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…

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…

Skycove & Awaken Skylight Enhance Outdoor Connections

Homeowners are spending a lot of time indoors these days. Window manufacturer Marvin relied on extensive research and innovative designs to create two window products to enhance connections to outdoor light, air and scenery. These two new products debuted at the 2020 International Builders Show: Marvin Skycove and Marvin Awaken Skylight. Both are designed to…

Innovative Smart Counter Brings Web Access to Kitchens

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to swipe your hand across a laser beam dot and activate a touchscreen on your kitchen countertop? You may be able to do just that in a few months. Atlas Granite, a Canadian company based in Edmonton, Alberta, has developed an elegant solution to having the web at…

Green Tip: Micro Combined Heat & Power System

If you’re looking for an innovative idea that combines the power generation of a whole house generator, heats domestic hot water, and provides space heating, check out the Micro Combined Heat & Power unit from Enginuity. The concept is a simple one, replace the traditional gas fired water heater with a unit that generates hot…

Log Home Show Update + Logapalooza

Hope for the best, plan for the worst is how we operate at Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. As of this writing, the two planned Log Home Shows in Roanoke Va., and Lake George, N.Y., will be postponed until this fall season. With so many large events being postponed or canceled, we hope you’ll keep current…

Break Out of Winter Hibernation with a Visit to a Log Home Show!

It’s easy with cooler weather and the end of the holiday season to hibernate at home until the sun rises higher in the sky. Getting out to visit a fun-filled and informative log home show may be just the ticket for your winter blahs. Check out this weekend’s Kansas City, Mo., event or  celebrate leap…

Green Tip: Aquor House Hydrant System

Your access to outdoor water has just gotten a whole lot easier with the Aquor House Hydrant system. Like the incandescent light bulb that used century-old technology well beyond its time, those clunky, brass exterior faucet valves are a real pain. Aquor has developed a system that uses water pressure and a unique plug-and-play system…

Building to Cut Carbon Footprint: Finishing Tile

Your progress in reducing your Katahdin Cedar Log Home’s carbon footprint is off to a good start with carbon-storing Northern White Cedar log construction and wood-based insulation courtesy of GO Lab’s Madison, Me., plant. There are lots of areas to target inside your new home to achieve a lower carbon footprint. Sustainable Ceramic Tile That’s…

Building to Cut Carbon Footprint: New Insulation Options

Reducing your carbon footprint is one trend that is top of mind for residential builders. Your new Katahdin Cedar Log Home, constructed from sustainable Northern White Cedar, is the first step to start turning the carbon meter back. With the starting point of this sustainable wood building component, homeowners can turn to other elements in…

Construction Loan Update

For many Katahdin Cedar Log Home customers, building a log home is a new and sometimes challenging process. There are lots of details involved and it can be a little complicated. We checked in with an expert to give you an update on how construction loans work. For construction loan insights, we spoke with Debra…

Building to Cut Carbon Footprint: Wood Buildings

Climate change offers challenges as well as opportunities when considering the best way to live and work in the world. Increasingly, consumers are assessing what their carbon impact on the environment is for  everything from transportation, food and shelter. Carbon footprint is defined as the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by an entity.  Our focus,…