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4 Deck Designs to Consider Adding Onto Your Cabin

If you want to enhance your cabin’s outdoor space, one of the best ways to do it is to add a deck. A deck provides an open-air area where you can entertain, relax, or whip-up some delicious grilled food. The great thing about decks is that they can be as varied as the cabin owners…

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Added by Anica Oaks on September 29, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Tips for solar home owners to conserve energy

It is a good thing to install a solar panel at your home in Maui and give your contribution in generating the energy. It is also a good way to reduce your energy bill. Though solar energy saves your electricity bills, you should also keep an eye on the solar energy consumption. Here are ways to reduce your solar energy consumption.

The Maui Solar Energy Installers will give you some suggestions to…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 25, 2020 at 9:19am — No Comments

Building Out Your Profile: How to List and Sell Log Cabins

A log cabin is a private, scenic alternative to a traditional home. Buying one is ideal for weekend getaways and long summer vacations. Follow these tips on proven ways to sell and list your log cabins.

Decide Between Local, National or International Audiences

Decide how expansive your search for buyers will be. Some cabin owners stop…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 24, 2020 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Timber Frame Home Addition Adds Elegance and Energy Efficiency

Gary and Tracy Plante’s new addition to their existing Rehoboth, Mass., home combines modern and traditional materials and building methods to create 800 square feet of visually striking, energy efficient space.

“Tracy and I wanted the best fit for our existing home, which is a raised ranch with cedar shake shingles,” Gary said. “A hybrid timber frame was the best choice.  It incorporates a ground-level, two-car garage with a great room above, all with the look of homes we’ve stayed…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 24, 2020 at 10:59am — No Comments

Timber Frame Home Addition Adds Elegance and Energy Efficiency

Gary and Tracy Plante’s new addition to their existing Rehoboth, Mass., home combines modern and traditional materials and building methods to create 800 square feet of visually striking, energy efficient space.

“Tracy and I wanted the best fit for our existing home, which is a raised ranch with cedar shake shingles,” Gary said. “A hybrid timber frame was the best choice.  It incorporates a ground-level, two-car garage with a great room above, all with the look of homes we’ve stayed…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 24, 2020 at 10:58am — No Comments

Is there royalty free music on SoundCloud?

If you are tired of switching radio stations in search of good music, and your favorite playlist in the player is heard to disgust, try the SoundCloud service. Here you will definitely find new and undoubtedly enjoyable music experiences.

Almost all online music services can be divided into three categories. The first one is about Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Deezer, which have huge catalogs of legal…

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Added by Julia Beyers on September 24, 2020 at 10:53am — No Comments

Tips for Keeping Your Summer Home's Pool Maintained Year Round

Many people dream of having a beautiful summer home with a pool, but it is important to remember that those water features require quite a bit of maintenance. If you ignore your pool for too long, then you might end up with damaged mechanical components, cracked cement, or unwanted contaminants in the…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on September 21, 2020 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Options You Should Consider Beforehand

Many people dream of building their own cabin from the ground up, but that type of project can be a major undertaking. Well before you break ground, there are a few key choices that you will need to make if you want your cabin to remain comfortable and damage-free for many years to come.

Water Source

Even if you plan on packing in your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 15, 2020 at 9:47am — No Comments

Building a Cabin? How to Do it Right the First Time

Building a rustic cabin on a remote piece of land is a dream for many people. Having a quiet place to go for some rest among the beautiful trees and wildlife is a great way to decompress. Of course, like any other project, it can go wrong if it’s not properly planned. Follow these four steps to make sure that your cabin relieves stress instead of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 11, 2020 at 12:49pm — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Cool and Comfy in the Summer

Owning a cabin is a great way to have a ready-made getaway any time of year. Whether it’s a break from the heat of the city or an escape to the cold of the mountains, a comfortable cabin can be just what you need to recharge. Of course, cabins are usually rustic by design and don’t have air conditioning. Here are four ideas on helping your cabin maintain a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 8, 2020 at 3:54pm — No Comments

4 Tips for Helping your Home Make the Transition From Summer to Fall

The annual cycle of seasons usually gets us thinking about what’s next for the kids in school or which holidays are approaching. In addition to those calendar items, we also need to be alert to what’s going on with our house as the months roll by. The end of summer brings back to school and early plans for trick or treat, but it also brings the need to perform household tasks like these.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 8, 2020 at 1:52pm — No Comments

4 Signs Your Roof Is Deteriorating From Age

Age can wreak havoc on a roof’s condition, and you’ll want to be aware of the signs of aging so that appropriate maintenance or repair work can be done to preserve your structure. Not all signs are so obvious, and it’s important to check your roof periodically and have it inspected…

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Added by Anica Oaks on September 3, 2020 at 10:39am — No Comments

Honest Abe Living's September 2020 Online Now

Honest Abe Living's September 2020 issue offers a variety of articles. The magazine is free online and interactive.…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 1, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Solar Panels Protected - What to Know

Installing solar panels in your property doesn’t come cheap, but there are many benefits to be gained, so much so that you can consider them as an investment. For instance, they lower your reliance on outside sources of energy, allowing you to save on utility bills. They also allow you to reduce your carbon footprint, which is great for the environment and the future.

However, like any other type of investment, solar panels need to be protected…

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Added by Elizabeth Reitman on September 1, 2020 at 2:39am — No Comments

How Hail Storms Damage Your Roof and What Can Be Done About It

If your cabin is in an area that gets heavy storms, then you might have to deal with hail damage at some point over the years. While those types of storms can be devastating, there are a few steps that you can take to quickly repair the damage and reduce your risk of future…

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Added by Anica Oaks on August 31, 2020 at 1:38pm — No Comments

4 Ways a Plumber Can Help You With a Leaky Roof

As a homeowner, experiencing a leaky roof is often devastating and extremely stressful, especially if you do not currently have the budget for a new roof entirely. If you are working with a professional plumbing service, there are a few ways you may be able to seek help while also tending to your home’s plumbing system.

Proper Inspections are…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 31, 2020 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Getting ready to corn blast my house

Was wondering where the best place to rent a media blaster for corn and the cob media to go with the blaster

Added by Tyler Salada on August 30, 2020 at 11:12am — No Comments

Getting ready to corn blast my house

Was wondering where the best place to rent a media blaster for corn and the cob media to go with the blaster

Added by Tyler Salada on August 30, 2020 at 11:11am — No Comments

Getting ready to corn blast my house

Was wondering where the best place to rent a media blaster for corn and the cob media to go with the blaster

Added by Tyler Salada on August 30, 2020 at 11:10am — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your Cabin Will Stay Safe From Weather Elements

Between the chirping of the birds, the starlit nights, and the fresh air coming through the open windows, owning your very own cabin is a truly gratifying experience. As with any venture, however, safety has to be your top concern. While you go about constructing your…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 28, 2020 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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