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The Sears Plan – A Custom Plan with Amenities


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 12, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Go About Fixing Your Cabin’s Roof After a Storm

The idea is ruminating through your mind, and you've been thinking about replacing or fixing the cabin roof for months, ever since that hard rain blew off the asphalt shingles. Of course, you may not live in the cabin. But if you don't want to have more repairs, you need to make the necessary repairs when you do go out there. Here are a few tips for when you…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 11, 2021 at 4:01pm — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Safe From Pest Infestation

Because of the way cabins are, the concept of keeping it free from rodents and pests can prove to be tricky to say the least. This is because a typical cabin features various crannies and nooks which enable pests to get in places they shouldn't be able to get in. Additionally, because of the fact that cabins are usually located in remote areas, they operate…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 11, 2021 at 10:57am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Home Secure for Your Kids

Once your toddler starts to crawl and explore around the house, the only thing you’ll want is to keep your kids safe in your home that can present a pretty dangerous place for them. This means that childproofing of your home should start as soon as possible, and here is the ultimate guide on how to keep your home a safe place for your children. …


Added by Isaac Brunt on May 10, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

12 Colorful Kitchen Ideas to Liven Up Your Home

No matter how much time passes, and how many new trends pop up, a bright kitchen is a classic and they will never go out of style. They are so popular because they focus on bringing in lighter and making your kitchen a more comfortable space to spend time in. There are two ways you can accomplish that, one is by renovating your whole…


Added by Allan Wickerson on May 9, 2021 at 3:11am — No Comments

Designing a Log Cabin for Florida

Gary and Renita Harbison moved in to their custom designed Honest Abe home in 2019. The dovetailed D-log house was built from a plan that Gary, who decided he’d someday live in a log home when he was just a teenager, drew himself.

The hip roof, a bold choice for the one-story log home, makes the spacious cabin have a…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 8, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Where to Check Your Cabin for Damage After a Big Storm

When a big storm rolls through your area, it's important to check your cabin over to be sure no damage was done. Powerful storms can cause damage in several areas, and the costs of repair will go up over time if that damage isn't addressed early. Here are four areas you need to…


Added by Anica Oaks on April 30, 2021 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Important Things To Know About Landscape Construction

Landscaping is not about mowing and planting the lawns, and you need to go for a proper landscape construction with retaining walls, driveways and sidewalks. Investing an amount on landscape construction will increase your property value and you can hire a contractor or designer to build a…


Added by Anna Wrench on April 30, 2021 at 5:35am — No Comments

How to Roof Your Cabin With the Best Quality Materials Possible

In today's day and age, you really want to be prepared for anything that could happen to your home, especially if you are a homeowner instead of a renter. Material costs and labor shortages are only expected to continue in the year 2021 and you need to be prepared. Unfortunately, your roof will not last forever! So here are a few suggestions on a way…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 29, 2021 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? How to Get the Project Started Successfully

Many homesteaders desire to live in beautiful handmade cabins. To make this dream valid, you need to know what it takes to build a cabin and complete the project successfully. Building a cabin is more effortless, and with proper planning, it becomes even more successful.

In this era of concrete homes and inventory furniture, a cabin provides a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 27, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How To Double the Coziness of a Log Home?

There's nothing quite like spending a weekend in a log home to get away from the stress and worries of everyday life. Whether you use it as a weekend getaway or a place of residence doesn't matter, as you have to make it as cozy as possible either way. With the right accessories and…


Added by Grace Wilson on April 27, 2021 at 2:52am — No Comments

Professionals You Need When You're Updating Your Cabin With Modern Amenities

A cabin can be a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, some people still like to enjoy modern amenities while relaxing in this rustic setting. Perhaps you want to do it just for your own enjoyment, but you might also be interested in renting the…


Added by Anita Ginsburg on April 26, 2021 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Has a Storm Damaged Your Home? Here's What You Should Investigate

After a storm leaves, the first thing you must do is walk around the interior for signs of storm damage. Then, you must walk around the exterior for signs of storm damage. It takes more than a walkthrough to find some not-so-obvious harbingers, but the most common areas to find extensive storm damage are in these spots.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 23, 2021 at 4:26pm — No Comments

4 Ways You Aren't Taking Care of Your Cabin and How to Change That

Owning a cabin can sometimes like the culmination of a lot of time and effort for most people. However, it can also come with quite a few responsibilities and needs of its own. There are enough chores and tasks that it can be all too easy to overlook some of the things you could be…


Added by Anica Oaks on April 23, 2021 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Replacement windows

I’m debating whether to replace my windows in my log home.  Due to the coronavirus prices as we all know have increased.   I would like to hear opinions- should I wait to see if prices decrease in a year or two.   And what brand and style.  I’m seeing vinyl clad. I’m aware that wood would require maintenance and would not last. I have the original windows with the kit 48 years ago - wood.  Not good.  Thank you in advance for your assistance and advice.  

Added by Peggy Verenna-Doebbeling on April 22, 2021 at 11:06am — No Comments

Cozy Cabin: Why Every Log Home Needs a Superior Roof

Issues with your cabin’s roof can lead to many problems. From higher heating and cooling costs to leaks and other repair issues that can easily ruin you your next trip or holiday, keeping your cabin’s roof well maintained is not a matter that should be left to chance. Repairs, upgrades, or even replacing your existing roof entirely may help to lower…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 20, 2021 at 10:05am — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your New Cabin Gets Plumbed Right

If you want healthy living, consider building a cabin that will provide you with natural living conditions and ambiance. After you have built your new cabin, one of the more challenging tasks is the plumbing system installation process. You will…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 19, 2021 at 3:29pm — No Comments

5 Tips For Hiring The Best Evaporative Air Conditioning Service Provider

Your evaporative air conditioning system represents a good amount of investment, and when it comes to its repair and maintenance, you would only hire the best services. The most common and easiest way to search for the best evaporative air conditioning service provider is the internet. It is flooded with umpteen options, and you can easily choose the best one among them. This blog will highlight 5 tips that will help you find the best evaporative air conditioning…


Added by Anna Wrench on April 19, 2021 at 4:42am — No Comments

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.…


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

4 Chimney Issues You Should Have Immediately Checked Out

While your chimney may literally be as hard as bricks, that does not mean it can't have some problems now and then. Since it is always subjected to wind, snow, rain, and more, it is actually quite common for chimneys to need some repairs now and then. If you are wondering when it's…


Added by Anica Oaks on April 15, 2021 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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