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How to Protect and Insulate Your Home From the Harsh Winter Weather

Protecting your home against the harsh winter weather is a significant task. The better your home’s insulation, the lower your heating bills for the season. Here are a few things that you need to do before ‘Old Man Winter’ comes knocking at your door.

Seal Windows and Doors

One of the easiest things you can do to have a dramatic impact…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Furnishing a New Cabin: 4 Options for Smart Owners

Buying a new cabin allows you to spend time in nature without having to pitch a tent, and you’ll feel better staying in your cabin with the right furnishings. The best furnishings can give you all the comforts of home and provide additional conveniences that will make your time in the woods more enjoyable. These four furnishing options are perfect for…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

How to Know if Your Chosen Lot is a Good Space to Build On

Building your own home comes with many advantages, such as energy efficiency, monetary savings and the ability to customize everything, but there are also many pitfalls to watch out for. One potential hazard to avoid is building your home in a bad location. How do you know if your chosen lot is a good space to build on or not? Here are five questions to consider before breaking ground.

What Utilities Are Available?

Utilities like electricity, water and natural gas are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

How to Soundproof Your Cabin From the Outdoors

A cabin in the woods can be the perfect permanent or seasonal retreat. However, these structures are not known for being soundproof at their most basic, and owners may be interested in finding ways to reduce noise coming in from the outside. Here are just a few methods for soundproofing you may want to use.

Design With Buffers in…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 25, 2019 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Got Sinking Concrete? 4 Solutions for the Inexperienced Cabin Owner

Sinking concrete can be a huge hassle for any and all homeowners. It can be particularly frustrating to homeowners who simply do not have a lot of experience. If you have a concrete sinking dilemma on your hands, however, there are a number of options that may be able to turn your anxiety-inducing situation around right away. Don’t be too intimidated…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 22, 2019 at 10:49am — No Comments

A Guide to Choosing the Best Wood for Your Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be difficult if you are not sure where to begin. One of the most important considerations to think about is the type of wood you choose for your home remodel. Different types of lumber can offer different advantages, and knowing how to choose the best wood can allow you to enjoy a more complete remodeling experience.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 14, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Cabin Consistency: 4 Maintenance Tasks for Fall Readiness

When you have a beautiful cabin in the mountains, you should maintain it during the autumn season to avoid any problems that might occur throughout the winter. Don’t wait until it begins to rain or snow to perform these essential cabin maintenance tasks. Use these four tips for autumn readiness for your cabin.

Repair Your Cabin’s…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 30, 2019 at 12:15pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

As a homeowner, you must have a concern about possible flooding in your home that can lead to serious damage. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to prevent flooding in a home, but you must prepare beforehand to avoid having a home that you can’t live in while it is undergoing repairs. Consider these tips to prevent flooding in your…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 26, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

How to Take Better Care of Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be the perfect types of flooring to fit any style home. They not only add value to your house, but they can provide a low maintenance option for your highly trafficked rooms. Taking care of your hardwood floor is the key to extending its lifespan and keeping money in your wallet.

Use Microfiber Mops

Using a traditional broom with hard bristles on your hardwood floors can scratch them and be an ineffective way to trap dirt. Instead, you should utilize a mop…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 24, 2019 at 12:14pm — No Comments

How to Build and Maintain a Beautiful Walkway for Your Home

Walkways are an essential part of a comfortable, beautiful home. They serve in a functional capacity by providing a dry place to walk so that your shoes stay clean and your grass stays healthy. Walkways also provide aesthetic benefits by framing up sections of the landscape and meshing with the overall style of the home. Here are four things you…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 13, 2019 at 3:35pm — No Comments

How to Adorn Your Family’s New Vacation Cabin

A new vacation cabin can be a joy for the entire family. If you want to take full advantage of this property, however, you need to think carefully about your decoration approach. The last thing you want to do is decorate your cabin in a manner that just doesn’t make sense. It’s critical to design your cabin using techniques that can satisfy all of…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 12, 2019 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Privacy in the Pines: 4 Ways to Enhance Your Log Home

A log home can be a wonderful thing. It can be particularly wonderful for people who put a lot of thought into it. If you’re looking to enhance your cozy log abode in a big way, there are various things you can try out right now. You don’t have to be okay with a log home that’s mediocre in any sense of the word.

Get a Hot Tub

Log homes…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 9, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

3 Improvements to Get the Most out of Your Getaway Home

While renovating a summer home or vacation property may not warrant the same investment of time and effort as a primary residence, the right improvements can still make a substantial difference. Upgrades that are smaller in scope can still help to boost property values and allow you to create the getaway home of your dreams. Finding the right focus…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 3, 2019 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Safe from the Elements: How to Secure Your Cabin for the Winter

A cozy cabin can make you feel snug and content all throughout the frigid winter season. Combating the elements, however, isn’t always the simplest task. It can also sometimes be hard to combat possible dangers in general. If you want to safeguard your lovely cabin for the winter months, you should try all these things out without any reluctance…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 29, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Got an Uneven Driveway? How to Straighten it up in a Cinch

An uneven driveway can present more problems to your house than just being unsightly. The steps that you need to take in order to repair the damage depend on the severity of the situation. Here are some tips that you can use in order to achieve a driveway that’s smooth and level.

Level It Out

A mortar based leveling compound could help…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 27, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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