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Apr 15

Ask the Remodeling Team

Blog Cabin 2013 Exterior April 15

It’s that time again. Post your Blog Cabin 2013 questions and we will select the very best queries and pose them to project manager Dylan Eastman and project contractor Ryan Crosser. A follow-up Q&A article will be posted in the weeks to come.

Deadline to post your questions is Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m. ET.

Ready, set … go!

  • Posted at 1:24 pm on April 4, 2013
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409 Comments

  1. First !!! Will this Blog Cabin have energy efficient features ??

    gremol on April 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  2. Second !! How about handicap accessibility ??

    gremol on April 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  3. Will we get an aerial of the property line? Can we have a red barn or large red shed? :) What kind of storage is there? This cabin would be a wonderful place to read, will there be a library? And write, a dining room table will work for that. I love Blog Cabin and can't wait to see more on the building of it and the end results. Oh, and how far is it to a grocery store? Thanks.

    ladybyrd on April 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    • Hay, Ladybyrd,
      "The History of Blog Cabin 2013", stated that the house is situated on three acres. After a little research I found a couple of articles about the cabin restoration in this Carteret County News-Times article. http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/new
      It says that it is located near Core Sound. It was purchased for $500k last May in 2012. Emily Guthrie, of Guthrie Interiors in Morehead City will be the decorator. That seems logical as it is closest to the house location, so the general area is in this Google map. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=morehead+city+Down

      paperdragon on April 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    • Hey, Paperdragon. Thanks for the information. I hope that being purchased for $500K doesn't keep regular people from being able to keep it because I'd forego applying for grants forretreats and just write at home in that location. —

      ladybyrd on April 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    • TonyE on April 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  4. What is the depth and flow (recovery) rate of the well and is it a submersed pump.

    540sam on April 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm
  5. Will there be hurricane shutters? Will there be a dock storage unit, for swimming gear and fishing gear? What storage will there be up near the house?

    rsl73 on April 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  6. (a)What is the size of distribution box or boxes and drain-field dimensions.(b)Is it a mound system?

    540sam on April 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  7. Well, I guess I'll try this again. What kind of storage will there be? Is there room for a lot of books? Can we see the property line? How far to a grocery store. Love Blog Cabin and can't wait to see more behind the scenes stuff and the finished product.

    ladybyrd on April 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm
  8. Can a garage/shelter be attatched or built near the side or back of the cabin for parking a boat or other vehicles?

    Barbara59nc on April 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  9. What was the deciding factor to only make the house 2 bedrooms?

    vicki_in_Utah on April 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    • Megaden-mentia, vicki ! LOL….;)

      LLColeman on April 16, 2013 at 2:56 am
    • True, but I think they could of squeezed in one more bedroom.

      vicki_in_Utah on April 16, 2013 at 9:24 am
    • Discussed at great length in the blogs, sewage restrictions.

      540sam on April 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    • Yes the bloggers did discuss this. But this is a question for DIY, not the bloggers. That is what it says at the top of this thread. "ASK THE REMOLDING TEAM". So that is what I am trying to do.

      vicki_in_Utah on April 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm
  10. What has been the most challenging part of the build so far? Raising the house? or something else?

    S. Carolina Lady on April 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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