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4 Essential Home Chores If You Won’t Be Using Your Cabin During the Winter

If you are like many cabin owners, you probably keep your cabin locked up during the winter. If you want it to be in good shape when the spring gets here, though, you’ll want to do a little bit of prep work beforehand. Below are four essential home chores you need to do if you won’t be using your cabin this winter.

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 27, 2019 at 2:17pm — No Comments

4 Issues That Could Cause a Basement Sewer Backup in Your Cabin

A sewer backup is not something that any of us wants to deal with. This holds especially true when the backup happens in your cabin basement. Here are four main causes of sewer backups in the basement that you should be aware of so you can take steps to prevent them from ever happening at your log home.

Clog in the Main Sewer Trap

Just…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

4 Green Secrets to Maintaining an Energy Efficient Cabin

There are four secrets for maintaining an energy efficient home so that you don’t have expensive utility bills each month. By taking the time to make a few changes to your home, you can have a warmer home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer.

Installation of a Digital…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secure Your Safe Haven: 4 Tips for Protecting Your Log Home

Many people dream of owning a cabin out in the woods, but keeping those buildings safe and secure is easier said than done. If you feel as if your cabin isn’t as protected as you would like it to be, then you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for keeping unwanted individuals off your property.

Reinforce the Entry Points

One of…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 28, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to Successfully Manage a Rental Cabin Remotely

There are many reasons why people invest in real estate. For some, a home will be brought early on in life with the intentions of raising a family and living there for many happy decades. However, real estate investing does not have to only involve your primary residence. You might want to branch out and buy…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 22, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why More Millennials Are Looking Into Owning Summer Ranch Homes

 

While looking for properties to buy, more millennials are looking for summer ranch homes rather than only searching for a beachfront home. Real estate experts are trying to understand this trend, and they believe that it is occurring for these reasons.

Celebrities Are Buying Ranch Properties

Many celebrities want to own vacation homes, and…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 21, 2019 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Live a Little: 4 Luxury Items to Add to Your Log Home

Having a log cabin home can be a big dream come true for you and your family. While you may feel like you’re living a life of luxury already, there are still more upgrades you should be considering. Here are four of the most luxurious upgrades you can make today to your log cabin home.

Huge Stone Fireplace

When people think of log…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 17, 2019 at 6:40pm — 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

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

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

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

How to Maintain a Summer Vacation Home During the Winter



Property maintenance and upkeep can be a tiresome chore, even for a dedicated residence. The time and effort needed to keep a summer home or vacation property from falling into disrepair during the off-season can be considerable. Owners who are in search of ways to ease their burden by streamlining the process would do well to consider the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 30, 2019 at 3:55pm — No Comments

4 Commonly Looked Over Must-Have Renovations When Buying an Older Cabin



Every homeowner knows that renovations and upgrades are a great way to boost the value of their property. While adding a room or replacing the existing floors can be a great project, the most common renovations are also among the most costly. Budget-friendly alternative that often go overlooked could end up providing you with greater bang for your…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 27, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

4 Things to Consider Before Redoing Your Cabin Roof

Replacing an old cabin roof is a major undertaking, and that is why you should spend a little extra time planning out this renovation. With a good plan in place and an experienced contractor by your side, you will be able to avoid some of the most common problems that cabin owners run into during this type of project.

Materials

One of the most important steps in this process is choosing the ideal roofing material. Asphalt shingles are the most popular option, but some cabin…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 14, 2019 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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

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

4 Off-Season Cabin Maintenance Tips





Your cabin is your private retreat throughout the warmer months of the year. However, there comes a time when you have to close it up before winter hits. As the cooler winds of winter come floating in, it’s time to take care of some off-season cabin maintenance.

Clear out the water pipes

When you close up your cabin for the winter,…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 20, 2019 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Cabin VS the Wild: How to Keep Your Home Animal-Free



While pets may be welcome in your home, you do not necessarily want to share your residence with other creatures. Animals of various shapes and sizes can wreak havoc on your living conditions, meaning that you need to find ways to keep them out. There are certainly some practical things that you can do on your own to make sure that unwanted pests and…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 12, 2019 at 6:26pm — No Comments

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