Afirewater water vapor fireplace adds ambiance safely in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home.;

Green Tip: Water Vapor Fireplaces Add Drama

If you love the look of fire, but you’re concerned about safety and indoor air quality, there’s a fireplace solution for your new Katahdin Cedar Log Home. The Afirewater™ water vapor fireplace  may be a great option for real fire ambiance, with no flames, combustion gases or particulate matter. Because its fiery effect uses water… Read more »

Sun Blinds Add Privacy & Shade

Many Katahdin Cedar Log Homes are designed with attached pergolas, porches and decks. Adding sun blinds is an ingenious way to add privacy and control solar exposure to expand your outdoor areas. One Canadian company, Pylex, developed this system using their unique hardware system, that’s customizable for just about any location. Pylex manufactures their sun… Read more »


Back to Basics: Plumbing, HVAC, Electric

Once your Katahdin Cedar Log Home is enclosed, the work will begin on your home’s interior systems for water, power, connectivity, heating and cooling. We checked in with long-time Katahdin Dealer Bill Ryan, of North Point Contracting, to get the skinny on inside work on plumbing, HVAC & electric. Since each of these tasks will… Read more »


Still Two Spring Log Home Shows on Tap!

We’re heading to the hills for our two final log home shows of the spring: the Adirondacks and the Smoky Mountains! For traditional log home getaways, there’s nothing like the Lake George NY traditions in the scenic Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. For country charm and appeal, the Smoky Mountain areas of Sevierville and… Read more »


Back to Basics: Landscaping

With all the focus on the design and details of your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, it’s easy to neglect planning and budgeting for landscaping. Often the last time a new homeowner thinks about the setting for this major life investment is when selecting the land. But that beautiful spot needs some help recovering from the… Read more »


Wrapping Up Spring with 2 Log Home Shows

As we wind down the spring log home show season, here’s a reminder about our final log home shows until fall:  Lake George, N.Y. on May 3-5 and the Sevierville, Tenn., on June 7-9. Why not take the weekend and explore the beauty of these mountain resort areas, while learning about log homes? Log home… Read more »


Social Grilling Tables Makes Entertaining Fun

Entertaining family and friends just got a lot more fun. Social grilling tables put the grill master back around the table with guests for an enjoyable experience. These grilling tables are the brainchild of a California company, iBBQ to put the social back into backyard grilling.  How do they work? If you’ve ever experienced Korean… Read more »


Designing Your Log Home for Snow

Because Katahdin Cedar Log Homes’ headquarters is based in a snowy northern climate, we’ve always paid extra attention to how your log home interacts with snow. Our Katahdin in-house team designs our unique purlin roof systems for each customer’s specific location. We spoke with Jim Lyons, Vice President – Design and Engineering about the relationship… Read more »


Winter Days at Log Home Shows

Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you from realizing your log home dreams! Join us at one of our upcoming log home shows to meet log home professionals and learn about Katahdin’s unique approach. Log home shows like those happening in Kansas City and Atlanta are a great way to become better informed about Katahdin’s… Read more »


Log Off for the Weekend or Longer!

It’s so much fun to live life in a Katahdin Cedar Log Home! Stop dreaming and check out these log home rentals to experience all the amenities of our homes. From the soaring cathedral ceilings to the cozy comfort of well-sealed log walls, it’s a feeling that needs to be experienced first-hand. Fortunately, Katahdin Cedar… Read more »


Retro Electric Ceiling Fans Keep the Air Moving

One of the great features of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes are the soaring cathedral ceilings, log trusses and purlins. With all that air space, it’s essential to keep the warm air moving to improve your home’s comfort. For style and unique design appeal we love the ceiling fans made by Barn Light Electric Company. Retro… Read more »


Green Tip: Modern, Motorized Shades Fit Log Decor

We’ve had a number of questions about motorized shade options for the beautiful windows featured in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. J. Geiger Shades are  great custom motorized shades that can be controlled via your smart phone or smart control systems including Lutron, Savant, Crestron and Control 4.The shades can be hardwired, or battery operated. The… Read more »