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5 Major Things to Remember When Renovating Your Log Cabin

A log cabin is a wonderful way to experience a rustic environment away from home. However, even if it's a log cabin, it doesn't mean it has to be dilapidated or unkempt. Here are five major things to remember when renovating your log cabin.

1. Plumbing

Proper plumbing is essential to any sort of home. A log cabin might not be a mansion or luxury hotel, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be fitted with proper plumbing. You want to make sure that all the pipes and things like toilets and sinks are functioning properly.

You can find a professional like RWC Windows, Doors & More who specializes in installing plumbing fixtures for buildings such as log cabins. You want to make sure the necessities are covered when it comes to your log cabin needs.

2. How to keep pests out

Log cabins are in nature, which means you might be playing unexpected host to animals. These could range from the small, like insects, to the big, such as bears and raccoons. You need to make sure that you aren't leaving things like food out and have your garbage properly secured. You want to be able to appreciate nature but from a distance.

3. Rain protection

When it rains, it pours. That's especially true if you're dealing with a home that's more susceptible to damage, like a log cabin. You want to make sure that you are able to withstand rain damage and other weather emergencies. For instance, if a windstorm breaks through, your log cabin should be able to properly withstand it and not fall over.

4. Insurance

Should an emergency happen to your log cabin, you want to make sure that you are properly insured. You should see what kind of insurance policies are available for log cabins specifically. Even when you're not using your log cabin (such as during the winter months), you should still keep up with your premiums.

5. Fire hazards

Log cabins can be prone to fire damage, due to be being made of wood. For instance, a lightning storm could cause a fire to start. It could also be engulfed in flames by a cooking or fireplace mishap. Make sure that you have the proper equipment in place, such as a fire extinguisher and that there's an escape plan in place.

Renovating a log cabin is a great way to make a rustic dwelling look and feel great. By following these tips, you can make your log cabin top-notch.

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