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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

How to Make Your Log Home Look Fantastic All the Time

Many homeowners take pride in the way that their homes look. Exterior appearances are important, and so is the look of the inside of your house. Follow these four tips to make the inside and outside of your home look fantastic all of the time.

Get Rid of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Greg Beck on September 1, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Ready for Company: How to Design an Outdoor Space Perfect for Hosting

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but before it does, you should make the best out of these last days of warm weather by hosting a get-together for your dearest and closest friends. You'll make sure to have plenty of food and plenty of drinks to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 31, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments

5 Rustic Kitchen Design Ideas

The kitchen is a place to show off your style and taste with different types of towels and dishes that are on display. As the main room of the home, you can make the space feel like your own with rustic decor that is used. Here are a few design ideas to consider when you want to…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 28, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

anyone with old house borer experience?

We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine logs.  Just recently have experience the unruly "clicking/knowing" noise of what I'm 99% sure are old house borers, just above our master bed in the wall. I did buy some injectable borate which I have since applied. I also plan to powerwash that section to bare wood, apply Bora care on the logs then re-apply the Wood Guard. I'm also going to inject…

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Added by greg davis on August 28, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

5 Most Dangerous Household Hazards

Babies start to crawl at just six to eight months old. Once that happens, their natural curiosity takes hold and they manage to find trouble in whatever form it might take. Some of the biggest dangers for babies and toddlers could be hiding right under your nose. This article will…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 25, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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