4 Creative Kitchen Design Ideas to Try

4 Creative Kitchen Design Ideas to Try

4 Creative Kitchen Design Ideas to Try

Want to completely transform the way your home looks and functions this year? Because the kitchen is the most dynamic, gathering-oriented and useful room in the home, a kitchen redesign is an easy way to create a big impact. And did we mention that it increases your home’s resale value?  It’s a win-win!

No matter the budget or style, there’s a great kitchen solution waiting to fit your family’s tastes and needs. Consider these creative kitchen design ideas when planning your kitchen remodel. And, when in doubt, don’t forget to ask the kitchen design experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips.

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Get Inspired by These Cozy Outdoor Dining Spaces!

The deck design you choose will define the way you enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.

With the weather warming up and the days growing longer, your friends and family will likely want to stay outside from breakfast through dinnertime!

So, don’t forget to include a cozy outdoor dining area in your deck planning process.

Looking for deck dining layout inspiration?

Here are some of our favorite dining area layouts from TimberTech AZEK to help spark you imagination:

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Spring is here! That means it’s time to start your gardening projects in time to have delicious, fresh veggies and herbs, or a bountiful flower garden all summer long! Not enough space in your backyard for a big vegetable or flower garden? Raised garden beds are the perfect solution for gardeners with limited space! In this blog, we’ll run through a step-by-step guide on how to create a raised garden bed for vegetables or flowers. 1. Choose Your Materials Select your bed frame materials. This can be as simple as regular 2x4’s or even patio retaining wall blocks. The size is up to you! The height of the bed should be at least 6 inches high, which gives the plants’ roots plenty of room to grow. Check out some great YouTube videos on how to build wood raised garden beds.   2. Mark the Perimeter Once you’re done putting together your raised garden bed, it’s time to select a sunny spot ideal for growing and relocate the frame. Remember, if you’re growing vegetables, you need to find an extra sunny spot with plenty of late date sunlight. Using an edger or spade, mark the ground around the perimeter of the frame.   3. Prepare the Soil Now that you’ve created the frame and marked the perimeter, set it aside so you can start preparing the soil. Use a sod cutter or grub hoe to skim away the grass layer, if one exists.   4. Anchor the Raised Garden Bed Once you’ve leveled it out, dig a 5- to 6-inch deep hole for each of the corner posts. Then sink each post into the ground, using a 4-foot level to level it out.   5. Add a Layer of Hardware Cloth to Keep Out Pests Gophers and moles can sometimes be an issue with garden beds. To keep them out of your garden, add a layer of hardware cloth before you pour in your planting soil. Rake an existing soil at the bottom of the bed to level it out. Then smooth it out. Line the bed bottom with hardware cloth, making sure the cloth is flat against the bottom of the bed and touching each side. Secure the cloth by stapling it to the sides of the bed.   6. Add Your Soil Fill the bed with a 50/50 mixture of planting soil and compost. Once the bed is full, rake the soil smooth and moisten it with a slight spray from the hose.   7. Plant! Now it’s time to plant your vegetable, flowers and herbs! Plant anything you like that works in your area.   7. Water Regularly Don’t forget to water your plants often! After all, you’ve spent a long time putting together your garden bed, so you want to make sure you are taking good care of your vegetables and flowers.   Now get started on your spring garden bed project and start enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables and gorgeous flowers and plants!     Click Here to find everything you need to create your beautiful garden with help from GNH Lumber. And contact us if you have any questions about your garden or landscaping project!

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Add a Layer of Hardware Cloth to Keep Out Pests</h2> Gophers and moles can sometimes be an issue with garden beds. To keep them out of your garden, add a layer of hardware cloth before you pour in your planting soil. Rake an existing soil at the bottom of the bed to level it out. Then smooth it out. Line the bed bottom with hardware cloth, making sure the cloth is flat against the bottom of the bed and touching each side. Secure the cloth by stapling it to the sides of the bed. &nbsp; <h2 style="line-height: 1.5;">6. Add Your Soil</h2> Fill the bed with a 50/50 mixture of planting soil and compost. Once the bed is full, rake the soil smooth and moisten it with a slight spray from the hose. &nbsp; <h2 style="line-height: 1.5;">7. Plant!</h2> Now it’s time to plant your vegetable, flowers and herbs! Plant anything you like that works in your area. &nbsp; <h2 style="line-height: 1.5;">7. Water Regularly</h2> Don’t forget to water your plants often! 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With smart planning, painting and staining your outdoor furniture can take place in less than a weekend.

There are many different types of outdoor furniture types—wicker, wrought iron, aluminum and plastic—but wood is by far the most popular. Whether you go with an opacity that allows your wood furniture’s natural grain to show through or opt for an opaque solid in your choice of 3,500+ colors, a fresh stain on outdoor furniture will yield a great new look.

Staining and painting outdoor furniture is a lot easier with expert advice from Benjamin Moore to guide you. Follow these steps to achieve the best results. And, when in doubt, don’t forget to ask the paint and stain experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips!

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Creating a Kitchen that You – and Your Wallet – will Love!

Creating a Kitchen that You – and Your Wallet – will Love!

 Creating a Kitchen that You – and Your Wallet – will Love!Kitchen Designers are “Creative Problem Solvers”

When you embark on a kitchen design collaboration with Keri at GNH Lumber, you quickly discover that she is like a seasoned guide leading you through the difficult terrain of design choices, options and considerations. You have a specific destination in mind, and your designer’s job is to get you there with as few mishaps as possible.

Keri likes to think of designers as ‘creative problem solvers,’ and her first task at hand, when working with a client, is to gather information about your “project, lifestyle, and overall design taste.” Always, her emphasis is on listening:

“You can achieve a lot through listening and asking the right questions, communication is a large part of my occupation. I then build the design around what I know of my client and their needs, as opposed to simply creating something that I like. This makes all the difference.”

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Raised Garden Bed

DIY: How to Create a Raised Garden Bed

Raised Garden Bed

Spring is here! That means it’s time to start your gardening projects in time to have delicious, fresh veggies and herbs, or a bountiful flower garden all summer long!

Not enough space in your backyard for a big vegetable or flower garden? Raised garden beds are the perfect solution for gardeners with limited space!

In this blog, we’ll run through a step-by-step guide on how to create a raised garden bed for vegetables or flowers.

Now's the perfect time to redesign your kitchen! This March and April only at GNH Lumber, SAVE 20% OFF a kitchen or bath remodel. Learn more. <https://www.gnhlumber.com/event/20-off-kitchen-bath-redesign/>

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5 Things to Include on Your Yard Cleanup List

yard cleanupCan’t wait to get back out into the garden? Well, here’s the good news! It’s time to get a head start on your spring cleaning checklist, and that includes taking care of your yard and garden beds.

To look and feel its best after the harshest winter months, your yard and gardens requires spring cleaning the same as the inside of your home. Taking a weekend to clean up as the weather begins to warm will save you time later, and it helps prevent some problems further down the road in summer.

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First, look over your yard before creating a specific checklist of what needs to get done to be ready for the season.

To help you get started, don’t forget these 5 things when cleaning up your yard this spring:

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Snow Removal Tips

Top 9 Snow Removal Tips for Your Home

Snow Removal Tips

One of the most frustrating parts of winter is the need to shovel snow. You might just want to wait until springtime and just let it all melt. However, the effort must be given.

If you’re tired of wasting time and effort on removing snow every winter, it’s time to use these 9 snow removal tips for your home to get the job done easier, more effectively, and better than ever before.

Top 9 Snow Removal Tips:

 

1. Use Tall Stakes Around Driveways and Walkways

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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.

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

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How to Transform Your Home for the Holidays

How-to-Transform-Your-Home-for-the-Holidays

The holiday season is upon us again! As the days grow shorter and the occasional snowflake lilts through the air, you may be inspired to create a magical environment for family gatherings this year.

Maybe you want to create a warm and cozy bedroom, a festive winter wonderland in your living room, or a unique color combination for your dining room. Whatever the mood you’re trying to set, a touch of paint can help you transform your home in dramatic fashion. Here are some ideas to give you inspiration:

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Painting with Benjamin Moore's Color Trends 2019

Painting with Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2019

Painting with Benjamin Moore's Color Trends 2019

Soft power, silence, pause. These are some of the words that Ellen O’Neill – director of strategic design intelligence at Benjamin Moore – uses to describe the recurring theme that inspired “Metropolitan AF-690,” Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year. “It goes well with soft pinks and blush tones, but it really accommodates any gesture of color—greens show up a lot in our palette. You see nature softening the more sturdy, raw, man-made materials. It’s a great backdrop—it can stand alone—but it can also be punched up as most neutrals can.”

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