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Lizzie Weakley's Blog – August 2017 Archive (13)

Ready for Company: How to Design an Outdoor Space Perfect for Hosting

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but before it does, you should make the best out of these last days of warm weather by hosting a get-together for your dearest and closest friends. You'll make sure to have plenty of food and plenty of drinks to serve, but you will also need to ensure that your outdoor hosting space is ready for company. If you need tips on…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 31, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments

3 Unexpected Ways You Should Be Caring For Your Roof

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While a roof is arguably the most important defense any home has against natural damage, it's also often the most neglected area when it comes to maintenance. Many homeowners don't think about the potential problems…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 24, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Top 4 Home Renovation Projects with a Killer ROI

Home renovation projects shouldn't be considered expenses, they should be considered investments. When you choose to breathe life into the right area of your home, you can most definitely increase the home's value all while making it more comfortable to live in. You don't have to be selling your home just to invest time and money into renovations. Here are four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 23, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Log House Feel More Like Home

Summer can be a really great time to reflect on life and make some positive changes. You spend lots of time at home, so you should make sure that your house is more than just a home. A quiet and calm space will help you feel rested and secure when you come home.


The best way to make your home feel cozier is to do your own decorating. In the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 22, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Height of Summer: How to Make Sure Your Home Stays Cool

Air conditioning has made it possible for folks to live in places where it was just too hot for most people to live year round. Turning on the A/C after being outside in the heat is an utterly delicious feeling. However, a homeowner doesn’t have to keep the air conditioning on all day long to find relief from the heat. Here are some ways to keep a house cool.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 21, 2017 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Antique Plumbing: 5 Sings It is Time to Call a Plumber

The maintenance of plumbing systems is a very important aspect of the maintenance of any structure. When it comes to antique plumbing, though, it's a whole other beast to conquer. To help you stay on top of any older plumbing issues on the rise, it's recommended you stay on the lookout for the following five problem indicators.

The Green…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 16, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Creepy Crawly Critters: 4 Signs You Have a Serious Insect Infestation

Wasps and bees. Cockroaches. Ants. Pests all of them, and you hate pests. Understandably so. They destroy your home, bring germs and bacteria into your living space, and are just plain creepy. And they can be everywhere. Even when you can’t see them, you may suspect that you have a critter problem.

Fortunately, there are ways you can tell if you have critter…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Cabin Fever: 5 Things Every Cabin Needs

When you want to buy a cabin to live in full-time or during your vacations, make sure to understand the things that you need to make it an enjoyable experience. In order to use a cabin right away, it is important to buy one that has several items included. 

Does the Cabin Include Your Own Land?

If you want to have a garden or other items outside a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Luscious Lawns: How to Keep Your Yard Green and Clean

Few things are as alluring as a lush, brilliant green and immaculate front lawn. It almost begs for a passerby to lie down on it, and bask in the sun. But how do people who have such luscious lawns keep them that way?

Pick the Right Grass…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your Cabin's Well Water is Clean and Healthy

Water safety has been in the news plenty lately as lead and other contaminants have made headlines across the country. However, these concerns have mainly dealt with city drinking water that has apparently gone through plenty of testing and filtering to get rid of a variety of germs and chemicals. If city water can have such huge problems, it is certain that well water can be just as bad. To ensure that well water is clean and safe, follow these four important…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Common Summer Repairs for First-Time Homeowners

You own a home, and you are about to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing summer. However, don't forget that the summer is also a great time to tackle important home repairs. Check out these five common repairs for first-time homeowners.

Painting the Siding and Trim

Winter damage can make the siding and trim on your home look terrible. The damage can…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 7, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Cabin Repairs: 4 Common Maintenance Areas You Should Attend To

If you own a cabin for vacation or investment purposes, these properties are normally located in rural areas with nature all around them. You visit the cabin to get away from it all, but that doesn't mean that maintenance should be an afterthought. This property needs as much care as your primary residence. Take a look at these common, maintenance areas that must be…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 2, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Essentials Every Cabin Dweller Needs for Comfort and Safety

You probably picked a cabin for your own fortress of solitude because it gets you away from the rat race that everyone else seems to be running. However, living like the old hermits in caves is not quite your cup of tea. You do take your safety and comfort into consideration living at the edge of the grid, and here are four things you need as a cabin dweller…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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