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Enjoying the Great Outdoors From the Comfort of Your Cabin

The outdoors can be beautiful to admire, explore, and be immersed in nature's majesty. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people get cabins in the woods. However, not everyone is physically able to enjoy the outdoors, and some people simply prefer to stay indoors. However, you…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 6, 2020 at 4:07pm — No Comments

First time log home owner overwhelmed, many questions, please help!

Hello everyone, 35 year old male first time home owner here. Transplant from Long Island to Central Ny. I bought my first home, a log home built in 2002 in central new york to follow my family up here. It is a lot cheaper than long island and i am able to ride atv, hunt, homestead etc right in my yard. I have a feeling I should have had a log home inspector do my inspection instead of the general home inspector that my real estate agent suggested.



I know this house needs to be… Continue

Added by Joseph DeMato on July 3, 2020 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

July 2020 Honest Abe Living Online Today

Featured in the July Honest Abe Living is a log home built for a south Florida couple whose dream was an escape to a small town and how Honest Abe made it come true.
Planning for a new baby? Molly Cooper of Cooper & Company design…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 1, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Your Home from Getting Too Hot to Handle This Summer

While most people welcome sunshine and warmer weather, the humidity and blazing temperatures can be unbearable. Thankfully, there are ways that you can prevent your home from heating up so that you can stay comfortable and cool inside.

Close Curtains and Blinds

While it’s good to let the sunshine in during the early morning hours, closing the blinds and curtains can help keep the heat at bay during peak times. Between noon to 5 pm, closing the windows off can reduce the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 30, 2020 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Why You Should Put a Tile Roof on Your Cabin This Year

One of the most important parts of a cabin is the roof. The roof helps to protect the rest of the structure from the elements. Without it, it would not be a shelter at all. It also makes a big impact on the visual impressions others get of the cabin. The right roof helps create its overall aesthetic. Choosing a roof for a cabin can be difficult. There…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 29, 2020 at 11:55am — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Homeownership comes with various responsibilities. Most importantly, it’s essential to safeguard your home from natural disasters. If you neglect to protect your abode in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm, or heavy rain, it’s liable to suffer water damage. Here are some tips on how you can prevent water damage from wreaking havoc on your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 25, 2020 at 7:48pm — No Comments

4 Places Mold Can Creep in That You Need to Watch Out For

Damp and poorly ventilated areas are the perfect breeding grounds for mold in any residential dwelling. When mold gets into your cabin, it can become a serious health hazard. What is worse is that mold can provoke more than simple allergic reactions. Here are four key areas in your cabin to be watching out for mold growth.

Mold in Your Basement

Basements are a…

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 23, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Just How to Care For New Sod Lawns

You need to take care of brand-new sod grass. Sod is living as well as taking a breath and also it can die. You must never ever arrange a shipment of sod till you prepare to install it. Sod must never ever be saved for more than a number of days, or all you will certainly have is a bunch of dust and dead grass!

When you go to purchase sod, you must see to it is freshly reduced. You ought to likewise search for sod that has actually been grown on soil that is similar to the dirt in…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on June 23, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Buying Guide For Bedroom Furniture

Of all the hassles and nuances you go through choosing the right bedroom furniture and furniture for your home, getting into a "tangled" situation can be the worst. It can happen when you buy furniture without looking for practical details of your home, or a particular room, the bedroom, for example. Buying bedding, bedroom mirrors, and storage furniture like cabinets and dressers can be tricky. The kind of practical problems you face when buying furniture is different from the world of…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on June 22, 2020 at 10:52pm — No Comments

How to Improve Your Cabin's Air Flow

When it comes to that summertime or winter cabin, you probably love the view and the coziness it provides. However, that stench of stale air when you walk in the door can have you regretting your vacation. To ensure that the next time you walk into your cabin it smells of fresh air, here are some tips to enhance its…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 18, 2020 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Things to Remind Before Roofing Repairs

The roof is a vital part of building as it protects the interiors from all kinds of odds. Besides the roof of a house keep the people residing in the house from all severe climatic conditions. It is due to this reason that the roof of a house should be durable enough to bear any blow. However, despite their robustness, a roof might be prone to a great deal of damage. Some of the most common natural phenomena that tend to damage roofs are hail storms and…

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Added by Zoe Sewell on June 16, 2020 at 6:58am — No Comments

Plumbing Backed up in Your Log Cabin? 5 Tips for Maintenance

A log cabin is perfect for folks who enjoy life in the country. To prevent a plumbing backup, it’s important to properly maintain your water system. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Be Careful About What You Flush

Never make the mistake of using your toilet as a trash can. Other than your “business”, the only thing you should flush down the toilet is bathroom tissue. Even baby wipes can cause a clog in your log cabin’s sewage line. Some of the other items to keep out of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 10, 2020 at 12:34pm — No Comments

4 Aspects of Your Cabin You Need to Check Up on Every Summer

When summer rolls around, it can be tempting to simply break out the sunscreen and enjoy time spent outside. Before you can relax, though, you need to make sure your cabin is ready for summer, too. After all, winter can cause a lot of issues to anything that sits outside year-round. To help make your summer preparations faster, here are four aspects of your cabin you need to check up on every summer.

Irrigation…

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 8, 2020 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Landscaping tips you should know

Everyone who owns a house wants to be proud of it. When a house appears to have been poorly maintained, it can be really difficult to be proud of it. Fortunately, with landscaping, you can turn your home from a normal house into a spectacular one! Read on to learn some professional landscaping tricks.

Using native plants for your landscaping plan will make it easier to maintain your garden. They will love your soil, you won't have to water them often as they are used to your rainfall…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on June 7, 2020 at 7:11am — No Comments

5 Updates to Modernize Your Summer Cabin

Summer cabin homes are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and get away from it all. Although you will want to preserve your cabin's rustic charm, they do require updates to ensure that they stay safe and fully functional. On a cosmetic level, aesthetic updates can help…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 28, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Help the Environment, Help your Health

It is extremely important to be aware of the fact that every single thing that you do has an effect on your surroundings in some way. Of course, this works both ways, meaning that the state of the environment around you directly impacts your health. The kind of food you choose to eat, the things that you purchase as well as the places where you do so, your favorite form of traveling… All these things matter to an extent.

There are things that you do that directly…

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Added by Zac Walker on May 25, 2020 at 9:09am — No Comments

5 Splashback Styles and Materials to Make Your Kitchen Glamorous

The right splashback can really change the look in your kitchen. It will complement your cabinets, flooring, and counters. Once you install a splashback, you probably won't replace it for many years. This is why you really need to take your time when trying to figure out which one…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 21, 2020 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning the Cabin: Repairs and Maintenance for Longevity

Your cabin is your summer escape and your haven when you need to get away from it all. You should look at it with a critical eye every year as you dive into spring cleaning. As you open up the windows, remove dust covers, and restock, consider what your cabin needs to maintain it for years of future enjoyment. Don’t be afraid to invest in repairs.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 20, 2020 at 11:07am — No Comments

Well Done: A Beginner's Guide to Planning and Maintaining a Personal Water Well

While many people dream of having their own residential well, that type of project can become extremely complicated if you aren’t careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some regular maintenance, you can ensure that your new well will continue to operate for many…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 15, 2020 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Log home builders Arkansas

  • I am looking for builders who have a license to build in Arkansas. Advice on good or bad builders is  welcome.

Added by SHERRY L KELLEY on May 14, 2020 at 10:08pm — No Comments

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