This is the season we really enjoy in Maine: it seems like the countryside is arranged just for the holidays with evergreens, mountains, bright winter birds and sparkling white snow. It makes it easy to get into the spirit!
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In this edition, we take a look at how giving some advance thought to your location and the immediate area can enable you to enjoy your new log home for many years to come. We offer some tips to think about when scouting your building site and land.
Technology has developed so quickly that we may be seeing a completely different set of utilities being installed as part of new home construction. Many people are moving away from land line telephones, and moving toward whole home systems that allow access to real time information as well as entertainment and communication. We take a look at some of the options coming down the line and how to best incorporate them into your building plans.
One type of technology that is making its way into the kitchen is the induction cooktop. Though they’ve been available for many years, mostly in commercial settings, prices have been dropping and features have been improving for the home chef. In this edition we explore the way induction cooktops work, and some of the features you may want to look for. And in our Green Tip, we’ve found a quiet bathroom fan that exchanges the air without losing the heat (or cool).
Location, Location, Location-Where to build?
It’s always the first hurdle: where to locate your new log home. If you’re considering a new location some distance away from your present location, it really pays to do your homework before committing to one specific site. Check out these tips.
Bringing Technology to Your New Home
Utility configuration once was a relatively simple task for families building a new log home. Now, however, with new technology bursting on the residential market and changes in consumer use patterns, it may not be as simple as running electrical and telephone wires from the nearest utility pole. Click here to learn more.
Induction Cooktops for Precision Cooking
Induction cooktops have been available for some years now, but only recently have the prices come down enough to make them a viable consideration for home chefs. Learn the basics about induction cooking here.
Green Tip: Air Exchanger Bathroom Fans
It’s fairly well-understood that in a well sealed house, controlled air exchange is an important part of maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Take a look at this new option!