renovation Showcase

Give your cabin or cottage the renovation and makeover it deserves.
By Janice Brewster

Your cabin provides you with years of memories and fun times with friends and family. Why not show it some love with a renovation project? Whether it’s something major like a
kitchen or bath re-do, or just a bit of spiffing up, renovations call […]

Small Cabin Escape: Frank Lloyd Wright

At Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake Park, spend a day or two living in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, one of the last buildings designed by the renowned architect.

The 880-square-foot Seth Peterson cottage charms guests with a view of the lake, a massive stone fireplace and Wright-designed furnishings. Since the cottage opened, it has received more than […]

The Perfect Cabin Kitchen or Bath

Designing the perfect cabin kitchen or bath.
By Janice Brewster

With their expense and critical importance to a cabin, kitchens and baths are spaces every homeowner wants to get right. A design misstep in these spaces can lead to daily annoyances at best and unsafe conditions at worst.

Careful consideration of these spaces when you’re building new or […]

Delineating Space in an Open Floor Plan

While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you may need to do a lot of thinking about how to delineate each of the areas within open floor plans.
Photos courtesy of Kalaty Rug Corporation

In today’s open-plan homes, comfort knows no boundaries. Airy open living spaces are more popular than ever, offering unobstructed interior views and traffic patterns […]