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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 »

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Keep the Design in Universal Design

One of the barriers to including universal design options in your Katahdin Cedar Log home is the perception that these adjustments will look too clinical and unattractive. To get the skinny on ways to include universal design without diminishing your décor, we spoke with Alex Avakian, owner of 3 Bird Accessibility Solutions based in Pittsburgh.… Read more »

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Maine Refuge —Then and Now

It’s not the first time people have looked to remote locations during health emergencies — in fact, Maine was a popular refuge destination during the Spanish Influenza Pandemic in 1918. What can we learn from these migrations that can help us navigate today’s crisis? Maine Wilderness as a Destination In the late 1800s and the… Read more »

Weathering the Pandemic

These are challenging times for all of us but, rest assured, everyone at Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is working hard to keep to our commitments. We have been designated an essential business because of the forest product industry’s importance to Maine. We have taken steps to protect our employees with sanitizing station, social distancing at… Read more »

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Building Away From the Crowds

Having access to a beautiful Katahdin Cedar Log Home retreat in the woods has been a real blessing for those of our customers fortunate to complete their dreams. If you’ve always wanted a sanctuary to get away from the city, now might be a great time to set out on that journey. While each family… Read more »

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Why Katahdin is the Top Choice for Log Homes

Choosing a log home manufacturer is a big decision. That’s why we’re confident that once you compare Katahdin Cedar Log Homes to any other log home maker, you’ll choose wisely. Here are some of the reasons why we remain the top choice for log home enthusiasts across the U.S. Northern White Cedar Yes, we can’t… Read more »

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Your Own Private (Kitchen) Island

Seems like kitchens everywhere are being designed with islands—both enormous and small. They’re an excellent way to approach the open plan designs that are found in many Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. Kitchen islands help define open space visually by placing a sharp line between the great room and kitchen. Kitchen islands can also allow for… Read more »

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Green Tip: Why Bidets are a Smart Choice

All of a sudden folks are paying attention to toilet paper. While stores struggle to keep bath tissue in stock, now is the perfect time to consider including a bidet or self-cleaning toilet in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. First the Savings You may not realize it, but the average U.S. household of 2.6 people… Read more »

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Building to Reduce Carbon Footprint: Cross Laminated Beams

A key element to reducing carbon footprint uses wood-based products to sequester carbon out of the atmosphere. A growing forest in Maine absorbs 1.4 tons of carbon from the atmosphere for every ton of wood produced. We love that equation at Katahdin Cedar Log Homes! In addition to construction from sustainable Northern White Cedar, we’ve… Read more »