Hardwood floors are what typical log home buyers envision for their log home dream. (Among the stereotypical loft, stone fireplace, etc.) I was no exception. I just love my maple hardwood floors. I was beaming with pride when the appliance and carpet guys complimented them. But the one thing I forgot was all the sand we would be tracking in being on a sandy lakefront lot! (I don't believe in having grass and fertlizers if you're on the lake, it's too much risk in damaging the lake's ecosystem.) In one day my husband and I tracked in enough sand for a baseball field. I placed mats outside the door and right inside the entrance. Then purchased an area rug for the living room. Now I just need one for the dining area. But the final solution is going to be a brick or stone walkway leading up to the entrance. Greg put in mulch as a temporary solution -so that helped and stays within our current budget. The guy who dropped off the mulch said it best - to "take your time and do it right" - we can't buy everything at once. Smart guy!
P.S. I included a picture of what Sunday morning looked like at the Log Cabin. I thought it was stunning and made me realize how many more great mornings we have ahead of us.