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Invigorate Your Kitchen with These Stylish Ideas

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In most homes, the kitchen is the heart of the household. It’s essentially where all social gatherings take place. That being said, you want your kitchen to stand out from all the rest. You want yours to be stylish and classy; a space your guests talk about long after they’ve left your home. Creating a unique and functional kitchen design takes work, but we have some ideas to help you achieve the look and feel you’ve always wanted.

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Refresh Your Kitchen with an Island

Screen Shot 2018 01 03 at 8.55.22 AMKitchen islands have been a rising trend in the home industry, and for good reason. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, more than 70 percent of homebuyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50 percent consider an island a must-have. An island can serve a variety of purposes in the “heart of your home.” It not only breaks up the room and is visually appealing, but it also increases the functionality of your kitchen, adding more space for storage, utilities and conversation. When investing in an island for your kitchen, the options are truly endless. It is important to take the time to consider what design features you need or are looking for.

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Storage Solutions to Consider During a Kitchen Remodel

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Are you finally in the midst of that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of? In addition to selecting countertops, cabinets and flooring, there is so much more to think about. Custom storage, for example, can be quite easily forgotten when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. Fortunately, we have plenty of unique options and an expert staff who can help you along the way.

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Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have

EnergyWhen buying, building or remodeling a home, there are many aspects to consider besides the number of bedrooms or the color of the interior walls.  In fact, homeowners are spending more money on energy-efficient features rather than on high-end, decorative finishes. 

An energy-efficient home is an investment worth making, as it truly will save you money for years to come.  At Fischer Lumber, our knowledgeable staff will help you find energy-efficient ways to make your living space environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.

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Home Projects for Empty Nesters

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As a parent, sending your child off to college can be a bittersweet experience. However, it does not have to be more bitter than sweet. While being an empty nester may seem sad and lonely, try to think about all the time you will have to take on the home projects you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it is a man cave or a home office, you can finally tackle your growing list of DIY projects. Are you in need of some inspiration to get you started? Here is a list of DIY home improvement projects:

  • Fix up your garage. Over the years, your garage has served as the one-stop-shop for your family’s sports equipment, toys, winter coats, boots and more. Now that your children have moved out, it is the ideal time to deep clean your garage and sort through everything that has been stacked and stuffed away. Donate the items that you no longer need, such as your son’s hockey equipment or your daughter’s tennis rackets. Then, organize the items you wish to keep. Install shelving so that you can store everything efficiently, rather than cluttering your garage floor. Now, you will actually have enough space to utilize your two-car garage, and your spouse and you can both park your vehicles inside. 

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Fischer Lumber Co. Sponsors 8th Annual Edwardsville Turkey Trot 5K

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Fischer Lumber Co. is a proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Edwardsville Turkey Trot 5K. The Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day morning, Thurs., Nov. 23. This year, the 5K will be held on the SIUE campus and there will be no race cap. The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 8:40 a.m.

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Money-Saving Alternatives to Consider When Renovating your Bathroom

the-interior-of-the-repair-interior-design-159045.jpgIs renovating your home’s bathroom the next project on your list? Before you hire a contractor or begin ripping up tile by yourself, take some time to carefully plan out your design to ensure that it is feasible with your budget. These tips will prevent you from tossing money down the drain during your bathroom remodel:

  • Do not move your plumbing. Before you decide to relocate your shower or tub, consider the cost associated with new piping. Ask any interior designer or plumber, and they will tell you that moving your plumbing fixtures is a costly task. Avoid the mess and the stress, and keep your plumbing system where it is. It can save you thousands of dollars that can be utilized elsewhere in your home or saved for a family vacation, your children’s college education or a new vehicle. 

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Insulate for the Impending Icy Weather

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While it may not feel like it now, winter is looming just around the corner. It is the time that many of us look forward to as it brings family events, holidays and cheer. It is also the time that many of us fear because of increased utility bills, cold drafts and bone-chilling temperatures. Fortunately, we can help you prevent a great deal of that fear, and let you worry about what is important this winter season!

One of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure your home is warm and cozy this winter is updating your insulation. At Fischer Lumber, we offer AttiCat Blown-in Insulation. This service will greatly improve your winter experience. There are numerous benefits to the blown-in insulation method.

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