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Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eddie McVay Sep 21, 2016.

 

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3 Professionals to Consult Before You Install A New Bathroom

Because many of the features in a bathroom are built-in, a renovation is generally necessary if you want to update the functionality and decorative appeal of your space. A bathroom renovation, however, is a major undertaking that requires ample time, effort and attention. You understandably want to enjoy amazing results from the effort, but most homeowners lack the skills, tools and time available to do all of the…See More
Saturday
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How to Choose the Right Windows for a Log Home

If you’re building your own log home, you would probably agree that these rustic dwellings are better than conventional homes. Not only are they made from renewable resources that are easy to frame and can stand the test of time, they are durable enough to withstand all of the worst weather…See More
Thursday
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Worth It: 3 Home Staples You’ll Be Happy You Spent Extra For

As fun as it can be to get your home setup just the way you like it, it can also quickly become expensive. You can save yourself some money by looking for sales and shopping at discount stores or even thrift stores, but with certain items, it makes sense to spend extra and get something of higher quality. Here are three of the home staples that are worthy of a bigger investment. Your BedOne of the…See More
Tuesday
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How to Conserve Hot Water in the Winter

As cold temperatures settle in this winter, many home and business owners start to think of hot water as precious and expensive. The cold water that enters a water heater typically takes longer to heat in winter depending on the location of the heater and the model. Hot water also cools off faster inside…See More
Nov 28
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How to Install a New Wraparound Deck on Your Old Log Cabin

Installing a wraparound deck will substantially increase the value of your cabin and make it the perfect warm weather getaway. While these decks have many different benefits, making any changes to a backcountry home can be quite challenging. As a log cabin owner, you must spend a little…See More
Nov 22
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Gas vs. Electric: Which Type of Heating Is Best for Your Home?

With summer officially over and temperatures dropping throughout the country, most homeowners’ have turned their attention towards preparing their property for winter. While exterior repairs like roofing and siding are important, autumn is also the perfect time to reevaluate your home…See More
Nov 21
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5 Signs That You Need a New Furnace Before Winter

With winter well on the way, many homeowners are scrambling to prepare their property for winter. Whether it’s repairing problems with your roof or shoring up gaps and cracks in need of insulation, these are minor issues compared to your HVAC system. Before the colder temperatures fully set in,…See More
Nov 14
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How to Avoid Winter Heat Loss in Your Home

As a homeowner, you’re more than likely dreading the high energy bills that come with winter. Unfortunately, a top-of-the-line heater won’t make a difference if you fail to properly address heat loss. Homes are full of gaps and cracks where heat can escape, but with a few simple measures you can shore up…See More
Nov 10
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Out of the Cold and into Your House: 5 Pests to Watch Out for This Fall

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and watching the leaves change are some amazing things to enjoy in fall. Unfortunately, while we’re out enjoying all that fall has to offer, pests are busy trying to find a nice warm place to survive for the winter. Your log home's walls, attic, and…See More
Oct 26
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Rain Or Shine: A Short Guide to Adapting Your Warehouse to the Weather

Changing weather can be problematic for a warehouse. If you aren’t careful, you can lose quite a bit of productivity due to the switch in seasons. Luckily, you can follow this short guide to adapting your warehouse to these upcoming changes. Know the Rhythm of Your WarehouseAdjusting your warehouse during a change in weather means knowing a bit more about how the building itself works. You’ll need to spend some time walking the floor…See More
Oct 12
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How to Increase Your Heater's Efficiency This Winter

Summer may only just be ending, but it's actually the perfect time to start prepping your log home for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. This is especially true when it comes to your home's heater. Many homeowners wait until the last minute before addressing this, which is risky given…See More
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Sep 27
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Indoor Breeze: A Short Guide To Finding And Sealing Drafty Areas In Your Home

Few things are more frustrating than finding drafty areas in your home. They increase your energy costs and create uncomfortable pools of warmth or cold in a room. Good news, though! Most drafts can be solved by a homeowner with a little bit of time and some basic supplies you can pick up at any home improvement store. Exterior to InteriorAny spot where something needs a hole through the wall from outside to inside is a…See More
Sep 21
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5 Tips for Protecting Your Lawn from Droughts

Hot weather can mean additional stress for your lawn that can leave it brown, dry and unhealthy. You can help your grass withstand the seasonal heat by using a few recommended practices that will help to minimize its effects. These tips have been tested in university laboratories and have been found…See More
Sep 19
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Winter Prep: 3 Reasons To Clean Your Whole Property Before It Gets Cold

It's always a good idea to keep your property clean. If you are like most people, though, you probably let some issues slide simply due to a lack of time. It's a good idea to start cleaning your property before it gets cold, though. Below are just a few of the benefits of cleaning up before the winter. You Might Be More MotivatedIf you're honest, you know that one of the biggest issues with cleaning a property is…See More
Sep 14
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4 Home Areas You Should Inspect Before Fall Comes

Each season brings with it a host of weather and temperature changes, meteorological conditions, and the beginning and ending of biological cycles. Aside from adjusting your wardrobe and leisure activities, it's also important to consider how these changes will affect your log home. With the…See More
Sep 7

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

3 Professionals to Consult Before You Install A New Bathroom

Because many of the features in a bathroom are built-in, a renovation is generally necessary if you want to update the functionality and decorative appeal of your space. A bathroom renovation, however, is a major undertaking that requires ample time, effort and attention. You understandably want to enjoy amazing results from the effort, but most homeowners lack the skills, tools and time…

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Posted on December 8, 2017 at 9:17pm

How to Choose the Right Windows for a Log Home

If you’re building your own log home, you would probably agree that these rustic dwellings are better than conventional homes. Not only are they made from renewable resources that are easy to frame and can stand the test of time, they are durable enough to withstand all of the…

Continue

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 4:53pm

Worth It: 3 Home Staples You’ll Be Happy You Spent Extra For

As fun as it can be to get your home setup just the way you like it, it can also quickly become expensive. You can save yourself some money by looking for sales and shopping at discount stores or even thrift stores, but with certain items, it makes sense to spend extra and get something of higher quality. Here are three of the home staples that are worthy of a bigger…

Continue

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 7:46pm

How to Conserve Hot Water in the Winter

As cold temperatures settle in this winter, many home and business owners start to think of hot water as precious and expensive. The cold water that enters a water heater typically takes longer to heat in winter depending on the location of the heater and the model. Hot water also…

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Posted on November 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

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