It’s been a wild month in Maine! It started off with a freakish Halloween storm in New England followed by a late autumn stretch of warm sunny days. As we say in Maine, if you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes!
With the cold weather on our doorstep, this month we turn our attention to more ways to save money on energy, with the second in our series about passive house technology. This month the focus is windows and doors — getting the right design is essential for maintaining the airtight envelope as well as providing the passive solar benefits.
We found some great looking ideas for kitchen design, focusing on the sink and backsplash area for elements from nature. Also inside the home, we review some options for the most restful of seating, the rocking chair.
Our dealer network has been growing in a westerly direction. We talk with some of the newest dealers in Katahdin’s team and how Katahdin is a great choice for homeowners in the Midwest. Finally in this month’s Green Tip, we review three ways green building provides additional tangible benefits to homeowners as the practice becomes more mainstream in the US.
Windows and doors play an essential role in passive homes by providing a airtight continuous sealed exterior envelope with high insulation values as well as providing the passive solar heating element to keep the home warm. Read more.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated new look for your kitchen, designers have been creating kitchen designs that draw their good looks from nature.The kitchen sink and back splash is an area that can have a big impact without breaking the bank. Click here for ideas!
There’s certainly nothing more relaxing than the gentle rhythms of a rocking chair. Many families treasure the well-used antique rockers that grandma used to calm the generations of infants in her care. We’ve located some sources for great rocking chairs here.
Although energy efficiency and “green” construction have been making inroads in the U.S. market, it has taken a while for consumers to understand the benefits in long-term use and enjoyment of a green home. Several recent initiatives have made the benefits of building and buying green housing more tangible. Learn more here.