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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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Have a Crack at It: 4 Tips for Repairing Window Glass

Repairing window glass in your log cabin doesn't have to mean buying a whole new window. If the problem is hairline cracks, small chips, or loose window panes, it might be a simple repair job. More damage or even broken panes are often replaceable with a few simple tools. Here are four tips for…See More
Jul 12
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May 31
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5 Things to Remember When Subcontracting a Home Project

When you first buy your log home, you probably loved it. Sure, there are some things you’re not that keen on, but you can live with them. That is, until you can’t live with them one more day. Whatever your dream project—a new kitchen, moving walls, a bathroom or adding-on several rooms—there…See More
Mar 21
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Easy Additions To Make Your Off-Grid Home A Modern Marvel

The idea of living without electricity, cable, and a white picket fence is horrifying for many people. Modern homeowners are so accustomed to modern convenience culture that when there’s a minor power outage, they panic. No lights. No TV. What are they supposed to do? Spending the night without the Internet is like spending the night in a prehistoric cave. In fact, chances are back-to-the-land living brings to mind straw…See More
Jan 11
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Renovation ROI: 4 Remodels That Are Always Worth The Investment

As homeowners add or upgrade the home, each dollar spent requires a thorough evaluation. Before a splurge, decide whether it's smart to include these investments long-term. During the for-sale period, these pleasures may backfire when buyers view the home. It may sell eventually, but gaining a profit is rare. To avoid a…See More
Jan 10
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4 Things to Know about Log Cabin Furnace Systems

Keeping your log cabin warm throughout the winter is just as much about safety as it is about comfort. Catastrophic damage during a severe storm can put your family in danger and ruin your outdoor getaway. Here are a few key facts that everyone should know about their log cabin's heating system…See More
Dec 6, 2016
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Cozy in the Snow: How to Make Your Cabin Welcoming For Winter

Winter is well on its way and Jack Frost will soon be nipping at your nose, and a few other body parts as well. When the weather outside gets frightening, nothing is more comforting that retreating to a rustic getaway. But as fall fades, and winter takes its place, it's time to make your special getaway extra cozy. Here are a few tips that might help. FireplaceIf you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace, stoke that baby up.…See More
Dec 1, 2016
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Conquer Your Closet: 4 Home Organization Tips

Walking into a cluttered closet in the morning is no way to start your day! Investing a little bit of time and effort into organizing your closet will increase the functionality and appearance of your closet. As an added bonus, an organized closet will also save you time. The days of sorting through…See More
Nov 11, 2016
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Cozy Comfort: 6 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Summer is gone and the winter wind is stirring. While you’re looking for a break from the heat, you dread the struggle to fight off the chill of the season. The good news is you don’t have to drain your wallet to keep your home warm. Instead, indulge in one of the ways discussed below. Sweet HeatYou…See More
Oct 26, 2016
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Made To Last: 3 Tips For A More Durable Deck

Everyone loves the thought of relaxing outside and enjoying the sunset out on a beautiful deck in the back yard. But no one likes the idea of having to sand every inch of their deck every few years, or even replacing and repainting warped, cracked deck boards. Installing a deck takes a lot of hard work,…See More
Oct 12, 2016
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How to Build a Better Backyard without Breaking Your Budget

Whether your house is big or small, sometimes you just want to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Your backyard can be a great place for relaxing and entertaining, especially if you put some work into upgrading it. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot to create a better backyard when you implement some of these ideas. Turn your yard into a getaway without paying for a vacation!…See More
Sep 26, 2016
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Living Room Flipped: How to Adapt Your Decor in Your Biggest Space

Your family living room is the heart and soul of your home. It serves as both a refuge from the outside world and a space to entertain guests, which can sometimes make it difficult to decorate in a way that feels authentic to your family. The suggestions below should help you strike that balance between a relaxing atmosphere and a space that feels charming and attractive enough to invite the neighbors over for coffee. …See More
Sep 23, 2016
Eddie McVay replied to Brooke Chaplan's discussion Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value
"Kitchen upgradation is one which guarentees added value for your property. Make sure all your electrical work is up to snuff.A fresh coat of paint  and few new hardware stuff for your cupboards can do the trick. Consider replacign your septic…"
Sep 21, 2016
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How to Diagnose Frozen Plumbing Pipes in Your Cabin

Frigid winter weather can cause your household plumbing pipes to freeze, and in some cases, burst. Protecting your home's pipes from winter's icy grip is something you should think about before the cold winter winds blow. The following tips will help you safeguard your pipes from freezing and…See More
Sep 14, 2016
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5 Roof Issues and How to Fix Them

Finding leaks or moisture can be the most alarming indication of roof damage. Log home owners often neglect their roof, and it can be the most expensive type of home repair. You should always examine your roof following any severe weather. You can also save yourself costly repairs by checking your roof for these…See More
Sep 8, 2016
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A Preemptive Strike: 5 Pests to Exterminate Before Autumn

The summer is almost over, meaning colder weather is on the horizon. Unfortunately, this often leads to an invasion of bugs and rodents seeking shelter from the elements. When it comes to winterizing your log home, it’s a good idea to be proactive in terms of pest-control. Here is a list of…See More
Sep 7, 2016

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

Have a Crack at It: 4 Tips for Repairing Window Glass

Repairing window glass in your log cabin doesn't have to mean buying a whole new window. If the problem is hairline cracks, small chips, or loose window panes, it might be a simple repair job. More damage or even broken panes are often replaceable with a few simple tools.…

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Posted on July 12, 2017 at 6:37pm

4 Services to Catch You Up With Your Late Spring Cleaning

So, you got off to a late start on your Spring cleaning. We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon hope for having a clean house. Here are a few professionals you can call to help you tackle the bigger tasks and help you catch up.

 

Pressure Washing

The winter dirt and grime makes your outdoor spaces look spotty and dirty. A pressure washing expert can…

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Posted on May 31, 2017 at 4:52pm

3 Great Ways To Give Your Home's Exterior A Facelift

Home is where the heart is, which is why it’s always best to keep your home in great shape. The exterior of any home takes a beating over time. The sun fades paint and shingles, the weather damages your landscaping when it’s good when it’s bad, and most every other day in between, and no one thinks to clean the exterior of their home on a regular basis. That’s why it’s best to provide your home with a…

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 6:43pm

5 Things to Remember When Subcontracting a Home Project

When you first buy your log home, you probably loved it. Sure, there are some things you’re not that keen on, but you can live with them. That is, until you can’t live with them one more day. Whatever your dream project—a new kitchen, moving walls, a bathroom or…

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Posted on March 21, 2017 at 5:27pm

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