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4 Ways You Need to Prepare Your Home for Winter

With the days growing shorter and the temperatures getting cooler, it’s time to get your home ready for the winter season. While there are plenty of things you can check out and have done, these four should be attended to promptly so you don’t get caught by an unexpected problem or midwinter emergency.

Inspect Your Roof

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 22, 2020 at 7:09pm — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Pest-Free for the Fall

When fall arrives, we all start making plans to spend more time indoors and less time out in the elements. Pests are the same way. Even native species that are well-adapted to your climate will start trying to find somewhere to hibernate or at least stay a little warmer. Your cabin could become their destination if you don’t take some simple steps to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 21, 2020 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Cabin Commode: 4 Ways to Finish Your Bathroom Project

When you’re doing a bathroom remodel project, you’re probably looking for ways to make the room shine and look truly special. Finding the perfect finishing touches can bring your bathroom from boring to beautiful. Take a look at these tips on finishing your bathroom.

Cabinet Handles

If you want to add some style to your cabinets, put…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 19, 2020 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Closing up the Cabin: 4 Final Repairs to Do Before Winter Hits

The harsh winter weather can do a lot of damage to your cabin. That is why it is important for you to take care of the necessary repairs before the winter hits. You will need to make sure that the following repairs are done.

Plumbing Repairs

There are a number of plumbing issues that can result during the winter. For example, your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 2, 2020 at 10:27am — 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

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 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

How to Keep Your Cabin Secure Against Burglars

Your cabin can be a nice place to go when you need to get away. However, it can also be a target for thieves. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to keep your cabin secure from burglars.

Make Your Cabin Look Like It is Occupied

Burglars are less likely to target a cabin if they know someone is in there. You should…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Reroofing Your Cabin: 4 Tips and Tricks for Efficiency

Replacing a roof on your cabin may seem like a daunting task, but thanks to advances in technology and better building practices, a new roof can make your cabin more efficient than ever before. A sturdy roof is about more than stopping leaks, it’s about making your cabin feel more like a home. So, what are a few tips to get the most out of your new…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 3, 2020 at 10:25am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Comfy and Cool in the Summer

Cabins are often the perfect destination for a summer trip, vacation, or holiday. While a comfy cabin can turn even a weekend trip into a more enjoyable experience, lacking an effective way to beat the heat can turn even the best planned summer getaway into a real ordeal. Learning how to keep your cabin comfy and cool in the summer could be easier than you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 22, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Prevent Your Home from Getting Too Hot to Handle This Summer

While most people welcome sunshine and warmer weather, the humidity and blazing temperatures can be unbearable. Thankfully, there are ways that you can prevent your home from heating up so that you can stay comfortable and cool inside.

Close Curtains and Blinds

While it’s good to let the sunshine in during the early morning hours, closing the blinds and curtains can help keep the heat at bay during peak times. Between noon to 5 pm, closing the windows off can reduce the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 30, 2020 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Why You Should Put a Tile Roof on Your Cabin This Year

One of the most important parts of a cabin is the roof. The roof helps to protect the rest of the structure from the elements. Without it, it would not be a shelter at all. It also makes a big impact on the visual impressions others get of the cabin. The right roof helps create its overall aesthetic. Choosing a roof for a cabin can be difficult. There…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 29, 2020 at 11:55am — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Homeownership comes with various responsibilities. Most importantly, it’s essential to safeguard your home from natural disasters. If you neglect to protect your abode in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm, or heavy rain, it’s liable to suffer water damage. Here are some tips on how you can prevent water damage from wreaking havoc on your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 25, 2020 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Plumbing Backed up in Your Log Cabin? 5 Tips for Maintenance

A log cabin is perfect for folks who enjoy life in the country. To prevent a plumbing backup, it’s important to properly maintain your water system. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Be Careful About What You Flush

Never make the mistake of using your toilet as a trash can. Other than your “business”, the only thing you should flush down the toilet is bathroom tissue. Even baby wipes can cause a clog in your log cabin’s sewage line. Some of the other items to keep out of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 10, 2020 at 12:34pm — 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.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 20, 2020 at 11:07am — 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.…

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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.

Paint

Fresh paint can make your cabin look…

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

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