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Choosing the Right Deck Stain Color

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Deck Stain

Choosing the Right Deck StainClear, translucent, semi-transparent, solid? With so many choices in opacity and color, it can be overwhelming to choose a stain for your deck! Regular maintenance is key for improving the life of your wood deck, and it helps to have a reference guide when choosing stain for your deck care project. GNH Lumber recommends Arborcoat Exterior Stains by Benjamin Moore for durability and style.

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Spring is the perfect season for your deck staining project! It’s still low humidity, and the sun shines longer each day. Choose a stretch of days without rain in the forecast and get it done!

Staining your deck is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your home’s exterior, and a great way to protect and beautify your gathering space for years to come. But the options may seem endless. There are endless color and opacity combinations. Plus, there are better options available for each wood type.

4 Ways to Create the Perfect Deck Retreat

Want to create a peaceful deck retreat? It’s fun and easy to transform your deck into a lounge that your family and friends will enjoy all season long! If you’re thinking of building a brand new deck, or rethinking your existing deck, GNH Lumber is ready to help you make your dream deck a reality!

TimberTech® composite decking is an excellent choice for low-maintenance durability and style.  That’s because TimberTech® decks are durable enough for your family to enjoy for years, without the hassles of annual staining and sealing. They give their traditional capped wood composite decking the strength it needs to battle almost anything Mother Nature—or your family—throws its way. But they don’t sacrifice beauty for backbone.

TimberTech Decking at GNH

Want to create a deck that will help you relax and regenerate? Well, get ready to light up the grill, kick back, and enjoy…

Here are 4 easy ways to create the perfect deck retreat:

7 Questions to Ask Before Kitchen Remodeling

7 Questions to Ask Before Kitchen Remodeling

7 Questions to Ask Before Kitchen Remodeling

Planning your kitchen remodel can be a fun and exciting process. There are styles, colors and finishes to choose, layouts to consider, and lighting options to explore. However, you may become overwhelmed by the options, or confused by all the possibilities: How much storage will I need? Should I purchase wood or laminate cabinets? What’s more practical, a stationary or mobile counter island?

To answer these (and other specific questions), it helps to first have a clear idea of your family’s kitchen needs. Having a blueprint for the end product before you begin brainstorming, helps guide you through the process. So, let’s begin with the basics!

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Brighten Up Your Kitchen in 3 Easy Steps

custom-kitchen-designKitchens are often central to a home, both in terms of their physical location and with regards to their importance. It’s where we prepare our morning coffee, make the kids’ packed lunches, bake birthday cakes, and gather when hosting holiday dinners. So, why tolerate a dark and gloomy kitchen?

Instead of letting your dull, outdated kitchen get you down, give yourself the bright, new kitchen you really want to spend time in.

There are many tips and tricks to making your kitchen brighter, including these 3 budget-friendly kitchen improvement steps.

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How to Make Your Kitchen Design Your Own

How to Make Your Kitchen Design Your Own

How to Make Your Kitchen Design Your Own

Once you’ve decided where all the cabinets and appliances are going to go in your brand new kitchen, you can start putting your stamp on the kitchen design and truly make it your own.

How your kitchen fits into the vernacular of your home is where this style story begins. The architecture of the cabinetry sets the stage for modern, traditional or rustic design. Then you can start to make it your own with the selection of surfaces, appliances, fixtures, integrated appliances, color and pattern that make the room work for how you cook, entertain and live.
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Here is everything you need to know to make your kitchen design your own:

Creative Ways to Paint Your Bedroom

5 Creative Ways to Paint Your Bedroom

Creative Ways to Paint Your Bedroom

One of the easiest ways to transform the look and feel of your bedroom is with a fresh coat of paint! Creating signature style in your master bedroom starts with you. What colors, textures and elements make you feel most relaxed and cozy?

Don’t forget that inspiration can come from anywhere! Think about fabric, wood, stone, or artwork. Whatever gives you restful comfort at the end of the day and helps you wake up energized in the morning is all that is required.

Finding sanctuary at the end of the day is something we all crave. Creating a personal retreat in your bedroom is easier than you think! Strive for a balance of textures and colors, and don’t be afraid to ask the experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips along the way.

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Here are 5 creative ways to paint your bedroom and inspire a new color pallet!

 

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6 Home Maintenance Resolutions to Keep in 2018!

home maintenance resolutions for 2018 It’s already mid-winter and another year is underway. Maybe your New Year’s resolve has already faded… But don’t lose track of those all-important home maintenance resolutions you should try to accomplish in 2018!

There are a handful of simple home maintenance tasks that should be completed each year. They are simple to do, minimal cost, and can help you save big money on costlier repairs down the road.

So, if you’re getting cabin fever this winter, get outside and give your home some TLC!

Here are 5 home maintenance resolutions to keep in 2018:

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Painting for Resale: Neutral Palettes

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything. Eager buyers may ask questions about house maintenance or the quality of your neighborhood and schools, but these things will pale in comparison to the feeling a buyer gets the first time they step into your home.

So, if you want to sell your house quickly, it’s critical that the decor is up-to-date and attractive. This includes the freshly-painted colors on your walls! Painting your home is quick and inexpensive way to make a dramatic improvement.

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Here are a few tips for painting your home for resale:

1. CHOOSE A PERFECT PALETTE

How to Build a Rustic Bench

DIY: How to Build a Rustic Bench

How to Build a Rustic Bench

Handmade furniture adds beauty and functionality to any home. Plus, a custom look is sure to impress friends and family.

This time of year, it’s convenient to have a bench next to the door of a mudroom or entryway for all that pulling on (or taking off) of winter boots, socks, hats and gloves.

And here’s the good news: you don’t have to be a master carpenter to build this simple, rustic bench! Just follow this step-by-step guide from Shanty to Chic based on the Providence Bench design by Ana White. It costs at little as $20-$50 and can be completed in one afternoon with the help of a handy Kreg Jig® tool (available at GNH)! A Kreg Jig® makes it easy for anyone, even a beginning DIYer, to create rock-solid wood projects and to make strong, long-lasting repairs.

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Here’s what you’ll need to pick up at GNH Lumber to build your rustic bench:

12 Must-Have Tools for Home Improvement Projects

12 Must-Have Tools for Home Improvement Projects

Do you like to tackle your own home improvement and woodworking projects?

Maybe there’s a DIY-er in your family who spends more time in the workshop than in the house!

If their obsession is more than a passing hobby, they probably need a few tools to round out their “must-have” collection.

To help you along, we’ve compiled a list of indispensable tools that should be part of any workshop or garage collection to help get things done faster, easier and better.

 

To complete a range of common home improvement and DIY projects, here are 12 must-have tools: