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September 2019 Blog Posts (15)

October 2019 Issue of Honest Abe Living is Free Online

October’s Honest Abe Living online interactive magazine features an interview with the owner of a new lakeside log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains and download the plan. 

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 30, 2019 at 7:55pm — No Comments

5 Maintenance Tips to Upkeep Your Vacation Home



You look forward to spring and summer every year for one reason. It will be time to open up your vacation home. Your getaway has given you many days of enjoyment while you escape the daily grind. You can’t wait to open up the place to announce the beginning of your favorite seasons. The last thing you need is repairs or a cleanup because you didn’t…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 30, 2019 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Cabin Consistency: 4 Maintenance Tasks for Fall Readiness

When you have a beautiful cabin in the mountains, you should maintain it during the autumn season to avoid any problems that might occur throughout the winter. Don’t wait until it begins to rain or snow to perform these essential cabin maintenance tasks. Use these four tips for autumn readiness for your cabin.

Repair Your Cabin’s…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 30, 2019 at 12:15pm — No Comments

How To Implement A Strata Scheme In Your Business

There are now many businesses that occupy strata scheme-based lots, some as owners, others as tenants. However, in order to properly implement a strata scheme into this field, you need to be aware of all the relevant regulations, rules, and systems that are in place. 

Namely,…

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Added by Blake Davies on September 30, 2019 at 8:36am — No Comments

Protecting Your Cabin from Water Damage

Whether you have a vacation cabin in the woods or you live full time in your cabin, protecting it from the elements is a necessity. You don’t want it to get ruined by harsh weather prematurely. Here are a few different ways to protect your cabin from water damage this year.

Consider Large Roof Overhangs

One of the best ways to protect…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 27, 2019 at 4:29pm — No Comments

4 Questions to Ask Before Building a Rural Vacation Home



When you are building a vacation home, it is different from building a home in a city so that means that you must ask the proper questions during the process. Understanding what you are doing can prevent building delays and huge expenses that make it difficult to arrange a vacation in the rural home.…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 26, 2019 at 4:23pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

As a homeowner, you must have a concern about possible flooding in your home that can lead to serious damage. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to prevent flooding in a home, but you must prepare beforehand to avoid having a home that you can’t live in while it is undergoing repairs. Consider these tips to prevent flooding in your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 26, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

How to Take Better Care of Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be the perfect types of flooring to fit any style home. They not only add value to your house, but they can provide a low maintenance option for your highly trafficked rooms. Taking care of your hardwood floor is the key to extending its lifespan and keeping money in your wallet.

Use Microfiber Mops

Using a traditional broom with hard bristles on your hardwood floors can scratch them and be an ineffective way to trap dirt. Instead, you should utilize a mop…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 24, 2019 at 12:14pm — No Comments

4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Rural Home





Many people grow tired of living in the city. The wall to wall people, the horrible traffic, the pollution and crime eventually begins to wear on their nerves. Some day they hope to move to the country so they can live a simpler and more peaceful life. However, living in a rural community can certainly be different than a modern urban metropolis.…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 17, 2019 at 6:48pm — No Comments

How to Build and Maintain a Beautiful Walkway for Your Home

Walkways are an essential part of a comfortable, beautiful home. They serve in a functional capacity by providing a dry place to walk so that your shoes stay clean and your grass stays healthy. Walkways also provide aesthetic benefits by framing up sections of the landscape and meshing with the overall style of the home. Here are four things you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 13, 2019 at 3:35pm — No Comments

How to Adorn Your Family’s New Vacation Cabin

A new vacation cabin can be a joy for the entire family. If you want to take full advantage of this property, however, you need to think carefully about your decoration approach. The last thing you want to do is decorate your cabin in a manner that just doesn’t make sense. It’s critical to design your cabin using techniques that can satisfy all of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 12, 2019 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Privacy in the Pines: 4 Ways to Enhance Your Log Home

A log home can be a wonderful thing. It can be particularly wonderful for people who put a lot of thought into it. If you’re looking to enhance your cozy log abode in a big way, there are various things you can try out right now. You don’t have to be okay with a log home that’s mediocre in any sense of the word.

Get a Hot Tub

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 9, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

September 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living is Free Online

The September 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living showcases the homes of two couples who chose Honest Abe Log Homes to design and manufacture their log homes.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on September 5, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

3 Improvements to Get the Most out of Your Getaway Home

While renovating a summer home or vacation property may not warrant the same investment of time and effort as a primary residence, the right improvements can still make a substantial difference. Upgrades that are smaller in scope can still help to boost property values and allow you to create the getaway home of your dreams. Finding the right focus…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 3, 2019 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Copacetic Cabin: 4 Features that Make Yours Unique

A cabin in a scenic natural area can be the perfect escape from today’s hectic schedules. These properties are available all over the country and offer a refreshing break from the everyday routine. You can make your getaway cabin unique by incorporating a number of features that maximize its design.

 

Let in the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 3, 2019 at 10:28am — No Comments

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