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February 2020 Blog Posts (17)

How to Make Your Lawn a Pleasant Place to Hang Out

Next to the patio, the lawn is a good place to socialize with family and friends. Every homeowner dreams of a lawn that is full and very green. This dream is far from reality if you don’t make the effort to mow and water the grass regularly. Here are a few tips to improve the appearance of your lawn.

Grow Rich, Fertile Grass

To grow…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 28, 2020 at 6:46pm — No Comments

How to Choose Between a Gas and Wood Fireplace

When the weather outside is frightful, a roaring fire in your living room fireplace is about as comforting as it gets. The flames can provide a quick source of heat that warms you and the room, helping to push back the chill of the outside air. When it comes to the fireplace, though, you have to decide how you will fuel the flames. While electric fireplaces continue to gain in popularity, if you want real flames, your choice comes down to two options: gas or…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 28, 2020 at 4:35pm — No Comments

What do you prefer? Custom-made or ready-made furniture?

All of us require furniture of some kind at some stage. This may be interior or exterior of a house or for an office. There are many benefits of opting to select timber as the material for your furniture since it is unique and versatile.

The material plays a big role in the appearance of your furniture and helps you create a…

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Added by Russell Butlere on February 28, 2020 at 4:53am — No Comments

Are You Building a New Home and Running Into Unexpected Problems? Here Are 4 Services You Should Keep in Mind

There is much to consider when building a new home, and the process does not always unfold as you expect it to. There are any number of reasons why you might run into unexpected problems during a new construction, but having the right professionals on your side can help alleviate these roadblocks. Consider these four services that might be a good investment.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 25, 2020 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

3 Ways to Build a Granny Flat Addition to Your Home

Home renovations and upgrades are a great way to increase the market value of the property while also creating a more comfortable household. While new additions and interior expansions are among the more ambitious home-improvement options, the addition of a granny flat can make adding a new room to your home far easier than you might expect. From…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 24, 2020 at 7:54pm — No Comments

5 Modern Replacement Ideas When Renovating Old Cabins With Water Damage

If your cabin has recently been damaged by water, then it might be time to consider making a few upgrades. After all of the damaged materials have been cleared away, it is going to be much easier to carry out some renovations that will bring your cabin into the 21st century.

Waterproof Vinyl…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 20, 2020 at 6:28pm — No Comments

FREE Spring Log and Timber Frame Home Tour March 21 at Honest Abe Log Homes

The FREE Spring Log and Timber Frame Home Tour is set for March 21 at Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee. The tour homes open promptly at 10 a.m. and may be visited any time…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 16, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DIY landscaping: Learning the basics

DIY landscaping: Learning the basics

Landscaping The DIY style can be successful only if one has learned the basic principles regarding landscaping in general. Whether you are borrowing a particular landscape idea that you found in a magazine or online, knowing the basic landscaping principles could help you understand what you would do later. Knowing these principles can even help you improve your own creativity while trying to develop your own landscape…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on February 15, 2020 at 9:26am — No Comments

4 Signs of Storm Damage on Your Roof

Even though modern roofs are designed to withstand heavy rains and high winds, damage can still happen at any time. That is why all homeowners should keep an eye out for any signs that their roofs might be damaged and in need of repairs.

Sudden Leap in Your Energy Bills

Your energy bills are naturally going to rise and fall throughout the year, but you might want to take a look at your roof if there is a sudden leap in your bills. When a roof becomes damaged, it will be very…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 13, 2020 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Home Building: The Best Practices for a New Landscape Design

Moving into a new home or building a new property is an exciting time. During this time, you will likely make a lot of plans regarding the design of your home. One part of your home that you should continue to consider as well is your landscaping plan. There are five important tips to follow that can help you to create a great landscaping plan.

Choose a Landscape Design that is Native to Your…

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Added by Tarah Mills on February 13, 2020 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Wasps and Yellowjackets—desperate

Hello everyone! I am new to this community and I am hoping that someone may be able to provide recommendations to us. My husband and I have lived in our log home now for 4 years. The previous owners did us no favors that's for sure. We have invested $30,000 into our home since purchasing. Over $12,000 of that has been in maintenance type issues alone. Anyways, I am at the point of desperation.

I am trying to research now before summer hits, but we have always had a wasp problem. This…

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Added by Mattie Little on February 13, 2020 at 4:13pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Make Your Cabin in the Country Even Better

Being in the country doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy all of the same things as in the city. You can do a few upgrades on your cabin in order to improve the feel of it. Here are some of the ways that you can go about increasing the appeal of your cabin.

Focus on Comfort

A comfortable home is important so that you can kick back and…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 13, 2020 at 1:52pm — No Comments

February 2020 Honest Abe Living Interactive Magazine Online Now

Just in time for President's Day is the February 2020 Honest Abe Living. …
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 12, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Budgeting Tips for Long-Term Cabin Repairs and Replacements

Even if you do everything in your power to keep your home running smoothly, unexpected repairs are sure to pop up at some point. Luckily, you should be able to handle those expenses as long as you plan ahead and invest in the right financial products.

Start Your Emergency Fund Today

Building an emergency fund is one of the wisest…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 7, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

4 Cabin Repairs You Might Need to Make After a Long Winter

Cabins are likely to require some sort of repairs after a long winter. This is because of the nature of their construction and the fact that many people consider them a retreat. Here are some of the more common repairs in which you’ll want to focus your efforts.

Investigate Your Plumbing

Plumbing can be a major concern after a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 7, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Dogs Cats and HVACs: 4 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality When You Have a Pet

Even though having a pet can bring a tremendous amount of joy to your life, those furry friends will also have a huge impact on your home’s air quality. Luckily, improving your indoor air quality shouldn’t be a difficult or complex process as long as you come up with a long-term plan.

Stick to a Regular Grooming Schedule

There are…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 6, 2020 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Factors to Consider When Increasing the R-Value of Your Log Home

As the temperature is dropping outside this winter, perhaps you are getting increasingly more concerned with the difficulty of affordably keeping your home’s interiors comfortable. If you think your home isn’t as efficient to heat as it should be, you might want to consider making an effort to increase the R-value of your home.

Your…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 5, 2020 at 2:14pm — No Comments

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