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September 2016 Blog Posts (31)

Masonry Heaters and Bakeovens for Your Log Home

Combining the ancient wonders of nature with innovative design and technology, Tulikivi masonry heaters bring energy-efficient warmth and character to any home.

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.

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Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in the United States haven’t. But with wildly fluctuating energy costs and an emphasis on reducing fossil-fuel consumption, conditioning your log home’s interior air, room by room, with mini-splits is not only conscientious and fiscally smart, it can solve a lot of headaches…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.

wheelhaus-caboose-interior

Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in the United States haven’t. But with wildly fluctuating energy costs and an emphasis on reducing fossil-fuel consumption, conditioning your log home’s interior air, room by room, with mini-splits is not only conscientious and fiscally smart, it can solve a lot of headaches…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.

wheelhaus-caboose-interior

Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in the United States haven’t. But with wildly fluctuating energy costs and an emphasis on reducing fossil-fuel consumption, conditioning your log home’s interior air, room by room, with mini-splits is not only conscientious and fiscally smart, it can solve a lot of headaches…

Continue

Added by Kristen Hopf on September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.

wheelhaus-caboose-interior

Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in the United States haven’t. But with wildly fluctuating energy costs and an emphasis on reducing fossil-fuel consumption, conditioning your log home’s interior air, room by room, with mini-splits is not only conscientious and fiscally smart, it can solve a lot of headaches…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Preemptive Strike: 5 Pests to Exterminate Before Autumn

The summer is almost over, meaning colder weather is on the horizon. Unfortunately, this often leads to an invasion of bugs and rodents seeking shelter from the elements. When it comes to winterizing your log home, it’s a good idea to be proactive in terms of pest-control. Here is a list of five pests to exterminate before winter. Contact a company like…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 7, 2016 at 3:40pm — No Comments

[Home Tour] A Wisconsin Half-Log Home

From floor to ceiling, craftsmanship abounds in this Wisconsin half-log home.

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A beautiful log home is the sum of its parts. Sometimes those pieces are on a grand scale, but on occasion you get a home finished at such a level of detail and thought, it’s not just beautiful — it’s exquisite. Such is the case with this Wisconsin half-log home by Tomahawk Log & Country Homes.

It starts with the structure. The three-level, 4,360-square-foot house is…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 7, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Prepare for Log Home Construction

Ready to build your dream log home? Here are 9 questions to ask as you prepare for log home construction.

Visiting model homes is one crucial step to prepare for log home construction.

Without question, the details of your house will fall into place in due time. You'll learn—and then have to decide upon—the intricacies of everything from your flooring to the home's many appliances. Each decision will require a little research and a…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 6, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Right Wood Species For Your Log Home

How do you decide on the wood you will use for your log home? Consider many factors before deciding on a favorite wood species.

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Which wood species should I use to build my log home? What is the best type of wood available? Why are there so many different kinds of woods used in the log-home industry? These are often-asked questions of log-home manufacturers and dealers. They are about…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

[Photo Slideshow] Outbuildings for Log Homes

Outside influence! The fun doesn’t have to stop with your log home. Whimsical (and colorful) outbuildings like sheds, pool houses, barns, and cottages add a hefty dose of charm to any yard.

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Luxurious Cabin: 5 Modern Amenities That Increase Comfort and Style

Whether it's a romantic getaway with your significant other, a family reunion in the woods or a writer's retreat for work, a cabin should have amenities that make it a spectacular place to stay. When you have the right amenities, it'll feel like you're getting away, but living in comfort and style too.

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There are times you'll want to enjoy…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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