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Live a Little: 4 Luxury Items to Add to Your Log Home

Having a log cabin home can be a big dream come true for you and your family. While you may feel like you’re living a life of luxury already, there are still more upgrades you should be considering. Here are four of the most luxurious upgrades you can make today to your log cabin home.

Huge Stone Fireplace

When people think of log…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 17, 2019 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Your Heating System Requires Attention!! Check for these 4 Signs

Your home heating system plays a great role in the chilled days of winter. It provides you and your family with the cozy feel of warmth. However, to expect the best out of their performance, you must check that they are working optimally or not. Avoiding doing so may cost you a lot.

So, it’s always better to keep an eye on your heating system and if you notice anything unusual, call a professional for heating repair…

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Added by Tom Clark on October 17, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

Basement Flooded? Here’s What To Do First

You never know when a pipe could burst or a bad storm can hit and unexpectedly turn your basement into a swimming pool. The damage caused by a basement flood can be devastating and damaging to your home and wallet. The stress of seeing your home filled with water can be overwhelming and it can be tough to know where to start the cleanup process.

 

It’s…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on October 17, 2019 at 5:23am — No Comments

How to Design a Home With a Nature Theme

If you love nature, you are probably always looking for ways to bring more of it into your life. More specifically, you might be thinking of ways to bring more of it into your home so you can have the natural beauty with you every day. This is a wonderful idea, and one that has been catching on lately.

 

People are getting more creative with interior design, to create a custom home that they love. Nature possesses the beauty and the dynamics to enhance just about…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on October 15, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

A Guide to Choosing the Best Wood for Your Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be difficult if you are not sure where to begin. One of the most important considerations to think about is the type of wood you choose for your home remodel. Different types of lumber can offer different advantages, and knowing how to choose the best wood can allow you to enjoy a more complete remodeling experience.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 14, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

4 Home Features That are Easy to Maintain in a Log Cabin

A log cabin can be a great way to enjoy the simpler things in life, allowing you to relax and de-stress, all while enjoying all that nature has to offer. If you’re constantly maintaining your log cabin, though, this idealistic lifestyle can quickly be interrupted. Fortunately, there are many features you can add or update that will help make your log…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 4, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

Why You Should Consider Roof Restoration?

Your home’s roof is one of the most functional elements of the structure. Other than protecting your home from rain and sun, it’s also something that keeps the hot air trapped inside during the warmer part of the year and the cold air during the warm part of the year. In other…

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Added by Blake Davies on October 1, 2019 at 5:01am — No Comments

October 2019 Issue of Honest Abe Living is Free Online

October’s Honest Abe Living online interactive magazine features an interview with the owner of a new lakeside log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains and download the plan. 

Enjoy colorful photos of a…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 30, 2019 at 7:55pm — No Comments

5 Maintenance Tips to Upkeep Your Vacation Home



You look forward to spring and summer every year for one reason. It will be time to open up your vacation home. Your getaway has given you many days of enjoyment while you escape the daily grind. You can’t wait to open up the place to announce the beginning of your favorite seasons. The last thing you need is repairs or a cleanup because you didn’t…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 30, 2019 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Cabin Consistency: 4 Maintenance Tasks for Fall Readiness

When you have a beautiful cabin in the mountains, you should maintain it during the autumn season to avoid any problems that might occur throughout the winter. Don’t wait until it begins to rain or snow to perform these essential cabin maintenance tasks. Use these four tips for autumn readiness for your cabin.

Repair Your Cabin’s…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 30, 2019 at 12:15pm — No Comments

How To Implement A Strata Scheme In Your Business

There are now many businesses that occupy strata scheme-based lots, some as owners, others as tenants. However, in order to properly implement a strata scheme into this field, you need to be aware of all the relevant regulations, rules, and systems that are in place. 

Namely,…

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Added by Blake Davies on September 30, 2019 at 8:36am — No Comments

Protecting Your Cabin from Water Damage

Whether you have a vacation cabin in the woods or you live full time in your cabin, protecting it from the elements is a necessity. You don’t want it to get ruined by harsh weather prematurely. Here are a few different ways to protect your cabin from water damage this year.

Consider Large Roof Overhangs

One of the best ways to protect…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 27, 2019 at 4:29pm — No Comments

4 Questions to Ask Before Building a Rural Vacation Home



When you are building a vacation home, it is different from building a home in a city so that means that you must ask the proper questions during the process. Understanding what you are doing can prevent building delays and huge expenses that make it difficult to arrange a vacation in the rural home.…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 26, 2019 at 4:23pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

As a homeowner, you must have a concern about possible flooding in your home that can lead to serious damage. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to prevent flooding in a home, but you must prepare beforehand to avoid having a home that you can’t live in while it is undergoing repairs. Consider these tips to prevent flooding in your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 26, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

How to Take Better Care of Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be the perfect types of flooring to fit any style home. They not only add value to your house, but they can provide a low maintenance option for your highly trafficked rooms. Taking care of your hardwood floor is the key to extending its lifespan and keeping money in your wallet.

Use Microfiber Mops

Using a traditional broom with hard bristles on your hardwood floors can scratch them and be an ineffective way to trap dirt. Instead, you should utilize a mop…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 24, 2019 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Top Reasons to Add a Central Vacuum System to a New Construction Home

They are highly recommended for maintained and caring purposes. If one is willing to take care of how effectively his vacuum cleaner works then it implies that the durability of one’s machine can go for a longer period of time. The aim of this article is to keep people aware of the effects of maintaining one’s vacuum and hence this provides the complete guide on how you can achieve this purpose.

Saying bye to the portable one

It has been a while since the portable vacuums are…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on September 24, 2019 at 1:09am — No Comments

5 Easy Ways of Making Your House More Welcoming

Making your home more welcoming to guests is not that easy as it may sound. There are several factors which you should consider to attain this goal. From arranging furniture to renovating the house- every step is necessary to your living space comfortable. Here are some easy ways of how to make your place more welcoming.

  1. Pay Attention to the Entrance

Your entryway is what that greets your guests first, so make sure you pay undivided attention to it…

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Added by Tom Clark on September 20, 2019 at 8:44am — No Comments

Top Reasons to Add a Central Vacuum System to a New Construction Home

They are highly recommended for maintained and caring purposes. If one is willing to take care of how effectively his vacuum cleaner works then it implies that the durability of one’s machine can go for a longer period of time. The aim of this article is to keep people aware of the effects of maintaining one’s vacuum and hence this provides the complete guide on how you can achieve this purpose.

Saying bye to the portable one

It has been a while since the portable vacuums are…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on September 19, 2019 at 6:04am — No Comments

4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Rural Home





Many people grow tired of living in the city. The wall to wall people, the horrible traffic, the pollution and crime eventually begins to wear on their nerves. Some day they hope to move to the country so they can live a simpler and more peaceful life. However, living in a rural community can certainly be different than a modern urban metropolis.…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 17, 2019 at 6:48pm — No Comments

How to Build and Maintain a Beautiful Walkway for Your Home

Walkways are an essential part of a comfortable, beautiful home. They serve in a functional capacity by providing a dry place to walk so that your shoes stay clean and your grass stays healthy. Walkways also provide aesthetic benefits by framing up sections of the landscape and meshing with the overall style of the home. Here are four things you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 13, 2019 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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