What a difference a few months make! The mill is working hard, and many log home orders that seemed to be waiting in the wings for financing are finally becoming a reality. Everyone at the mill is putting in the hours to meet our busy schedule.
We begin the festivities to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We’ll start with a review of Katahdin over the years, from early beginnings to the turning points that brought us here today. Next month we’ll share some of the insights of long-term employees, many of whom have been with Katahdin for more than three decades. We’ve also found a lot of great photos-I hope you enjoy them!
We’re also excited to announce a new partnership with another Maine-based company, Maine Energy Systems (MESys). You may recall we included an article about MESys and their automatic wood pellet boiler systems a few months ago. Our philosophies about energy efficiency and sustainability were so closely aligned that it made sense to join together. The special pricing for Katahdin customers is one fine way to celebrate our anniversary!
With the challenges that many folks are facing in drought stricken areas, not to mention the busy lives we lead, a no-mow lawn sounds like a fantastic idea on so many levels. We take a look at two types of grass seed designed for low water use and minimal maintenance.
Many homeowners focus on their fireplace as a centerpiece of their new home, but a staircase can also be a significant design element. This month we look at how different materials, salvaged newel posts or a custom design can really make a statement. And finally in this month’s Green Tip we combine the new and the old using LED bulbs in Antique light fixtures for a funky lighting look.
Katahdin & Maine Energy Systems Team Up to Cut Customers’ Energy Bills in Half
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and Maine Energy Systems (MESys) have teamed up to offer customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts significant savings on a MESys wood pellet boiler for their new or existing Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Read more here.
Katahdin Through the Years
A little over four decades ago, three men embarked on a partnership to pool their skills and start to build log homes. Forty years later the mill that produced a single log home a year has grown and evolved into one that could manufacture twice that number of homes in a single day–Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. Learn how it all happened.
Stairway to Heaven: Designing a Statement Stair
Many log homes owners present the hearth or fireplace as a central focus in a home. But a beautiful and dramatic staircase can really enhance the open plan home. There are a number of ways to achieve an attention-getting staircase from adding a few design elements to add visual interest to having a custom staircase built for your log home. Get design ideas here.
As many areas of the country battle drought, and municipalities impose water use restrictions, it seems to make sense for new log home owners to take a look at what are called "no-mow" lawns, which can save time money and require less watering. Learn more.
Green Tip: Salvaged Light Fixtures & LED Bulbs
If you love the look of antique light fixtures, you’ll now be able to enjoy significant energy savings as well. Most LED light bulbs now can fit into standard incandescent sockets. See how you can save.