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November 2019 Blog Posts (12)

Cabin Enclosure: 4 Kinds of Shades for Your Windows

The type of shades that you want for your windows can vary depend on your personal preferences. There are any numbers of styles, sizes, and colors that you can select from that aren’t just traditional curtains. Here are just a few of the options that are available.

Honeycomb Options

Venetian blinds were and are still popular. A more…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 27, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Make Your Cabin Last Longer Against Mountain Elements

Cabins should be a cozy winter escape. It's harder to escape, though, if the mountain weather has taken its toll. Early prevention and protection ensures both safety and enjoyment for years to come.

Seal It In

Roof sealant provides an extra layer of insurance against heavy snow. The sealant becomes the surface that takes the brunt of…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 27, 2019 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

4 Essential Home Chores If You Won’t Be Using Your Cabin During the Winter

If you are like many cabin owners, you probably keep your cabin locked up during the winter. If you want it to be in good shape when the spring gets here, though, you’ll want to do a little bit of prep work beforehand. Below are four essential home chores you need to do if you won’t be using your cabin this winter.

Take Care of the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on November 27, 2019 at 2:17pm — No Comments

5 tips for cleaning a blocked drain

Drains are an important part of our home and they are often neglected in terms of maintenance. They do the job, so we simply don’t focus on cleaning them. We usually acknowledge them when we notice that the water is flowing away pretty slowly. And then we’re in a pickle! In order…


Added by Blake Davies on November 27, 2019 at 8:20am — No Comments

Are Your Home’s Wires at the End of Their Rope? 5 Signs it’s Time to Rewire

If you’ve moved into an existing home, you know that there are some maintenance tasks that you’re going to be responsible for in the future. Rewiring may not be one that you want to think about, but it’s one that will need to be done at some point. If you’re experiencing any of the following five conditions, it’s time to get your home…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 26, 2019 at 1:25pm — No Comments

How to Prevent and Treat Ice Formation on Your Roof

There’s nothing more beautiful on a crisp, winter morning than icicles hanging from a roofline. Looking through a child’s eyes, the more significant these icicles are, the better. However, they are often an indication of a substantial problem with your roof.

Ice dams occur when water comes down the roofline and freezes. If the gutters are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 22, 2019 at 1:26pm — No Comments

4 Unique Challenges to Building a Log Cabin Kit

Log cabin kits are all about making the most out of limited resources. The growing popularity of such homes has seen the rise of log cabin communities. While the smaller scope and reduced cost of such communities make them an attractive option for many potential developers or…


Added by Kara Masterson on November 19, 2019 at 8:47pm — No Comments

4 Issues That Could Cause a Basement Sewer Backup in Your Cabin

A sewer backup is not something that any of us wants to deal with. This holds especially true when the backup happens in your cabin basement. Here are four main causes of sewer backups in the basement that you should be aware of so you can take steps to prevent them from ever happening at your log home.

Clog in the Main Sewer Trap



Added by Emma Sturgis on November 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Things to Remember During the Process

If you’ve decided to undertake the task of building your very own log cabin, it can be a very exciting time. You probably want to jump in a soon as possible to get the construction underway. As you start to build, here are four things that you must keep in mind throughout the process.

Insulating Is Key

Log cabins are harder to insulate than…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments

How to Protect and Insulate Your Home From the Harsh Winter Weather

Protecting your home against the harsh winter weather is a significant task. The better your home’s insulation, the lower your heating bills for the season. Here are a few things that you need to do before ‘Old Man Winter’ comes knocking at your door.

Seal Windows and Doors

One of the easiest things you can do to have a dramatic impact…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Furnishing a New Cabin: 4 Options for Smart Owners

Buying a new cabin allows you to spend time in nature without having to pitch a tent, and you’ll feel better staying in your cabin with the right furnishings. The best furnishings can give you all the comforts of home and provide additional conveniences that will make your time in the woods more enjoyable. These four furnishing options are perfect for…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living’s November 2019 Issue

The November 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living features an…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on November 5, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

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