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Create the “wow factor” by revamping your staircase

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Home remodels and updates is an ongoing trend that will never go away. As times and trends change, so will your home, especially if you want to keep it at the height of what is in style. 

Many homeowners think of large-scale updates such as siding, windows, flooring, and entire kitchen and/or bath remodels. But have you ever thought about updating a more permanent fixture such as a staircase? If your staircase is boring, outdated, or lackluster, you could be missing a great redecorating opportunity. Don’t fret, this is easier than you think. 

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How to Transform a Room with Molding

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If you’re like most people, you probably have some really nice rooms in your house that just don’t stand out the way they should. All the essential dynamics are there: great paint colors, beautiful flooring, picturesque windows, and lovely furniture. Still, something is missing - but don’t worry, we can help.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Front Door

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Your front door is the centerpiece of your home’s exterior design; the first thing people will see. First impressions, as we know, are critical. A stunning front door will add desired curb appeal and sought-after charm to your home. But how do you even begin shopping for such an important design element? It’s not easy, as you can imagine. Your front door should be beautiful and durable, not to mention, it should also match the style of your house. Check out these tips for choosing a front door that’s right for you.

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Warm Up with an Insulated Garage Door

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This winter, you might continuously be thinking of ways to keep to your home warm. Maybe you’ve added insulation to your attic or crawl space; installed new exterior doors with tight weather seals; or even had replacement windows put in. But have you thought about the garage door? After all, it is the largest opening that connects the inside of your home to the outdoors. With those blustery December nights yet to come, an insulated garage door might need to make its way to the top of your list. 

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Fischer Lumber Announces Sponsorship of the 2018 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. 2.

“This is our second time sponsoring and supporting the Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour,” says Ed Fischer of Fischer Lumber Co. in East Alton. “We absolutely love participating in community activities like this one, especially during the holidays. We are a family-owned, local business and we believe in inspiring generosity and giving back to area communities.”

The self-guided tours of seven beautiful Glen 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 collection for personal care items and canned goods for the Glen Ed Food Pantry.

Remaining tickets for the event will be available and sold at each home on the day of the event for $30. For more information, please visit 

For more information about Fischer Lumber, please visit its showroom at 210 N. Shamrock, East Alton, visit fischerlumber.com or call 618-259-7434.


What’s the Difference? Asphalt & Architectural Shingles

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Ready to replace your roof? It’s a big project that homeowners will face at one point or another. First and foremost, you’ll need to choose the shingles: 3-tab asphalt shingles or architectural style shingles. While asphalt is the most commonly used shingles, architectural shingles are gaining popularity because of their classy appearance and durability. So, let’s talk about both to see which option is best for you.

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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.   

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