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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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  1. One last question:

    Will there be access to the crawl space under the house in case it's needed?

    Clive on April 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm
  2. Hey Bloggers, Last Call for Your Questions to Mr. Eastman and Mr Ryan Crosser, deadline 5:00 pm ET Today!!

    Jennie/Florida on April 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  3. Mr. Eastman will those "Spot lights" lighting up the Cottage be taken down and Solar lights be installed out doors to highlight different areas of the landscape and will there be one at the Entrance with a Security Gate??
    Thank you So much for taking Our Questions, We Bloggers really appreciate it!!!:p;):)^_^B)

    Jennie/Florida on April 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm
  4. April 22…I can not vote for the choices… all of a sudden…. only the candle choices appear…??? HELP!
    Thanx. Actually, I haven't been able to even get on your site til now???

    Ethel on April 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm
  5. Why was the original blog cabin raised 10 ft, but the new one only looks like it was raised 3-4 ft?

    CyberShire on April 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    • It was raised that high by the home mover (Jim Matyko (spelling) , to allow room for the new footings and foundation to be installed. The new elevation of the home is 3' above the old home, and 8' above sea level. If you want to see more about the original home, go back to the start of everything. There are tons of photos of the old home, and all its' wonderful furnishings, including the raising of the house, plus the temporary berm built around it

      Builder on April 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  6. Will there be a wrap around deck on the second floor?

    Mayra on April 23, 2013 at 8:59 am
    • No.

      Ishmael on April 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  7. I can't remember … did anyone ask about rain spouts, gutters or water drainage off the roofs?

    UOwinner on April 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    • Clive asked that on page#1

      540sam on April 24, 2013 at 5:20 am
    • Thanks 540sam!

      UOwinner on April 24, 2013 at 10:09 am
  8. … and I know it past the question-answering time, but did anyone ask about screens on the doors and windows?

    UOwinner on April 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    • Also asked on page#1, Yes there will be window screens.

      540sam on April 24, 2013 at 5:20 am
    • Again, many thanks 540sam!

      UOwinner on April 24, 2013 at 9:17 am
    • Screens come with the windows.

      Builder on April 24, 2013 at 11:57 am
  9. Is the thin wood on the porch the final product? It is already warping, according to the cameracam.

    UOwinner on April 24, 2013 at 9:59 am
    • Nope, just construction plywood. Final decking will be applied after all inside work is done. No sense in having a nice deck planking with all the construction work, and furniture moving.

      Builder on April 24, 2013 at 11:56 am
    • Thanks Builder. That's good to know.

      UOwinner on April 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  10. How do I enter for a chance to win this beautiful home. We have vacationed in this area and love it.

    Linda on April 24, 2013 at 10:49 am
    • Entry begins July 29th.

      nanaofsix on April 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm



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