Another sign that it’s been a wacky weather season is the early apple harvest we’re having in Maine. Many orchards opened for picking last week, a full month or so earlier than normal. The blueberry crop this summer was also bountiful and early. Add that to really low lobster prices, and the Maine culinary outlook is bright!
We’re really getting rolling on our Pinterest boards, and folks are enjoying the photos we’re posting. If you’ve not caught on to this latest entry in the social media circuit, we find it’s a great way to identify home looks and features to build a notebook for your dream log home electronically. Check out Katahdin’s Pinterest boards here
In this newsletter we talk to several of our dealers to get insights on what to expect from your initial log home consultation. Each dealer has interesting insights and tips for customers just getting started, as well as some practical pointers for getting the most out of that first sit-down.
Log homes can be interesting to decorate because of their dramatic features and spaces. This month we take a look at statement lighting, and how choosing the right chandelier can transform a space. It is also the ideal time to order bulbs for planting to enjoy flowers in the coming spring. We explore some places to buy as well as tips for naturalizing daffodils, and getting the most from bulb flower varieties.
For many homeowners the shift from city water to a private well system can be daunting. Once your well is in, we troubleshoot some of the reasons why a well might fail and how to deal with a loss of water access. And finally, we step into the kitchen for our Green Tip to explore the benefits of installing LED undercabinet lighting.
Preparing for Your First Log Home Consultation
After many months or years dreaming about your dream log home, you’re finally ready to jump into the process. That first meeting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never built a home before. Get some tips here from our experts about what to expect.
Statement Lighting: Selecting the Right Chandelier
Log homes often feature dramatic rooms with soaring purlins and open floor plans. Many times these larger common rooms are centered around a beautiful fireplace, a great view or a communal kitchen designed for entertaining. Lighting these rooms can be achieved while adding a statement when the right chandelier or fixture is found. Learn how to find the right chandelier.
Ordering Bulbs: Time to Plan for Spring Blooms!
We look at ordering, planting and the best way getting bulbs in before your home is finished. Click here to learn more.
Troubleshooting Your Private Well
Living with a private well is sometimes a new experience for log home owners, so we spoke with an expert to get a sense of what a well owner should monitor. Learn the three troubleshooting questions you need to ask to diagnose well problems. Click here.
Green Tip: LED Undercabinet Lighting for Kitchens
If you’re looking for a green way to illuminate your countertops and kitchen prep areas, LED undercabinet lights are the smart way to go. Learn how here.