Kitchen Cabinet Styles – What Is The Best Look For Your Kitchen?

Kitchen Cabinet Styles - What Is The Best Look For Your Kitchen?

There are a lot of kitchen cabinet styles. And when we talk about cabinets, it is really the door style or face-frame we are talking about. While you can get the entire cabinet made out of various materials, for this article we want to focus on the design. Unlike books, we are going to be judging the cover. Since there are so many kitchen cabinet styles, we want to make it easier. Here is a break down of the most common types and which kitchens they work best with.

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How to Build a Deck – The Basics Part One

How to Build a Deck - The Basics Part One

The central piece of any new deck project is having a solid foundation that supports the structure. Specifically, deck post brackets, which are typically anchored to concrete footings, act as the feet of the deck. Their job is to ensure the new deck can withstand varying degrees of weight. But, in order to build a deck that is safe and will last for decades, it’s important to properly install your deck posts.

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What is the Kitchen Triangle?

What is the Kitchen Triangle?

If you know anything about kitchen functionality (or you just happen to have a kitchen yourself), you may have heard of the “working triangle” or the “ kitchen triangle” design. The decades-old design concept implies that a kitchen’s three main work areas will always connect to form a triangle shape. Specifically, the sink, the refrigerator, and the stove. Now, take a moment and think about the layout of your kitchen. Can you find the triangle hidden in there? We’re willing to bet you can.

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Pressure Treated Wood – What, Where, and How

Pressure Treated Wood - What, Where, and How

There is a lot of information about pressure-treated wood out there. And, unless you are a contractor, some of the details can be overwhelming. This is why we wanted to put together a list of the top three questions we get regarding pressure-treated lumber. If you are a homeowner or looking to do an outdoor project, this might be helpful. If you have any additional questions, our staff at Friel Lumber is happy to help.

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How to Pick Out the Best Hardware for Your Kitchen

How to Pick Out the Best Hardware for Your Kitchen

When we talk about kitchen hardware, we are typically referring to the cabinet hardware. This means handles and pulls. So, no matter if you are doing a complete remodel, or just want to spruce it up, the hardware is key to your kitchen’s design. It is also typically the last thing you choose in your kitchen. So, how do you pick out the best hardware for your kitchen? Here are some great tips to get you going in the right direction.

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Dream Bathroom Remodeling Tips You Need To Know

Dream Bathroom Remodeling Tips You Need To Know

There is a reason that bathroom remodeling is one of the preferred renovations in a home. Not only does it add to the quality of life, but many homeowners can increase the value of their homes. Depending on what you do, you can recoup 50-65% of remodeling costs when going to sell your home. However, it is important to make sure you know exactly what you should be spending on and where you can cut costs. That is why we put together these dream bathroom remodeling tips to help you. 

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Inspirational Quotes You’ll Love to Hang in Your Home

Inspirational Quotes You'll Love to Hang in Your Home

We do a lot of articles about updating, designing, and making big remodeling decisions in your home. Except there is one thing that we don’t discuss a lot of, decor. And that is for good reason. While we can remodel kitchens or baths like no other, we are not interior designers. If it’s what backsplash works with your countertops, we got you. That being said, what makes a house a home is the character we add to it. At Friel Lumber, we are all about putting your own stamp on your home. That is why we want to talk about wall art. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to jazz up any room. And there are a lot of inspirational quotes to choose from. Here are some great quotes you’ll love to hang in your home.

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5 Summer DIY Projects That Make You Feel Accomplished

5 Summer DIY Projects That Make You Feel Accomplished

Being quarantined and practicing social distancing has us all having a bit of cabin fever. And, with warm weather right around the corner, we will want to be more active outside. To help with staying occupied and getting outside, we came up with a collection of summer DIY projects. These range from weekend warrior projects, to bigger undertakings. However, no matter what, all will make you feel accomplished when you are done. Here are some things to try this summer.

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How to Keep Your Kitchen Organized During Quarantine

How to Keep Your Kitchen Organized During Quarantine

Quarantine life is a much different world. And when it comes to our kitchens, they are working overtime. Anyone with large families or kids understands just how much. Kitchens have always been the main hub for our households. Now, even more so while we practice social distancing. The challenge can be on how to keep your kitchen organized and safe during this time.  We’ve put together some suggestions to help your kitchen feel less chaotic while staying at home.

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How to Teach Kids About Tools

How to Teach Kids About Tools

While Maryland residents are required to shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty of time to keep the kids busy with a few DIY projects. Not only are these projects fun and entertaining, but they can also provide an effective way to teach kids about tools.

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