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June 2017 Blog Posts (13)

Your Old Home: 5 Add-ons You Should Be Considering Before Summer's End

Your home should have a high level of functionality to make it easy to live on the property long-term. The summer season is when more people spend time at home and enjoy entertaining on their property. If you want to get more use out of the setting, there are a home improvements to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 27, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Why we don’t advertise prices at Honest Abe…

At Honest Abe we frequently receive inquiries asking why our magazine advertisements and online floor plans do not show pricing.
The answer is the that we don’t publicize the pricing for one simple reason – most people customize the plans and need us to prepare a custom quote, so we have interested people talk with one of our representatives in our home office in Tennessee or one…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Read the May 2017 Honest Abe Living.

The May 2017 edition of Honest Abe Living features a custom home on Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake designed for energy efficiency, aging in place and enjoying the beauty of the lake in every season. 

T here’s news about Honest Abe Log Homes’ president serving in a leadership role for a national organization, and…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

New Honest Abe Dealer was Homeowner First

By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing
Honest Abe Log Homes, a 38-year-old log home manufacturer based in Moss, Tennessee, has announced the addition of a new Independent Dealership in North Alabama. In March​,​ Serenity Log Homes began serving customers in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties who are seeking to own a custom log or timber frame home or…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin in the Woods Secure Against Unwelcome Visitors

Owning a cabin in the woods is a great way to experience living off the grid. This type of dwelling is typically a seasonal location rather than a full time home. While there are many perks in owning a remote getaway, there are also necessary safety measures to consider. Read on for some practical suggestions about protecting your cabin in the woods.



Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

The two weeks after the closing was a bit anti-climactic as our GC was climbing Mount Rainier, even though I know things were going on in the background and logs were still being placed on our shell! He returned safely and let us know we were ready to start what we could while waiting for the remaining approvals from the county building department on our septic.  The power pole should go in within the next week, and there are some big honking pieces of machinery sitting on our land poised…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Heat of Summer: How to Keep Your Home Cool in Hot Weather

Getting overheated counts as one of the real dangers of summer. That being the case, when the temperatures hit the triple digits, you want your home to be a refuge from the heat, especially if you get overheated. If you’re trying to prepare for summer, here are four steps you can take to keep your home a little cooler this summer.

1. Adjust Your Ceiling…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Summer Home Remodel: 5 Projects You Should Be Considering

The summer season is a perfect time to transform the look and functionality of your home. With clear skies and beautiful weather, you can begin performing different projects that won't be interrupted by rain or snow. When you want to remodel your home, there are a few projects to consider to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 16, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

4 Unique Ideas for Your Next Remodel

Remodeling a log home as a DIY project requires preparation and careful planning. Following are 4 suggestions that may assist you with this project.


Expanding Space

There are a number of ways space can be expanded in a log house. The most common is moving walls. If this is not practical, it is possible to…


Added by Rachael Murphey on June 14, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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


Limboland is THE WORST place to have to spend any time at all, much less weeks. Although our loan had been approved by the mortgage company and we knew the newly-completed appraisal was the last puzzle piece that needed to fit into place, I was nonetheless gripped by fear that something would happen to stop the closing from happening or delay it. First I worried how long it was taking until we could set the date, then when we got the date, I worried that something…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 7, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Natural Home Disasters: What to Do When Your Homeowners Insurance isn't Enough to Cover Damages

Natural disasters such as a flood, hail storm or tornado could result in tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home. If your homeowner's insurance policy will not restore your home to the condition that it was in before the disaster, you might not be sure of how to proceed. These tips will help you to get your home in livable condition without going…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Plumbing Breakdowns: 5 Signs it is Time to Call a Professional

In recent years, a huge number of homeowners are inclining towards getting do-it-yourself solutions to some basic system malfunctions at home. This has enabled them to tackle a few basic plumbing issues and other common breakdowns around the house. However, there are instances when the do-it-yourself solutions will not cut it requiring a professional's input.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interior Design: How to Accessorize Your Home Like a Pro

The perfect room isn't complete until accessories flood tables, chairs, walls, windowsills, beds, loveseats, and sofas. Accessories separate and differentiate rooms. These tips separate the amateurs from the professionals.



Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 1, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

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