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Brooke Chaplan
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Simple Roof Maintenance Ideas for Log Homes

Your gutters are an instrumental part in helping water roll off of your roof and away from…Continue

Tags: roof, shingles, home, gutter

Started Aug 23, 2016

Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value
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Six weeks ago, you closed on your first cabin. Since this joyous occasion, you’ve been busy…Continue

Tags: outdated, conserve, cabin, flooring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eddie McVay Sep 21, 2016.

 

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Why Your House Is Always Dusty and What to Do about It

If you’re constantly battling dust inside your home, you might have conditions indoors that foster it. Dust is not a single thing. It’s composed of all kinds of particles, the largest of which is lint. Smaller particles inside your home may also be in abundance that attach themselves to the lint, creating a noticeable coating on surfaces.Lots of Carpets and UpholsteryHomes that have a lot of fibers and…See More
Apr 10
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Spring Cleaning: How to Prepare for a Major Home Overhaul

Spring cleaning is more than an opportunity to air out your house and remove dust bunnies from under the furniture. You can use it as a way of prepping for a major home overhaul. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel or repainting the entire interior, a clean and organized home will make the process a lot easier. Let’s look at a few ways you make spring cleaning pull…See More
Mar 11
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Where to Look for Bargains When Buying Real Estate

Regardless of where you live, you understandably want to get a great deal on a new home. Perhaps you are searching for a fabulous rental property that generates a great return on investment. While some real estate markets are significantly pricier than others, there are bargains to be found in almost every location at any given time. You may need to explore the options thoroughly to find a wonderful deal on real…See More
Feb 28
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Extra Home Problems Caused by Your Heater Working Poorly

Many homeowners will not schedule heating repair service until the heater completely stops working. As long as heat continues to filter through the air vents, they will continue to use the heater as a primary source of heat throughout the winter. However, when your heating equipment is not working properly, many problems can result. In fact, these are a few of the more common effects…See More
Feb 14
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Unique Storage Solutions for a Big Back Yard

Buying a home on a large lot or an acreage estate may have been a dream come true several years ago. Many people will accumulate many items over the years, and you may have realized recently that you simply do not have enough space in your home anymore accommodate all of your belongings. Adding on to your home is one idea, but this may be a much more expensive prospect than necessary.…See More
Jan 17
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Comprom-Iced: How Cold Weather Can Threaten Your Home

Your home, among other things, offers you shelter from the harsh winter cold. But the very shelter that protects you from the harsh winter elements can itself be damaged by those same elements. The same way your home protects you, you need to protect your home to help it help you stay warm, safe and dry through the winter. Here are three ways cold weather can affect your home and how you can protect…See More
Jan 3
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Ice Bath? What to Do When Your Hot Water Goes Out

Taking a warm bath or a hot shower are popular ways to start or end a busy day. The warm water can help you to wake up in the morning, and it offers relaxation benefits in the evening. Unfortunately, hot water heaters can run into trouble from time to time, and when this happens in your home, you may be jolted by a cold stream of water from your faucet or showerhead. If your hot water heater has…See More
Dec 27, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

At Home: What Makes Your Decor Inviting to Guests

While you understandably want to decorate your home tastefully so that it expresses your unique sense of style and personality beautifully, you also want your home to be inviting and comfortable to guests. Many people have gorgeous homes, but their homes are so pristine and polished that they create a formal, imposing feel. This formality can, unfortunately, make a home seem less…See More
Dec 6, 2018
Kathryn Willis commented on Brooke Chaplan's blog post 3 Design Ideas for an Extravagant Kitchen Transformation
"These are amazing kitchen transformation ideas. My kitchen is the most widely used room. Me and my family members sit in the kitchen and have long conversations while I am cooking the dinner. I just loved your ideas on kitchen transformation.…"
Nov 22, 2018
Kathryn Willis commented on Brooke Chaplan's blog post 3 Design Ideas for an Extravagant Kitchen Transformation
"These are amazing kitchen transformation ideas. My kitchen is the most widely used room. Me and my family members sit in the kitchen and have long conversations while I am cooking the dinner. I just loved your ideas on kitchen transformation.…"
Nov 22, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Design Ideas for an Extravagant Kitchen Transformation

When you invite guests over to your home, you want them to feel in awe at the pure opulence of your home decor. This is especially true for your kitchen. Many meals and conversations will be had in your kitchen, so it needs to impress your guests while remaining practical for repeated use.Install Hanging Cookware RacksCreating an extravagant kitchen can begin with something as simple as how you store your…See More
Nov 16, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Home Fashion: What Makes Your House Make You Look Good

One of the reasons why many people struggle with their home decorating efforts is because they fail to incorporate a personal touch into the décor. For example, a common approach to home decorating is to mimic a look that you see in a design magazine or online. Some people even purchase an entire suite of furniture and accent pieces at a local furniture store. However, without a…See More
Nov 8, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Plumbing Season: How Cold Weather Promotes Problems with Your Pipes

Plumbing issues can develop at any time of year, and most require a fast response from a plumber. After all, even a seemingly minor issue can grow into a major concern quickly and may result in wasted water, property damage and more. The winter months may bring additional plumbing challenges that you need to be aware of. In some instances, you can take proactive steps to prevent some issues from…See More
Nov 5, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Snow Worries: What Your House Needs to Survive Winter Weather

The holiday season is almost upon us and that means that there’s something else that’s on the way—winter. Whether you love it or you hate it, you still have to prepare for it. This is especially true when it comes to preparing your home. There are many things, a few are listed below, that your house will need to survive the winter weather.Furnace MaintenanceOne of the first things your house will need to survive winter…See More
Oct 27, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Frozen Pipes: 4 Winterization Tips for Your Whole Home

Winter is just around the corner, which means that right now is your last chance to prepare your home for the coming cold. If you need help with your home winterization process, here are a few tips on where to start.Install/Upgrade Weather StrippingWinter brings strong, frigid winds that can sneak into your home as cold drafts. These cold drafts typically enter through gaps in your windows and…See More
Oct 26, 2018
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Ways Your Home May Be Vulnerable to Winter Weather

Your home may endure tremendous force and damaging elements throughout the year. For example, strong winds and UV rays can damage your home year-round. The winter months may be the most brutal because they bring sub-freezing temperatures, snow, ice and more to your home’s exterior. To be the protective shelter that you need your home to be, it is important that you prepare it for the months ahead. The first step…See More
Oct 4, 2018

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

Why Your House Is Always Dusty and What to Do about It

If you’re constantly battling dust inside your home, you might have conditions indoors that foster it. Dust is not a single thing. It’s composed of all kinds of particles, the largest of which is lint. Smaller particles inside your home may also be in abundance that attach themselves to the lint, creating a noticeable coating on surfaces.

Lots of Carpets and…

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Posted on April 10, 2019 at 5:06pm

Spring Cleaning: How to Prepare for a Major Home Overhaul

Spring cleaning is more than an opportunity to air out your house and remove dust bunnies from under the furniture. You can use it as a way of prepping for a major home overhaul. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel or repainting the entire interior, a clean and organized home will make the process a lot easier. Let’s look at a few ways you make…

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Posted on March 11, 2019 at 4:56pm

Where to Look for Bargains When Buying Real Estate

Regardless of where you live, you understandably want to get a great deal on a new home. Perhaps you are searching for a fabulous rental property that generates a great return on investment. While some real estate markets are significantly pricier than others, there are bargains to be found in almost every location at any given time. You may need to explore the options thoroughly to find a…

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Posted on February 28, 2019 at 1:49pm

Extra Home Problems Caused by Your Heater Working Poorly

Many homeowners will not schedule heating repair service until the heater completely stops working. As long as heat continues to filter through the air vents, they will continue to use the heater as a primary source of heat throughout the winter. However, when your heating equipment is not working properly, many problems can result. In fact, these are a few of the…

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Posted on February 14, 2019 at 6:11pm

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