Over the centuries Latvian building crafts traditions evolved to a compromise between aesthetics and practicality. Classical styles have been amended and adapted to the local needs and capabilities. Even today we can find reed, wood shake and shingle imitation roofs as well as modern roof coverings. Roof construction can include decorative baroque, but also simple and contemporary details. The following details have been used in the reconstruction of historical buildings: a joining method known as knee, wood hinges, keys in wood cases, wood keys, wood gutters. Such methodology, which refreshes and enriches our surroundings, is often used by the Latvian builders. Modern amenities such as showers, jacuzzis, modern bathrooms, saunas and bedroom layouts are easily incorporated into log homes.