The Importance of InsulationThe Importance of Insulation


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The Importance of Insulation

After living in our first home for a few years, my wife and I could tell that something was wrong. It was exceptionally difficult to regulate our indoor climate, and we constantly found ourselves adjusting the thermostat. Our house was perpetually uncomfortable, and it was really frustrating. Fortunately, because we decided to hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect our system, we were able to detect serious insulation problems early. We decided that it might be helpful to make a website dedicated to providing free information about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so that other people could recognize serious issues.

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Ways To Customize Your Log Home

You want to build your dream home, and you've always been attracted to log homes. Log homes are comforting and welcoming, and they provide a warm atmosphere for your family. When designing your log home, you can customize your property in many ways. Here are ways to customize your log home so every square foot of your property is enjoyable and useful for your family.

Breakfast bar

Consider adding a breakfast bar to your log home so your kitchen area is easier to maneuver around. A breakfast bar is either attached to a counter with stools placed around the counter or is a freestanding counter and bar space that can be used not just for eating, but for preparing meals as well. Log homes benefit from a breakfast bar because this feature opens up the already vast floor plan and makes the kitchen more useful.

Wraparound porch

Whether your log home is placed on its own vast property with views of the mountains or placed in the middle of a subdivision, part of the reason you want a log home in the first place is so you and your family can freely enjoy the outdoors. A wraparound porch gives you more square footage on the outside of your property that you can enjoy, and it doesn't limit you to just enjoying your front or back porch.

A wraparound porch also offers you more views of your yard and allows you to entertain guests with ease. Consider adding a rooftop to your wraparound porch so you can enjoy being outside even when the weather is poor. Your porch can be made of the same wood style as your log home or of a different wood or even composite decking material or metal.

Bay window

A bay window has a ledge that you can sit on to you can enjoy looking outside from the inside of your home. You can also use a bay window to add more space to your cramped or smaller living or dining room. A bay window is usually large in style so if you do have a mountain or other wildlife view, you can enjoy this view with ease. Consider adding a long ledge with your log cabin's bay window so you can seat more people at the bay window for the best enjoyment. You can customize your log home in many ways to make your living space ideal for you and your family.