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Make The Most of Every Vacation Day in a Log Home

With Labor Day only a few weeks away, it’s the time of year that many are off and enjoying summer vacations. And thank goodness for that! Multiple studies have shown that getting away and taking your vacation time is important to your health. And if after reading up on the subject (which this post should help you do) you still need more inspiration to get away for a vacation, we’ll show how a Real Log Home can provide the perfect getaway.

A July 4th Celebration: A Lakeside Real Log Home in Missouri

The 4th of July is America's holiday. It marks that summer is in full swing and we look forward to celebrating the holiday by barbequing, swimming, playing badminton and other lawn games and of course, fireworks. In order to celebrate this great country in which we live, we must find an amazing location to host our annual party! The perfect venue to celebrate America is most certainly a Real Log Home. This week's featured home is a fantastic lakeside log home located in Shell Knob, Missouri.

Special Gifts to Enjoy in Your Log Home This Father's Day

Our dads. The guys who carried us on their shoulders, taught us how to chop wood and fish. Sometimes dads can be the hardest people to shop for. Sure, they have their hobbies; hunting, fishing, gardening and taking apart complicated machinery and putting it back together. There's always the go-to Father's Day gift - socks, but a man can only have so many pairs of socks.

Let's uncover some classic Father's Day gift ideas:

Getting your Real Log Home Ready For Barbecue Season

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it's time to clean your outdoor grills, uncover your pools and make sure your outdoor furniture is ready for your family. The task of getting your Real Log Home ready for the summer season seems daunting, but if you focus on one thing at a time on your 'To Do' list, you'll feel less stressed and get everything accomplished with plenty of time to relax before the party starts.

Making a Colorful Statement in Your Log Home

Using color in your log home sounds simple - of course there's color in your home - but it's how you use color that will really enhance the beauty already found there. There are a multitude of ways to exemplify the natural beauty of your log home by using color in thoughtful and specific ways. From kitchen cabinets to accent walls, lets uncover some great ways to add more color in your world!

Hunting Cabins – Real Log Cabins™

Here in New Hampshire and Vermont it’s quite obvious that deer hunting season is underway.  Stopping for coffee on the way to work is full of cheerful “good mornings” from neon-orange capped men, and every so often a loud crack echoes through our small river valley.  And while these signs of hunting season are obvious to everyone, we here at Real Log Homes® are noticing one other sign of hunting season:  inquiries for hunting cabins.

Winterizing a Log Home

October has arrived and it’s the time of year for pulling up docks, and winterizing homes (including log homes).  Whether you’ll be completely shutting down a vacation log home on a lake, prepping a log ski lodge for winter ski trips, or if you’d just like to prepare your primary log home residence for the winter, we’ve got 11 great tips to keep your log home in ship shape.

1 ) Inspect log exterior

The Cicadas are Singing

We are getting farther and farther into August, and here in New England the cicadas are singing.  A few cool nights and everybody starts to think “Hold on just a little longer Summer!”  While Fall is inevitable, there’s still time to get out enjoy the rest of the summer.  Many of our customers find that the best way to spend those final days of summer is on the lake.  Be it a Great Lake, or a small pond, being on the water seems to have a universal appeal.

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