How to Beat Cabin Fever

Stay in touch with what is happening in the building trades.
Header image

How to Beat Cabin Fever at Its Own Game

It’s that time of year when Minnesotans start to think about spring. If you’re starting to feel cooped up and depressed, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer. Could this be the year you move up to the lake? Here are some things you can consider while waiting for the snow to melt.

We Work Right Through Cabin Fever

Contrary to some thinking, winter doesn’t mean we stop building custom homes and cabins. Instead, we work year-round designing and building. We’ve learned beating cabin fever requires being well-prepared for winter.

When you live outside a municipality, you must have a private well and sewer system. Therefore, additional plumbing and maintenance will be part of your to-do list and budget. Another important issue when building a cabin or home in this area is insulation. The type and amount of insulation you install during building will affect your comfort and heating and cooling costs, so this is a wise place to spend now and save later.

When you live out of town, the wind may affect things differently. Septic systems and plumbing can freeze in the winter, causing big problems. Most buildings benefit from some extra planning consideration on the north walls.

In this part of the country, we love the snow when it bring sits beauty and fun. But we need to plan for it, even when it’s unexpected. First, there are maintenance tasks that come with the weather. Snow can buildup on the roof and cause problems like ice dams or leaks. A snow rake or the phone number of a snow removal company is mandatory. The next piece of equipment to keep handy is a snow shovel for those times the snow blocks your door or garage. Finally, you will need a way to plow out to the main road. Again, equip yourself with that snow removal company’s phone number if you don’t have a plow.

You may find many things new and different when you move up north, but insulation and snow are on the mind this time of year. When you are prepared for the winter, it’s much easier to enjoy it and avoid that cabin fever. So, once you decide you would rather live in a winter wonderland than anywhere else, talk to us at E. L. Builders.

#1 Way to Beat Cabin Fever

It’s never too soon to start drawing plans and choosing all those little things you’ve always wanted in your home. At E.L. Builders, we love building just what you’ve been dreaming about, and if you need a designer,we do that, too. So, whether you are looking for a year-round home, a cabin for fishing or a little cottage tucked away in the woods, we’ve got many ideas we can share.

E.L. Builders looks forward to turning cabin fever season into cabin dreaming season with you.