Category Archives: Building and Renovation

Your Cabin Home: Traditional Design, Modern Function

by Craig Middleton There are many reasons you may want your home to look like a traditional cabin. Cabins evoke a sense of history, simplicity and nature. What distinguishes cabins from other home designs is a rustic, casual feel. They … 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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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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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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Lake homes are a popular destination for thermally modified wood.

The 2017 Lake Home and Cabin Show was recently held in the Chicago area and attendees got their first look at thermally modified wood and how it could be beneficial to use both as a decking or siding option for … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Cabin Flipping on a Budget

By Lee Flynn House flipping lost some popularity after the real estate bubble burst in 2008, but it remains a fact that fixing up an older or damaged home can net you a profit. It’s easier to start out in … Continue reading

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Prepare your Outdoor Living Space for Fall

(BPT) – While everyone eagerly waits for spring each year and wishes summer could last a month or two longer, when it comes down to it, fall just might be America’s favorite season. It’s warm but not hot, the air … Continue reading

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Choosing the Perfect Awning

by Mary Mathis Some people gravitate more towards the idea of exploring the outdoor space outside their house and getting the most out of it. Whether it is barbecue or sitting by the fireplace outside the house or creating a shade … Continue reading

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Protect Your Cabin Home from Termites

by Lana Hawkins It’s a dream of many to have a secluded getaway location to escape from the troubles and worries of urban surroundings. A charming log cabin located somewhere in the woods, surrounded with nothing but wildlife and impeccable … Continue reading

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