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August 2019 Blog Posts (13)

How to Maintain a Summer Vacation Home During the Winter

Property maintenance and upkeep can be a tiresome chore, even for a dedicated residence. The time and effort needed to keep a summer home or vacation property from falling into disrepair during the off-season can be considerable. Owners who are in search of ways to ease their burden by streamlining the process would do well to consider the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on August 30, 2019 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Which Material Is More Suitable for Roof Gutter, PVC or Aluminum?

There are so many reasons why your home and your roof need gutters. First of all, it helps funnel the water properly, thus creating a safe passage for the rainwater. This allows you to redirect it away from garden beds or cracks in which it can freeze, causing expansion and, thus,…


Added by Blake Davies on August 30, 2019 at 3:12am — No Comments

Safe from the Elements: How to Secure Your Cabin for the Winter

A cozy cabin can make you feel snug and content all throughout the frigid winter season. Combating the elements, however, isn’t always the simplest task. It can also sometimes be hard to combat possible dangers in general. If you want to safeguard your lovely cabin for the winter months, you should try all these things out without any reluctance…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 29, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Got an Uneven Driveway? How to Straighten it up in a Cinch

An uneven driveway can present more problems to your house than just being unsightly. The steps that you need to take in order to repair the damage depend on the severity of the situation. Here are some tips that you can use in order to achieve a driveway that’s smooth and level.

Level It Out

A mortar based leveling compound could help…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 27, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments

4 Commonly Looked Over Must-Have Renovations When Buying an Older Cabin

Every homeowner knows that renovations and upgrades are a great way to boost the value of their property. While adding a room or replacing the existing floors can be a great project, the most common renovations are also among the most costly. Budget-friendly alternative that often go overlooked could end up providing you with greater bang for your…


Added by Emma Sturgis on August 27, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Cool Mountain Air: How to Maintain Your Cabin's AC Unit

Even though most AC units last for well over a decade, those devices require quite a bit of maintenance. With the proper maintenance routine and some assistance from a professional HVAC contractor, you will be able to keep your cabin’s air conditioner running smoothly for many years to come.

Clear Away Nearby Brush

If your cabin is…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 15, 2019 at 1:08pm — No Comments

4 Things to Consider Before Redoing Your Cabin Roof

Replacing an old cabin roof is a major undertaking, and that is why you should spend a little extra time planning out this renovation. With a good plan in place and an experienced contractor by your side, you will be able to avoid some of the most common problems that cabin owners run into during this type of project.


One of the most important steps in this process is choosing the ideal roofing material. Asphalt shingles are the most popular option, but some cabin…


Added by Emma Sturgis on August 14, 2019 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Cabin on the Coast: How to Heat and Cool Your Vacation Home

Owning a vacation home can be a thrill. It’s only a thrill for those who are aware of all of the most effective cooling and heating strategies, though. A vacation property that’s overly hot or excessively cold is never fun. If you want your coastal cabin to feel fantastic all year long, then you need to look into these options right away. Don’t ever…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Here Are Some Furniture Ideas to Make Your Home Look More Stylish

Your house is your beloved place of Zen. You come home after a long hard day to recharge your batteries by feeling relaxed, peaceful, and cozy. Pictures of your family, a happy goldfish, and fabric sofas with patterns of flora can all help make you feel comfortable.

But sometimes, you want to feel more than comfortable. Sometimes, comfortable is boring. Sometimes, you want to feel excited by your home. Just a few…


Added by Derek Lotts on August 13, 2019 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Let There Be Light! 5 Things You Need to Know Before Wiring Your Log Home

Few environments soothe the soul quite like the natural, rustic charm of a log home; however, there’s no reason not to have modern amenities in your cabin. There is plenty to be said for a few handy lamps, an electric stove and a refrigerator. Wiring a log home safely and efficiently is deceptively straightforward, but the process is not the same as…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 6, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

How to Upkeep the Electrical System in Your Log Cabin

Log cabins are a unique and enjoyable place to live. They help us recall a simpler time by duplicating the type of home that our ancestors used, but they are also still capable of accommodating modern conveniences like electricity. Keeping those systems working properly inside your log cabin does require some special considerations, so use these four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 5, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living’s August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 edition of Honest Abe Living includes an invitation to Honest Abe’s free Fall Home Tour on Aug. 24 featuring eight…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on August 1, 2019 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Necessity of Health Insurance for Millennials

A millennial in the 21st century is constantly struggling to regulate expenditure and satisfy their needs. Student loans, rent, transportation, groceries and other lifestyle expenditure, managing all these makes it difficult to afford healthcare regularly. The rising costs of health care and doctor’s fee simply add to the burning issue.

At a time where the debt seems to never go away and unexpected household expenses pop up every now and then, the medical bills are the last things one…


Added by Adam Smith on August 1, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

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