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March 2017 Blog Posts (11)

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

By the time we showed up to meet the realtor for the last property on our list, we were feeling pretty discouraged. Every property we had looked at thus far had some major flaw that made us cross it off our list. The realtor wouldn't let us follow him to the property; he insisted we leave our car and drive in his. I soon understood why. We went up the craziest two miles of rutted, gravel road complete with switchbacks.…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to Make Simple Renovations and Repairs on Your Log Home

Owning a beautiful log home is a lifetime dream for many. In order to keep your home looking its best, you will need to make some occasional repairs or renovations to the interior and exterior parts of the structure. Keep these four areas of your home in mind as you plan out your spring cleaning and fall maintenance activities for this year.

Cleaning the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Home Renovations That Can Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal

Even a homeowner who’s not interested in selling their home right away or ever should consider curb appeal. This is the quality of a property whose front is attractive that it causes passersby to slow down and take a good look. The passersby don’t even have to be in the market to buy a house. But if they are, an attractive home not only enhances its own…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 22, 2017 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Short List

One gorgeous September weekend, when Colorado could have hardly looked more beautiful as it dressed in gold for fall, we got into our rental car, phone, GPS and maps in hand for areas that had no cell service, and set off to view a handful of properties that made the short list because they needed no more than one pole, were accessible by a maintained road, and had no obvious mineral rights distractions going on. Oh, and were in…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Things to Remember When Subcontracting a Home Project

When you first buy your log home, you probably loved it. Sure, there are some things you’re not that keen on, but you can live with them. That is, until you can’t live with them one more day. Whatever your dream project—a new kitchen, moving walls, a bathroom or adding-on several rooms—there are several things to keep in mind to help your project go smoothly when…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 21, 2017 at 5:27pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

We figured we could probably afford a couple of acres of nice looking mountain horse property if we avoided resort areas. Since retirement is still a ways off, and because we like to travel, we decided we couldn't be further than 90 miles/minutes away from Denver airport. We stuck a compass needle into DIA on the map and drew a semi circle that included about a 90 mile radius going west. We wanted to be in the mountains first, foothills second. Using a couple of very useful online…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Home Maintenance 101: 5 Crushing Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repairs

Few things are as disheartening for a homeowner than to discover that their house needs major foundation repairs. This not only costs money, but it may mean that the family has to move out while the problem is being fixed. But the consequences of doing nothing at all may mean that the house becomes uninhabitable. It’s possible that some signs of foundation trouble…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 17, 2017 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The beginning of the end happened shortly after landing at Chicago's Midway airport after a week long visit to the Colorado Rockies. Still swooning over the snow covered peaks, shaggy pines and more elk and deer than we could keep count of, we collected the car from the parking garage and started the long drive home through some of the most unsavory neighborhoods Chicagoland has to offer. In particular, we dreaded catching the red light at what we called "bum bridge" because when you did…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on March 16, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Your HVAC System Needs a Tune Up Before Spring

We can't be certain that winter is entirely finished with us, but spring is surely coming, and that makes this a good time to have your HVAC system tuned up. It may seem as if this is jumping the gun a little bit, but there are good reasons to do it now.

Saving Money

Everywhere that survives winter, servicing air conditioning systems is seasonal…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 7, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How to Landscape a Cabin Property

When it comes to landscaping your cabin property, simplicity is the key to adding charm and functionality, according to landscaping in Utah. The outside of your log cabin is just as important as the inside. It not only adds beauty but it adds value to the home.…


Added by Rachael Murphey on March 7, 2017 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Home Improvement: Why You Need New Windows Before Spring

You’ll enjoy many benefits from quality new windows, and if you put your home on the market, they’ll be a strong selling point too. Here are reasons to install new windows before spring.

New Windows Look Fabulous

If your windows are getting older, they’re probably outdated and showing their age. If you’re tired of looking at…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 3, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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