Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Log House: How to Take Care of A Wooden Hot Tub in Your Garden

    Image source: flickr.com The best time to enjoy a wooden hot tub is in winter while the best time to take care of it is in summer. It is important to take care of it as its main constituent is wood. Water Impact A wooden hot tub is constantly under the impact of water; water is constantly poured into it or poured out of it and due to this a hot tub is either wet or dry. When a tub is dry it tends to contract, while when wet it expands. If a tub stands empty for a long time (after having water in it), it becomes dry and the gaps between the boards get wider which can lead to the issue of leakage. One of the solutions to avoid this could be to keep water in the tub all the time; however, this can prompt the growing of fungi and mould. Still, it is worth taking care of a wooden hot tub as it... (More)
  • 8 Myths About Log House Floor Heating

    Though floor heating is becoming more and more popular in a log house, but there are still some myths which present floor heating as an expensive way of heating and even harmful to people and their pets' health. Here are 8 myths about floor heating: Source: modernahus.net    1  Floor Heating is Expensive In fact, floor heating is the cheapest heating system out of all the heating systems that are currently available. If the floor heating system is installed correctly in a log house and is regulated by thermostats, the room temperature can be reduced by 1-5 degrees, hence reducing heating costs. However, it is very important that the floor heating system is made in a professional manner, otherwise you won't save much.    2  Harmful to People’s Health There is no evidence that flo... (More)
  • 9 Reasons Why Wooden House Should Be Treated with Antiseptics

    Image source: delfi.lt Wood is a natural product and the rotting of wood is a biochemical process which leads to a reduction in wood mass and volume. Wood also changes colour as its mechanical features weaken, resulting in gradual wood deterioration. This process can be stopped when a healthy tree is cut down and turned into building timber. That's why timber as a building material needs to be protected from the weather elements to prevent your residnetial log cabin from deteriorating. Here are 9 reasons why it is necessary to treat the wood with wood antiseptics.    1  Wood Antiseptics Prevent the Wood from Rotting Wood is a material of biological origin, and is used for multiple purposes such as fuel, building material, as a raw material, and food for certain microorganisms. That's w... (More)
  • Original Ideas of Outside Stairs for Garden Cabin

    Image source: shutterstock.com Garden stairs are a good solution when you need to connect 2 zones of different height. Garden stairs made in a creative way add a decorative touch to your garden. It not only adds to the aesthetics of your garden cabin surroundings, it’s also very practical. Not Just for Slopes Image source: manonamai.lt A completely flat landscape is a rare thing to come across and usually areas with a slight or significant incline are quite frequent in one's garden. Sometimes a couple of garden stairs are enough to make a comfortable transition from a lower zone to a higher zone, while sometimes you may need more stairs; for example, when the house and the garden are situated on different levels. Stairs of garden cabin can also be constructed on a completely flat surfa... (More)
  • 5 Ideas on How to Arrange Your Living Room in A Log Cabin

    Image source: manonamai.lt Do you ever find yourself scratching your head over the question of how to arrange furniture in order to make the log cabin room look proportional and nice? Often it turns out that what we thought would look nice in our room doesn’t come out as expected. There are a couple of rules which will help to prevent negative emotions and also save time and money. 1. Create A Functional Space for Communication The best position to place the seating furniture is in a U-shape, an L-shaped area does not have the same functionality. A U-shaped arrangement would often consist of a sofa and two armchairs or chairs. This layout allows every person to see and hear each another well. Whereas, furniture arranged in an L-shape complicates the conversation because people are force... (More)
  • Log Home Garden Care in Autumn: What Do I Do with the Leaves?

    Image source: sekunde.lt Every log home owner knows that as autumn approaches you need to clean your garden in order to successfully prepare for winter and spring. Whether it is necessary to rake from the lawn, sweep a patio or a yard, unblock rain pipes – as the leaves start to fall it becomes a daily job. As can be said for many jobs in your garden, in order to rake leaves you need the correct equipment. There are several types of tools available which take into account the area that needs to rake as to whether it's a garden with tall grass, lawn or yard you’re dealing with around your log home. When tidying your lawn the most practical way is to use a wide range rake with short flexible rods. However, this is not suitable for raking taller grass as the short rods can't get at the ... (More)

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