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How Gary & Cindy got all the bells and whistles (without increasing their budget)
To build or to buy? Finding the perfect house in the ideal location is not easy. See how Gary and Cindy’s decision to build gave them everything they needed and more.
Designing Your Ideal Kitchen
Get inspired with planning tips and ideas for designing a custom kitchen, and enjoy a tour through eight of Confederation’s top kitchen designs.
The Roberts’ Owner Story – Making the Perfect Perfect Cottage Even Better
Take a look inside the Roberts’ lake cottage, and see how they designed a floor plan and space that is ideal for family gatherings, entertaining and outdoor living.
Get the WOW Factor:  7 Design Details that Will Turn Your Log Home Up to 11
You’ve waited your whole life to build the home of your dreams, so settling for anything less than knock-your-socks-off perfect shouldn’t be an option. If you’re needing a little inspiration to take your home to the next level, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up seven clever design tweaks...
How One Couple Traded Their Aging Cottage for the Log Home of Their Dreams
Find out how one couple took the “Hillcrest,” one of Confederation’s most popular floor plans; added their sketches to make their dream retirement home a reality; and then took off on a 6-month vacation while the home was being built.
After 40 Years, Here’s What Still Matters When You’re Building A Log Home
Back in 1979, the world was dancing to Michael Jackson’s first solo album, the Sony Walkman was the height of tech, and the average income was $17,500. Over the years, things have clearly changed for the better but thankfully some things have stayed the same, much to the delight of...
Inside Rich’s New Timber Frame Home
If you get our email updates (and if you don’t, what are waiting for??) then you’ll definitely know Rich Kinsman, our VP of Sales. If you’ve also been following his personal home building journey, here’s the latest: The Revelstoke is done and Rich and his family have officially moved into...
Building on a budget: how Jon realized his dream and got more bang for his log home buck
Jon hoped for a chalet-style log home with a master bedroom loft overlooking the first floor and needed to build up rather than out due to the restrictions of the steep lot.
How a Hampton-style vision of a cottage morphed into a head-turning log home
BONUS! Life is better at the lake. No one knows that better than Jamal and Angele Baksh. When warm summer days settle in, the couple leaves their city condo and heads for their new cottage in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. The two-hour drive brings them worlds away. By...
How to plan the perfect log home for retirement
BONUS! For so many of our great clients, their log or timber frame home is the realization of a long-held dream. And often it’s retirement that provides the reason or the ability to finally design the home of their dreams and the home that will launch a whole new, glorious...
Vermont Mountain Escape – Three Countries, One Cozy Log Home
BONUS! For Michael and Diana Heslop, arriving at their log getaway in the mountains of Vermont feels like a sweet reward. Not only because they’re surrounded by magnificent scenery, but also because they’ve come so far to see it. For the couple, getting here involves a plane ride from their...
Rich’s New Home Update. Plus, Mythbusters, Timber vs. Log Edition
After offering up a glimpse of Rich’s new home, we’re clearing up some common misconceptions about log and timber frame homes and simplifying how to choose which is right for you. (Hint: you only need to ask yourself one question!)
When Rustic Meets Modern
Love the idea of a log or timber frame home but also lean towards the clean look of contemporary architecture? Here’s the good news: you don’t have to choose.