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July 2019 Blog Posts (15)

Leaky Cabin? 3 Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Roof

Most people never even think about their roofs until a leak occurs, and that can be a major mistake. If you have a cabin that you only visit a few times a year, then you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the roof might be nearing the end of its lifespan.

Damaged Shingles or Flashing

At least once every few months, you should…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 31, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

How to Convert Your Attic Into a Spare Room

You don’t have to increase your square footage to increase the number of bedrooms in your home. Your attic is right there, and converting it into a livable space is easier than you might think. You’ll just need to keep a few things in mind as you remodel.

Check Your Local Laws

Before you get started with an attic conversion, contact…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 30, 2019 at 6:38pm — No Comments

4 Expenses to Remember When Building Yourself a Cabin



If you love the great outdoors, there is little better way to enjoy it than building your very own cabin. You will find that such a place can become a holiday destination or possibly even a seasonal home if you want it to be. However, building a cabin is unlike a traditional home. There are a number of nuances that you must take into consideration in…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 23, 2019 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Owners Honored with Tennessee Farming Award

Nick and April Patterson are Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award winners for 2019.

“This year at the 75th anniversary of the Young Farmers group, we were unbelievably humbled to receive this honor,” said April.

April is co-owner of the Smith Family Companies, which includes…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 23, 2019 at 7:16pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Planning Your Cabin Construction Around the Natural Features of Your Lot

The process of choosing the supplies for your new cabin will give you plenty to think about. However, if your lot offers a great deal of topological variety and natural features, it’s a good idea to plan the placement of your cabin on the lot first.

Protect the Structure

With any new construction project, it’s tempting to want your new cabin right in the middle of the lot, or to put it close surrounding structures. However, if your lot is on a higher spot or is next to a lot…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 23, 2019 at 11:38am — No Comments

Valuable Services Offered by Roofing Companies

A roof is the top covering of any house or building that provides protection and support. Whether you are constructing a new building, or having renovations done, getting the right roofing done is of the utmost importance. There are several roofing companies in Cape…

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Added by Adam Smith on July 17, 2019 at 5:10am — No Comments

4 Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Old AC Unit

Has your AC unit become problematic? Are you afraid that it may not make it through another year of scorching temperatures? Many people try to avoid replacing their HVAC unit for as long as possible. While it’s a significant expense, an energy-efficient unit will more than pay for itself in no time. Plus, there are tax benefits to consider. Since it…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 16, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Rustic But Not Rusty: Cleaning Your Cabin for Increased Aesthetic Appeal

A cabin can make you feel cozy and safe. A cluttered one, on the other hand, can put you in a seriously sour mood. If you want to make your cabin look and feel a lot better, you should clean it in a thorough manner. Cleaning a cabin in an exhaustive way is actually pretty simple for people who are determined, hard-working, and 100 percent…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 12, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Come on In! 4 Exterior Styles to Make Your Log Home More Inviting

With a simple change in paint color, you can change the look of the front of your log home to draw in your guests. You can also make a large change to add stonework or brickwork façade to your home. No matter the age of your home, you can easily improve the welcoming feel of your log home.

Start Simple with the Right Door

Simply…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 11, 2019 at 11:48am — No Comments

Just an update

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Well we're now quite a few years into building our log home…

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Added by Amanda Williams on July 3, 2019 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living’s July 2019 Issue

Honest Abe Living’s July 2019 issue features a new log cabin created from our Darlington Plan by a couple looking toward…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 3, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

Just an update

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Well we're now quite a few years into building our log home…

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Added by Amanda Williams on July 2, 2019 at 11:47am — No Comments

Chic Not Shabby: How to Incorporate Rustic Aesthetics in Your Cabin

Designing a cabin can be an enriching experience. If you want to design a cabin that’s the dictionary definition of cozy and welcoming, you may want to take a rustic approach. Rustic design schemes can be lovely for cabin owners who want to reside in spaces that are the polar opposite of pretentious and showy. These design schemes are optimal for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 2, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

4 Ways to Make Your Cabin’s Design Match the Surrounding Environment

A gorgeous cabin can make you feel complete. It can make it a lot simpler for you to take it easy as well. If you want your cabin to be the epitome of coziness, you may want to emulate the planet that surrounds it. Cabins that are reminiscent of nature can make you feel relaxed as can be.

Invest in Bay Window Installation

Window…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 1, 2019 at 10:49am — No Comments

Things to Consider Before Applying for an Online Personal Loan

With an enormous advancement in technology, the concept of online personal loan has become quite popular these days. There are several FinTech companies which offer instant loans online. No matter what your current credit status is, online lending platforms allow you to access a personal loan in an emergency. However, you should be informed about a few things before trying a personal loan application online.

 

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Added by Adam Smith on July 1, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

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