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How to build and look after a log cabin: tips and tricks

  • How to Install a Small Kitchen in a Log Cabin

    Do you own a somewhat primitive log cabin, and you would like to install a small kitchen? Are you interested in adding a tiny kitchen in an already wired log cabin? If either of these situations applies to you, you have come to the right place! The countertops, cabinets, appliances, and lights are all important. So are some of the more nitty gritty details most people don’t take into account. Even if you have no idea about how to install a small kitchen in your log cabin, don’t worry. We will walk you through the basic steps, and include some pro tips along the way. Your New Log Cabin Kitchen There are a few different items that make up a kitchen. The following are the ways in which we recommend doing the install on the most crucial. Cabinets Cabinets are an integral part of a kitchen... (More)
  • 7 Things to Check in an Isolated Log Cabin during Spring and Summer

    Do you have a log cabin far and away from civilization? Maybe you only get up to it once a year. Maybe it is strictly a hunting cabin, or only used a once every blue moon. No matter what your situation, owning an isolated log cabin can present its own set of issues. The lack of use makes it necessary to check up on a building you use infrequently. From bugs to plants to unwanted guests, there are a few things you should check in your log cabin during the Spring and Summer. Now that the warm weather is upon us, we can do a lot of things we couldn’t do over the winter. Things like picnics, bbqs, and lawn parties. However, Spring and Summer also bring on added responsibilities. Like taking a maintenance trip to your isolated log cabin. If you haven’t been in a while, you really should ge... (More)
  • How to Create a Cozy Log Cabin in 6 Simple Steps

    Are you the current owner of a log cabin that is lacking in coziness? Are you considering purchasing a log cabin and wonder about how to make it cozy? No matter what your situation, most people with this type of home want to make it look warm. Sometimes this comes easy, but other times it can be difficult to know where to begin. While it is true there are endless places to start, there are a few things you can focus on. In fact, we have put together a list of how to create a cozy log cabin in 6 simple steps. Step #1: Color First thing is first: decide on a color scheme. The colors of a log cabin home can make or break the level of warmth. A wide range creates the look of chaos, not coziness. That is why it is best to stick to two colors per room. When deciding on which ones to incorporate... (More)
  • Log Cabins and their Preparation for Spring

    Now that the ground is thawing and the rain is falling, it is time to prepare your log cabin for spring! Although this is the last thing most people want to do on a warm sunny day, it is absolutely necessary. A few years without proper seasonal maintenance and your log cabin may begin to fall apart. Trust us, taking care of problems early is much less painful than letting them fester. That is why we have put together this list of 7 ways to prepare your log cabin for the upcoming warm weather. The 7 Most Important Log Cabin Preparations for Spring #1. Inspect the Exterior This doesn’t have to involve doing anything crazy. All you need to do is take a visual inventory of any issues. Look on the roof for any damaged or lost shingles. This is something you will want to take care of before y... (More)
  • Buying Land For Your New Cabin

    Not everyone has a large enough property to add a summer home to the back yard. Even if you do, it might not be the space you’re looking for. Many city-folk crave the quiet solitude that a cabin in the woods or by the lake brings. So, what is the best way to find the perfect building lot for your cabin?   Employ A Professional Utilizing a professional realtor that specializes in recreational property is a great way to make the process of finding the right building plot a little easier. Whether you are looking for a secluded spot deep in the woods or a lakeside lot on the bank of your favorite fishing spot, an experienced real estate professional can be invaluable. They should also be familiar with important guidelines and regulations like building permits, septic tanks, private or ... (More)
  • Positive Features of Insulated Log Cabins During Warm Seasons

    Real estate is hotter than ever as the value of homes continues to rise. Now is a great time to get in before the market goes entirely to a seller’s one, with prices of homes becoming prohibitively high for most buyers. One great option that is becoming more popular by the year is the log cabin. Beautiful, sturdy and worth more than the Mcmansions that are popping up all over the place, there are many reasons to choose a log cabin for your next home. The biggest for many is the fact that you can buy prefabricated, customized log cabins for less, placing it anywhere you choose. That isn’t all there is to it, however. The months are about to get warmer, so here are some other reasons you may want to go with a wooden structure over the more mundane real estate on offer. It Keeps The Temp... (More)
  • Winterizing Your Log Cabin

    Log Cabins are wonderful gathering places for families across the world. Cabins are cozy spots perfect for rest and relaxation but they also require routine maintenance to keep them functioning and in great condition. The harsh conditions of winter can quickly wreak havoc on any cabin that has not been properly winterized. Let’s take a look at the key elements to performing a complete winterization of your log cabin so when you return in the spring you won’t have any surprises. Plumbing The first item on most people’s list is plumbing. It makes sense that if the temperatures outside are freezing or below water should not be hanging around in your cabin’s pipes. The pipes and water heater need to be thoroughly drained to avoid freezing and cracking of pipes. Turn off the water supp... (More)
  • How to prepare your residential log cabin for the Summer

    If you plan to spend your summer holiday in your residential log cabin, you will need to prepare the cabin for the hot season and ensure that the right conditions have been created inside of the cabin. Otherwise, the experience might turn into a very uncomfortable one, even given the fact that logs are known as natural insulators. Here we look at some effective ways of preparing the cabin for the summer. Repaint your cabin with soothing and light colors. If the cabin was painted a long time ago, this is the right time to refresh the colors. Some of the best colors are pastel pink, sunny yellow, sky blue, coral, lime and white. These colors create a soothing and calming atmosphere. Obviously, it is not always necessary to repaint a cabin – there are plenty of other tips on how to refresh... (More)
  • Holiday in a log cabin

    Many urban families nowadays tend to choose to spend their holiday in rural environment in a log cabin.  Such holiday offers a perfect solution for those who want to escape from concrete landscape and high pressure surroundings. People do not want to visit amusement parks or sunshine beaches or luxurious hotels any more – they choose to go wild and spend their holiday somewhere in the country side which is very different from everyday routine. People tend to be overloaded with office work and lack time to communicate with their family members. A holiday somewhere in the rural environment help the family members to reconnect with each other and get away from the life hustle and office pressure environment. Whether you decide to spend some good days with your family members or with your ... (More)
  • Organizing a party in your log cabin or shed

    Every now and then you gather up with your friends to spend some time together – because it’s the time that you spend with your loved ones that matters the most. Throwing a party can never be an easy task, especially if you have an abundance of occasions to feast on – your guests will always be happy to come especially if your parties stand out from your regular Friday catching up. A great spot to throw a party at is a log cabin! Even if you have not done it before it will be easy as you can simply change the theme and decorations and the cabin will still be the highlight of the show. It is important to get all of the crucial bits together before sending out the invites. Make sure you take care of the drink, food and decorations! Once that it is all done send the invites out to your... (More)

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