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May 2018 Blog Posts (16)

Log Home Comfort: How Cabin Dwellers Live in the Lap of Luxury

Life in a log home can make you feel like you’re close to nature. It can make you feel calm and fully at peace, too. If you want to optimize your cabin dwelling lifestyle, there are a wealth of approaches you can take. It’s time to welcome the finest degree of log home serenity possible.

Install a Deck

Deck installation can enhance your cabin…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 30, 2018 at 11:45am — No Comments

5 Crucial Considerations Before Moving to a Cabin in the Woods

The thought of retreating to a cabin in the woods for a vacation is inspiring to many. In fact, some decide that they want to turn these trips into long-term living arrangements. Whether you’re moving from an apartment in the city or a sprawling house in the suburbs, moving to a cabin in the woods certainly requires considering some points.

Work and…


Added by Meghan Belnap on May 29, 2018 at 5:51pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Log Home Needs a New Roof

If you live in a log home, you are undoubtedly aware that you must deal with different maintenance requirements. Replacing a log cabin roof means working with a structural component, which requires an understanding of how this structure performs. Obvious signs of leaks or holes may be an indication of more serious hidden deterioration. Other telltale signs of damage…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 29, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

What you need to start your garden

You have some space around your home and you like the idea of being able to enjoy your own garden but don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, getting a garden off the ground is easier that you might think, and spring is a great time to plant. A garden will give you something to do all year round. You will enjoy the flowers and food you grow and the wildlife they bring into your garden. We can’t do enough today to help protect our bees, and they have such an important role to play in nature…


Added by Sam North on May 24, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Storm Damage: How to Get Your Home in Pristine Condition After a Natural Disaster

Overcoming the fear of living through a natural disaster is a prodigious accomplishment in itself. When you’re starting to recover from this jarring experience, you may also begin to think about your home and getting it back into shape.


Call Your Insurance Company

Before you begin to gather price quotations for work, you should speak with a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 22, 2018 at 7:18pm — No Comments

4 Home Renovations to Prepare Your Log Cabin for All 4 Seasons

Maintaining your home properly is a seemingly never-ending task. Throughout the year, various chores require your attention if you want to delay or prevent repair issues from developing. While some maintenance tasks are seasonal, there are other tasks that require your periodic attention throughout the year. These are some of the primary steps that you should take…


Added by Meghan Belnap on May 22, 2018 at 12:20pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Afford a Cabin

For many people, buying a holiday home or a cabin away from the hustle of everyday life is a dream. Their first home is close to the city for work, or in the suburbs so they can raise their children in a safe area with a nearby school. Later in life however, home owners find they want to escape to a lakeside cabin to relax for the weekend.


While it sounds like the perfect way for a getaway every other weekend, purchasing a second piece of real…


Added by Alana Downer on May 17, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

Shingle Problems: 4 Major Signs Your Home Needs Roof Repair

If you notice that your roof is starting to leak, that is a sure sign that you need to replace it. However, you may see other signs prior to a leak that may mean that its time to call a roofing professional right away. Let’s take a look at some of those signs and what they mean.


Shingles Are Blowing off of the House

Asphalt shingles have a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 15, 2018 at 7:27pm — No Comments

4 Luxury Fireplace Options for Your Cabin in the Woods

Do you have a cabin that you want to make you feel exquisite? Does your charming little hideaway in the woods need something to create warmth and functionality? We cover four of the most luxurious fireplace options for you to consider putting in your vacation home or getaway in the woods below.

Fireplaces Give You Double the Space

When you have an…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Home is Due for a Plumbing Inspection

Your plumbing system needs to be in good working order. A problem with your plumbing could result in significant damage to your home. Whether you’re buying a home or notice a problem with you existing home, it may be time for a plumbing inspection. Here are some of the things that may warrant you getting a plumbing inspection sooner rather than…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 11, 2018 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Hosting Log Raising, Home Tour and More in May

There’s a lot going on in May in the small community of Moss, Tennessee, where Honest Abe is headquartered, so we’re encouraging you to go ahead and mark your calendars so you won’t miss anything.

On Saturday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m., folks who are interested in designing and building a custom Honest Abe Log Home are invited to attend a…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

HVAC Failure: 3 Reasons to Leave Major Repair to the Pros

When something goes wrong with your HVAC system, the last thing you want to do is handle it yourself. There are many things that can go wrong with DIY HVAC repair. These reasons are proof that you should leave it to the pros!

You Could Further Damage It

If you don’t know what you’re doing with your HVAC system, you could risk damage to the system that…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 9, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Old-Home Owners: 5 Signs it is Time for New Siding

If you’ve got an old home, the chances are it might be time to replace your siding. These warning signs let you know you need to think about a replacement.

It’s Discolored

You can usually get siding clean by using a combination of a pressure washer and a cleaner designed for siding. If you can’t get your siding clean anymore, it might be time…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 8, 2018 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Log Home Landscaping: Tips for Making Use of Space

The landscaping for your log home is important to your enjoyment of it. Plans should begin as early as possible. The best time to start is as soon as the heavy equipment is gone and the earth is loose an exposed. You find it easier to sculpt and plant your surroundings to your own tastes. Here are some ideas to keep in mind.

Improve Your View



Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 4, 2018 at 5:25pm — No Comments

How to Complete Your Cabin Once and for All

When you have a cabin, it doesn’t need to be as rugged as the type of building that the pioneers lived in. You can upgrade your cabin in the mountains or woods so that it has modern amenities that make it more livable. Consider adding these elements to your cabin to make it more functional and attractive.

Add a Deck to You Cabin

If you want to have a relaxing…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 3, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Additions Every Cabin in the Woods Needs

Taking care of cabin interior design can be a fun and rare experience. Cabins need to be tranquil destinations in the woods that make you feel like you’re one with nature. They also should be comfortable and contemporary abodes that make you feel like you’re 100 percent at home as well. These additions can make your cabin feel like the best and most welcoming place on the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 2, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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