Trade Tip Tuesday – Use A Number System For Plan Changes

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! The kids may be starting back at school soon but summer’s not over yet. We hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks before getting everyone back to the grind. For this week’s Trade Tip let’s talk about one of the most exciting moments in the beginning of your design process:… Read more »

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Fall Means Football, Foliage and Log Home Shows!

When folks start talking about pumpkin spice anything, that’s a signal that our fall log home show schedule is starting up. If you’re eager   to get started on the road to a custom Katahdin Cedar Log Home, these events are a way to drill down into the log home lifestyle. When you visit our… Read more »

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Just Getting Started? Check out our Back to Basics Series!

Over the past year, we’ve developed a series of articles designed to walk Katahdin Cedar Log Home buyers through the process of building. From initial design to infrastructure, energy efficiency and landscaping, these 13 articles provide insights and tips to help you navigate the building adventure. We spoke to experts in every aspect, including Katahdin… Read more »

7 Hot New Kitchen Design Trends

Kitchen designs are becoming sleeker and more individualized—especially in log home designs. While super modern, contemporary kitchen designs may seem like a mismatch for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, we’ve found seven trends that may translate well in your custom kitchen. Linear Lighting It seems like the pendant light has run its course. New kitchen… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Add Log Rows to Maximize Space

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for this week’s Trade Tip. We’re still talking about design this week. After all, it’s the biggest and most important part of your journey to a log home and there’s a lot for us to cover. So, let’s get right to this week’s tip: Add Log Rows… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Your New Home Should Start with Your Old Home

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to this week’s Trade Tip! We’re going to continue talking about the design process and head right into this week’s tip: Your New Home Should Start with Your Old Home. Designing a new custom log home is an immensely exciting process, but it can also feel very daunting. The internet… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Square Footage Can Be Deceiving

Good morning and welcome back to Trade Tip Tuesday! As I mentioned last time, this week’s tip is going to be about the design process and how Square Footage Can Be Deceiving. Let’s dive in! Designing a new home is an exciting process but it can also be overwhelming. We have hundreds of home plans… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Read Your Contract Carefully

Welcome back to Trade Tip Tuesdays! We hope you’ve been enjoying this series so far, we certainly have. Let’s get right into this week’s tip: Read Your Contract Carefully. If you’re like me, you have hit many an “accept” button on a phone or app’s Terms of Service without actually reading it. And who could… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Use The Same Floor Plan To Compare

Welcome back to Trade Tip Tuesdays! Let’s dive right into this week’s tip: When comparing log home companies always use the same floor plan. Last week we talked about how there’s a lot of variation with log home companies when it comes to their kits. But the materials list is just ONE of many things… Read more »

Get Your Calendars Out! This Fall is Full of Log Home Events!

If you’re eager to get started on the road to designing and building your own Katahdin Cedar Log Home, these events are a way to dive deep into the log home lifestyle. You can count on honest and expert advice on building, as well as meet knowledgeable dealers from your area. Over the years, many… Read more »

Green Tip: Variable Speed Pool Pumps

Many Katahdin Cedar Log Home owners dream of having their own swimming pool as part of summer fun. But powering the pool pump can dampen the fun when the electricity bill arrives. For homeowners who hope to save energy, Pentair has developed a line of variable speed pool pumps that can cut the power costs… Read more »

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GarageSmart Elevates Storage Options

Looking for a great way to store your summertime gear? The folks at GarageSmart have designed some nifty lifts to get bulky gear off the ground and out of the way. Using a hoist cable, motorized lift and simplified mounting brackets, the GarageSmart product line has several solutions for bikes, rooftop carriers and other bulky garage-stored… Read more »