Blog Cabin

Feb 27

Weekly Update from Beautiful Coeur d’Alene

Good day online friends! For those of you that don’t know me, I was the build and design manager of Blog Cabin 2011 in Virginia and since then I’ve worked on Maine, North Carolina, and Florida homes. We’ve seen everything from the mid-1800′s farmhouses to a Georgian revival to a citrus infused bungalow. So I’m glad to be with you again this year as you allow us to make a more modern home on the mountain. As you’ll see in videos with Laurie March, we’ve got a blank slate, which allows for new directions.

Blog Cabin 2015

Photo by Dylan Eastman

As the Cabin Cam tells all, its another beautiful day in Coeur d’Alene. While the East Coast is blanketed in the white fluffy stuff, we’ve had wonderful weather all winter in Idaho. To give you an update on our construction progress, last week we poured the new vertical concrete walls that tie into the existing foundation.

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Feb 25

Take a Seat: Theatre Seating vs. Traditional Seating

Pendant lighting, formal dining and a chef’s pantry? The kitchen at Blog Cabin 2015 is going to be incredible. You all deserve a pat on the back, but not a vacation! Now we need your votes in the living room. I am so interested to see what you choose in the entertainment room.

Theater Seating Blog Cabin 2015

Our team can’t wait to hear which kind of seating you’d prefer in the cozy media space. On one hand, you could choose plush theater seats. Arm rests, roomy individual seats and a great view. Continue Reading…

Feb 20

Introducing Our Guest Blogger Dylan Eastman

Dylan Eastman

Blog Cabin 2015 construction is ramping up and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover before the big reveal. To help us get acquainted with this year’s project, I’ve asked build and design manager Dylan Eastman to share his weekly reports about this amazing renovation. Starting next week Dylan will be posting images and writing about the progress of our beloved Blog Cabin 2015 in Coeur d’Alene. Please give him a warm welcome as he becomes our eyes and ears on the ground!

Check out Dylan’s first look at Blog Cabin 2015 >>

Feb 17

People’s Choice Round Four: Vote for All Things Living

Blog Cabin 2015 Round four voting

Round four of our People’s Choice vote has begun! We’ve gathered a bevy of interior products and materials for you to choose, from water features under the stairway to pet-friendly design, entertainment room seating to a vintage soda shoppe or snack bar.

You have nine decisions to make this round. Share your picks in the comments below, and pin your favorites to Pinterest.


Browse all wining items and materials >>

Feb 5

Flooring Worth Adoring: GRAY-t Choice, Voters!

DIY Network Gray Laurie March Blog

Hello again! I’ve got to start out by saying I’m ecstatic that the gray floor won in round one of voting. Gray has grown in popularity lately and I think it’s because people are discovering more and more ways it can be used. In Blog Cabin 2015, a modern-day mountain retreat, it’s going to make an excellent contemporary neutral.

Browse these 50 shades of gray rooms >> Continue Reading…

Feb 3

People’s Choice Round Three: Vote for Kitchen Details

Blog Cabin kitchen

It’s time for round three of our People’s Choice vote for this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin. Help us select features for the kitchen, from the sink location and backsplash material to the cabinetry design and light fixtures. You have eight decisions to make this round with unlimited daily voting. Share your picks with fellow fans (and me!) in the comments below.


Need help imagining the remodeled layout? Browse before and after floor plans >>

Jan 20

People’s Choice Round Two: Vote for Master Suite Details

Blog Cabin 2015 Construction Vote

We’ve arrived at round two of our People’s Choice vote for this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin. Help us select features for the master suite, from the bedroom light fixtures and bed style to the bathroom shower design and tile pattern. You have eight decisions to make this round. Share your picks with fellow fans (and me!) in the comments below.


Browse all winning products and materials >>

Jan 6

People’s Choice Round One: Voting Starts Today!

Blog Cabin 2015 Construction VoteToday’s the day you’ve all been waiting for. Starting today, you can begin voting for inside-out features for this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin. You’ll have the opportunity to vote on the exterior siding color, window pattern, indoor paint palette and the flooring installed throughout. Vote up to 10 times per day on, and pin your favorite picks to Pinterest. I’m dying to know what you pick!


Dec 17

The Cabin Cam is Live!

Blog Cabin 2015

Ready, set, action! We’ve got the Blog Cabin 2015 Cabin Cam live. We’re taking you directly to the home site for an up-close-and-personal look at the renovation of this modern mountain retreat in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


Remember, since this is a construction site there are times periodically where the power on the property has to be shut down. During those times the camera will go into Panorama mode, and then return once power is restored.

Happy viewing!

Dec 1

Blog Cabin 2015: Fall Color in Coeur d’Alene

Hello Blog Cabin fans! I know, I know, I’m a little early, but I’m so excited to start the new Blog Cabin 2015. I just couldn’t wait any longer. I thought I’d share a little sneak peek from my secret Laurie Cam to tide us over. Continue Reading…

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts will transform an original 1970s hilltop house in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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