Did You Know Our Design Center Helps With These?

It is called the Kitchen and Bath Design Center, so we understand why one might think that is all we do. While we definitely specialize in both of those, that isn’t all we can do. Our experts have helped homeowners with a lot of custom projects. Just like kitchens and bathrooms, no household is the same. Yes, houses can be similar but our lifestyles can vary from homeowner to homeowner. That is why we are happy to help with making the most of your space. Here are some other projects our design center can help you with.

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4 DIY Woodworking Projects to Get You in the Fall Spirit

4 DIY Woodworking Projects to Get You in the Fall Spirit

As the weather begins to chill and the holiday season is fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to get in the spirit of fall. And, to heck with store-bought Halloween and fall-inspired home decor. We know you would rather make them yourself (it’s more fun that way too). So, take a weekend with the family, head out to the garage, and get your hands dirty with some DIY woodworking projects. Here are four fun projects that can all be finished up in the span of a “fan-less” football game.

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Is Your Exhaust Fan Rated for the Size of Your Bathroom?

Is Your Exhaust Fan Rated for the Size of Your Bathroom?

This might seem like a small part of your bathroom but exhaust fans can make a big difference. Exhaust fans help remove moisture from a room. Which, we all know bathrooms create plenty of. Fans also help eliminate and control bathroom odors. Not just the ones you are thinking of though. This includes reducing fumes from cleaning agents too. Essentially, they help with indoor air quality. However, not all exhaust fans are created equal. That is why we want to make sure you have the right exhaust fan for your bathroom.

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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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