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The Hottest Trends in Kitchen Design

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It has been an interesting year for home design. Tons of new styles have been introduced to consumers and at the same time many older ones are coming back. Your kitchen says a lot about you, and as a main gathering space and focal point in your home, why not show it off? With social dynamics and technology constantly changing, so will your kitchen design. Here are some of the hottest trends in kitchen design you haveto get your hands on.   

Shelving: This design trend is growing at a rapid pace. Adding shelving to your kitchen will make this space feel and appear larger. Shelves will create an open, clean look that many homeowners are going after. And when placed appropriately throughout your kitchen, shelves will complement your cabinetry nicely. Instead of horizontal shelving, vertical dividers are the go-to right now. This type of storage is a stylish, attractive alternative to storing plates, cookie sheets, etc. So, if you’re thinking of innovative new ways to store everyday kitchen items, explore this option, you might be surprised at how a few shelves completely transform your space. 

Cabinet Colors: Whites, grays, and dark colors are hot!  White will always be a kitchen favorite because it’s clean, simple, beautiful and above all, timeless. It doesn’t matter what style your kitchen boasts, white is sure to be a big trend for years! Gray is another popular cabinet color because of its versatility. It’s a stunning, elegant color that looks amazing when paired with any design element. Something new that’s hot and trending is dark, jewel tones like navy, plum and emerald green. Cabinets boasting these rich colors create a unique, elegant ambiance that is really admired right now. Bold cabinet colors may not be the most fashionable when compared to whites and grays, but they are certainly catching up.

Countertops: Quartz still remains on top when it comes to high-end countertops. It’s durable, anti-microbial, simple to clean and is built to last. Modern technology has allowed manufacturers to create quartz in a wide range of colors and designs, including stone patterns. With a number of homeowners choosing cabinetry colors like white, gray, or taupe, fresh quartz options are really hot in kitchen trends right now, too.

Textures: We’ve seen kitchen trends featuring materials with really great texture. Islands are boasting rough-cut wood to play off natural elements, and metal piping is being used to showcase an industrial look and feel. Backsplashes that are beveled or sculpted have become increasingly popular, while generating a picture-perfect focal point in your kitchen. Adding materials with some texture will create a different - but extremely classy - finish to your kitchen design.

If the time to design the kitchen of your dreams is now, stop by Fischer Lumber. We carry the best of the best in flooring, cabinets, countertops and more! The experienced staff members on our team are incredibly knowledgeable in the hottest kitchen trends. When you’re ready, we’re ready to go to work! Call us today at (618) 259-7434 or drop by and see us in E. Alton.

Choosing Laminate Countertops

Screen Shot 2018 10 24 at 8.35.33 AMYou’ve decided to enter the world of laminate countertop shopping! Even though marble and granite are “in” right now, they just aren’t your style - and that’s okay. There are plenty of laminate options and designs that will match both your style and your budget perfectly! 

Laminate countertops are made from layers of resin-coated brown paper - squeezed together under high heat and pressure. Each laminate countertop has a decorative layer (the top piece that people see) made of colored paper. It’s covered with a plastic overlay - resulting in hard, durable countertops that are water resistant, easy to clean, and affordable.

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The Benefits of Flooring with AdvanTech

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Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your current place, we need to talk flooring. It’s easy to quickly get absorbed in all the options, but before the flooring craze sweeps you off your feet, let’s make sure your subflooring is up to par.

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Tackle that Fall Fencing Project with Cedar

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October is just days away and pretty soon the leaves will change. All summer long you told yourself: “I’ll tackle that fence in the fall.” Well, fall is upon us and so is that fencing project. You may not think so, but this project will be a breeze - assuming you choose the right wood for this task and you will with our help.

There is certainly no shortage when it comes to wood fencing materials. Just a few options include bamboo, spruce and pine - all easily manufactured for fence construction. But, if you’re ready to install a wood fence that is both cost-effective and classy; western red cedar is it. And as a bonus, locally owned and operated Fischer Lumber, chooses to carry it.

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Ready, Set, Replace!

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It still feels like summer; you’ve had a few months of great backyard BBQs, laying in the hammock, sprucing up your landscaping and enjoying the sunshine. But cooler temps are on their way and so is cold, blustery weather. You’ve spent probably the past 5 months preparing your home for summer, but what about winter? It’s not too soon to start examining areas that may need some work; like your windows for example.

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Your Cabinet Quick Guide


Selecting and buying cabinetry for your home is a big job and a substantial investment. Like any large purchase, there are things you should consider before you buy. You surely have a number of questions, but don’t worry, we’re here to help!

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Make a Bold Statement with Interior Doors

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Interior doors can act as visual statement pieces in your home. Whether you notice it or not, they make an impression. A number of homeowners focus on countertops, flooring, lighting, etc. to serve their sense of style. They tend to forget just how much interior doors can do as well. It’s important to select interior doors that will meet your standards while matching your style. The options are extensive, but we’ll take a look at some of the best designs to consider.

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