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Choosing A Contractor Versus Doing It Yourself

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There is no better feeling than getting your hands dirty and being able to check home improvement projects off your list of things to do. However, sometimes we take on jobs that might be a little over our head. There are several factors that contribute to whether you should hire a contractor, or take on a project using your own craftsmanship.

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Winter Home Improvement Projects

With the cold weather keeping you locked up indoors, the winter season is the perfect time to work on some home improvement projects. Here are five simple winter projects that you can tackle before spring arrives:

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Tools Every Homeowner Needs

Maintenance is one of the countless responsibilities of owning your own home. With that being said, some breaks and leaks cannot be fixed with simply a hammer and a nail. Here is a list of the basic tools that every homeowner should have stocked in their tool shed:

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens are often thought of as the heart of our homes, the place where meals, conversations and laughs are shared. Kitchen cabinetry helps create both the look and feel of your kitchen. Picking out the perfect cabinets for your kitchen can be overwhelming and stressful, but our team of professional designers at Fischer Lumber can help.

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AttiCat Blown-in Insulation Now Available at Fischer Lumber

With the harsh, cold Illinois winter upon us, keeping our home warm and cozy can put a strain on our monthly budget. Did you know that properly insulating your home could lower your annual heating and cooling bill by up to 15 percent? If your home is not well insulated, warm air can easily escape from your home in the winter, resulting in a costly heating bill. Since heat rises, having your attic insulated is especially important during the winter season.

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Fischer Lumber Co. Steps Up as Sponsor of the 2016 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour

Fischer Lumber Co. is one of the sponsors of this year’s Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour on Sun., Dec.4. The self-guided tours of eight beautiful JSC logoGlen Carbon and Edwardsville homes will be held from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the tour, guests will witness some of the best in holiday décor and design and will receive special giveaways from event sponsors. This year’s tour includes a canned food and diaper collection for the Glen Ed Pantry.

Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at the following local businesses for $25 per ticket: Miss Bailey’s Poppy Patch, YMCA (both locations), Metro Eye Care, Gingham Buffalo, Where They Roam, Holiday Cleaners, What To Wear and Stix & Stones. Remaining tickets will be sold at each home on the day of the event for $30. For more information, please visit http://www.edglenjuniorservice.org/holiday-house-tour.html.

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Fischer Lumber Joins Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois as Platinum Sponsor

Fischer Lumber Co. has renewed its membership to the Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois (HBA) as a platinum sponsor. The HBA is ajoin the hba 24 2472787355 professional organization of more than 250 builders, developers, contractors and associate members. Members of the HBA are the highest quality and best choice residential builders, contractors, remodelers, suppliers and industry service providers for consumers throughout the Metro-East. In order to assist the consumers throughout the Metro-East area in new home purchases or home improvement decisions, the HBA provides resources about all of its members. All HBA members abide by the HBA Code of Ethics, using accepted professional and business practices, and meeting or exceeding local, state and federal standards and regulations.

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Sprucing Up Your Home for the Holidays

Forget spring cleaning, it is time for holiday sprucing! With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s quickly approaching, it is time to spruce up your home for family, friends and holiday fun. Chances are you spent a majority of your summer working outside checking projects off your exterior to-do list. Now that the cool, crisp air has arrived, it is time to work on your interior projects, such as remodeling your kitchen and bath.

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