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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

Sprucing up Your Cabin? How to Keep It Looking Good Year-Round

Life in a pleasant and aesthetically appealing cabin can make you feel like anything is possible. If you want to reside in an attractive and cozy cabin, then there are all sorts of options that can help you keep it in tiptop shape. Your aim should be to maintain a lovely cabin regardless of the season.

Invest in a Number of Resilient Storage…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 17, 2019 at 11:40am — No Comments

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Cabin: 4 Common Causes of a Leaky Roof

Mold is a serious problem in the cabin. Not only is it unsightly and very difficult to clean, it can cause serious health problems for the occupants of the cabin. That’s especially true of the youngest and oldest occupants, and of those who have allergies or asthma. Mold can only grow when there is moisture present, and because a leaking roof is a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 21, 2019 at 4:46pm — No Comments

God is in the Details: 5 Heavenly Tips to Elevate Your Remodel

A remodel should be more than just a simple update, it should also help beautify your home. There are a few details to consider to help elevate your remodel beyond your expectations. The following are just five tips to consider to add more beauty to your remodel.

Crown Molding

You might want to consider installing crown molding now…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 11, 2019 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Ready to Live Off-Grid? 4 Practical Ways to Heat Your Home

Just because you've decided to live off-grid, doesn't mean you have to live in an uncomfortably cold house. There are many ways that those who live off-grid have developed or implemented to help keep their living quarters warm. Whether you're just making plans for an off-grid home, or you've made the leap and need a more practical way to heat your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 27, 2019 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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…

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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

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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…

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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.…

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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. …

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

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