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7 Questions to Ask Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Jen Behunin - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home and deserves a lot of care and attention when remodeling. After all, the kitchen is more than just a place where you prepare your meals. It’s a place for your friends and family to spend time together and a nice kitchen will do wonders for the value of your home. An outdated kitchen makes for an outdated home and undertaking a remodeling project is often a worthy investment. Before you begin a kitchen remodel, however, you should ask yourself these 7 questions:   Read the Full Story

What to Ask Before Buying a New Front Door

Jen Behunin - Friday, August 04, 2017

As you may be aware, making occasional upgrades to your home can increase its value and improve its longevity as well. One such upgrade is having a new front door installed. A new door can not only increase its value, but improve safety and energy efficiency, as well. Before taking the step of upgrading your door (or doors), it’s a good idea to consider a few things. Here are a few questions you should ask before purchasing a new door:  Read the Full Story

Considering a New Fence? Start Here.

Jen Behunin - Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Projects You Should Leave to a Professional

Jen Behunin - Thursday, June 08, 2017

Few things are more satisfying than completing a DIY project. Taking building projects into your own hands can save you money while also providing you with valuable education and allowing you to create something to your own exact specifications. Certain projects, however, are still best left to a professional.   Read the Full Story

Fencing Ideas For Your Backyard

Jen Behunin - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fencing can take on many looks and functions when used in residential settings. It can create privacy, it can be designed for the safety of pets and young family members, or it can be used to add to the ambiance of your home. Below we discuss some of the most common reasons people build a fence here in Boise and the Treasure Valley and give some ideas and considerations for anyone building a fence in our area. For more ideas, tips and tricks stop by one of our local lumberyards to talk to one of our experts and see what we have available for you.  If you’re looking for installation, we offer easy, professional fencing installation out of our Caldwell location.

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7 Kitchen Trends that are HOT in 2017

Website Administrator - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

If you put kitchen remodeling on your 2017 to-do list you may be looking for some ideas to get your project started. Whether you are planning a do-it-yourself approach with assistance from your local building supply store or are looking to outsource the project to professional designers, this list of the hottest kitchen remodeling trends expected this year will give you some good ideas to start mulling.

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For the Love of Vinyl - Everything You Need To Know

Website Administrator - Monday, February 27, 2017

When it comes to home maintenance, quick and easy is the name of the game.

After all, you don’t want to spend your time on honey-do projects every weekend. The quicker you can get things done, the easier it is to move on to the things you really enjoy.

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What to Consider When Buying a New Door

Jen Behunin - Thursday, December 29, 2016

When considering the purchase of a new door, there are a number of factors to take into account: material, energy efficiency and design are great starting points.  Read the Full Story

Top Home Improvement Projects for Adding Value to Your Home

Jen Behunin - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The home improvement projects that add the most value to your home may not actually be the first ones that comes to mind. Most frequently we tend to think of cosmetic projects, like installing granite countertops, or wrought iron bannisters. However, in the long run, basic home maintenance projects actually hold more value than cosmetic updates. Home improvement projects that create the most value vary by region, but there are some general rules of thumb. Projects that replace old components with upgraded, functionally superior products of the same nature (think doors, windows, and siding) tend to bring the highest return on investment. Kitchen remodels are the exception when it comes to cosmetic projects. They are on-par with replacing siding, recouping almost 92% of cost in resale value (based on a $15,000 remodel).  Read the Full Story

Prepare Your Wood Deck for Winter

Jen Behunin - Monday, October 31, 2016

Once again, summer has come to an end and winter is fast approaching. While you've spent your summer sitting outside on the deck and enjoying the nice, warm weather, now is the time to start thinking about how to protect your property from the coming changes in the weather. If you don't act to take care of your deck now, then the weather can do a number on it before next summer rolls around. Here are 8 ways you can prepare the deck of your home for the cold weather:  Read the Full Story