This month, we tackle one major decision our customers need to make when building their Katahdin Cedar Log Home: hiring a builder. We spoke to veteran Katahdin contractor and dealer, Steve Howard, who provided us with his top ten tips for finding a builder. If you’ve never built a home before, here’s a helpful checklist to get you on the right path.
We’ve always been proponents of alternative energy, especially wind. But how does this alternative power translate into reducing your dependence on fossil fuel? One way that’s coming to light is the Electric Thermal Storage unit. Because of their unique storage capacity, they can offer a low-cost heating option.
Proper ventilation is essential for indoor air quality and making sure your stove hood matches up with your range BTU output is an important factor to consider in kitchen design. We found some unique French panel doors that could bring a look of nature to you home’s interior. Finally, many people enjoy the rainshower effect in their bathrooms. In our Green Tip, we review new low-flow rain showerheads that keep water consumption down with plenty of pressure and good looks.
Top Ten Tips for Finding a Builder
If you’ve never built a home before, the interviewing process can be daunting. We spoke with one of our most experienced log home contractors, who has some solid advice for home owners interviewing for their log home builder. Click here for some tips to get you started.
Electric Thermal Storage Units Offer Inexpensive Heating Options
For those homeowners looking to move away from fuel oil’s price volatility, electricity may be a new heating option-when paired with Electric Thermal Storage and off-peak pricing. Learn More.
Can Your Hood Handle the Heat?
Professional style ranges are now a must-have in modern kitchens, but what many people don’t realize is how much more heat, smoke and steam these high-end ranges produce. Open plan log homes make ventilation and exhaust control an important part of planning the kitchen and maintaining air quality in the living spaces. To make sure your hood can handle the heat, click here.
Resin Panel Doors are a Natural Fit
Looking for something different for interior doors in your log home? We think these resin panel doors might just do the trick. See more.
Green Tip: Rain Shower Heads
Low-flow shower heads don’t have to mean less power or glamour. Some manufacturers have risen to the challenge of providing a satisfying natural rain shower experience with less water. Learn More.