The Log Home Neighborhood

An online log home community for log home enthusiasts.

Brooke Chaplan
  • Female
  • Los Lunas, NM
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Brooke Chaplan's Discussions

Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value
1 Reply

Continue

Tags: outdated, conserve, cabin, flooring

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

 

Brooke Chaplan's Page

Latest Activity

Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

5 Interior Decoration Tips for Older Homes

If you’ve recently acquired an older log home and are getting ready to move in, you likely want to make a lot of changes to bring this old house into the modern age. But where do you start? You might already have a ton of ideas, but if not then you’ve come to the right place. Breathe new life into your…See More
Monday
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Well, Well, Well: What You Can Do to Improve Your Cabin’s Plumbing

Spending time in your cabin should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, if you have to regularly deal with water issues in your cabin, you may find this experience to be stressful and even uncomfortable. There are many issues that you could face in your cabin, such as poor water quality, insufficient water supply and more. These are a few of the possible solutions available to…See More
Jan 5
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Ways to Keep Your Heat in and High Utility Bills Out

The holiday season may be the best time of the year for many people, but they’re also usually the coldest, and that can lead to some expensive heating bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stop heat from escaping your home and keep that bill more manageable. Here are three helpful tips on keeping heat in. Check the InsulationYour home obviously needs insulation in the walls and attic…See More
Dec 29, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted blog posts
Dec 13, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Which Type of Home Fence Is Most Secure?

There are many reasons to want to install a security fence around your home. Whether you want to keep the kids and pets safe as they play or you just want another level of privacy and insurance that you’re safe, a home fence needs to be sturdy. Before you go about installing a fence, make sure you’re…See More
Dec 12, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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
Dec 8, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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
Dec 7, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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
Dec 5, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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, 2017
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

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
Oct 11, 2017

Profile Information

Tell us about yourself:
I am a freelance writer and I love to blog, garden, and hike.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
No
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
N/A

Brooke Chaplan's Blog

5 Interior Decoration Tips for Older Homes

If you’ve recently acquired an older log home and are getting ready to move in, you likely want to make a lot of changes to bring this old house into the modern age. But where do you start? You might already have a ton of ideas, but if not then you’ve come to the right place.…

Continue

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 11:51am

Well, Well, Well: What You Can Do to Improve Your Cabin’s Plumbing

Spending time in your cabin should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, if you have to regularly deal with water issues in your cabin, you may find this experience to be stressful and even uncomfortable. There are many issues that you could face in your cabin, such as poor water quality, insufficient water supply and more. These are a few of the possible…

Continue

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 9:03pm

3 Ways to Keep Your Heat in and High Utility Bills Out

The holiday season may be the best time of the year for many people, but they’re also usually the coldest, and that can lead to some expensive heating bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stop heat from escaping your home and keep that bill more manageable. Here are three helpful tips on keeping heat in.

 

Check the Insulation

Your home…

Continue

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 6:30am

Gutter Grief: 3 Tips To Make Them Last

Your gutter system is an important part of your home’s drainage system. When problems develop in the gutter system, it can cause increased rainwater falling down your home’s exterior and onto the foundation, which can lead to water damage and leaking into the basement areas. If you maintain your gutters, they will serve their function for many years. Here are 3 tips you can implement to…

Continue

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 5:30pm

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of The Log Home Neighborhood to add comments!

Join The Log Home Neighborhood

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

© 2018   Created by Neighborhood Host.   Powered by

Guide to Log Homes | Advertise | Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service