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Cool Mountain Air: How to Maintain Your Cabin's AC Unit

Even though most AC units last for well over a decade, those devices require quite a bit of maintenance. With the proper maintenance routine and some assistance from a professional HVAC contractor, you will be able to keep your cabin’s air conditioner running smoothly for many years to come.

Clear Away Nearby Brush

If your cabin is…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 15, 2019 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Cabin on the Coast: How to Heat and Cool Your Vacation Home

Owning a vacation home can be a thrill. It’s only a thrill for those who are aware of all of the most effective cooling and heating strategies, though. A vacation property that’s overly hot or excessively cold is never fun. If you want your coastal cabin to feel fantastic all year long, then you need to look into these options right away. Don’t ever…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Let There Be Light! 5 Things You Need to Know Before Wiring Your Log Home

Few environments soothe the soul quite like the natural, rustic charm of a log home; however, there’s no reason not to have modern amenities in your cabin. There is plenty to be said for a few handy lamps, an electric stove and a refrigerator. Wiring a log home safely and efficiently is deceptively straightforward, but the process is not the same as…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 6, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

How to Upkeep the Electrical System in Your Log Cabin

Log cabins are a unique and enjoyable place to live. They help us recall a simpler time by duplicating the type of home that our ancestors used, but they are also still capable of accommodating modern conveniences like electricity. Keeping those systems working properly inside your log cabin does require some special considerations, so use these four…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 5, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

4 Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Old AC Unit

Has your AC unit become problematic? Are you afraid that it may not make it through another year of scorching temperatures? Many people try to avoid replacing their HVAC unit for as long as possible. While it’s a significant expense, an energy-efficient unit will more than pay for itself in no time. Plus, there are tax benefits to consider. Since it…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 16, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Rustic But Not Rusty: Cleaning Your Cabin for Increased Aesthetic Appeal

A cabin can make you feel cozy and safe. A cluttered one, on the other hand, can put you in a seriously sour mood. If you want to make your cabin look and feel a lot better, you should clean it in a thorough manner. Cleaning a cabin in an exhaustive way is actually pretty simple for people who are determined, hard-working, and 100 percent…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 12, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Come on In! 4 Exterior Styles to Make Your Log Home More Inviting

With a simple change in paint color, you can change the look of the front of your log home to draw in your guests. You can also make a large change to add stonework or brickwork façade to your home. No matter the age of your home, you can easily improve the welcoming feel of your log home.

Start Simple with the Right Door

Simply…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 11, 2019 at 11:48am — No Comments

Chic Not Shabby: How to Incorporate Rustic Aesthetics in Your Cabin

Designing a cabin can be an enriching experience. If you want to design a cabin that’s the dictionary definition of cozy and welcoming, you may want to take a rustic approach. Rustic design schemes can be lovely for cabin owners who want to reside in spaces that are the polar opposite of pretentious and showy. These design schemes are optimal for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 2, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

4 Ways to Make Your Cabin’s Design Match the Surrounding Environment

A gorgeous cabin can make you feel complete. It can make it a lot simpler for you to take it easy as well. If you want your cabin to be the epitome of coziness, you may want to emulate the planet that surrounds it. Cabins that are reminiscent of nature can make you feel relaxed as can be.

Invest in Bay Window Installation

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 1, 2019 at 10:49am — No Comments

Recycle and Renew: How Savvy Cabin Owners Protect the Mountains and Valleys

Owning a cabin calls for a sense of responsibility. It’s important to keep your cabin in tiptop condition. It’s equally important to safeguard the nature that surrounds it. If you’re a compassionate and caring cabin owner who wants to do your part to aid the earth, then you should make recycling one of your biggest priorities.

Make Your Boxes…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 24, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

Cabin Security: 4 Ways to Make Your Getaway in the Woods Safe from Intruders

It is an unfortunate fact that many criminals specifically target cabins and other types of vacation homes. While you will never be able to make your cabin completely impervious to break-ins, these few tips and tricks will greatly reduce your risk of burglaries, vandalism, and other crimes.

Take Your Valuables with You

Most burglars…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 10, 2019 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Contained Outbreak: How to Save Your Log Home from Black Mold

Black mold just isn’t a substance you want to notice in the comfort of your own home. Infestations of this type of mold can bring on poisoning. It can bring on breathing troubles in the people who are around it as well. If you suspect that you have black mold anywhere in your living space, then you need to take intelligent action as soon as…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2019 at 9:47am — No Comments

Log Home Longevity: 4 Ideas to Maintain Its Condition for Years

Owning a log home can be immensely satisfying. It can be wonderful to have a retreat that feels like it’s a million miles away from chaos and civilization. If you want to keep your log home intact for a long while, then you need to focus on all of these essential upkeep strategies.

Opt for Routine Roofing System Maintenance

A faulty…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 4, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

Cabin Correction: 4 Ways to “Spruce” up Your Log Home

Life in a cozy cabin can make you feel wonderful. If you want your cabin to be conducive to optimal serenity, however, you have to do your part. There are all sorts of options out there that can come in handy for people who want to enhance their cabins substantially. You should never be afraid to update your cabin in a substantial and meaningful…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 30, 2019 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Tidy Cabin: Why You Should Get Your Ducts and Carpets Cleaned

You have always wanted a cabin far from the city lights. Something about falling asleep to the sounds of the crickets and the frogs takes the stress of living away and helps you obtain better quality rest at night. While your cabin looks rustic on the outside, it is surprisingly modern looking on the inside. You have all the creature comforts. Here…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 28, 2019 at 9:46am — No Comments

Cabin Commode: 4 Style Ideas for Your Log Home's Bathroom

A log cabin has a unique appeal when it comes to the fact that you have a number of stylist options. The bathroom should also be something unique for your log home. Here are some ideas for style choices when it comes to designing your bathroom.

Go with Traditional

Many log homes use wood in order to bring the outdoors inside.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 21, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments

4 Log Home Maintenance Projects to Get Done Early This Summer

Home ownership is largely a checklist of maintenance tasks that you cycle through every year. Of course, it’s easy to let things slip. You’ve got work and there is always something more interesting to do. There are, however, three home maintenance projects you’ll want to make sure you knock out early this summer.

Roof and Gutter Inspection and…

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

Carving out the Mountain: How to Begin Construction on Your Log Home

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, building a log cabin somewhere remote may be your ultimate dream. If you want to turn that dream into a reality, though, it’s important to get started with it the right way. Here are four steps you’ll need to take to start construction on your ideal log cabin.

Have a Complete Plan for the Cabin before You…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 8, 2019 at 2:23pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin More Than Just a Place to Stay

When you decide to purchase a home, you’re making one of the largest investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime. As a result, it’s important to become intentional about treating this investment well. Consider the following ways you can turn your house into a home.

Hire a Landscaper

Whether you’d like to create a water feature in the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 1, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Ah, Rats! 4 Ways You're Inviting Rodents Into Your Home

Spotting a mouse in your home is disturbing, and seeing a rat can be even more terrifying. Unfortunately, you may be welcoming these creatures into your house without even realizing it. Here are four ways you’re inviting rodents into your home.

Easy-Access Food

Rodents often sneak into your house in search of food. Cardboard boxes of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 19, 2019 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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