A log home with a wrap-around porch.

A rustic log cabin isn’t just a great place to spend hunting season – it’s a great place to make memories away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Whether you’re building your hunting lodge off-grid or on-grid, it’s important to take some time with the cabin design. The perfect hunting cabin can be a generational getaway not just during hunting season – but year-round – if you take time and care of the exterior and interior design.

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Off-grid cabin in Critz, Virginia remodeled on Renovation Hunters.

Building an off-grid cabin can be a rewarding — yet challenging — project, whether you’re looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle or want to create a sought-after Airbnb in the woods.

Off-grid living allows you to be self-sufficient and disconnected from the power grid, and truly off-grid homes don’t rely on outside sources for electricity (or water). While some might find the idea of unplugging frightening, an off-grid log cabin can make a fantastic getaway or even a long-term homestead. Want to learn more? Let’s get to work!

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Home renovation featured on Outdoor Channel’s Renovation Hunters, Project Tionesta.

Whether you’re improving a new home, renovating a fixer-upper or have a few projects you want to complete to boost the resale value of your home, it’s important to create – and stick to – a remodeling budget. Need help? Let’s take a look at everything that goes into remodeling costs, whether you decide to save or splurge.

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Lakeside rustic cabin in Critz, Virginia renovated on Renovation Hunters.

There’s no denying the charm and warmth of a log cabin. The natural wood combined with warm color schemes and soft textures provides a welcoming and inviting rustic retreat far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. So how do you get that cozy rustic cabin interior?

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Old home makeover on Renovation Hunters.

Older homes have charm and character that is next to impossible to capture in a new build. But, before diving head-first into the demo and remodeling of an old home, there are a few things to consider.

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Old home remodeled on Renovation Hunters near the Nebraska Sandhills.

In early 2022, Hal Shaffer and Chris Filardi gave general contractor Kevin Tarkovich a tour of a historic home in Hyannis, Nebraska. They intended to give new life to the property, as the first project on their new Outdoor Channel series, Renovation Hunters, but the term makeover was an understatement for this 19th-century home, to say the least.

Host Hal Shaffer reassured Kevin on the challenge of renovating the main street’s focal point saying, “You can take all the time you want, as long as it’s done in eight days!” So, they got to work on remodeling old homes for their show – starting in the Sandhills of Nebraska – with the help of numerous craftsmen and DIY-ers, along with some awesome brand partners (if we do say so ourselves).

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Sustainable hardwood sourced from an Appalachian forest.

Did you know that hardwood products are actually extremely eco-friendly? Learn more about how sustainable hardwood products can benefit your home — and the world!

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Baird Brothers products on the Renovation Hunters job site.

A job site manager’s responsibility is to ensure that the team has all the tools and building materials needed to get the project done. And as a contractor, hardwood flooring and lumber supply should be on the top of your list. Whether you’re remodeling a home or building from the ground up, fine hardwood products have a way of elevating any new space or project.

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Logos from the successful brand partnership of Baird Brothers and Renovation Hunters.

Whether you’re a large corporation or a small business, brand partnerships are an incredibly powerful way to boost your company’s visibility, earning more leads and sales. But how do you get started? With so many potential brand collaborations out there, where do you look — and how do you know you’re a good fit?

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Renovation Hunters crew at Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods.

The personalities and creators behind The Outdoor Channel’s Renovation Hunters visit Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods for facility tour and interviews.

Canfield, OH: Chris Filardi, Hal Shaffer and Kevin Tarkovich from The Outdoor Channel’s Renovation Hunters visited Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods this past week to tour the facility and get an inside look at how the products featured on the national television show were made. Season one of Renovation Hunters is set to air on The Outdoor Channel in 2023. Read more