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May 2017 Blog Posts (12)

4 Services to Catch You Up With Your Late Spring Cleaning

So, you got off to a late start on your Spring cleaning. We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon hope for having a clean house. Here are a few professionals you can call to help you tackle the bigger tasks and help you catch up.


Pressure Washing

The winter dirt and grime makes your outdoor spaces look spotty and dirty. A pressure washing expert can…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 31, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

3 Great Ways To Give Your Home's Exterior A Facelift

Home is where the heart is, which is why it’s always best to keep your home in great shape. The exterior of any home takes a beating over time. The sun fades paint and shingles, the weather damages your landscaping when it’s good when it’s bad, and most every other day in between, and no one thinks to clean the exterior of their home on a regular basis. That’s why it’s best to provide your home with a…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 30, 2017 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Low-Flow or High Flow: Shower Head GPM - Why It’s Important To You

So what's GPM mean? And why is it so important to your home's shower? First off, it's the law! Your…


Added by Tom Arnold on May 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

4 Simple Tricks to Make Your Next Water Heater Replacement in Your Log Cabin a Cinch

When your water heater goes out, you quickly notice how much you appreciate the convenience of a hot shower. If you can anticipate when the water heater will need to be replaced, you could schedule it in time before the old unit breaks down. Doing some research about replacement water heaters and preparing your cabin will make the replacement process go as smoothly…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 26, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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


Still smarting from our collection of losses, we realized the only way to fix things was to face the fact that if we wanted the whole dream and not just a partial one, it was not only going to cost us more, but we might have to find someone else to complete it. Waiting a few years is not an option at our age. We looked at some prices of barn kits and metal garage kits and then realized we could potentially finance a garage separately by a local company that offers…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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

If it seems too good to be true…

The loan process seemed to be going along without much of a hitch. We met Craig and Bernardo at the other Rock Bottom, and Craig had good news for us. All the permits were in place just awaiting payment, he’d had almost all the final quotes back from vendors, and he just needed the green light from us to submit the final project budget to the bank. We’d already received the engineered, stamped plans for the house which were separate from the…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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

Enter the Architects

The next time we met was at the Rock Bottom Brewery in our town. Seems all our plans evolved in the warmth and shadows of brewery tanks, which I loved. This time, instead of rough sketches, we had a set of preliminary architectural drawings from an engineering firm, Tamarack Grove out of Idaho, which we soon learned (from Googling) had a stellar reputation for designing properties much grander and more expensive than ours, including a replica ark!…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Leaky Ceiling: 5 Reasons Your Home Needs Roofing Repair This Summer

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your roof needs work, especially when you don’t get regular inspections. A majority of the roofing issues that homeowners encounter take some time to manifest, meaning that with prompt repairs, you can avoid them. Summer is an ideal time for various home projects because the temperate climate allows tradespeople to carry out their work…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 22, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

5 Unique Aspects of Life in a Log Home

Whether you’ve always dreamed of living in a cozy log cabin or you are just warming up to the idea, this style of home boasts some unique attributes that you just won’t get in any other style of home. Not only are traditional log homes attractive, but they also offer inherently more positive qualities too. Consider these unique aspects about life in a log home if you are considering the possibility yourself.

1. Cost Savings…


Added by Rachael Murphey on May 18, 2017 at 5:01pm — No Comments

How to Install a New Wraparound Deck on Your Old Log Cabin

Building a new wraparound deck on your log cabin home will provide you with a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Decks are a considerable project that require skills with design, planning and carpentry. These tips will help you to get off to a smooth start on your new deck.

Check the Structural Integrity

Before installing a new wraparound…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 2, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments


Added by Neighbor Haber on May 2, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

Upgrading Your Home: 5 Add-ons to Your Property That Will Increase Your Real Estate Value

Several different features and factors influence the overall value of your property. Although you might not be able to change the location of the property, there are several additions that you can make that will allow you to increase your real estate value. When you want to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 1, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

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