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Why we don’t advertise prices at Honest Abe…

At Honest Abe we frequently receive inquiries asking why our magazine advertisements and online floor plans do not show pricing.
The answer is the that we don’t publicize the pricing for one simple reason – most people customize the plans and need us to prepare a custom quote, so we have interested people talk with one of our representatives in our home office in Tennessee or one…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Read the May 2017 Honest Abe Living.

The May 2017 edition of Honest Abe Living features a custom home on Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake designed for energy efficiency, aging in place and enjoying the beauty of the lake in every season. 

T here’s news about Honest Abe Log Homes’ president…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

New Honest Abe Dealer was Homeowner First

By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing
Honest Abe Log Homes, a 38-year-old log home manufacturer based in Moss, Tennessee, has announced the addition of a new Independent Dealership in North Alabama. In March​,​ Serenity Log Homes began serving customers in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties who are seeking to own a custom log or timber frame home or…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin in the Woods Secure Against Unwelcome Visitors

Owning a cabin in the woods is a great way to experience living off the grid. This type of dwelling is typically a seasonal location rather than a full time home. While there are many perks in owning a remote getaway, there are also necessary safety measures to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The two weeks after the closing was a bit anti-climactic as our GC was climbing Mount Rainier, even though I know things were going on in the background and logs were still being placed on our shell! He returned safely and let us know we were ready to start what we could while waiting for the remaining approvals from the county building department on our septic.  The power pole should go in within the next week, and there are some big honking pieces of machinery sitting on our land poised…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Heat of Summer: How to Keep Your Home Cool in Hot Weather

Getting overheated counts as one of the real dangers of summer. That being the case, when the temperatures hit the triple digits, you want your home to be a refuge from the heat, especially if you get overheated. If you’re trying to prepare for summer, here are four…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Summer Home Remodel: 5 Projects You Should Be Considering

The summer season is a perfect time to transform the look and functionality of your home. With clear skies and beautiful weather, you can begin performing different projects that won't be interrupted by rain or snow. When you want to remodel your home, there are a few…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 16, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

4 Unique Ideas for Your Next Remodel

Remodeling a log home as a DIY project requires preparation and careful planning. Following are 4 suggestions that may assist you with this project.

 

Expanding Space

There are a number of ways space can be expanded in a log house. The most common is…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 14, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

We CLOSE!

Limboland is THE WORST place to have to spend any time at all, much less weeks. Although our loan had been approved by the mortgage company and we knew the newly-completed appraisal was the last puzzle piece that needed to fit into place, I was nonetheless gripped by fear that something would happen to stop the closing from happening or delay it. First I worried how long it was taking until we could set the date, then when we got the date, I worried that something…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 7, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Natural Home Disasters: What to Do When Your Homeowners Insurance isn't Enough to Cover Damages

Natural disasters such as a flood, hail storm or tornado could result in tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home. If your homeowner's insurance policy will not restore your home to the condition that it was in before the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Plumbing Breakdowns: 5 Signs it is Time to Call a Professional

In recent years, a huge number of homeowners are inclining towards getting do-it-yourself solutions to some basic system malfunctions at home. This has enabled them to tackle a few basic plumbing issues and other common breakdowns around the house. However,…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interior Design: How to Accessorize Your Home Like a Pro

The perfect room isn't complete until accessories flood tables, chairs, walls, windowsills, beds, loveseats, and sofas. Accessories separate and differentiate rooms. These tips separate the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 1, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

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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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 31, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 30, 2017 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Low-Flow or High Flow: Shower Head GPM - Why It’s Important To You

So what's GPM mean? And why is it so important to your home's shower? First off, it's the law! Your…

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Added by Tom Arnold on May 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

4 Simple Tricks to Make Your Next Water Heater Replacement in Your Log Cabin a Cinch

When your water heater goes out, you quickly notice how much you appreciate the convenience of a hot shower. If you can anticipate when the water heater will need to be replaced, you could schedule it in time before the old unit breaks down. Doing…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 26, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Rebounding

Still smarting from our collection of losses, we realized the only way to fix things was to face the fact that if we wanted the whole dream and not just a partial one, it was not only going to cost us more, but we might have to find someone else to complete it. Waiting a few years is not an option at our age. We looked at some prices of barn kits and metal garage kits and then realized we could potentially finance a garage separately by a local company that offers…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 9:48pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

If it seems too good to be true…

The loan process seemed to be going along without much of a hitch. We met Craig and Bernardo at the other Rock Bottom, and Craig had good news for us. All the permits were in place just awaiting payment, he’d had almost all the final quotes back from vendors, and he just needed the green light from us to submit the final project budget to the bank. We’d already received the engineered, stamped plans for the house which were separate from the…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 6:41pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Enter the Architects

The next time we met was at the Rock Bottom Brewery in our town. Seems all our plans evolved in the warmth and shadows of brewery tanks, which I loved. This time, instead of rough sketches, we had a set of preliminary architectural drawings from an engineering firm, Tamarack Grove out of Idaho, which we soon learned (from Googling) had a stellar reputation for designing properties much grander and more expensive than ours, including a replica ark!…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Leaky Ceiling: 5 Reasons Your Home Needs Roofing Repair This Summer

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your roof needs work, especially when you don’t get regular inspections. A majority of the roofing issues that homeowners encounter take some time to manifest, meaning that with prompt repairs, you can avoid them. Summer is an…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 22, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

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