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Simple Tricks to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Becoming more energy-efficient is not reserved for environmental activists only. Energy efficiency can boost your cash reserves at home too. Whether you turn off the lights as you leave for work, or install solar panels, toning down your energy usage helps you save a significant amount of money. There are scores of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, with many being one-time investments, or simple day-to-day activities.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 25, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

What to Remember about Setting up Your Own Remodel

When it’s time to have your home remodeled, one way to save money is to handle the coordination and scheduling on your own. A general contractor normally handles this service, but most homeowners can deal with it on their own, provided they know what to expect. In addition to being able to search for the best prices on different services like tilework or dry-wall, you can also do some of the work yourself to invest a little sweat equity.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 23, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

No Maintenance Insulated Concrete Log and Timber Siding!

ClearCreek Concrete Log and Timber Siding just reached its 100th project.

We're proud to say we've been helping make Log Home and Timber homes a reality!  

No more staining, painting or chinking.  Effortless enjoyment njoy ALL of your Spring, Summer and Fall!…


Added by Lorissa Stokes on November 16, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Passion for Wood

Big logs lend drama to their rugged Colorado setting.

Gunter and Gloria Preuss set high expectations for their log home. “I’m passionate about wood,” says Gunter, a third-generation cabinetmaker, “and I’m passionate about perfection in wood,” Their Colorado home proves his point. The logs add an exclamation mark. “Once we saw these big logs,” Gloria says, “there was no…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that tiny houses are taking the residential market by storm. But could you really live in a teeny tiny house all the time? Why not try before you buy with one of these 10 tiny houses located in 10 different states. (Click on the picture for full details.)

#1. Located just two miles north of Nashville, this Tennessee tiny house bring a contemporary feel to cabin living. Plus, it actually has enough space to sleep four adults!

#1. Located just two miles north of Nashville, this Tennessee tiny house bring a…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 12, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

"Wave Clouds" Bring the Beach to Breckenridge

An atmospheric phenomenon creates a magical moment in Colorado.

Photo courtesy of Angela Casper via Instagram.

No one puts on a stunning display quite like Mother Nature. And last week it was in the form of "wave clouds," appearing as though they were about to "break" over the mountains at…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 10, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Receives National Awards

Honest Abe Log Homes, a 36-year-old manufacturer of log and timber frame homes headquartered in Moss, Tenn., received three national awards as part of the 2016 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design. Honest Abe President Josh Beasley accepted the awards on behalf of Honest Abe’s owners and employees on Nov. 6 during ceremonies in Clearwater, Fla., at the National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils (BSC)…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on November 10, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

When is the perfect moment for outdoor house cleaning

The perfect moment usually takes place in the first warm months of the year, when the weather is just perfect to leave the windows open and to clean them from the outer side. It is also the moment when the first garden maintenance should take place outdoors and yet that`s only a hint of what`s to come.

There are so many things to clean outdoors that a quick schedule or a cleaning…


Added by Heather Roberts on November 10, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Master Bed and Bath: How to go From Boring to Beautiful

If your bedroom is not exactly the stuff dreams are made of, and your bath or powder room can best be characterized as dull-but-functional, then maybe it's time to revamp these spaces to make them lovelier and more inspiring. The chore of remaking the look and feel of your personal rooms is a lot easier and far less costly than you may imagine. Just try some or all of the below tips and tricks for transforming your bed and bath into a pleasing new space.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 9, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments

A Look Inside America's Most Expensive Log Cabin

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Got an extra $40 million laying around? Luckily, it doesn't cost a thing to take a look inside this Michigan log "cabin."

At $40 million, Granot Loma is the most expensive house for sale in Michigan. Nothing says…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 6, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Do-it-Yourself Tricks to Get Your Heater Up and Running

You rely on your heating system to keep your home warm and comfortable when the temperatures drop. Unfortunately, it always seems like the HVAC systems want to malfunction or breakdown when you rely on them the most. Coming home in freezing temperatures to discover your heater is broken can really ruin your day.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 4, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Comforts of a Log Home

Building a dream cabin in New England.

Story by Stacey Freed

Photos by Roger Wade

Styling by Debra Grahl

This past winter gave the Northeast a real jolt with record snowfalls and frigid temperatures. But Kym Smith and Wayne Carpenter stayed comfortable in their log cabin…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Universal Design - accessibility for people of any age

Simple log home design tips that look great now, but will allow your home to remain completely accessible in future years.

Added by Kelly Florence on November 3, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Small Cabin Ideas

5 plans to inspire your dreams.

How large is your dream cabin? Are you looking for a place to reconnect with family without committing to overwhelming housework? Do you need a bit more space to live in your cabin full time, but want to stick within a tight budget? Are you contemplating shrinking your living space down to truly tiny?

You might have quick and easy responses to these questions, or it might be something you’re still considering. Who will use the cabin and…


Added by Kristen Hopf on November 3, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Update #6 Time Flies....

We have an update on our little log house on the hill! First update in a year.…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on November 1, 2015 at 2:09am — No Comments

Your Old Home: 5 Signs you Need an Electrician

As a homeowner, you know there is always something around the house that is showing signs that it is going to need to be repaired soon. Some repairs may be simple enough to do on your own with a few tools and a little knowhow. However, when it comes to electricity, there…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2015 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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Added by Dee Dee Blizard on October 30, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

A Gathering Place

A Virginia home rolls out the welcome mat.

Photos courtesy of Appalachian Log Structures

Log homes aren’t just about the logs. There’s also how they’re featured in the home’s design. The owners of this three-story home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley blended D-shape white pine logs with elegant timber elements to create a second home where their whole family could gather for annual…


Added by Kristen Hopf on October 30, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Log Home Makeover Magic

I remember the feelings of possibility and excitement when I first saw the great room at Colorado’s Windmill Meadow Ranch. I had been retained by its new owners, John and Susan Amis of Dallas, Texas, to assess the entire project and provide solutions to some specific design dilemmas.

The 3,000-plus-square-foot custom log home was approaching 30 years…


Added by Kristen Hopf on October 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to improve your backyard

When trying to increase the value of your property or just improve your home, what is outside is often equally important as what is inside. Your backyard has both practical and aesthetic value and with this in mind, it is definitely worth investing some money and effort in order to bring it to perfection. Here are some of the tips and ideas that may help you transform your exterior into the backyard of your dreams.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

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