When it’s warm-or hot, depending where you’re reading this-it’s hard to think about winter and heating costs. But in Maine, the conversation generally works its way around to the heating season and how much wood you’ve cut, split, and stacked for the coming season. Energy efficiency is a major part of that equation, both for your pocketbook and for your new log home’s code compliance.
In this newsletter we also take on a weather-related topic: safe rooms in your home. These shelters are designed to protect your family from flying debris in a severe thunderstorm, hurricane or tornado.
Leather furniture is such a great decorative addition to rustic style log homes. This month we provide six tips for purchasing leather furniture that will provide many years of comfort. And following on our lawn games story, we tackle rainy day board games-from the classic to the new. And finally our green tip uncovers a new sustainable hardwood that can provide a beautiful look to your cabinetry.
Safe Rooms: What’s the Plan?
After seeing a number of truly devastating storms wreak havoc on Americans, it seemed like a good time to learn more about the lifesaving benefits of designing a safe room in your new home. Learn more here.
Six Tips for Buying Leather Furniture
For durability, comfort and a natural style that fits well in log homes, few upholstery types match up to leather. But with so many options for furniture available, make sure you understand what you are getting in a piece of leather furniture. Click here for six tips to get you started.
Rainy Day Pursuits: Rediscovering Board Games
In last month’s View from Up North we explored lawn games as a way to bring families together. But when it’s rainy out and temperatures fall, families can still come together around board games of all types. Roll the dice here!
Green Tip: Lyptus Hardwood Cabinetry
Searching for a different look for cabinets? A newly available sustainable hardwood may be the answer for your new look. Check it out here.