How to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

Good news: you don’t have to remodel your kitchen to get more storage. It also doesn’t need to cost a lot of money either. Sometimes it just takes good ‘ol creativity and some great solutions. That is why we got together some of our favorite kitchen storage ideas. These vary from ingenious organization to amazing space-saving hardware.  So let’s get cooking on how to increase your kitchen storage.

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Let the Sunshine in With VELUX Skylights

Let the Sunshine in With VELUX Skylights

There are countless benefits to adding skylights to your home. They serve as a source of natural light, provide warmth and bring in the fresh air. And, of course, they are simply beautiful in design. But for many, it can be difficult to navigate the options for skylight materials. Here’s a look at the VELUX skylights we offer at Friel Lumber.

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Outdoor Patio and Party Ideas for Summer

Outdoor Patio and Party Ideas for Summer

As a homeowner, you look forward to the summer season to get the best use out of your outdoor space. With the right touches, you can turn the outside of your home into the place to be – whether you’re hosting a barbecue or enjoying fireflies at night. Here are some ways to spice up your outdoor patio or backyard for entertaining your friends and family this summer.

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When to Hire a Contractor

When to Hire a Contractor

Are you renovating a room in your home, considering a major remodel, or building a new house from the ground up? If so, there are many benefits to hiring a contractor. You may be pretty handy, but unless you work in the construction industry, the complexity of these projects could get the best of you. A contractor’s expertise can help your project go smoothly and help you avoid costly mistakes. Here are a few things to know before you hire a contractor.

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Build Your Own Picnic Table

Build Your Own Picnic Table

While there are many picnic tables available for purchase, building your own is affordable and will instill a strong sense of pride once the job is done. Plus, constructing a table is simpler and less time consuming than you think. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a long-lasting addition to your landscape.

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5 Weekend Wood Projects

5 Weekend Wood Projects

At Friel Lumber, our ideal weekend always involves sawdust and wood stain. Now that summer’s here to stay, take advantage of this warm weather and get all your projects done. Whether you’re a master craftsman or just getting your toes wet, it’s time to break out the nails and sandpaper. Whatever weekend wood projects are on your to-do list this summer, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top five summer projects, then stop in to pick up all the lumber you might need.

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What to Look for in Quality Windows

What to Look for in Quality Windows

Windows are a big investment. Naturally, you want to choose the right material, style, and brand when replacing old windows or buying them for the first time. If you want to make sure your new windows look great and perform well for many years to come, keep an eye out for these features. Then, you can start spotting quality windows like a pro.

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The Friel Lumber Difference

The Friel Lumber Difference

Working on a project? You can count on Friel Lumber Company to guide you through, from start to finish. We’re here anytime you need lumber, building materials, or custom solutions. Since 1903, we’ve been one of the top lumber companies in Queen Anne’s County. And, because of the Friel Lumber difference, our customers keep choosing us again and again over big box stores.

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Deck Material 101

Deck Material 101

If you’re thinking about a new deck, one of the most important factors to consider is the deck material. Ultimately, the material you choose affects how the deck looks and feels, as well as its lifespan. Plus, the location of the deck and its usage also affect which deck material best-suits your project. Friel Lumber Company carries a range of decking brands and materials to help you find what you’re looking for. Not sure which one to pick? We’re here to help.

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Gorgeous Split-Entry Foyers That Inspire

Gorgeous Split-Entry Foyers That Inspire

Split-level housing became popular in the 1960s, as it provided a way to separate family activities. In this style of home, the front door leads to a small foyer halfway between the upper and lower floors. Stairs immediately ascend and descend from the entryway, creating a lack of storage room. But, with any home, there are ways to add storage to even the smallest of spaces. These gorgeous split-entry foyers are sure to inspire your next project.

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