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5 Unique Aspects of Life in a Log Home

Whether you’ve always dreamed of living in a cozy log cabin or you are just warming up to the idea, this style of home boasts some unique attributes that you just won’t get in any other style of home. Not only are traditional log homes attractive, but they also offer inherently more positive qualities too. Consider these unique aspects about life in a log home if you are considering the possibility yourself.

1. Cost Savings…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on May 18, 2017 at 5:01pm — No Comments

How to Install a New Wraparound Deck on Your Old Log Cabin

Building a new wraparound deck on your log cabin home will provide you with a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Decks are a considerable project that require skills with design, planning and carpentry. These tips will help you to get off to a smooth start on…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 2, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FOR SALE / KINGSTON NEW YORK / 5 BEDROOMS & 4 BATHS

Added by Neighbor Haber on May 2, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

Upgrading Your Home: 5 Add-ons to Your Property That Will Increase Your Real Estate Value

Several different features and factors influence the overall value of your property. Although you might not be able to change the location of the property, there are several additions that you can make that will allow you to increase your real…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 1, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Prevent Sewer Backup in Your Home

One of the worst smells that you could get in the home is when the sewer system backs up, preventing everything from the toilet flushing properly to the sink draining as it should. Before the problem gets that bad, you can do a bit of maintenance to ensure that the system…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 21, 2017 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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

We meet the crew, and suddenly, everything has changed

The day after the log home show (Sunday) I had to fly to Chicago for work. Monday I got a call from Craig Ringler, a colleague of Ron’s. He was interested in our project and wanted to get together to talk. We picked a time after I returned from Chicago, and agreed to meet at a Rock Bottom Brewery about halfway between where each of us lived. John and I showed up half expecting them not to, despite the fact we’d…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on April 20, 2017 at 9:58am — No Comments

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

Time to Build

Finally, all the obstacles to getting our build underway were falling aside. We had a floorplan in mind and a budget and started calling around. Five of the six area builders that did log homes never responded to multiple phone calls and emails. I hadn’t mentioned our budget, so for all they knew, we could have been planning a million-dollar mansion. The one that did call back said he couldn’t possibly start our build for 18 months. We started calling…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on April 19, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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

The Years Go By

Over the next few years, we visited often, enjoying having the barn there to store a cooler, chairs, and tools to let us work on the next build project…seven sections of buckrail fence. Because the ground is so hard and uneven, a buckrail fence seemed like the easiest and most attractive fence to build. It is very horse safe, too. We found a wood products company that custom-cut notched fence posts to the height you wanted and bought the bark-on posts…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on April 19, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

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

Our first year

That first year we owned the land, all we wanted to do was to keep going out to Colorado to visit it. Each trip the first thing we did when we got up the mountain was go “on walkabout” and hike the entire perimeter line (panting; it’s at 7000 feet above sea level). Although this land is just shy of 5 acres, to us, who lived on small plots our whole life, the fact that we could walk to the back edge of our Ponderosa pine forest and look towards the road…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on April 19, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Getting Their Windows Cleaned

As a homeowner, you are probably well aware of the sticky ocean spray residue that can coat your windows as well as how professional window cleaning can safely remove this coating for a brighter, clearer ocean view. However, what you may not be aware…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 17, 2017 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Spring Home Improvement: Why Your Home Needs a Metal Roof

The maintenance you'd have to do on your shingle roof can take a lot of time and energy. It costs money to have someone else do it, and it costs a whole lot more to have it inevitably replaced. If you're going to replace your roof, then try replacing it with…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 12, 2017 at 11:55am — No Comments

Bursting Pipes? 3 Things You Need to Do Immediately

One of the most common plumbing problems is burst pipes. There are many things that can contribute to this disaster; however, the most common is freezing temperatures. Pipe failure can come with age, damage, or misuse too. Over time, the pipes can break down and cause holes…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 11, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

What Kind of Wood Makes the Best Doors for Log Cabins?

A log cabin home is a traditional building style. At home in the woods or on a mountain side, these homes look great when built in a natural setting. As you start planning the construction of your log cabin home, you might be wondering which kind of wood makes the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 5, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Leaky Plumbing: 5 Signs You Need Plumbing Repair or Replacement in Your Home

The plumbing is one of the most important parts of buildings and determines how easy it is to wash dishes or take a shower. Unfortunately, the pipes can begin to wear down and deteriorate over the years. When you want to maintain the system and allow it…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 4, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

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

By the time we showed up to meet the realtor for the last property on our list, we were feeling pretty discouraged. Every property we had looked at thus far had some major flaw that made us cross it off our list. The realtor wouldn't let us follow him to the property; he insisted we leave our car and drive in his. I soon understood why. We went up the craziest two miles of rutted, gravel road complete with switchbacks.…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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