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March 2018 Blog Posts (27)

Home Maintenance: 5 Signs You Need Major Well Repair

It is common for those living in rural areas to rely on a well for their water. However, it is necessary to maintain that well if you want to ensure you will have adequate running water and the water will be safe to drink. If you are experiencing any of the 5 signs, you will need to have your well repaired, so you can continue enjoying the well water you use daily in…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 28, 2018 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Rain or Shine: 5 Steps to Getting Your Cabin Ready for All Seasons

You may spend time regularly maintaining your primary home, but it is easy to overlook maintenance on your vacation home. All homes require periodic maintenance in order to remain in great condition for years to come. Regardless of the season, these are some excellent steps to take today to prepare your cabin for use in the next season and beyond.

Check the…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on March 28, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Can't Decide? How to Choose The Best Spot For Your Cabin

When you have made up your mind to build a cabin and create a new life for yourself, there’s one important step you need to take first. That step is choosing where to put your cabin. Location is all-important, as it can impact on how much you enjoy your space, how relaxing it is, and how you feel when you look outside or step out. If you can’t decide, consider these factors in your decision.…

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Added by Brian O'hara on March 28, 2018 at 3:01am — No Comments

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 construction. No matter what you might do to mitigate foundational distress, you must face…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 27, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

House Hacks: 5 Tricks to Saving Money around Your Home

Maintaining your new home can become a drain on your finances, especially when you have bills, debts, and family to feed. However, there are always ways to save money around the home. Try these five tips and you should start finding some extra cash in your bank account at the end of each month.

Track Your Expenses

It does no good to try saving money if…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 27, 2018 at 4:50pm — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Secure and Safe from Storms

If you are fortunate enough to have a cabin in the mountains or in a forest, then you will want to keep it secure and safe from storms. There are numerous types of devastating storms that can damage your beautiful vacation cabin. Use these methods to protect your cabin from damage.

Trim Dead Branches and Remove Dead Trees

To protect your cabin’s…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Buying an Older Home? How to Make Sure It's up to Code

No matter where your property lies, there are building codes a home must comply with to ensure the structure is safe for the occupants. As times change, older homes may not meet current building codes. If you’ve purchased an older house as your starter home, there are steps you should take to be certain it’s up to code.

Check the Foundation

The…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 26, 2018 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Just wanted to say "hi"!

Hello, Dear LogHome Neighboorhood users!

I just thought that I would introduce myself, having been accepted by the community admins.

The name is Brian, born and raised not so far from Sydney, Australia. A huge lover of trekking and visiting nearby forests with my dogs.

I do own a small log cabin where I tend to spend a good part of a year.

I hope to find some great people here to share our interests.

Thank…

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Added by Brian O'hara on March 22, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Setting up for Spring: 5 Things to Do Around the House Before It Gets Warm

Toward the end of winter, you can begin to prepare your home for warmer spring weather. By getting started on these tasks before spring arrives, you are ready to go outside rather than remaining inside your home while cleaning or completing repairs.

Organizing Your Home’s Kitchen

The last few days of winter are the perfect time for organizing your home’s…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 22, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to Create a Comfortable Cabin Environment

Pure comfort is critical for any cabin. Who wants to escape to a cabin that feels unpleasant and unwelcoming in any way? If you’re looking to set up a cabin that makes you feel 100 percent at home, there are quite a few smart and easy strategies simply waiting for you.

Focus on Interior Design

High-quality interior design is important for any cabin.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 21, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Disposal Dilemma: Comparing Septic Tanks to Traditional Sewer Lines

As you consider everything that goes into the building of a new home, you will not want to neglect the importance of treating your waste. Septic and sewer are the two main options in this regard, each coming with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. You will want to consider your situation and the scope of your home carefully before making your decision, as changing this after the fact can become quite costly. To help guide your decision, consider the following four areas relating…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 21, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 19, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Old Home Renovation: How to Significantly Improve Curb Appeal This Spring

Even though you might love your older home, you might be thinking that it is starting to look old and tired. If this is the case, then you could be wondering if there is anything that you can do to spruce it up and add some curb appeal. These are a few improvements that you can make if you would like to improve the way that your home looks from the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 19, 2018 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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 surrounding your home. At the same time, you want to select lighting that…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 15, 2018 at 4:05pm — No Comments

A Short Guide to Re-Roofing Your House

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. If it’s not properly maintained, you may find that water or bugs face little resistance when entering your property. Let’s take a look at some steps that you can take to make sure that your next roof maintenance project goes well.

How Much Weight Can the Roof Hold?

If you are going to put a new…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 14, 2018 at 11:38am — No Comments

How to Construct a Dreamy Log Cabin in the Woods

If you are ready to build the log cabin of your dreams in the woods, then you must plan carefully. While the pioneers may have lived in a basic log cabin that was made of rough tree trunks and that had a dirt floor, you will want a place that is slightly more modern. Here are several tips for having the log cabin of your dreams.

Buy a Piece of Land in the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 14, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Places That Have the Perfect Balance of Rest and Culture to Retire In

If you’re thinking about retirement, you may have many issues on your mind. Social security, investments, hobbies, family ties often play a big part in the plans individuals make for their retirement period. Having more time to relax is certainly one of the biggest draws of the retirement years, but most people also want interesting things to do, cultural events,…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on March 13, 2018 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Hot Water Problems: 5 Signs Your Water Heaters Needs Professional Repair

The hot water heater is one of the most important appliances in the home because it provides the warm water needed for washing your clothes, dishes, and family. When a hot water heater is broken, it can cause water damage to your home or drain your energy bills. If your hot water heater is exhibiting any of these five signs, it might be time to seek help from a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 13, 2018 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Designing a Dream: 4 Tips to Building Your First Home

While there are all kinds of amazing homes on the market, if you truly want one that fits your personal vision, designing a home yourself is a great choice. This certainly isn’t easy, especially when you’ve never done it before, but the following four tips can help you make your home-building project a success.

Thinking Ahead Is Key

As you decide what…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 9, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

5 Insights about Getting a Roof Replacement

Replacing an old roof is a major undertaking, and you want to be absolutely sure that the job is done right the very first time. Skimping on materials or going with a second-rate roofing company could end up costing you in the long run. Here is a look at a few important variables that you will need to consider when replacing or repairing your home’s…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 7, 2018 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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