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Checklist for Spring: 5 Steps to Get Your Home Ready


Warm days are coming! So now’s the perfect time to get your home ready for the sunny days ahead. Maintaining the exterior of your home is important to keep it secure from normal wear and tear and any weather that comes your way. Good maintenance habits will protect your home, which of course is one […]

Add Instant Character with Wall Planks


Looking to add some interest to your interior décor? Why not install Wall Planks? Made in Wisconsin using 100% North American wood, Wall Planks come in a gorgeous array of shades to suit any design, from classic to contemporary and everything in between. These attractive, natural wood tones add instant character, warming up your walls […]

Refresh for Spring: 3 Tips to Get Your Home Ready


Dreary weather getting you down?  Hang in there! Though spring may seem far away, it’ll be here before you know it. Why not use these wet, wintry days to get your home’s interior dressed and ready for spring? Then when warm, sunny days arrive, you can head outdoors and soak up the sunshine. We have […]

Carpet – the Unsung Hero of Flooring


We believe that carpeting is a great flooring choice. Why? It instantly softens a space, lending a quiet and inviting atmosphere. With its wonderful array of textures, colors, and environmentally friendly fibers, it’s a great choice for most any room in your home. Technological advances have made carpet easier to clean than ever, so it’s […]

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays


Want to spruce up your home for the holidays? Despite the fact that it’s a busy time, there are simple and inexpensive ways to refresh your home and welcome those special family members and guests in festive style. Here are our top 5 tips for getting your home ready for the holidays: Make a Plan […]

Winterizing Your Home – Our Top 6 Tips


Autumn is here, and it’s the perfect time to winterize your home. Your humble abode provides shelter from the cold, harsh elements, so taking inventory now on what projects must be done will ensure your family stays warm and safe all winter long. Here are our top 6 tips to help get your home ready […]

Social Media: Where to Find Us


Did you know that we’re active on several social media sites? In addition to visiting with you all at our store downtown, we love connecting with our friends and neighbors online too. Here’s a list of the places you’ll find us: Facebook Our Facebook page is a great place to touch base with us, check […]

5 Tips for Choosing Exterior Paint Colors


The right exterior paint colors can add character and subtle drama. It’s often the first impression people get of your home, so the right combination of hues can boost curb appeal. Choosing colors, whether with paint, siding, or other materials, is an important decision, one best made after careful consideration.  Here are 5 tips to […]

Get Ready for Spring – 5 Exterior Home Maintenance Tips


Spring is just around the corner  –  next week, to be exact. Whether the temperatures reflect that fact or not, there’s one thing we can count on, warmer weather is sure to come. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to start taking inventory of exterior projects. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or prefer […]

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Contractor


This month’s advice comes from Doug Wilson, the resident expert at the PaintSource Network. Located in Lexington, KY, PaintSource offers guidance, tips, and resources for your painting and wood coating projects. We asked Doug to share his thoughts on choosing a good contractor. With his extensive knowledge of products, methods, and good old-fashioned workmanship, we […]