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Looking to Take Your Home off Grid? Here Are 4 Things You Might Need

Off grid means not being served by a local utility company that provides gas, water or electricity. Instead of flipping a switch to get power, you might end up burning wood or covering your home in insulation to stay comfortable. Make your life easier by doing your research ahead of time. There are 4 resources that might help with this transition.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 24, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cabin Nightmares: 4 Problems You Might Come Across

Owning a cabin will give you the opportunity to spend time in nature and relax. Unfortunately, there are some cabin nightmares that you might have to deal with. These are some of the problems that you may come across.

Leaky Roof

Many cabins are surrounded by trees. Because of this, leaves and branches can fall on the roof and cause…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 23, 2021 at 2:49pm — No Comments

4 Things You Should Know Before Starting Construction on a Cabin

Everyone wonders what it's like to construct a log cabin from scratch. They wonder about the number of rooms they'll have, the furniture they'll bring inside and the outdoor scenery from the windows. When you want to enjoy this primitive beauty, know these 4 things before you embark on a cabin building project.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 15, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Got an Old Cabin? 4 Things to Watch out for When Deep Cleaning

For many people, buying an old cabin is a great way to create opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Not only are older structures often cheaper than newer builds, but they’re often rustic in an aesthetically pleasing way. If you’ve recently purchased an old cabin, then you’re intimately aware of such a building’s inherent charms. When you first acquire…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 11, 2021 at 11:01am — No Comments

How to Enhance Your Cabin’s Natural Beauty

Log cabins have come a long way from their discrete origins and becoming a preferred real estate option. It’s probably because of their remarkable ability to offer cheap and straightforward maintenance, energy efficiency, and unique charm. Cabins also offer the chance to interact with nature, especially if they are near a lake or a forest.

Cabins also…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 10, 2021 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Cabin Water Heater Repair: Do it Once by Doing it Right

Do you want to find a permanent solution to your stubborn water heater? Your water heater might not be producing hot water because of a limited power supply, or it might have some broken heating elements. Sometimes, you can try repairing the water heater solely, and if this fails, you can contact your local repair technician, who will decide whether to repair…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 29, 2021 at 11:10am — No Comments

How to Find the Right Supplies to Upgrade Your Home

You may find it difficult to buy the right building supplies and materials for your project. Some stores lack more variety than others. The purchase of one expensive product could exceed the limits of your project's budget and extend its deadlines. Here are a few considerations to make when you're upgrading a home yourself and looking for the right construction supplies.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 21, 2021 at 2:33pm — No Comments

How to Create a Beautiful Look in Your New Cabin

There’s nothing quite so lovely as spending a few days in your very own cabin. While the nature and serenity are what make the cabin experience, having a beautified and well-designed space can make your getaways even more relaxing. A rustic look can work if done well, but you never want the space to appear run-down. Remaking and decorating your cabin…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 15, 2021 at 4:33pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin Nice and Cozy in Time for Winter

While snow-capped mountains and glassy lakes are breathtaking, don’t be fooled by winter’s gorgeous aesthetic. Though wintertime is accompanied by picturesque oases and charming landscapes, its beauty is matched only by its icy grip. With that said, it’s imperative to transform your cabin into a comfortable, cozy haven when the most wonderful time of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 7, 2021 at 11:29am — No Comments

How to Find the Right Flooring for Your New Home Project

Finding the right flooring to put in your home can be tricky. These days, there are so many options that many homeowners don't even know where to begin. With a bit of thought, though, you can quickly narrow down the list and choose the optimum flooring material. Here are four things to think about to help you find the right flooring for your new home project.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 6, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Make Some Last Minute Repairs to Your Cabin

Whether your cabin is your full-time residence or a weekend retreat, you’ll want it ready to meet the demands of your busy life. This often means making last-minute repairs that make your living space more comfortable or that prevent bigger, more expensive issues from cropping up later. When you have limited time for home improvement projects,…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 6, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Painting Your Cabin: 4 Ways to Make the Job Look Good

Even though you might enjoy the look of your cabin as it already is, it could use a coat of paint to spruce it up a bit. Before you start painting, gather all of your supplies so that you don’t have to leave your cabin to get more items while in the middle of working. Here are a few tips that can make your paint job look good in the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 5, 2021 at 1:32pm — No Comments

4 Things to Check in an Old House for Safety and Presentation

Look for interior problems in your home that may cause accidents and injuries to your family members. In a decades-old house, there are some malfunctions, like a cracked roof or an uneven foundation, that are more dangerous than others. Here are 4 things to check to ensure the safety of an old house.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 22, 2020 at 8:28pm — No Comments

4 Reasons You Should Consider Having a Water Well at Your Cabin

Owning a cabin means dealing with the difficulties of off-grid logistics. Among the many problems you'll have to solve is that of providing your cabin with fresh, reliable water. Fortunately, a well can be an easy answer. Here are four reasons you should consider having a water well at your cabin.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 9, 2020 at 8:31pm — No Comments

How to Quickly Repair Your Cabin’s Roof in Time for Winter

A cabin, timeshare, or vacation home that has fallen into disrepair may prove to be a more serious issue than you might expect. Even a small roof leak can be a major aggravation and more serious roofing issues can easily ruin an otherwise perfect holiday. From routine inspections to long-term maintenance and emergency repairs, knowing how to better avoid or…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 8, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments

4 Services to Run Yearly on Your Cabin Home

Feeling close to the outdoors is easy when you're in your cabin home. To avoid having major problems that could result in major headaches, though, there are some unique maintenance items that you need to take on every year to keep your cabin home in tip-top shape. Once you get into the habit of performing these services on an annual basis, you will be…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 7, 2020 at 5:18pm — No Comments

A Simple Guide to Installing New Windows in Your Cabin

Besides your home, you can have a cabin where you will base your workshop activities. Also, you can use the cabin like a house since they are energy efficient. However, you will ensure that the cabin is in a proper state. Repairs like window repair are ideal. The article below, therefore, explains how you would install a new window into your cabin.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 25, 2020 at 1:40pm — No Comments

How to Prevent and Treat a Termite Infestation

Termites might not carry human diseases like other household pests, but they can be a very expensive problem. An estimated five billion dollars’ worth of damage is caused by termites every year, and termites can even lead to fires or compromise your home’s structure. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 4, 2020 at 8:13pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin Bathroom Something Special

A cabin is a worthwhile investment. However, you may need to make a few renovations in order to get the most out of your cabin. Your bathroom is one of the places that you need to focus on. There are several renovations that you can make to your bathroom.

Install Heated Floors

Log cabins are comfortable to live in. However, they can get nippy…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 4, 2020 at 12:05pm — No Comments

4 Ways You Need to Prepare Your Home for Winter

With the days growing shorter and the temperatures getting cooler, it’s time to get your home ready for the winter season. While there are plenty of things you can check out and have done, these four should be attended to promptly so you don’t get caught by an unexpected problem or midwinter emergency.

Inspect Your Roof

Have an expert…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 22, 2020 at 7:09pm — No Comments

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