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Learning More about Design

The articles listed below will help you as you start out on the design process. For more complete information, please be sure to order Murray's book, ON DESIGN, Designing a Better Log Home, where you will also see many wonderful photographs and illustrations.

Into the Unknown, The Voyage of Creative Risk: A different approach to design
Choosing Your Building Site: Factors to consider
Selection Process: The hows and whys of choosing an architect
Working With a Designer: Advice for a successful partnership
Steps to a Successful Design: Optimizing the design process
Visualizing Your Home: The importance of visualization in design
Floor Planning Basics: Getting started
Building Character: 10 ways to ensure your dream home really is a dream
Special Effects: The connection between your log package and design decisions
Maximizing Space in a Smaller Home: 10 ways to live large in close quarters
A Room for All Seasons: The benefits of multipurpose rooms
Planning the Perfect Bath: Suggestions and considerations for bathroom planning

Murray Arnott has also published the following articles:

Entry Foyers: How to design a beautiful and welcoming entry for your home
Welcomed by Design: How to create a well-planned bed and breakfast
Activity Rooms: Design which leaves space for the fun things in your life
Suite Deal: Design the perfect in-law suite to ensure happy living
Universally Speaking: Making kitchens and bathrooms accessible for all
Just Add Water: How to incorporate water into your home
Hearths: 15 ways to make the most of your new fireplace
Beyond The Norm: Hearth considerations
Under the Roof: Techniques for building needed space into 2nd floor living areas
Bringing Cathedral Ceilings Down to Size: Adding interest & intimacy to vaulted spaces
Warm by Design: Ways to keep your home comfortable, no matter how cold the season
Senses and Sensibility: Factors to consider when placing windows and doors
Lighting Your Way: Lighting ideas for all rooms in your home
Sound Design: Tips on designing your home with sound and acoustics in mind
Designing a Great Garage: Considerations for good-looking & functional garage design
Outer Space: Tips for effective exterior design
Saving Face: How to decide if your log home needs a makeover
Plans and Working Drawings: Descriptions and examples of both

For a copy of an article, please contact Murray Arnott Design. To purchase ON DESIGN, Designing a Better Log Home, click here.

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