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Green Tip: Water Filtration Systems

For many folks building a new Katahdin Cedar Log Home in a rural location, water is supplied via a private well, instead of a public water system. With private wells come additional potential for contaminants and other materials like iron ore and calcium that can decrease the lifespan of other appliances. So, it’s a good… Read more »

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Smart Faucets

What can a voice-controlled faucet do? An amazing number of things, it turns out. Smart faucets are here and with them the ability to dispense water in precise amounts at specific temperatures. There are a handful of entries in this category, so we took a look at all the options. U by Moen Smart Faucet… Read more »

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Superb Plantings for Shady Gardens

Homeowners often select wooded sites for their new Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. These wooded sites offer great advantages for mature trees and pleasant surroundings. Finding plantings for the shady areas that come with these wooded sites can be a challenge. We checked in with perennial pro White Flower Farm to identify superb plantings for shade… Read more »

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Everything Dog

Log homes and dogs just go together! It’s no surprise that many who love the log home lifestyle also have a four-legged fur baby (or two) as part of their family. In fact, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, four out of every ten American households are dog owners. When you’re designing your Katahdin… Read more »

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Homesteading 101

Many folks are taking a new look at lifestyle and adding gardens to keep their families more self-sufficient. Even if you don’t embrace a complete living off the land philosophy, some of these ideas can make sense to add to a Katahdin Cedar Log Home that is built in the countryside. Kitchens If you’re looking… Read more »

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Lockly Locks Enhanced Door Security

If you’re looking for the most up-to-date lock security, check out the Lockly Secure line of locks for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. These locks feature ingenious security measures that are great for household as well as rental property applications. Unlock with Just a Touch Lockly’s fingerprint ID feature allows homeowners to program access with… Read more »

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Bocchi Fireclay Apron Farmhouse Sinks

Dramatic farmhouse apron sinks are a must-have for new kitchens in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. So when we saw these new fireclay sinks from Bocchi, we had to learn more. Bocchi made a big splash a year ago with their Classico Rim apron sink that features racks and cutting board accessories. New this year is… Read more »

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Green Tip: IceStone Surfaces

Looking for a recycled material countertop option that looks great and reduces your carbon footprint? IceStone has a newly redesigned countertop that blends recycled glass and a concrete binder into a durable, stable option for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. What’s New? The company’s new formulation includes a penetrative treatment that eliminates the need for… Read more »

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Panasonic Cosmos Healthy Home System

Spending several weeks inside during stay-at-home recommendations puts your home indoor air quality (IAQ) into sharp focus. With improved sealing and energy efficient designs, new Katahdin Cedar Log Homes require attention to IAQ options to keep your family healthy and safe. Panasonic’s Cosmos™ healthy home system provides the integrated approach to maintain healthy IAQ in… Read more »

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Green Tip: GreenFire by Fire Suppression Innovations

What if there was a safer, cleaner and more effective way to put out a fire? One company, North Carolina-based Fire Suppression Innovations, has upended the industry with their new formulation GreenFire®, that takes fire suppression to a whole new level. Nobody likes to talk about fire suppression more than CEO Ben Allen. He spent… Read more »

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Smart Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

If you’re searching for a quiet and unobtrusive garage door opener, then Genie’s new smart Wall Mount Garage Door opener is a great choice. How Does it Work? The Wall Mount Door Opener mounts on the wall and attaches directly to the door’s spring tube. This design eliminates the rail and power head design, with… Read more »

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Green Tip: Zero VOC Wood Treatment Oil

If you’re searching for a zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) product to treat and protect hardwood floors in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, consider Rubio Monocoat Oil for quality wood protection. With more than 50 standard colors (and clear) available to choose from, you’ll be able to get the rich look you desire without unpleasant… Read more »