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4 Aspects of Your Cabin You Need to Check Up on Every Summer

When summer rolls around, it can be tempting to simply break out the sunscreen and enjoy time spent outside. Before you can relax, though, you need to make sure your cabin is ready for summer, too. After all, winter can cause a lot of issues to anything that sits outside year-round. To help make your summer preparations faster, here are four aspects of your cabin you need to check up on every summer.



Added by Anica Oaks on June 8, 2020 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Landscaping tips you should know

Everyone who owns a house wants to be proud of it. When a house appears to have been poorly maintained, it can be really difficult to be proud of it. Fortunately, with landscaping, you can turn your home from a normal house into a spectacular one! Read on to learn some professional landscaping tricks.

Using native plants for your landscaping plan will make it easier to maintain your garden. They will love your soil, you won't have to water them often as they are used to your rainfall…


Added by Carlos Whitney on June 7, 2020 at 7:11am — No Comments

5 Updates to Modernize Your Summer Cabin

Summer cabin homes are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and get away from it all. Although you will want to preserve your cabin's rustic charm, they do require updates to ensure that they stay safe and fully functional. On a cosmetic level, aesthetic updates can help…


Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 28, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Help the Environment, Help your Health

It is extremely important to be aware of the fact that every single thing that you do has an effect on your surroundings in some way. Of course, this works both ways, meaning that the state of the environment around you directly impacts your health. The kind of food you choose to eat, the things that you purchase as well as the places where you do so, your favorite form of traveling… All these things matter to an extent.

There are things that you do that directly…


Added by Zac Walker on May 25, 2020 at 9:09am — No Comments

5 Splashback Styles and Materials to Make Your Kitchen Glamorous

The right splashback can really change the look in your kitchen. It will complement your cabinets, flooring, and counters. Once you install a splashback, you probably won't replace it for many years. This is why you really need to take your time when trying to figure out which one…


Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 21, 2020 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning the Cabin: Repairs and Maintenance for Longevity

Your cabin is your summer escape and your haven when you need to get away from it all. You should look at it with a critical eye every year as you dive into spring cleaning. As you open up the windows, remove dust covers, and restock, consider what your cabin needs to maintain it for years of future enjoyment. Don’t be afraid to invest in repairs.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 20, 2020 at 11:07am — No Comments

Well Done: A Beginner's Guide to Planning and Maintaining a Personal Water Well

While many people dream of having their own residential well, that type of project can become extremely complicated if you aren’t careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some regular maintenance, you can ensure that your new well will continue to operate for many…


Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 15, 2020 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Log home builders Arkansas

  • I am looking for builders who have a license to build in Arkansas. Advice on good or bad builders is  welcome.

Added by SHERRY L KELLEY on May 14, 2020 at 10:08pm — No Comments

How to Pick the Perfect Roof for Your Summer Home

A summer home is a great investment. You don’t have to worry about choosing a destination or finding a hotel. Instead, you just pack up and head to your own place. Because summer homes feel more like a hotel sometimes, we often forget that we still have to perform routine upkeep. That means things like roof repair and replacement. If your summer home needs a new roof, or if you’re building a summer home, here are four things to consider when it comes to the roof.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 13, 2020 at 5:43pm — No Comments

4 Tricks to Improve the Curb Appeal of an Older Cabin

Cabins are great because they allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature. They also allow you to enjoy peace and quiet. If you spend a lot of time in your cabin, then it is a good idea for you to improve the curb appeal of it. There are several ways that you can boost the value of your cabin.


Fresh paint can make your cabin look…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 11, 2020 at 4:02pm — No Comments

4 Tools You'll Need to Expand Your Basement

Expanding onto your existing basement or remodeling the entire basement floor is not only a great way to transform massive space you have available, but it is also a way to add value to your home and property itself. Whenever you are thinking of expanding your basement and adding on to the basement area of your home, there are a few tools to keep in mind.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 8, 2020 at 6:46pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Use the Versatility of Natural Stone in Your Landscaping This Summer

stone landscaping

Stone has a natural place in any type of landscaping or garden; the artful use of natural stone enhances the beauty and texture of any landscape. Furthermore, stone can easily be used in structural elements around your yard and garden, creating styles ranging from rustic to sophisticated.

Stone Retaining Walls

If your yard is sloped, you know that…


Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 8, 2020 at 4:21pm — No Comments

May 2020 Issue of Honest Abe Living is Free Online

The May 2020 issue of Honest Abe Living tells the story of a new 5,000 SF log cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains built to replace a log home that burned in the 2017 Gatlinburg fire. See photos an find out how you can spend your vacation…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 1, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

4 Amenities to Complete Your Springtime Cabin Upgrade

Spring is the perfect time to make some upgrades to your springtime cabin. The weather is nice, and you will have extra energy after being cooped up all winter. Plus, many of us need projects to entertain out time these days. Here are 4 amenities to complete your springtime cabin upgrade.

Install a Pool

Who doesn’t love a pool? It’s…


Added by Kara Masterson on April 30, 2020 at 7:26pm — No Comments

4 Tips for Decorating Your Cabin to Make it a Home Away From Home

People love living in cabins because of their coziness and warmth. They’re the perfect retreat for city dwellers who want a home away from home. Their rustic walls and solid wood frames make them an excellent backdrop for all kinds of creative decorating projects. If you’re a cabin owner who’d like to add a bit of homey-ness to your forest abode, you’ll want to try the following four decorating ideas.

Choose a…


Added by Anica Oaks on April 29, 2020 at 10:44am — No Comments

The Importance of Maintaining the Roof Over Your Head Every 10 Years

The roof of your cabin is probably its most important feature. Yet because we are rarely on the roof and may not even be able to see it very well, we often neglect it. A lack of attention to the roof can cause all kinds of problems, and that’s why it’s critical to keep a regular maintenance schedule for it. Here are some specifics about why good roof…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 27, 2020 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Cool Cabin: How to Keep Your Log Home Comfy This Summer

A cabin should be a place of refuge, a destination to escape to when we need a break from the trials and

tribulations of everyday life. When we imagine the perfect cabin experience, we picture laughing

children, quiet nights, and fresh air. But what if your cabin suffers in the sweltering summer heat? What

if the interior gets so hot that you ended up feeling like you’re in an oven? Here are four tips for

maintaining a comfortable temperature in your cabin, even in the heat…


Added by Emma Sturgis on April 27, 2020 at 10:34am — No Comments

5 Ways to Ensure Your Construction Projects Are Safe

Construction sites involve many kinds of dangers, both predictable and unexpected. The powerful tools, heavy materials, and multi-story heights are just a few of the hazards involved in a building project. Of course, you want to provide the best service possible for your client. However, preventing worker injuries is the top priority on the job. It’s critical to think about these five steps for ensuring safety in your construction projects.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 23, 2020 at 1:02pm — No Comments

10 Tips To Get The Wall You Always Wanted

Painting your walls the color you like may seem like an easy enough process, but if you take it for granted and fail to prepare for it properly, you run the risk of getting stuck with your living room walls half-painted, as well as a painted sofa and the house cat.

You see, as simple as it is to paint the house interior in terms of using rollers and…


Added by Ayla Anderson on April 21, 2020 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Why Your Cabin Is a Great Option for Sheltering in Place

There are many places that have issued a shelter in place order. This means that you can only leave your home for essential trips. It can be difficult for you to shelter in place. However, if you choose a cabin to shelter in place, then it will be a lot easier for you to stay…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 15, 2020 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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