A typical homeowner can tackle many plumbing maintenance tasks without using fancy tools and equipment. If you’d like to develop a preventative care routine, you should begin the process in the spring or summer because most…Continue
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"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place." So wrote Abraham Lincoln on June 4, 1860, to Samuel Haycraft of…Continue
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Story by Brooke Fishel
Photography by Joseph Hilliard
Retirement often conjures up images of warm retreats to places like Florida or Arizona during the harsh winter months. For Phil…Continue
Termites can pose a significant threat to your home and are capable of causing damage, that in some cases, is irreparable or at the very least, extremely costly. According to Pete & Ron’s Tree Service, termites can also pose problems for trees or stumps you have in your yard. If you think you have termites, you need to do everything you can to eradicate the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. While you can find several…Continue
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A private, secluded location - away from the hustle and bustle…
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Your friends have visited to your home after many days. After receiving, you proudly take them to your embellished garden area. While taking their seats, one of your friends suddenly fells down on the ground because the furniture got dislocated. Could you guess that they would like to sit in your garden area again? Well, that’s not a million dollar query. Simply, the answer is no.…Continue
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The entire construction process for a modest log home (built by a pro) ranges from four to six months, but it can run a year or more for large or complex designs. Factors that affect construction time include season, weather, availability of labor and the level of experience of the builder and subcontractors.
The typical construction sequence…Continue
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By Rob Pickett
Log homes spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to craft the DIY cabin of their dreams. As romantic as that notion is, in the 21st century,…Continue
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If you're thinking of planning your own custom wood home, you'll need a healthy helping of inspiration. And nothing will get your creative juices flowing like gorgeous photos of our most drool-worthy (and pin-worthy) spaces. Enjoy, and click on the images to pin to your own Pinterest page.…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on January 22, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments
We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” Well, as fundamental as light is inside your home, it’s just as vital outside. An exterior lighting design not only enhances the look of your home and your property, it prevents accidents and deters intruders. Follow these tips to make things as beautiful and safe on the outside as they are…Continue
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Excerpted from " Rustic Revisited," published by Watson-Guptill Publications, www.wgpub.com.
Photos by Andrew Wellman
Welcome to camp
This is the entry to Camp Birch Point, a multiple-building home, or compound, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The entry reveals Adirondack…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on January 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The coziest spot in your home isn't complete without these essentials.
1. Some privacy. How can you escape with your favorite page-turner if you're right in the middle of your main living space? Keep your reading nook separate from the rest of the house by tucking it into another quiet space, like this…Continue
Added by Kristen Hopf on January 19, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Story by: Scott Gibson
Photos by: Karl Neumann
Architect Reid Smith has a friendly bet going these days with Wayne Hale: Which one of them will be the first to haul in a trout from Georgetown Lake with a cast from Wayne’s deck.
Added by Kristen Hopf on January 18, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It would seem like it would be an awkward introduction: cabin meet castle, castle meet cabin. But, in fact, this unlikely pair is kind of a match made in heaven. Don't believe us? Just take a look.…Continue
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Whatever the reason, whether the economy is a buyer’s market, or you intend on living in a home for a substantial amount of time, choosing a home with the right qualities is important. Choosing a home can be stressful since it’s an investment you want to be sure about, but when you know what to look for, the process can be made that much easier.
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Winter is once again upon us, and you never know what kind of weather to expect. One thing's for sure: you'll be needing to use your heater. As you prepare to once again light the pilot, there are five ways you can help your…Continue
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These ultimate dream homes would barely make a dent in the $1.5 billion jackpot.
The Powerball jackpot has reached a record-breaking $1.5 billion, and if you're like most Americans, you've probably asked yourself the question that's on everyone's mind: How would I spend all that money?
Fortunately, we have a few ideas for you. Five…Continue
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This story was originally posted on loghome.com
Looking for something inspiring this holiday season? It turns out you don't have to look much further than your own back yard. In fact, you don't even have to…Continue
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Bruce and Tonya Banbury have dreamed about building a log home in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Just recently, their dream came true, and the couple moved into a gorgeous Timber Block home. This Dakota was built on the most perfect of lots...take a look at the view these new home owner's now have!…Continue
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