The July 2007 issue of Log Homes has some good articles on remodeling, including a bathroom makeover and a seamless addition. Plan your designs and decorating choices early. An article on utility rooms mentions that they're changing; they're larger and have more cabinets, among other things. There are modular log homes now, btw, though there are usually fewer choices in floor plans then. An article on construction points out the importance of orientation, overhangs, insulation, and placement of doors and windows. "Most homes today are built with minimal overhangs to simplify construction."
Well, that explains those homes that look like the roofs were chopped off. I want more protection from the sun and rain; I'm planning on a two or three foot overhang.