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How to Improve Your Cabin's Air Flow

When it comes to that summertime or winter cabin, you probably love the view and the coziness it provides. However, that stench of stale air when you walk in the door can have you regretting your vacation. To ensure that the next time you walk into your cabin it smells of fresh air, here are some tips to enhance its…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 18, 2020 at 2:21pm — No Comments

4 Tips for Furnishing Your Newly-Finished Cabin

A cabin is a very unique style of home that only a select few people truly appreciate owning. If you’re one of these select few, then you’re likely overly excited that your cabin has been recently finished. Now, it’s time to furnish it to look amazing with these four helpful tips.



Use See-Through Decorating

When you have a…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 24, 2020 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter Weather? 4 Spots You Should Check

Temperatures have already dipped below freezing in some places, so you know what that means. It’s only a matter of time before the first snow of the season arrives, if you haven’t gotten it yet. Prepping your roof for a long, cold winter takes planning. Even if your home is new, there are preventive measures you need to take prior to the first…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 3, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Are Your Home’s Wires at the End of Their Rope? 5 Signs it’s Time to Rewire

If you’ve moved into an existing home, you know that there are some maintenance tasks that you’re going to be responsible for in the future. Rewiring may not be one that you want to think about, but it’s one that will need to be done at some point. If you’re experiencing any of the following five conditions, it’s time to get your home…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 26, 2019 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Things to Remember During the Process

If you’ve decided to undertake the task of building your very own log cabin, it can be a very exciting time. You probably want to jump in a soon as possible to get the construction underway. As you start to build, here are four things that you must keep in mind throughout the process.

Insulating Is Key

Log cabins are harder to insulate than…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Improve Your Cabin’s Insulation for the Winter

Properly insulating your cabin is going to improve your comfort and protect some of the key mechanical systems during the coldest months of the year. If you are tired of staying in a drafty cabin, then it is time to come up with a comprehensive plan for improving the building’s insulation and overall efficiency.

Install Double-Pane…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 28, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

4 Home Features That are Easy to Maintain in a Log Cabin

A log cabin can be a great way to enjoy the simpler things in life, allowing you to relax and de-stress, all while enjoying all that nature has to offer. If you’re constantly maintaining your log cabin, though, this idealistic lifestyle can quickly be interrupted. Fortunately, there are many features you can add or update that will help make your log…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 4, 2019 at 10:32am — 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

Why Your House Is Always Dusty and What to Do about It

If you’re constantly battling dust inside your home, you might have conditions indoors that foster it. Dust is not a single thing. It’s composed of all kinds of particles, the largest of which is lint. Smaller particles inside your home may also be in abundance that attach themselves to the lint, creating a noticeable coating on surfaces.

Lots of Carpets and…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 10, 2019 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning: How to Prepare for a Major Home Overhaul

Spring cleaning is more than an opportunity to air out your house and remove dust bunnies from under the furniture. You can use it as a way of prepping for a major home overhaul. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel or repainting the entire interior, a clean and organized home will make the process a lot easier. Let’s look at a few ways you make…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 11, 2019 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Where to Look for Bargains When Buying Real Estate

Regardless of where you live, you understandably want to get a great deal on a new home. Perhaps you are searching for a fabulous rental property that generates a great return on investment. While some real estate markets are significantly pricier than others, there are bargains to be found in almost every location at any given time. You may need to explore the options thoroughly to find a…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 28, 2019 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Extra Home Problems Caused by Your Heater Working Poorly

Many homeowners will not schedule heating repair service until the heater completely stops working. As long as heat continues to filter through the air vents, they will continue to use the heater as a primary source of heat throughout the winter. However, when your heating equipment is not working properly, many problems can result. In fact, these are a few of the…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 14, 2019 at 6:11pm — No Comments

3 Unique Storage Solutions for a Big Back Yard

Buying a home on a large lot or an acreage estate may have been a dream come true several years ago. Many people will accumulate many items over the years, and you may have realized recently that you simply do not have enough space in your home anymore accommodate all of your belongings. Adding on to your home is one idea, but this may be a much more expensive…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 17, 2019 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Comprom-Iced: How Cold Weather Can Threaten Your Home

Your home, among other things, offers you shelter from the harsh winter cold. But the very shelter that protects you from the harsh winter elements can itself be damaged by those same elements. The same way your home protects you, you need to protect your home to help it help you stay warm, safe and dry through the winter. Here are three ways cold weather can affect your home and…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 3, 2019 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Ice Bath? What to Do When Your Hot Water Goes Out

Taking a warm bath or a hot shower are popular ways to start or end a busy day. The warm water can help you to wake up in the morning, and it offers relaxation benefits in the evening. Unfortunately, hot water heaters can run into trouble from time to time, and when this happens in your home, you may be jolted by a cold stream of water from your faucet or showerhead. If your…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 27, 2018 at 6:54pm — No Comments

At Home: What Makes Your Decor Inviting to Guests

While you understandably want to decorate your home tastefully so that it expresses your unique sense of style and personality beautifully, you also want your home to be inviting and comfortable to guests. Many people have gorgeous homes, but their homes are so pristine and polished that they create a formal, imposing feel. This formality can, unfortunately, make a…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 6, 2018 at 9:01pm — No Comments

3 Design Ideas for an Extravagant Kitchen Transformation

When you invite guests over to your home, you want them to feel in awe at the pure opulence of your home decor. This is especially true for your kitchen. Many meals and conversations will be had in your kitchen, so it needs to impress your guests while remaining practical for repeated use.

Install Hanging Cookware Racks

Creating an extravagant kitchen can begin with…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 16, 2018 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

Home Fashion: What Makes Your House Make You Look Good

One of the reasons why many people struggle with their home decorating efforts is because they fail to incorporate a personal touch into the décor. For example, a common approach to home decorating is to mimic a look that you see in a design magazine or online. Some people even purchase an entire suite of furniture and accent pieces at a local furniture store.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 8, 2018 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Plumbing Season: How Cold Weather Promotes Problems with Your Pipes

Plumbing issues can develop at any time of year, and most require a fast response from a plumber. After all, even a seemingly minor issue can grow into a major concern quickly and may result in wasted water, property damage and more. The winter months may bring additional plumbing challenges that you need to be aware of. In some instances, you can take proactive steps to prevent…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 5, 2018 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Snow Worries: What Your House Needs to Survive Winter Weather

The holiday season is almost upon us and that means that there’s something else that’s on the way—winter. Whether you love it or you hate it, you still have to prepare for it. This is especially true when it comes to preparing your home. There are many things, a few are listed below, that your house will need to survive the winter weather.

Furnace Maintenance

One of the first things your…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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