September has arrived, and while she fooled us a bit with summer-like temperatures, early apple harvests and sunny days, our fall season has really taken over. Cool nights and sunny days are perfect here in northern Maine!
Autumn also marks the return to log home shows, with our first exhibition coming this weekend in Asheville, N.C., just up the road from our first scheduled Log Home Seminar in Sparta, N.C. a month from now. See below for all the details.
In this issue of The View From Up North, we tackle ideas you may want to consider adding to your log home design. Dormers come in many shapes and sizes, and we take a look at the different types and how they can add to exterior looks and interior space. Kids’ rooms are also a fun room to plan and furnish and we explore ways to make their spaces special.
Your fireplace or woodstove is a focal point in your new great room, but how do you maintain it? If you’re new to wood burning, we provide tips for hiring a chimney sweep for annual cleaning and maintenance. Home canning can make the most of your bountiful garden. This month we take a look at making room for canning activities and storing the results. In our Green Tip, we review a new type of wood flooring that can help to purify indoor air.
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Making the Most of Dormers
Dormers are a great way to expand space inside and provide for interesting architectural detail on a log home’s exterior. Dormers also may increase the amount of light and provide added space in loft areas. Check out the options here.
Kids’ Rooms that Work
Log homes provide an excellent setting for fun and creative kids’ rooms. With a rustic and playful approach, a child’s room can be a well-designed haven for children as they grow. Check out these ideas.
Chimney Maintenance How To’s
For many people building their first log home, a fireplace or woodstove is like entering new territory. Chimneys require a different kind of attention: chimney sweeps. Read more here.
Make Room for Canning!
If a big vegetable garden is in your log home plans, it may make sense to make accommodations for canning your harvest. Two areas need to be addressed: the canning process and storage. Check out the options.
Green Tip: Air Purifying Wood Floors
You’ve heard of smart phones, but the next big thing is "smart floors." One company offers a way for wood floors to look great, and work hard: invisibly purifying the air in the home. Learn more.
This Fall’s Log Home Shows and *NEW* Log Home Seminars
We’re excited about our free Log Home Seminar taking place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on October 11, 2014. It’s a terrific opportunity for you to meet with experienced dealers in the area, and tour a stunning nearby Katahdin Cedar Log Home.
Plus, see which log home shows might be coming to your neighborhood! Learn more.