Looking For Hardwood Flooring? You Won’t Find Floors More ‘Rustic’ Than This!

Yep, at Heart Pine Reserve, what once was old is new again...It's been awhile since I've seen such a excellent example of recycling and preserving the past -- all the while creating a unique handmade product that's as practical as this!Check out what the "specialists in antique heart pine wood" are up to these days..."Our current selection of antique heart pine flooring is milled from the timbers of old whiskey-barrel warehouses of the nineteenth century Old Taylor Distillery in Kentucky." … [Read more...]

DIY Carpet & Hardwood Flooring Options

On the CBS Early Show this morning, they ran a special on do-it-yourself flooring options as inexpensive ways to improve a room's look. According to Danny Lipford, host of Today's Homeowner, "One of the best ways to change the look of a room is to change the flooring." Two of the flooring ideas were very easy to do, and relatively inexpensive, too! As I see it, if you're on a budget, and you can't afford solid hardwood flooring or thick plush carpet at this time... these DIY options … [Read more...]

The Best Hardwood Floors If You Have Dogs

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This has been one of the hardest decisions for us to make...We have dogs. And we know that we want hardwood floors in our soon-to-be-built log home.But dogs can ruin beautiful hardwood flooring -- in no time.We know... Been there done that!  Our Current Hardwood Flooring When we built¬†the home we're currently living in, we chose hardwood flooring throughout the entire first floor. … [Read more...]

Carpets Of Dalton & The Designer Dream Home

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Dalton, Georgia (specifically, the Dalton Carpet Outlet facility) makes a great road trip for anyone who is in the process of -- or even considering -- building or renovating a home.There's definitely something for everybody here... no matter what your style or your budget."Today Dalton is unrivaled in its production of carpet. Almost 90% of the functional carpet produced world-wide is made within a 25-mile radius of this north Georgia city.¬†SourceJim and I drove past all of these … [Read more...]

Matt and April’s Timber Frame Home

The first home we visited on the Honest Abe Fall Tour of Homes was Matt and April's log home. Their timber frame home is currently under construction, and is set among the beautiful fields and rolling hills of Middle Tennessee.Matt and April were a lot of fun to chat with. See highlights below... … [Read more...]