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June 2018 Blog Posts (18)

4 Tricks to Remodel Your Home in Record Time

Remodeling your home takes a lot of work. In the past, it took a long time to remodel it, but that’s not the case anymore. You can do a lot to make sure you’re remodeling your home in record time!

Create a Detailed Plan

You need to have a detailed plan before you even start working. This not only means you need to know what you’re going to do during…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 29, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Does Your Log Home Have Enough Insulation? 5 Ways to Tell

When you consider moving into a new home, having adequate insulation is one of the factors that you should be concerned with. Some newer homes are built with cost-efficiency in mind and don’t take into account extreme summer or winter temperatures. In older homes,…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 28, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Summer Home Repairs: How to Protect Your House From the Summer Heat

Summertime is in full swing in many parts of the country and will be arriving shortly in the rest of the nation. The kids will be out of school and barbecue season will be in full swing. If you happen to live in a particularly warm area or you are sensitive to the heat you may be worried about staying cool in your home during the summer months. While the heat does…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 27, 2018 at 8:29pm — No Comments

3 Features that Make a Vacation Home Worth the Price

When looking at vacation homes, it can be easy to get caught up in the dreams of all the fun and relaxation you’ll enjoy in your new home. That is, at least, until you see the price and then sticker shock suddenly sets in. For most vacation homes, though, there is at least one standout feature that does make that home worth its exorbitant price. Here are three…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 27, 2018 at 5:51pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Taking Care of Your Log Cabin in All 4 Seasons

Whether you live in a log cabin year-round or you use your cabin as a vacation home, you may have plans to enjoy many years in the home. You also may be concerned about maintaining and improving the cabin’s value over the years. Maintaining your cabin properly is a year-round job, and it is essential if you want your cabin to meet your long-term goals and…


Added by Meghan Belnap on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

5 Unique Ways to Beautify Your Yard This Summer

Add some special spark to your landscaping by doing something different than your neighbors. Adding a special feature to your landscaping is a great way to show your own personality. Here are some ideas that you may want to consider.


Transform a Backyard Shed

It is easy to transform a backyard shed into a chic outdoor entertainment area. You…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 26, 2018 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Too Much AC: How to Reduce Home Energy Costs during the Summer Months

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during the warmest months of the year can be extremely expensive. If you are tired of dealing with skyrocketing energy bills every summer, then it is time to start thinking about making your home as efficient as possible. These few tips will help you lower your energy bills without sacrificing your family’s…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 22, 2018 at 5:40pm — No Comments

How to Maintain Your Cabin’s Pool and Hot Tub

After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than grabbing a nice cool beverage and taking a dip in the pool. After a grueling workout, it’s nice to relax those muscles in the comfort of your private hot tub. While hot tubs and pools are amazing to have, they require maintenance. Consider these four ways you can work on maintaining your cabin’s pool and hot…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 22, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Checklist For Buying A Second Home

Americans buy about 2 million vacation or investment properties each year to enjoy the benefits of owning a second home. Review some essential points to contemplate before buying a log cabin as your second home with this checklist by Legacy Lands, LLC:…


Added by Gwen Wagner on June 20, 2018 at 1:39pm — No Comments

4 Types of Repairs You Don't Want to Do on Your Own for Your Cabin

Regardless of whether you live in your cabin year-round or it is your part-time residence, you understandably want to keep it properly maintained at all times. Completing some of the maintenance and repair work on your own can save money and build pride of ownership. In some cases, you may even save time by completing small and easy tasks on your own. However, there…


Added by Meghan Belnap on June 19, 2018 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Adding on to Your Home? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Your New Addition

Adding an addition to a house can have a lot of upsides. If your family is growing, it can give you the space you need for more children. It can serve as a home office that produces revenue or a comfy guest room for visitors. There are many possibilities. However, quite often, such a project goes over-budget or just becomes a huge debacle in general. With that in…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 13, 2018 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Log Homes Sponsors Financial Planning Curriculum for Clay County Students

Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course, a comprehensive curriculum that provides students with sound financial principles to guide them into adulthood, is being sponsored at Clay County High School by Honest Abe Log Homes.

“Supporting our schools and youth continues to be an important way for Honest Abe to give back to our community,” said Josh Beasley, President of Honest Abe Log Homes. “Becoming a corporate sponsor to provide this curriculum to the high school…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 13, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Cabin Design: How to Make Yours Look Perfect

Designing a cabin can be a joyous thing. It can be satisfying to set up a cozy abode that’s yours and yours alone. That doesn’t mean that it cannot be rather taxing and overwhelming at times, however. If you’re looking to design a cabin that’s 100 percent ideal for coziness and serenity, these suggestions can be worthwhile. They can eliminate stress, too.

Get a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 12, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Home Handyman: 5 Maintenance Projects for This Summer

With the turning of the seasons, there’s a whole new list of projects that you need to tackle around the house. Summer generally brings more of the outdoor projects into play. Here are some of the maintenance projects that you might want to consider taking on this summer.


Repairing the Retaining Wall

That crumbling retaining wall is more than…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 11, 2018 at 7:15pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Making Your Cabin Ready for All Four Seasons

Having a cabin as a vacation destination can give you a great place to get away and relax. While these cabins are normally OK nine months of the year, they often are too cold in the winter. Fortunately, there are tips you can follow that can winterize to make them usable four seasons of the year.

Winterize Windows

One of the main reasons why a cabin…


Added by Meghan Belnap on June 6, 2018 at 5:27pm — No Comments

3 Building Conditions that Make DIY a Risky Decision

With a wealth of online videos and products more and more geared towards the DIY’er, doing things yourself has never been easier. There are, however, a few factors that can seriously increase the risk of doing things yourself. In addition, there are some construction projects that actually require permits to perform. Without the right permits, your project…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 4, 2018 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Designing a Dual Use Space in a Downsized Home


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 4, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Honest Abe Living May 2018

Honest Abe Log Homes’ monthly interactive, online magazine, Honest Abe Living, contains some interesting stories, helpful tips and exciting invitations. Read about two log homes (completed and furnished) that will be open for a free tour on June 16. Find out how you can attend the next log raising that includes a tour of Honest Abe’s mill and a new Honest Abe Log Home. Get tips on creating a plan that allows for privacy along with open spaces. Find out why…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 4, 2018 at 10:12am — No Comments

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