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September 2017 Blog Posts (22)

Building Your Dream Home: 5 Things You Will Need to Succeed

Professional skill is a requirement to consider when building the perfect home. However, having the right kind of equipment is equally important to make the job a success. For most home owners, a DIY job is preferred compared to a contracting a worker. This is because the desired outcome is realized and it also cuts on labor costs. As a home owner, here are five…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 27, 2017 at 7:43pm — No Comments

5 Home Areas to Inspect before Autumn

Autumn is the time of year to inspect areas of your log home in preparation for the cold winter months. You’ll want to ensure structures are intact, keep entering pests to a minimum, and ensure your home will be properly heated and insulated for the upcoming seasons. What follows are five home areas to inspect before the chilly fall weather arrives.

Heating…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 27, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Homes and Hurricanes: What to Know about the Insurance Involved

Hurricane Irma was a record-breaking storm. It brought devastation to the Caribbean as well as Florida. It is estimated that 3.4 million homes in Miami are without power and many of them have received flood damage.

With speeds reaching a maximum of 185 miles an hour, approximately 30 miles an hour above the entry point for a category-five hurricane, Irma has…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 26, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Fall Home Renovation: 5 Upgrades to Add to Your Curb Appeal

For many, fall is a wonderful time of year. The weather begins to cool down and everyone in the family looks forward to the holiday season just around the corner. This is the time of year that many families create warm memories. It can also be a time of year for improving your home’s condition. There are five upgrades that can increase your home’s curb appeal. …

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 25, 2017 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Indoor Breeze: A Short Guide To Finding And Sealing Drafty Areas In Your Home

Few things are more frustrating than finding drafty areas in your home. They increase your energy costs and create uncomfortable pools of warmth or cold in a room. Good news, though! Most drafts can be solved by a homeowner with a little bit of time and some basic supplies you can pick up at any home improvement store.

 

Exterior to Interior

Any spot where something needs a hole…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 21, 2017 at 5:37pm — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your New Log Home is Properly Plumbed and Piped

Plumbing systems date back to ancient Greek, Persian and Roman empires. The system of using clean water and doing away with dirty water was a simple mechanism which ensured that hygiene and proper maintenance was accorded in water consumption. Today, with technological advancements, plumbing and piping have taken a new turn. Leaks in the piping system can…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 20, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Man Cave: 3 Reasons to Fix up Your Garage Before Fall

The garage has been revered as a man cave for a long time. However, many garages don't receive the respect they deserve. These sacred spaces are often left cluttered and forgotten. While this is often a tongue-in-cheek discussion, there are actually some great benefits to fixing up your garage. Here are three reasons to fix up your garage before fall. …

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 19, 2017 at 5:57pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Protecting Your Lawn from Droughts

Hot weather can mean additional stress for your lawn that can leave it brown, dry and unhealthy. You can help your grass withstand the seasonal heat by using a few recommended practices that will help to minimize its effects. These tips have been tested in university laboratories and have been found to help reduce the negative effects of relentless heat during the…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 19, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Top Five Reasons to Install a Fireplace Insert

A fireplace insert is a device that gets inserted into a prefabricated fireplace or an existing masonry. A fireplace is a very useful entity in your home that keeps your rooms warm during winter and also provides a place where you can spend some quality time with your family. A fireplace without a fireplace insert might cause some problems like high maintenance cost and decaying of the fireplace material due to burning.

Fireplace inserts are usually made of steel or cast iron and…

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Added by Adam Smith on September 19, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

What A Home Warranty Means And Why You Should Consider One

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Purchasing a home is a big decision that can have lasting consequences on your personal finances. Aside from the upfront cost of the property, there are also a lot of other expenses that can run in the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 18, 2017 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Garage Greatness: 5 Tricks to Get the Most out of Your Garage

A garage is an essential piece of a home. Whether you're moving in as a family, a couple or just a single person, you want to have this space to store your vehicles, garden tools and other essentials. If you're building a garage, you want to plan as wisely as possible. Here are five tricks to get the most out of your garage.

Get a Concrete Cutter

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Added by Kara Masterson on September 18, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Creative Cabins: 5 Accessories Every Log Home Needs

Your log cabin is mostly likely your main escape into nature and a place where you can unplug from the busyness of your job and other commitments. However, without the right accessories, your log home could feel like a place of deprivation and inconvenience. Whether your log home is on the outskirts of town or situated in the middle of the woods, consider adding these five creative accessories to improve your space.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on September 15, 2017 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Winter Prep: 3 Reasons To Clean Your Whole Property Before It Gets Cold

It's always a good idea to keep your property clean. If you are like most people, though, you probably let some issues slide simply due to a lack of time. It's a good idea to start cleaning your property before it gets cold, though. Below are just a few of the benefits of cleaning up before the winter.

 

You Might Be More Motivated

If you're honest, you know that one of…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 14, 2017 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Bathroom Maintenance: 4 Signs it is Time to Call a Plumber

How many times in a week do you think about your bathroom's plumbing? If you are like most people, you probably don't think about it at all. To keep things running smoothly, you need to do basic maintenance. There are some things you need to leave to the professionals. Here are four times when you need to call in a plumber.



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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 13, 2017 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Magnificent Mansions: Canada's 5 Biggest Houses

In today's economical state, Canada's real estate market has faced a significant decrease in the overall number of houses selling. For mansions that are being sold in the highest end of the market, the selling prices and net worth of the homes have not budged a bit. Here are five of Canada's biggest homes.

$39.9 Million Dollar Home In West Vancouver,…

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Added by Kara Masterson on September 7, 2017 at 7:44pm — No Comments

4 Home Areas You Should Inspect Before Fall Comes

Each season brings with it a host of weather and temperature changes, meteorological conditions, and the beginning and ending of biological cycles. Aside from adjusting your wardrobe and leisure activities, it's also important to consider how these changes will affect your log home. With the transition from summer to autumn just around the corner, there are a few key…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 7, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Tempered Temperature: How to Maintain a Comfortable Atmosphere in Your Cabin

A home should be comfortable for the family living in it. One thing that can determine whether or not a home feels comfortable is the atmosphere inside. If it’s too hot, cold, humid, or dry, that can certainly make your family members feel uncomfortable. The wrong atmospheric conditions can even be a health threat. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to alter the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Securing the Perimeter: 4 Pest-Control Tips for Homesteaders

Being a homesteader has a number of benefits. However, many homesteaders have to cope with a pest problem. The good news is that there are several ways that you can cope with pests.

Bug-Proof Your Home

It is a lot easier to treat a pest infestation than it is to prevent one. You can bug-proof your home by making sure that any holes and cracks are…

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Added by Kara Masterson on September 5, 2017 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Home Renovating: 5 Updates You Should Be Making This Fall

Keeping your house in peak condition ensures that it holds its value and doesn't start falling down around you. Wear and tear is sure to happen so you must periodically renovate those areas that require a little maintenance. Here are five updates that you should…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 5, 2017 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Autumn Is Coming: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

When days get shorter and temperatures start to cool, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the cold months. Fall offers a good opportunity to ensure that your home systems are in good condition to take you through the long, cold winter. A number of different items should be on your list of maintenance tasks. Taking care of these 5 areas can…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 5, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments

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