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Color Combinations Perfect for Rustic Lake Homes

By Holly Welles If you’re after a rustic look for your vacation house, you’ll want to choose natural materials. Different metals complement various woods – and often, textured rugs add a bit of organic comfort to a room. Yet what about … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Cabin Safe While You’re Away

By Craig Middleton You bought a cabin or second home to provide a little sanctuary from your regular life. Unfortunately, you aren’t present at your cabin on a regular basis and this makes it a potential target for burglars. Here … Continue reading

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Photography Tips for Selling or Renting your Cabin

by Kristy Jones Realtors and real estate agents these days are fully aware of the benefits given by high quality photography in selling a property. And cabins are no exemptions. Since no two cabins are identical and there are specific … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Classic A-Frame Cabins

by Holly Welles The A-frame house, in its purest form, is a triangle-shaped cabin featuring two steeply angled sides which usually begin at the foundation line and serve as the roof. While this style of home has been popular for … Continue reading

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Tips for Snowy Winters at the Cabin

by Holly Welles Winter months are hit or miss for cabins — you might find them packed with tourists or they could sit empty during the coldest months of the year. If you own a lake home or cabin, preparing … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Architectural Styles for a Lakeside Cabin

by Holly Welles Lake Home plans come in many shapes and sizes to ensure its functionality meets your design preferences. Whether you’re designing your year-round lake home or a vacation home, you have plenty of options to choose from. So, … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Building a Lake Home

by Holly Welles Building a home can be a great alternative to buying. You get increased control over customization and pricing, and you can create an efficient construction from scratch instead of retrofitting an old house. Plus, you witness your … Continue reading

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The Cabin Comedian

Laughter truly is the world’s best medicine and this year’s Lake Home & Cabin Show guests are in for a full dose!  Get ready to meet the “Cabin Comedian,” Tom Crowl — a high-energy comedian and ventriloquist who brings more … Continue reading

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Make Your Cake & Eat It Too!

Presented by Chef Patrick Moore, the “Getaway Gourmet” Chef Patrick Moore, the show’s very own “Getaway Gourmet” from Brule, Wisconsin is bringing three of his favorite dessert recipes to the cooking stage this year!  As always, his unique cooking presentations … Continue reading

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5 Signs of Water Damage in a Lake Home

by Holly Welles Lake homes and cabins are wonderful investments. Like any property, however, they need some care and maintenance to stay in pristine condition. Plus, for these lakeside getaways, the risk of water damage is more present than it may … Continue reading

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