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Trends 2021

Read about how Honest Abe customers are ahead of their time on 2021 trends and see photos of their homes.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 6, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are Things a Little Chilly This Winter? Here's How to Prepare Your Home for Next Year

With the polar vortex sweeping down across much of the U.S. this winter, you may notice more of a chill in your home. Fortunately there’s plenty you can do. Now that you know the house should be warmer, here are some things you can do to get ready for next year's wintry blasts.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 5, 2021 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Got Clogged Drains? How to Make Your Cabin More Livable

Living in a cabin is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a calmer existence. Unfortunately, rustic digs are more prone to logistical problems. Plumbing issues in particular are common in rural or wooded properties. If you’ve got a clogged drain in your cabin, then it probably has a serious effect on your lifestyle.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 3, 2021 at 11:41am — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Essentials You’ll Need for Creature Comforts

If you’re building your own cabin, then the construction work itself is probably half the reason you’re engaging with the project. Seeing the structure slowly take shape thanks to the work of your own two hands is an enormously gratifying process. While working on the bare essentials, however, you should make sure you keep your future self in mind.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 2, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

March 2021 Honest Abe Living Online Today

The March 2021 issue of Honest Abe’s interactive, online magazine is available now. It is filled with home photos, advice and ideas.

Stories include:

– how Honest Abe customers are ahead of their time on 2021 trends

– a gallery of…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 1, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Essentials Every Modern Day Cabin Needs for Maximum Comfort

Whenever anyone thinks of a cabin, the image of a pile of well-assembled logs with one or two rooms comes to mind. Today's modern-day cabin is much bigger and more sophisticated than many people can imagine. Every luxurious amenity that exists can be built into this home, even if it's located in the middle of nowhere. Here are four essentials to increase the comfort of your cabin getaway.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 1, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

4 Cabin Precautions to Take if You Live in an Area That Floods Easily

Living in an area that is prone to flooding is not ideal. However, some people choose to do so for many different reasons. If you're one of these unique people, here are four precautions you should take to protect your cabin and your financial future.…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 25, 2021 at 6:47pm — No Comments

How to Choose Roofing Materials for a Log or Timber Homes

In most cases when you order your log or timber frame home package directly from a log home manufacturer, included in the package is the roofing system you select. These may be a heavy timber, a conventional rafter or a conventional truss system. What is not included is the material that covers that roofing…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 24, 2021 at 10:06am — No Comments

Looking to Take Your Home off Grid? Here Are 4 Things You Might Need

Off grid means not being served by a local utility company that provides gas, water or electricity. Instead of flipping a switch to get power, you might end up burning wood or covering your home in insulation to stay comfortable. Make your life easier by doing your research ahead of time. There are 4 resources that might help with this transition.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 24, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cabin Nightmares: 4 Problems You Might Come Across

Owning a cabin will give you the opportunity to spend time in nature and relax. Unfortunately, there are some cabin nightmares that you might have to deal with. These are some of the problems that you may come across.

Leaky Roof

Many cabins are surrounded by trees. Because of this, leaves and branches can fall on the roof and cause…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 23, 2021 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Pests That Are Most Likely to Invade Unoccupied Homes

Unoccupied real estate doesn't tend to stay that way for long. While the threat of human squatters is fairly minimal, the threat of animals making their homes inside an abandoned building is fairly high. If you've got an abandoned property, especially one you are trying or planning…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 19, 2021 at 7:27pm — No Comments

4 Things You Should Know Before Starting Construction on a Cabin

Everyone wonders what it's like to construct a log cabin from scratch. They wonder about the number of rooms they'll have, the furniture they'll bring inside and the outdoor scenery from the windows. When you want to enjoy this primitive beauty, know these 4 things before you embark on a cabin building project.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 15, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

4 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Cabin's Exterior Appearance

When it comes to the perceived value of your cabin, curb appeal is a very big factor. When your cabin looks enticing from the outside, it pulls in a lot of extra money. If you feel that your cabin just isn't cutting it, here are four steps that you can take to enhance its exterior…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 12, 2021 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Hardwood floors finish

I’m looking for some advise or suggestions on hardwood floor finish.  Dark or light finish? What experience have you had with them, wear, scratches, maintenance.  We’re building our own cabin and keeping the logs a natural stain.  I would like a darker floors, but worried that dirt and scratches will be more noticeable than lighter wood.  I’d appreciate any feedback.  Thanks.  

Added by Sara R. on February 12, 2021 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

Got an Old Cabin? 4 Things to Watch out for When Deep Cleaning

For many people, buying an old cabin is a great way to create opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Not only are older structures often cheaper than newer builds, but they’re often rustic in an aesthetically pleasing way. If you’ve recently purchased an old cabin, then you’re intimately aware of such a building’s inherent charms. When you first acquire…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 11, 2021 at 11:01am — No Comments

How to Enhance Your Cabin’s Natural Beauty

Log cabins have come a long way from their discrete origins and becoming a preferred real estate option. It’s probably because of their remarkable ability to offer cheap and straightforward maintenance, energy efficiency, and unique charm. Cabins also offer the chance to interact with nature, especially if they are near a lake or a forest.

Cabins also…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 10, 2021 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Cabin Water Heater Repair: Do it Once by Doing it Right

Do you want to find a permanent solution to your stubborn water heater? Your water heater might not be producing hot water because of a limited power supply, or it might have some broken heating elements. Sometimes, you can try repairing the water heater solely, and if this fails, you can contact your local repair technician, who will decide whether to repair…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 29, 2021 at 11:10am — No Comments

4 Benefits of Remodeling Your Cabin Into an Open Floor Plan

When it comes to remodeling, there are many trends out there. One of the most popular is the open concept floor plan. Here are four of the biggest benefits that you can gain from remodeling your cabin with an open floor plan in mind.…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 27, 2021 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Security Features You Need to Implement at Your Cabin if It's Empty for Weeks at a Time

A nice, rustic cabin provides the ideal getaway for many people. It is the perfect getaway for some me-time or time with your spouse or family creating unforgettable memories. Unfortunately, many people struggle with their cabin security.…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on January 27, 2021 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Questions To Ask Before Choosing Commercial Building Companies?

If we ask any common person about how you will choose commercial building companies, then the simple answer we get is get a reference from friends and co-workers or Google “commercial building companies.” When you search this on Google, it provides a list of contractors out of which some are general contractors, and some are experts. So another question is how you’re going to differentiate between the two and find a perfect partner for your…

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Added by Anna Wrench on January 27, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

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