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4 Services You Should Consider for Your Log Cabin

While owning a log cabin is often associated with total independence and self-sufficiency, there are still some home services that are best to have handled by professionals. In many cases, these services will allow you to live in your log cabin without giving up modern conveniences. Here are four services you should consider lining up for your log cabin.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 16, 2021 at 6:14pm — No Comments

How Much Do New Cabins Cost to Build? 3 Factors to Consider

There are many benefits to building a new cabin over buying an existing one. For one, the overall cost is likely to be lower. Additionally, you can choose custom options that suit your needs and all the materials and appliances installed will be brand new. If building a cabin of your own is something that’s on your priority list for 2021, you’ll need…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 15, 2021 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Building a New Cabin? How to Get All the Finishing Touches Just Right

Building the perfect cabin can provide you with both a substantial investment property as well as the perfect spot for your next vacation. When it comes to construction, even the smallest detail can make all the difference. Staying focused on a few details can help you to make sure that you get all of the finishing touches just right.

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 13, 2021 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Home to Make a Great Impression

Whether you're thinking of curb appeal for a future sale or just want to impress your friends when they visit, having your house make a great impression is important. While each house is different, there are a few changes that can make almost any property look better to first-time viewers. Here are four ways to upgrade your home to help it make a great impression.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 12, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

4 Home Amenities to Upgrade During Your Remodel

When you're remodeling your home, you'll have to pick and choose what parts of it you want to upgrade and what parts you'll leave as they are. Although every home is different, there are a few upgrades that most houses due to be remodeled will benefit from. Here are four essential amenities you should consider upgrading during your next round of home improvements.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 5, 2021 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Roof Overhead: How to Improve Your Home's Roof By Leaps and Bounds

Your home is built on a sturdy structure that comprises a roof, walls, and foundation. This structure has to remain intact and in good condition to keep you safe and protected from the elements. Don't wait for your roof to develop problems as it ages. Take a proactive approach to keeping your roof in quality condition for optimum protection and visual appeal.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 27, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Build a Cabin in the Woods From the Ground Up

While building any new dwelling is an exciting endeavor, there’s something especially magical about constructing a cabin in the woods. The tranquility of the surroundings and the freshness of the air make your new cabin feel like a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 18, 2021 at 10:16am — No Comments

3 Great Ideas for Preparing Your Family's Cabin for the Spring

Now that Spring is just around the corner, it's time to start planning a home makeover for plenty of enjoyment in the warm months ahead. While there are many improvements you could make, here are three that can instantly enhance your home's value and appearance.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 17, 2021 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Got a Plumbing Emergency in Your Cabin? How to Fix It up Fast

Living in a cabin is a great way to reconnect with the natural world and separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of society. The only problem with such remoteness is that everyday issues can be harder to resolve. Plumbing, for example, has been known to give cabin owners untold headaches. The pipes in small, rural structures are often old and…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 15, 2021 at 10:55am — No Comments

How to Make the Exterior of Your Cabin Sparkle and Shine

When it comes to cabins, there are all sorts of aesthetics to consider. Some people prefer a rustic look, while others want their cabin to look as modern as possible. Sometimes, what was once quaint and rustic can start to look ugly and rundown. If your cabin is looking a little worse for wear, then it might be time for a makeover. Here’s what you can do to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 11, 2021 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Cabin Kitchen: How to Remake It Into Something Better

While your cabin kitchen might be small by necessity, it doesn’t have to be cramped or ineffective. With the right strategy, you can create space that’s just as functional as any other kitchen. The key is to develop a sound plan and then put it into action. Here are four ideas for turning your cabin kitchen into a more usable space.

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 10, 2021 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Are Things a Little Chilly This Winter? Here's How to Prepare Your Home for Next Year

With the polar vortex sweeping down across much of the U.S. this winter, you may notice more of a chill in your home. Fortunately there’s plenty you can do. Now that you know the house should be warmer, here are some things you can do to get ready for next year's wintry blasts.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 5, 2021 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Got Clogged Drains? How to Make Your Cabin More Livable

Living in a cabin is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a calmer existence. Unfortunately, rustic digs are more prone to logistical problems. Plumbing issues in particular are common in rural or wooded properties. If you’ve got a clogged drain in your cabin, then it probably has a serious effect on your lifestyle.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 3, 2021 at 11:41am — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Essentials You’ll Need for Creature Comforts

If you’re building your own cabin, then the construction work itself is probably half the reason you’re engaging with the project. Seeing the structure slowly take shape thanks to the work of your own two hands is an enormously gratifying process. While working on the bare essentials, however, you should make sure you keep your future self in mind.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 2, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Essentials Every Modern Day Cabin Needs for Maximum Comfort

Whenever anyone thinks of a cabin, the image of a pile of well-assembled logs with one or two rooms comes to mind. Today's modern-day cabin is much bigger and more sophisticated than many people can imagine. Every luxurious amenity that exists can be built into this home, even if it's located in the middle of nowhere. Here are four essentials to increase the comfort of your cabin getaway.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 1, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

Looking to Take Your Home off Grid? Here Are 4 Things You Might Need

Off grid means not being served by a local utility company that provides gas, water or electricity. Instead of flipping a switch to get power, you might end up burning wood or covering your home in insulation to stay comfortable. Make your life easier by doing your research ahead of time. There are 4 resources that might help with this transition.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 24, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cabin Nightmares: 4 Problems You Might Come Across

Owning a cabin will give you the opportunity to spend time in nature and relax. Unfortunately, there are some cabin nightmares that you might have to deal with. These are some of the problems that you may come across.

Leaky Roof

Many cabins are surrounded by trees. Because of this, leaves and branches can fall on the roof and cause…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 23, 2021 at 2:49pm — No Comments

4 Things You Should Know Before Starting Construction on a Cabin

Everyone wonders what it's like to construct a log cabin from scratch. They wonder about the number of rooms they'll have, the furniture they'll bring inside and the outdoor scenery from the windows. When you want to enjoy this primitive beauty, know these 4 things before you embark on a cabin building project.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 15, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Got an Old Cabin? 4 Things to Watch out for When Deep Cleaning

For many people, buying an old cabin is a great way to create opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Not only are older structures often cheaper than newer builds, but they’re often rustic in an aesthetically pleasing way. If you’ve recently purchased an old cabin, then you’re intimately aware of such a building’s inherent charms. When you first acquire…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 11, 2021 at 11:01am — No Comments

How to Enhance Your Cabin’s Natural Beauty

Log cabins have come a long way from their discrete origins and becoming a preferred real estate option. It’s probably because of their remarkable ability to offer cheap and straightforward maintenance, energy efficiency, and unique charm. Cabins also offer the chance to interact with nature, especially if they are near a lake or a forest.

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 10, 2021 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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