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Brooke Chaplan
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  • Los Lunas, NM
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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 Ways to Decorate Your Home without Knowing What You’re Doing

Between work responsibilities, family obligations, and personal time set aside for your own enjoyment, there’s precious little time for you to devote to learning how to decorate your home. This is especially true if you aren’t gifted with an eye for home decor and style. Your lack of decorating skill doesn’t have to subject you to a lifetime in a boring home. Below, you will find three ways…See More
Aug 14
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3 Ways People Ruin Their Home’s Plumbing Without Knowing It

You and your loved ones may use your home’s plumbing system numerous times throughout the day without a second thought. As long as fresh water comes out of the pipes on demand and wastewater can be removed without delay, you may simply continue with your daily routine. However, there are several things that you may be doing regularly or periodically that could be causing severe damage to your home’s pipes.…See More
Jul 27
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Jun 28
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Too Much AC: How to Reduce Home Energy Costs during the Summer Months

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during the warmest months of the year can be extremely expensive. If you are tired of dealing with skyrocketing energy bills every summer, then it is time to start thinking about making your home as efficient as possible. These few tips…See More
Jun 22
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3 Building Conditions that Make DIY a Risky Decision

With a wealth of online videos and products more and more geared towards the DIY’er, doing things yourself has never been easier. There are, however, a few factors that can seriously increase the risk of doing things yourself. In addition, there are some construction projects that actually require permits to perform. Without the right permits, your project could cost you far more…See More
Jun 4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

3 Ways to Decorate Your Home without Knowing What You’re Doing

Between work responsibilities, family obligations, and personal time set aside for your own enjoyment, there’s precious little time for you to devote to learning how to decorate your home. This is especially true if you aren’t gifted with an eye for home decor and style. Your lack of decorating skill doesn’t have to subject you to a lifetime in a boring home. Below, you…

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Posted on August 14, 2018 at 6:28pm

3 Ways People Ruin Their Home’s Plumbing Without Knowing It

You and your loved ones may use your home’s plumbing system numerous times throughout the day without a second thought. As long as fresh water comes out of the pipes on demand and wastewater can be removed without delay, you may simply continue with your daily routine. However, there are several things that you may be doing regularly or periodically that could be causing severe damage to…

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Posted on July 27, 2018 at 7:14pm

Does Your Log Home Have Enough Insulation? 5 Ways to Tell

When you consider moving into a new home, having adequate insulation is one of the factors that you should be concerned with. Some newer homes are built with cost-efficiency…

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Posted on June 28, 2018 at 1:54pm

3 Features that Make a Vacation Home Worth the Price

When looking at vacation homes, it can be easy to get caught up in the dreams of all the fun and relaxation you’ll enjoy in your new home. That is, at least, until you see the price and then sticker shock suddenly sets in. For most vacation homes, though, there is at least one standout feature that does make that home worth its exorbitant price. Here are three…

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Posted on June 27, 2018 at 5:51pm

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