Summer is a great time of year in Maine and it’s especially nice when it arrives before the Fourth of July. A rainy spring has left the hills and meadows a deep green, with trees filling out the verdant array of colors.
Rainy days or not, the mills are busy here in Oakfield. As you can imagine, summer is our peak production season, with building projects starting and the increase in new homes shipping out. One of the things we like to educate our customers about is how we can offer our beautiful Northern White Cedar log homes at the price of pine. We take a look at the reasons behind that below.
This month’s stories focus on a number of new products available to enhance various areas of the home. We take a look at touchless faucets and how the technology has advanced since these sensor-loaded plumbing fixtures have hit the market. We explore the love of the coffee bean with a review of built-in coffee systems, which can free up counter space and make you the top barista in your home!
Many of our Katahdin log home designs feature lots of windows to bring the outdoors into the home. We take a look at a new option to the typical sliders: Moving Glass Walls. These can open up wide areas to access outdoor kitchens or decks to really expand the living area of log homes.
And what log home doesn’t have a fireplace or stove? In this month’s Green Tip we take a look at some new regulations on the horizon, and how many wood stove manufacturers are developing clean burning and highly efficient wood stoves for many applications.
Finally, there are still some spaces available in the Summer Log Home Seminar in Western Ohio later this month. Click here
We hope you’ll enjoy this month’s newsletter! If you have any suggestions please, drop us a line and we’ll try to include them in upcoming newsletters. Just click here to reach us.
Cedar for the Price of Pine: How Katahdin Does It
You may have noticed a return to a familiar theme recently in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes’ advertising: "Cedar for the Price of Pine." It shines a light on one of the myths of log home selling: "Yes, cedar is great, but you’ll pay twice as much." Learn how we do it here.
Built-in Coffee Systems Bring Home the Barista
America’s affair with the coffee bean has never been more passionate. Many consumers are seeking espresso bar results in their own kitchens. Manufacturers have responded with a new "must-have" for the modern kitchen: the built-in coffee system. See what’s brewing!
Moving Glass Walls Offer Better Access to Outdoors
If you’ve dreamed of blurring the lines between indoors and out, then moving glass walls are the perfect answer. Learn more here.
Touchless Kitchen Faucets: A Kitchen Upgrade
Touchless faucets have reached new levels of sophistication and precision, making their use in the kitchen even better than before. We take a look at some of the top brands available. Click here to explore options.
Summer Means Log Home Seminars + Two Home Tours!
There are still a few spaces available for the first seminar of the summer. What a great opportunity for folks in the Midwest join us for one of our Log Home Planning Seminars in Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, Ohio, on Sunday, June 22. Learn more and register.
Green Tip: Wood Stoves and New Efficiency Standards
New EPA regulations concerning wood burning heaters are expected next year. These changes will be phased in over five years. However, today there are plenty of high efficiency options for wood burning heaters. Learn more .