Summer has finally arrived for her brief visit to Maine. It’s a busy time for us and our mill operations are running at full steam to get this building season’s Katahdin Cedar Log Homes to their final destinations.
This month, we explore five aspects of cost comparison as it pertains to log homes. We find this is probably the most confusing part of selecting a log home manufacturer, since there is a broad range of variables when it comes to pricing. We’ve attempted to simplify the comparison process, so that you can better understand what “complete package” really means.
As the weather heats up we take a look at the benefits of opting for a slab foundation over a full basement. You may be surprised at what your energy savings can be! Home safes are becoming more popular as homeowners take a closer look at the safety, convenience and security of their valuables, papers and other items traditionally stored in a bank vault. We provide the tips on how to select the right home safe for your needs, as well as what the options are.
Two stories take a vintage look at the world: heirloom seeds for flowers and vegetables and vintage accessories to add just the right touch in any room of the home.
Finally, we had our first-ever LogHome.com Webinar, “Energy Saving Solutions” on June 23 where we reviewed some of the ways to make your log home more energy efficient as well as save energy dollars.
We’ve always been advocates of cost comparison, and encourage our potential customers to compare bids for their log homes. We understand that price is a very big factor in selecting a log home company. But the bottom line doesn’t always tell the whole story. Learn more here.
Many homeowners are including plans for a home safe, for an added sense of security, fire protection for important papers and valuables and convenience. Whether it’s a simple gray lockbox or a device that secures items by deception, a home safe can be a good investment. Crack the code on safes here.
Everyone seems to have a childhood tomato or sweet corn memory of perfection. Heirloom seeds can be one way to recapture the magic- and for some, a means to protect their food supply. See how.
Large furnishings for log homes can be relatively easy to find, but when it comes to the everyday little tools and implements, it’s a little harder to move beyond plastic and disposable. See what we’ve found online here.
Most homes are built with basements or crawlspaces. When the home site has a high water table, ledge or other issues that might be problematic for a basement, a slab foundation with footings is probably the way to go. There are also some nice benefits for opting to build on a slab foundation. Learn more.