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How to Make Simple Renovations and Repairs on Your Log Home

Owning a beautiful log home is a lifetime dream for many. In order to keep your home looking its best, you will need to make some occasional repairs or renovations to the interior and exterior parts of the structure. Keep these four areas of your home in mind as you…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 23, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

5 Home Renovations That Can Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal

Even a homeowner who’s not interested in selling their home right away or ever should consider curb appeal. This is the quality of a property whose front is attractive that it causes passersby to slow down and take a good look. The passersby don’t even have to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 22, 2017 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Short List

One gorgeous September weekend, when Colorado could have hardly looked more beautiful as it dressed in gold for fall, we got into our rental car, phone, GPS and maps in hand for areas that had no cell service, and set off to view a handful of properties that made the short list because they needed no more than one pole, were accessible by a maintained road, and had no obvious mineral rights distractions going on. Oh, and were in…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Things to Remember When Subcontracting a Home Project

When you first buy your log home, you probably loved it. Sure, there are some things you’re not that keen on, but you can live with them. That is, until you can’t live with them one more day. Whatever your dream project—a new kitchen, moving walls, a bathroom or…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 21, 2017 at 5:27pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

We figured we could probably afford a couple of acres of nice looking mountain horse property if we avoided resort areas. Since retirement is still a ways off, and because we like to travel, we decided we couldn't be further than 90 miles/minutes away from Denver airport. We stuck a compass needle into DIA on the map and drew a semi circle that included about a 90 mile radius going west. We wanted to be in the mountains first, foothills second. Using a couple of very useful online…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 21, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Home Maintenance 101: 5 Crushing Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repairs

Few things are as disheartening for a homeowner than to discover that their house needs major foundation repairs. This not only costs money, but it may mean that the family has to move out while the problem is being fixed. But the consequences of doing…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 17, 2017 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The beginning of the end happened shortly after landing at Chicago's Midway airport after a week long visit to the Colorado Rockies. Still swooning over the snow covered peaks, shaggy pines and more elk and deer than we could keep count of, we collected the car from the parking garage and started the long drive home through some of the most unsavory neighborhoods Chicagoland has to offer. In particular, we dreaded catching the red light at what we called "bum bridge" because when you did…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 16, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Your HVAC System Needs a Tune Up Before Spring

We can't be certain that winter is entirely finished with us, but spring is surely coming, and that makes this a good time to have your HVAC system tuned up. It may seem as if this is jumping the gun a little bit, but there are good reasons to do it…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 7, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How to Landscape a Cabin Property

When it comes to landscaping your cabin property, simplicity is the key to adding charm and functionality, according to landscaping in Utah. The outside of your log cabin is just as important as the inside.…


Added by Rachael Murphey on March 7, 2017 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Home Improvement: Why You Need New Windows Before Spring

You’ll enjoy many benefits from quality new windows, and if you put your home on the market, they’ll be a strong selling point too. Here are reasons to install new windows before spring.

New Windows Look Fabulous

If your windows are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 3, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Drowning in Your Home? 5 Signs You Need Major Plumbing Repiars

Almost every renter or homeowner has a few essential tools in store, to cope with minor plumbing emergencies. If you're handy at fixing things, a clogged toilet or a slow drain may only need a plunger and some elbow grease to work.

However, if this is not…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 28, 2017 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Which is your Favorite Log Home?

Have you voted for America's Favorite Log Home yet?

There are over 40 homes to choose from, from some of the biggest log home companies in America. 

It's really easy to vote, just 'like' you favorite on this gallery:



Added by Jake Milne on February 27, 2017 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The Future (of Log Home Design) Is Now

Today's home designs are full opportunity for futuristic and stunning style. With rapid technological advances and plenty of helpful tools, architecture enthusiasts can design technologically-advanced homes with ease. From smart offices to automated lighting, there's no end to the amount of impressive innovations designers can rely on.

Virtual Reality…


Added by Rachael Murphey on February 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Want to Build But Don't Want To Dry the Logs for a year.

Hi All!

It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin" without letting the logs sit for a year. He cut them down and threw them right on on the structure. He built the entire home, which was small, by himself in one month. He even left the bark on the one side of them that would be facing the elements. 

Basically, I want to do…


Added by Casey Jones on February 21, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Plymouth,Ma, Log home for sale

My beautiful log home is up for sale!

Not where I intended to be at this stage of my life, but family is gone and 11 rooms exceed my needs.

It's time to move on and turn my home of 30 years over to a new family that will hopefully love and maintain it as we did. Perfect for a family compound, horses, contractors, B&B, or car collectors.

Please view my ad on Zillowfsbo, 282 Halfway Pond Rd., Plymouth, Ma.

Zoned RR. Close to Cape Cod, beaches, ponds, fishing,… Continue

Added by P J DiCesare on February 18, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Home Energy Efficency: The Benefits to a Tankless Water Heater

If the time has come to replace your current hot water heater, you may be thinking about making an upgrade to a tankless water heater. Many homeowners have already made this upgrade and are enjoying the benefits that a tankless model provides. However, these models…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 17, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Budgeting for a Log or Timber Frame Home

By Wayne Brady, Sales Representative, Honest Abe Crossville

In planning for a new wood home, it’s important to create a budget that allows for construction and considers future maintenance. That means asking yourself some realistic questions and answering them honestly.…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 16, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Honest Abe's Westfield Plan Featured in Magazine

Log Cabin Homes May issue hit the stands this week, and Honest Abe Log Homes is prominently featured. In a six-page spread of breathtaking color photography the story is shared of how customer Michelle Hedges moved forward with the construction…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 13, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

What Makes a Log Home Beautiful?

Increasing Log Home Appeal as Well as Durability

What is it about Honest Abe homes that make them so appealing to so many people? We can talk about thermal efficiency, building with a renewable resource or living a log home lifestyle, but the main reason people are attracted to log homes is because they are beautiful.

The question we must ask ourselves is “what makes a log home beautiful?” Design, style and…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Home Building: 5 Remedial Solutions You Need for Your New Home

Concerned homeowners should know more about the conditions that lead to bigger problems in the future. They take remedial actions to avoid having to make very expensive home repairs. Worse, they could have damage so bad that someone might get injured. Homeowners…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 8, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

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