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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Concrete surface is always prone to damage. To protect it from damage sealant is used. Sealant provides protection against the damage done by water, dirt or other environmental elements. These elements damage the concrete over time and reduce the life and value of your home.
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Log homes are the original green building solution made completely from the earth's most plentiful resource. One of the choices we have as it relates to making responsible 'green' decisions is the materials we select to build our homes, and a log home offers a sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution to energy conservation and natural resources management. Now that you know what the morally responsible thing to do is, you are free to enjoy the other benefits that log home living provides.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500In our health conscious world today, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to fruits and vegetables that are cultivated using traditional pesticides and fertilizing methods. There are a lot of organic gardening magazines that can be helpful to first time gardeners who want to start their own organic gardens.
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500Your first line of defense when keeping cats out of your garden is to make sure that you have your boundaries secure. If there are any gaps in your fence, you should make sure that you block them to prevent any low access. Cats are very agile animals, and can jump very high. Normally they can jump a fence, which is why you should also invest in string or taut wire across the top.
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Are you thinking about building a new home? When you are building a home, there are hundreds of significant and insignificant decisions to be made. The color paint you choose for your kitchen is one of the last decisions you make. Before that, you must decide out of what material you want to make your house. Wood? Brick? If you are still in the process of choosing from these foundational materials, have you considered building a log home?
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Your log cabin does not have to be classified as the world's tallest or world's largest log cabin to be unique and eye-catching. Verandas, decking, flowerboxes, and shutters can help you create your own distinctive log cabin.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Log cabins may not be the first item you would think of putting on your Christmas wish list, but if you have your parents, in-laws, aunts, uncles and numerous children descending on you over the Christmas period, a log cabin used as a guest room could give you the extra space you need for your guests.
Tue, 11 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400Do you want a second home but you think you can't afford it? Think again, because a log cabin could be the answer. A log cabin isn't just for the bottom of the garden; it can be made into a comfortable second home, located anywhere in the world, for you and your family to enjoy year in and year out.
Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400This article has been written to give you a brief overview of the available log cabins and accessories out there as well as advise you what a log cabin can be potentially turned into. We will also discuss a few recommended models and manufactures as well as advice for receiving log cabins and what you may need in advance.
Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400The log cabin is a versatile piece of kit - it can be used as an office, house a large whirlpool tub, provide a 'granny' annexe, a playroom for the children or even be used as a second home. The choice is endless. In America, the log cabin is often used as a primary home and can be bought and sold through estate agents.
Sat, 17 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400Fall is a good time to do a final check of the exterior of your home before you settle in to enjoy a warm, dry and comfortable winter from the inside of your home. Since doing any minor exterior maintenance always seems like such a chore in bad weather, it's a good idea to get it done before the rains come and the snow flies.
Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Although living may be a bit more efficient *inside* in traditional housing, a modern home with all of today's conventional trimmings doesn't quite allow us to enjoy nature the way that log homes do. Modern homes are really built for communal living - complete with a residential plumbing/sewer system, paved streets, shopping centers, and a piece of the electrical grid.
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400For people who wish to experience the goodness of living in a country-style home, they could easily resort to log cabins. These types of homes provide the kind of comfort and style that is totally different from the city. One of the best things about building and using log cabins is that these types of homes provide inexpensive means of having a reliable and durable dwelling.
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400Log cabins used to be known as the poor man's house because of its simplicity both in terms of the materials used and the building process. The early American settlers and pilgrims built log cabins by availing of the available material in the woodland where they settled. The construction process was so simple then, there was no need for carpentry tools and even nails, except for the ever-useful hatchet.
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0500Log cabins are generally low-maintenance houses since they are located in far out places and it is obviously not easy to get maintenance staff or equipment there. Log cabin plans tell the whole story. Most of the building material including the floor textures used in a log cabin requires very basic maintenance and it looks as good as new. The exterior of a log cabin has to face the nature's wrath and thus is very simple to maintain.
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0500Once upon a time, log cabin houses were meant to be a home for people who worked near mines, or went hunting or stayed at the edge of the forest for similar activities. Today log cabins have become more of a holiday spot especially for those who love nature.
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500A log home is a much less expensive purchase than a traditional home made from bricks and mortar. For your money you can buy more living space, more bedrooms and more bathrooms with as many appliances and features as a standard house. These log homes are also attractive and many have porches incorporated into the design to give them a really traditional appearance.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500Log home kit prices for a variety of kits can easily be found online. Generally, to buy log home kits will be cheaper than to build a 'handcrafted' log home where the logs will be shaped one at a time using special hand tools.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500In log home interiors and log home interior design, the shape and color of the log wood selected is most important since the log wood used will reflect a range of moods, complexities and emotions. In general, the logs in log home interiors will be the most visual and dynamic element around which all else will revolve.
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500In case you haven't noticed, the world is "going to hell in a handbasket". No one knows where that phrase comes from or what it means exactly, but the implication is understood by anyone who hears it - that things seem to be out of control. If you watch the evening news, read today's headlines, or listen to the radio then you know what I am talking about. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. So what does the world's demise have to do with the title of this article?
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500Log cabin kit homes - what are they? Log cabin building kits are logs that have been cut, milled, dried and shaped into 'packages' called log cabin kit homes. These cabin kits can be as simple as the logs and fasteners only, or the kits can include nearly all of the exterior components of the cabin. The other main kind of log cabin home would be a 'handcrafted home', one where the logs are shaped by hand using special tools.
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0500Log cabin floor plans - how to find special log cabin floor plans that are just right for you? You can try and create brand new plans from the beginning. However, you will save considerably if you can find log cabin plans that have been built successfully already. That's important, because that means the plans will work. Even if you need to make changes to the plans, it will still be cheaper and faster for you.
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0500Custom log home design ideas can be used to help create the dream log home you've always wanted. Perhaps you have some custom log home design ideas on paper as you've been collecting design ideas. That's a great way to plan and organize your ideas, by making a scrapbook of the things you may want in your log home design. Here are some tips for custom designing your log home.
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0500Log home designs can be divided in several ways. Understanding log home designs and basic concepts can help you select the design that is best for you. As you are getting involved in the design process, consider these basic concepts as they apply to your design.
Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400Homesteaders settling in the territories of the American West traditionally built log cabins; durable, rainproof, and inexpensive. Today, eco-friendly and rustically charming, log cabins with their distinctive handcrafted appearance seem to be making a comeback, with luxurious features such as whirlpools, skylight windows and heated patios.