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Brooke Chaplan
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  • Los Lunas, NM
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Log Home Landscaping: Tips for Making Use of Space

The landscaping for your log home is important to your enjoyment of it. Plans should begin as early as possible. The best time to start is as soon as the heavy equipment is gone and the earth is loose an exposed. You find it easier to sculpt and plant your surroundings to your own tastes. Here are…See More
May 4
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

How to Manage Light in a Forest Cabin

Living in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere would be like a dream come true for a lot of people. Going off grid, especially, is becoming more popular by the minute. The pace of modern living is just way too much for a lot of people to handle, with all the stress of being micromanaged every minute of the…See More
Apr 27
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Furnace Facts: 4 Keys to Selecting the Best One for You

The comforts of home are best enjoyed when the indoor climate is manageable. Regional or geographical climates present their own challenges to homeowners whether it is extreme cold or intense heat, and you really need a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System that responds to…See More
Apr 10
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Tips for Maintaining the Structural Integrity of Your Home

There is no room for homeowners to use presumptive or wishful thinking when it comes to a sound foundation intended to preserve the structural integrity of the home. Even a newly built home is going to go through significant settling in its first five years after completion of…See More
Mar 27
Nancy Grace commented on Brooke Chaplan's blog post Secure Your Residence: 5 Ways to Feel Safer at Home
"Fact: the latest lock systems are super compact + they look pretty on the door. Smart locks are certainly the future; it's the best apparatus for a forgetful person. I have left the door wide open a couple of times that I've lost count.…"
Mar 22
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Ways to Reduce the Stress of a DIY Renovation

Renovating your home on your own is an excellent way to increase the pride of ownership, improve your property and save money in the process. However, a do-it-yourself renovation project also can be stressful and exhausting. When you plan ahead for your project in several different ways, you can decrease the stress that you may feel throughout all stages. Here are three things to consider.Have a Contingency…See More
Mar 19
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

How to Manage Home Lighting in a Wooded Area

A home or vacation cabin located in a wooded area has lighting requirements that are different from a home in an urban neighborhood. As a homeowner, when selecting lighting for your home, you likely want to preserve the serenity associated with rural living and capitalize on the exterior beauty…See More
Mar 15
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Mar 7
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Easy Tips for Increasing Your HVAC System's Efficiency

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is most likely costing you quite a bit of money every year. Relatively minor efficiency issues add up over time, and there is no reason to accept skyrocketing energy bills without a fight. These few tips and tricks will help you make your HVAC…See More
Feb 28
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Wind Chill: 3 Ways to Find and Seal Drafts in Your Home

With the weather as cold as it is, you want to be sure that every bit of the air you pay to heat stays inside to keep you warm. At the same time, you want the cold air that’s outside to stay right where it belongs, too. To do both tasks successfully, finding and sealing drafts in your home is an important first step. Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can go about doing just that. Check for…See More
Feb 26
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4 Rustic Expansions to Add to Your Log Home

Log home living is a lifestyle that epitomizes casual comfort with a touch of rustic elegance. There are various ways you can expand the cozy, comfortable, attractive and durable interior design features of a log home to the exterior of your home. Outdoor living and rustic design are a perfect…See More
Feb 23
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Identifying Common Signs of Roof Wear and Tear

The one construction aspect of your log home that you rely upon the most while it takes the most punishment from the elements is your roof. Being a high-ticket item when it comes to replacement and insurance claims, there are several players who may have an incentive to sway inspection conclusions.…See More
Feb 13
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Winter Weathering: 3 Property Pieces that Will Need Post-Snow Maintenance

While winter is considered a magical time of feasting, gift-giving, and family bonding, it’s not the most forgiving season for your home or your property. Once you’ve survived the frigid winter season, you may want to spend the first days of spring assessing your property for signs of latent winter damages. Here are some of the areas where you can begin your assessment. RoofingDepending on the type of…See More
Feb 8
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Getting Started? 3 Preparations You Can Make before Buying Your First Home

With mortgage interest rates still at historically low levels and with the economy continuing to gain steam, that dream you’ve had of purchasing your first home might be closer to becoming a reality. Owning a home certainly has inherent benefits, from being able to make your space your own, to being able to build equity that can improve your financial position. Before you get the keys to a new home,…See More
Jan 30
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

4 HVAC Maintenance Tips to Consider as Seasons Change

Maintaining your home’s HVAC system doesn’t need to be an expensive or time-consuming project. As long as you carefully inspect and service the system once every few months, you should be able to avoid severe damage and unexpected breakdowns. Here are four seasonal maintenance tips that will…See More
Jan 26
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How to Manage the Plumbing System in a Cabin

There’s nothing like being able to get away to your own little piece of the great outdoors and spending a few days in your very own cabin. Cabins provide a quiet retreat and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Since you don’t want to be spending your time away dealing with…See More
Jan 24

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

Log Home Landscaping: Tips for Making Use of Space

The landscaping for your log home is important to your enjoyment of it. Plans should begin as early as possible. The best time to start is as soon as the heavy equipment is gone and the earth is loose an exposed. You find it easier to sculpt and plant your surroundings to your…

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Posted on May 4, 2018 at 5:25pm

How to Manage Light in a Forest Cabin

Living in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere would be like a dream come true for a lot of people. Going off grid, especially, is becoming more popular by the minute. The pace of modern living is just way too much for a lot of people to handle, with all the stress of being micromanaged…

Continue

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 7:47pm

Furnace Facts: 4 Keys to Selecting the Best One for You

The comforts of home are best enjoyed when the indoor climate is manageable. Regional or geographical climates present their own challenges to homeowners whether it is extreme cold or intense heat, and you really need a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)…

Continue

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 3:25pm

Tips for Maintaining the Structural Integrity of Your Home

There is no room for homeowners to use presumptive or wishful thinking when it comes to a sound foundation intended to preserve the structural integrity of the home. Even a newly built home is going to go through significant settling in its first five years after…

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 4:56pm

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