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Designing Your Next Home? 4 Benefits of Building a Balcony

You face a lot of decisions when you choose to design your own home. Everything from the structure of the kitchen to the size of the master bedroom falls on you to decide. You may also be faced with the choice as to whether or not to add a balcony to your home. While many people designing their home may put this lower on their priority list, there are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 14, 2019 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Warm in the Mountains: How to Keep Your Cabin Comfortable

When the beautiful snow of the winter season arrives, there’s no place more picturesque than a cozy cabin home in the mountains. Mountain cabins provide beautiful scenery and solitude, but they can also be a tad drafty and cold. Utilize these four tips to help keep your cabin comfortable this winter.

Fireplace Maintenance

No mountain…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 6, 2019 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Cabin of Comfort: 4 Essentials to Maintain Your Log Home’s HVAC System

Even though cabins are among the most inherently energy efficient homes, they do need the HVAC system to maintain comfort during weather extremes. Like all things mechanical, it does need routine maintenance to run most efficiently.

Air Filter

Nothing safeguards your HVAC system like a clean air filter. They trap the airborne…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 4, 2019 at 12:56pm — No Comments

4 Luxury Items Every New Home Owner Should Consider

When you first purchase your home, it’s such an exciting experience. Now, you have square footage that you actually own. You can now customize it to your liking without asking a landlord or rental property manager for permission. Now, you’ll get to live in the lap of luxury. Understand that you don’t have to live in a luxury home community in order to experience luxury. Consider these four luxury items you might want to consider adding to your home experience.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 30, 2019 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Crazy-Cold Concrete: 4 Strategies for Maintaining Your Driveway in the Winter

An iced-over driveway is a problem, and not just because someone might slip on it. Concrete expands and contracts as the weather changes. When your driveway is exposed to ice, the rapid changes in temperature can cause cracks and damages that are costly to repair. Try these tricks to keep your driveway clear of ice and free from damage this winter season. …


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 25, 2019 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Water Heater Issues? What to do in a Pinch

One feature of our home that we rarely think about is the water heater. At least we rarely think about it when it is working as when something goes wrong, it is at the top of our list of priorities. Often water heater issues are easy to troubleshoot as these tips demonstrate.

No Hot Water

If you turn on the faucet and there is no hot…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 24, 2019 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Building a New Log Home? How to Make Material Delivery a Cinch

Having your construction materials delivered directly to the site of your new log home makes the building process easier. To make the process as smooth as possible, some planning needs to go into it. Here are some of the steps that you’ll need to take in order to make your material delivery a cinch.

Determine Your Needs

Once you’ve…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 22, 2019 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Incorporating Natural Home Color Schemes Without Relying On Brown

Behr says blueprint is the most popular color choice for 2019. This rich color invokes a sense of class and style in any home. The tone comes from the blueprints you see on an architect's desk when designing a structure. Shades of this blue, green tones, grays, and flowery designs are natural hues you can use to make your home look beautiful without relying on the same old tan, beige, and chocolate brown colors in…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 17, 2019 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Private Cabin: How Smart Owners Secure Their Getaway Home

Your private cabin is not only your personal getaway home, but it’s also your vacation home and an extension of your family home. You make memories there. You relax there. You furnish it with expensive items that provide comfort and style. While you’re not using your getaway home, you want to make sure that it’s properly protected. Here are just four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 14, 2019 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Building a Fallout Shelter? Don't Forget These 4 Essentials

With the increase of natural disasters and political upheaval, creating a self-sustaining shelter to retreat to is becoming the more and more logical measure. A fallout shelter, in particular is most appealing as it protects against all disasters, including nuclear fallout should a bomb drop and the radiation leave the area unsafe for life. However, for a truly fallout-free shelter, there are many factors that need to be addressed that are often forgotten by the average wilderness survival…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 11, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Finishing Touches: Why Your Log Home Needs a Flooring Upgrade

Upgrading your flooring can offer your home a number of benefits. This could come in the form of you completely redoing your floors or just improving upon the ones that are currently installed. Here are some of the reasons that your log home needs a flooring upgrade.

Unified Appearances

Having the same type of flooring running…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 11, 2019 at 12:58pm — No Comments

New Cabin? How to Manicure the Grounds of Your Homestead

Did you know that most cabins were not meant for long-term use at first? When you buy a cabin, you are likely to concentrate more on the structure than the grounds around the structure. After a while, the task of beautifying everything inside and outside becomes a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 10, 2019 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Secure Log Home: How Smart Cabin Dwellers Invest in Their Home

Whether your log cabin is your primary residence or a summer vacation home, you want it to be safe and comfortable. Protecting your property from wildlife, forest fires, floods, and other natural disasters is necessary. We give you four ways to invest in your log home to make it safe and secure in this blog.

Fire and Wind Safety



Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 3, 2019 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Backed up Toilet? 4 Ideas to Help Keep Your Cabin Bathroom Clean and Clear

Issues with the functioning of your bathroom can make your entire household miserable. It can be particularly frustrating to deal with toilet backups. Toilet issues in general can make daily existence stressful and inconvenient. If you want to maintain a cabin bathroom that’s sanitary and dependable, these strategies can do you a lot of…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 2, 2019 at 5:34pm — No Comments

4 Smart Ways to Stretch Your Home Renovation Further

Renovating a home can increase its value on the open market. It can also help to make it a more functional and comfortable place to live in. However, you may be concerned about the cost of a home remodel. Let's look at some ways that you can save money and get more done in a single project. 

Consider Upcycling to Meet Your Needs



Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 26, 2018 at 6:40pm — No Comments

4 Log Home Details New Owners Need to Be Aware Of

A log home comes with concerns that a new owner may need to be aware of before making the purchase. There are some inspections that you should conduct prior to making an offer that can save you hassle later. Here are some of the details that you should concern yourself with during the inspection process.

Exterior Condition

The exterior…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 18, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Heat VS Cold: Keeping Your Cabin Comfortable Year-Round

A nice cabin can be a true luxury in today’s stressful world. If you want to boost your cabin’s comfort, however, you have to take a proactive approach. It’s important to prioritize cabin comfort regardless of the specific season. A scorching hot cabin is never welcoming. A freezing cold one is just as unappealing.

Maintain Your Heating…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 17, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Make Your Cabin Pristine with New Windows and Updated Fixtures

Cabins are known for being picturesque combinations of rustic charm and pristine beauty. Whether it’s set against mountainous terrain or sprawling acres of evergreen trees, you want to keep your cabin as gorgeous as its surroundings. A few updates will help you accomplish this task effectively and efficiently.

Ceiling Fan



Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 11, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

How Cabin Dwellers Can Create a Relaxing Patio Experience

Many things can make a cozy cabin even more appealing. If you’re a cabin resident who wants to establish a patio that’s soothing and pleasant, there are a range of choices that you can consider. Putting a welcoming and calming cabin patio together can actually be both simple and fun, believe it or not.

Establish Numerous Different Seating…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 6, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

Mysterious Cabin: How to Give Your Log Home an Austere Look

Interior design can feel larger than life. There are so many design options out there. If you’re in the process of designing a cozy log home, then “mystery” may be a concept that appeals to you. There are many design elements that can contribute to a cabin that boasts a streamlined, cool and somewhat ascetic ambiance.

Say “Adios” to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 4, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

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