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August 2017 Blog Posts (20)

Ready for Company: How to Design an Outdoor Space Perfect for Hosting

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but before it does, you should make the best out of these last days of warm weather by hosting a get-together for your dearest and closest friends. You'll make sure to have plenty of food and plenty of drinks to serve, but you will also need to ensure that your outdoor hosting space is ready for company. If you need tips on…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 31, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments

5 Rustic Kitchen Design Ideas

The kitchen is a place to show off your style and taste with different types of towels and dishes that are on display. As the main room of the home, you can make the space feel like your own with rustic decor that is used. Here are a few design ideas to consider when you want to transform the room.

1. Add a Barn…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 28, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

anyone with old house borer experience?

We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine logs.  Just recently have experience the unruly "clicking/knowing" noise of what I'm 99% sure are old house borers, just above our master bed in the wall. I did buy some injectable borate which I have since applied. I also plan to powerwash that section to bare wood, apply Bora care on the logs then re-apply the Wood Guard. I'm also going to inject…

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Added by greg davis on August 28, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

5 Most Dangerous Household Hazards

Babies start to crawl at just six to eight months old. Once that happens, their natural curiosity takes hold and they manage to find trouble in whatever form it might take. Some of the biggest dangers for babies and toddlers could be hiding right under your nose. This article will discuss five common household hazards every parent should be…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 25, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

3 Unexpected Ways You Should Be Caring For Your Roof

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While a roof is arguably the most important defense any home has against natural damage, it's also often the most neglected area when it comes to maintenance. Many homeowners don't think about the potential problems…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 24, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Destination Decoration: 5 Design Tips You Definitely Want to Try

People love to update their homes for all kinds of reasons. Some do this because the house feels antiquated while others do it because the house needs a little style. No matter the reason, revitalizing your home is a good investment, and it should make your home feel more welcoming. Those who are interested in re-designing their home should consider the following tips. …

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Added by Kara Masterson on August 23, 2017 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Top 4 Home Renovation Projects with a Killer ROI

Home renovation projects shouldn't be considered expenses, they should be considered investments. When you choose to breathe life into the right area of your home, you can most definitely increase the home's value all while making it more comfortable to live in. You don't have to be selling your home just to invest time and money into renovations. Here are four…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 23, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Log House Feel More Like Home

Summer can be a really great time to reflect on life and make some positive changes. You spend lots of time at home, so you should make sure that your house is more than just a home. A quiet and calm space will help you feel rested and secure when you come home.

Decorating

The best way to make your home feel cozier is to do your own decorating. In the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 22, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Height of Summer: How to Make Sure Your Home Stays Cool

Air conditioning has made it possible for folks to live in places where it was just too hot for most people to live year round. Turning on the A/C after being outside in the heat is an utterly delicious feeling. However, a homeowner doesn’t have to keep the air conditioning on all day long to find relief from the heat. Here are some ways to keep a house cool.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 21, 2017 at 7:20pm — No Comments

How to Save Money on Home Relocation?

Everyone will tell you that moving to a new home is a really stressful thing to do. It’s a complicated task that can come up with numerous surprises during the process. Next, to a lot of details that need to be planned ahead, there is also the fact that it can be quite expensive. If you are on a tight budget, you are surely asking yourself – how do I move all the…

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Added by Blake Davies on August 21, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Antique Plumbing: 5 Sings It is Time to Call a Plumber

The maintenance of plumbing systems is a very important aspect of the maintenance of any structure. When it comes to antique plumbing, though, it's a whole other beast to conquer. To help you stay on top of any older plumbing issues on the rise, it's recommended you stay on the lookout for the following five problem indicators.

The Green…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 16, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments

How to Plan for a Well Installation on Your Property

Fresh, clean water is an essential utility for any home, and there's nothing quite like having access to pure well water on your own property. Installing a well can vary somewhat depending on your unique property, but learning these key steps to the process will ensure your well is a healthy and sustainable source of water.

Preliminary Steps

Before you…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 15, 2017 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Summer Repairs: 3 Home Adjustments To Make Long Before Winter

Summer isn’t just good for swimming and barbeques. It’s also good for making home repairs and adjustments that should happen long before winter arrives. After all, working in the nice summer weather is almost always preferable to working in the cold. Plus, it gives you plenty of time to bring in professional help if you discover you need it.

 

Weather Stripping and Gap Sealing

Poor…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 14, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Creepy Crawly Critters: 4 Signs You Have a Serious Insect Infestation

Wasps and bees. Cockroaches. Ants. Pests all of them, and you hate pests. Understandably so. They destroy your home, bring germs and bacteria into your living space, and are just plain creepy. And they can be everywhere. Even when you can’t see them, you may suspect that you have a critter problem.

Fortunately, there are ways you can tell if you have critter…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Cabin Fever: 5 Things Every Cabin Needs

When you want to buy a cabin to live in full-time or during your vacations, make sure to understand the things that you need to make it an enjoyable experience. In order to use a cabin right away, it is important to buy one that has several items included. 

Does the Cabin Include Your Own Land?

If you want to have a garden or other items outside a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Luscious Lawns: How to Keep Your Yard Green and Clean

Few things are as alluring as a lush, brilliant green and immaculate front lawn. It almost begs for a passerby to lie down on it, and bask in the sun. But how do people who have such luscious lawns keep them that way?



Pick the Right Grass

Some…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your Cabin's Well Water is Clean and Healthy

Water safety has been in the news plenty lately as lead and other contaminants have made headlines across the country. However, these concerns have mainly dealt with city drinking water that has apparently gone through plenty of testing and filtering to get rid of a variety of germs and chemicals. If city water can have such huge problems, it is certain that well water can be just as bad. To ensure that well water is clean and safe, follow these four important…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Common Summer Repairs for First-Time Homeowners

You own a home, and you are about to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing summer. However, don't forget that the summer is also a great time to tackle important home repairs. Check out these five common repairs for first-time homeowners.



Painting the Siding and Trim

Winter damage can make the siding and trim on your home look terrible. The damage can…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 7, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Cabin Repairs: 4 Common Maintenance Areas You Should Attend To

If you own a cabin for vacation or investment purposes, these properties are normally located in rural areas with nature all around them. You visit the cabin to get away from it all, but that doesn't mean that maintenance should be an afterthought. This property needs as much care as your primary residence. Take a look at these common, maintenance areas that must be…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 2, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Essentials Every Cabin Dweller Needs for Comfort and Safety

You probably picked a cabin for your own fortress of solitude because it gets you away from the rat race that everyone else seems to be running. However, living like the old hermits in caves is not quite your cup of tea. You do take your safety and comfort into consideration living at the edge of the grid, and here are four things you need as a cabin dweller…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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