December just seems like the perfect month to be in northern Maine, with our natural evergreen scenery, the scent of pine and a whiff of wood smoke from crackling fireplaces. Winter is also the time where we start talks with our loggers to determine what the Northern White Cedar harvest might look like this winter if the weather cooperates. This is also a great time to start designing your own dream, well in advance of the spring building startup.
We certainly enjoy our fresh air here, so it comes as a bit of a shock just how harmful poor indoor air quality can be. In our third article about passive house technology, we talk about how filtration and heat capture contribute to the overall formula of dramatic fuel savings, while improving the quality of air inside. Even if you’re not considering a complete passive house design, it’s worthwhile taking a look at enhanced air filtration.
Since many of our customers are moving from a suburban to a more rural setting, the topic of mailboxes and their proper installation along a rural delivery route made sense. It’s a topic most people don’t give much advance thought to, but it pays to do it right the first time around. Bathroom faucets are a great way to provide style and function in a bathroom design. With so many options out there it can be hard to know what to look for, but we get you started in a story below.
Our dealer network has been growing well and now we find our dealers are hailing from more and more western states, as people learn the benefits of Northern White Cedar and Katahdin craftsmanship. We talk to a few new dealers and learn what made them choose Katahdin.
And in this month’s Green Tip we take a look at an intriguing trend in water recycling in the bathroom. New technology is coming up with some interesting concepts!
In the third part of our series on passive homes, we’ll take a look at an essential element in making passive house technology work: air filtration. This element not only ensures healthy interior spaces with advanced filtration, the filtration units used in passive homes also recover 90% of the heat. Learn more here.
One of the more interesting facets of moving into a rural setting is mail delivery. If you’ve never had a country mailbox, there are a few things you should know! Click here.
Bathroom faucets have undergone a design evolution since the days when your choices were limited to one handle or two in chrome. For retro and rustic look bathrooms, the faucets can reflect the décor and your own personal style. Check out your options here.
Katahdin has been hard at work on our dealer network, so we can offer our personalized service in more locations through the U.S. Our westward expansion over the years had been limited to a few very successful outposts, but more recently we’ve extended our reach to Oklahoma, Missouri and Alabama, adding new, experienced log home professionals to provide service in those areas. Learn why they chose Katahdin here.
One of the goals of toilet redesign has been to reduce the quantity of water used to flush waste. Dual flush and other Water Sense technologies have addressed the amount of water used. But some companies are hoping to cut down on the amount of fresh water used in toilets, substituting so-called "gray water" for filling the tank. Learn more here.