Ah, spring. It’s all about new beginnings, which means there’s no better time to give your log home a freshening up. Just like the interiors of your home get a boost from a spring cleaning, the exterior of your log, timber, or hybrid home benefit from a little extra attention, too.
Most homeowners admire the exterior of their homes often but from afar — say, when pulling up to the house or doing yard work — but performing an intentional visual inspection of your logs and timbers is important to keep them in tip-top condition. The warmer weather that spring brings makes it an ideal time to perform an annual once-over of your logs.
Here are three common log home threats to look out for (plus an action plan!) as you ready your log home for spring:
Deciding to build a log cabin or timber hybrid — though not a small decision — it could be argued is an obvious one. After all, both building systems are proven construction methods that promise longevity and an unmatched aesthetic.
But once you’ve made the choice to build, what isn’t always as clear is what other materials to fill your log home or timber hybrid with. One of the most foundational decisions when it comes to finishes is flooring. Not only does it have to perform and function well, it also needs to look good, too.
Before settling on flooring for your new home, read through our run down of the best hard flooring suggestions for every space.
Log cabins evoke a sense of nature, helping the owner enjoy a more rustic way of life. With this, the thick, impressive logs speak of hardiness to thrive in even the harshest of conditions. However, while timber is a durable product that does have some strong natural insulative properties, it is important to give a log cabin the proper attention to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. With this in mind, the following 5 points of advice can help you protect your log cabin from the elements.
Drop the shears and step away from the lawnmower. Spend more time enjoying your yard and less time primping it with these tips.
Finding your perfect floor plan is easy when you know what to look for.
Take a moment to picture your dream home. Maybe a cozy cabin in the woods comes to mind. Or a lodge-style timber home with towering prow-front windows that usher in the views. Or even a Southern-style beauty with long, rambling covered porches filled with rocking chairs.
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