New Efficiency Codes Go into Effect In Maine

Some contractors in Maine were caught off guard when new efficiency codes based on 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) regulations went into effect on July 1. Even before new efficiency standards were enacted in 2009, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes has been at the forefront of meeting and exceeding efficiency requirements because of our long-term… Read more »

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Design Trend: Living Walls

“Living walls” are vertical gardens situated either indoors or outside your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. These lush vertical plantings can add a lush accent to interior rooms and offer other benefits to your family. Living Wall Art Bringing a bit of nature inside your log home is easier than you might think. With the growing… Read more »

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The Joys of Carriage Houses

Contemplating a carriage house instead of an attached garage for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home? Not only do they offer a lot of potential for extra living and storage, carriage houses add a unique sensibility that is hard to measure. Where did carriage houses originate? Carriage houses were originally designed to house the horses and… Read more »

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Green Tip: Navien A2 Advanced

If you’re looking for a high-efficiency on-demand tankless water heater to handle your high-hot-water-demand household, then the new Navien A2 Advanced is the right unit for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Navien kept all the original tankless features that made it an industry leader, including dual, stainless steel heat exchangers and the ability to cascade… Read more »

Log Home Events Begin to Move Back to Normal

Everyone at Katahdin Cedar Log Homes was thrilled with the positive turnout and engaged participants we hosted at the June 6 Sunday Squared Open House Event in Western Maine. We made preparations to ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees and staff. It was great to meet and greet in person again! New Events… Read more »

Green Tip: All-in-One Washer Dryer

Laundry rooms have become dominated by large, bulky pairs of washing and drying appliances. Free up space in Your Katahdin Cedar Log Home and combine into one single washer/dryer combination with LG’s 2.3 cu.ft. Smart Wi-fi Enabled Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer. Smart Tech Makes Laundry Easy Using LG’s ThinQ app, you’ll have your laundry controls at… Read more »

Carrara Marble Nature Mosaics

When thinking about finishes for a Katahdin Cedar Log Home, many homeowners opt for the natural approach. Nature Carrara  tiles from Tile Bar provide the sophistication of Carrara marble with shapes and designs that reflect nature. Pebble Mosaics Add Master Bath Serenity Smooth and subtly shaded with grays and whites, Nature XL Round Carrara Mosaic… Read more »

Design Trend: Outdoor Couches

With warm weather and lots of deck and terrace space at your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, you’ll want to make sure you include great outdoor couches for those summertime cookouts and fall nights around the firepit. Fortunately, there are plenty of seating options available for every budget. Outdoor Couch Must-have Features Most outdoor seating units… Read more »

AeroBarrier Air Sealing

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of air sealing your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Because there are multiple joinery opportunities for small air leaks in a log structure, our dealers and builders take meticulous care in sealing each intersection for a good seal. A new air sealing system called AeroBarrier is a one-step way… Read more »

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Green Tip: Induction Stove Tops Make IAQ Sense

For years, the top gourmet kitchens have insisted on natural gas or propane stoves, because of the excellent control and powerful BTUs provided by burning these fuels for cooking. But as folks construct well air-sealed homes to increase energy efficiency, removing combustion for heat generation is also getting a second look. Fortunately, there’s a great… Read more »