Calming Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore

Create Harmony with Ben Moore's 2021 Color of the Year!If you’re looking to cover your walls with calming paint colors, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year.

“Soft power, silence, pause.” These are some of the words that Benjamin Moore uses to describe the blend of blue-green and gray that is Aegean Teal 2136-40. This intriguing mid-tone creates natural harmony and looks just as amazing in the kitchen as it does in the bedroom, den or home office.

Want calming paint colors? The entire Ben Moore “Color Trends Collection” for 2021 is designed to nourish the spirit with the comforting, sun-baked hues. It also helps us celebrate the simple pleasures in life—like “the faded rumple of linen sheets in the morning and perfectly ripened fruits on the windowsill. The twelve hues in the palette radiate warmth and well-being. These are colors that make your home feel even more like home. Settle in.”

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So, go on… Take a moment to reflect and reset. Intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal 2136-40, creates natural harmony. Check out the full video introduction to this calming blue-green and gray combination:

This isn’t your ordinary mid-tone teal. The slight hint of bluish-green evokes calm and harmony, while making yellows, whites and beige tones POP!

Reclaim Your Ease

Pair Aegean Teal 2136-40 with Muslin OC-12 to beautiful effect, like in the cozy bedroom above. Muslin OC-12 is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces.

Tip: Less is more when working with this subtle teal. Surround Aegean Teal with whites and off-whites to allow its soft colors to really sing.

Work in Harmony

Create a home office that truly inspires productivity! These soft Aegean Teal 2136-40 cabinets create a sense of balance to help you work better and feel less distracted. It pairs well light gray walls like Benjamin Moore’s Foggy Morning, or Gray Cashmere.

Tip: Wicker baskets, metallic hardware and lighting fixtures complete this cozy and homey look.

 

Get Your Interior Painting Project Done!

Painting the rooms of your home can have tremendous impact, and it’s a great family project with a modest price tag. Strive for a balance of linear elements and colors, and don’t be afraid to ask the experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips along the way. Get your painting project started!

Sources: https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-palettes/color-of-the-year-2021

Fire prevention week - safe cooking

Fire Prevention Week Tips: Cooking Safely

Fire prevention week - safe cooking

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” is so important. It reminds homeowners that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
  • Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Hot liquids from coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.

The NFPA has developed a series of Sparky video clips that reinforce important safe cooking messages. This video is intended to convey safety messages in a lighthearted, entertaining way. It is not intended for children. (Adults should play an important role in reinforcing safety messages for children.)

 

Use These 4 Safe Cooking Practices from NFPA.org:

  1. STAY focused on the food. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. Turn the burner off even if you are leaving the kitchen for a brief amount of time.
  2. PUT a lid on it. You can take simple steps to keep a small kitchen fire from getting out of control. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
  3. KEEP cooking areas clear. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop. Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  4. PREVENT scalds and burns. Don’t forget that hot liquids and steam from cooking foods can cause devastating injuries. Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge. Keep hot foods and liquids away from table and counter edges. Keep your face away form the oven door when checking or removing food so that the heat or steam does not cause burns.

If your home needs a new smoke detector, Carbon Monoxide detector, or combination of both, GNH Lumber is offering several options. In support of National Fire Prevention Week initiative’s, we are also featuring a sale on smoke and CO detectors in October. Visit our web sales page for pricing and details.

CLICK HERE for Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist

CLICK HERE for this month’s GNH Web Sales

 

Sources: Home Fire Safety“, RedCross.org; “Cook Safely“, NFPA.org.


Pick up Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms at GNH Lumber! CLICK HERE for web sale details.

Fire prevention week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire prevention week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

 

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

 

 

The NFPA has developed a series of Sparky video clips that reinforce important home escape planning and practice messages. In the video above, Sparky says know two ways out of every room.

 

Tips for Creating and Practicing Your Escape Plan:

  • Everyone in your household should know two ways to escape from each room in your home.
  • Decide where to meet once you get outside.
  • If a fire starts, you may have just two minutes to get to safety. So, time your fire drills and find out: what’s your escape time?
  • Smoke is dangerous: practice low crawling.
  • If your clothes catch on fire: stop, drop and roll.

 

Top Tips for Fire Safety from The American Red Cross:

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  3. Check smoke alarms yearly to be sure they are less than 10 years old.
  4. Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
  5. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  6. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

If your home needs a new smoke detector, Carbon Monoxide detector, or combination of both, GNH Lumber is offering several options on sale this October. In support of National Fire Prevention Week initiative’s, we are also featuring a sale on fire extinguishers and straps. Visit our web sales page for pricing and details.

 

CLICK HERE for Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist

CLICK HERE for this month’s GNH Web Sales

 

Sources: Home Fire Safety“, RedCross.org; “Fast Facts About Fires“, NFPA.org.


Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms are ON SALE this month only at GNH Lumber! CLICK HERE for web sale details.

Windham Facility Re-Locating to Higher Ground

windham-location-2016-newGNH Lumber has been committed to serving the community and the needs of its residents and contractors in Windham for over 50 years. We will continue to value and support our mountain-top community. So, in order to protect surrounding businesses and homes from flooding along the Batavia Kill, we are actively exploring opportunities to re-locate our Main Street facility to higher ground.

Historically GNH has suffered major loses at its Windham facility following each flooding episode – the most significant of which was in 2011 following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irene. During that event, the store took on in excess of 5 ½ feet of floodwater, decimating inventory and shutting down the location for several weeks.

In 2015, the Greene County Legislature approached Stan Ingalls, President of GNH Lumber, about considering moving our Windham location to higher ground. GNH agreed to attend meetings with the flood mitigation team who put together several scenarios to decrease the impact of flood damage to the town of Windham. During these discussions GNH was informed that we were considered an ‘anchor facility’ and, by relocating and reducing the elevation of our vacated lot by 8 feet, we would help to almost mitigate flooding for the town of Windham. It became clear that moving our facility would make the most impact on protecting other area businesses and homes along Main Street from such devastation in the future. As a responsible member of the Windham business community, GNH is proceeding with the planning and preparation associated with a relocation that will enable us to continue to serve our Windham customers.

The logistic complexity of relocating our Windham facility is significant. Commercial lots that can accommodate our business are scarce, and finding an appropriate site is just the first hurdle. GNH is working closely with Town, County, and State agencies (including the Greene County IDA and the Catskill Watershed Corporation) to make preparations, secure available funding, and develop a plan to facilitate the move, which is expected to take at least 18 months.

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Historic Greene County Business Applauds ADI/Lumberyard’s New Beginning

A Recent Article Highlight’s GNH’s Support for the ADI Lumberyard groundbreaking:

A family-run lumber business that has helped build much of Greene County over the last four generations is lending its support to our Groundbreaking Celebration.

GNH Lumber TeamGenn Hagan, one of the partners at GNH Lumber, has been quick to welcome us to Catskill and share with us her good experience of running a business in the area.

“When new business comes to Greene County, we embrace it,” Genn told us recently. “Here’s another business bringing a positive economic impact to our neighborhood.

“You want the community you do business in to thrive and that starts from the ground up.”

We’re grateful to GNH Lumber for helping sponsor our May 7 event.

GNH has been supplying lumber, windows, floors and building materials for the construction of Greene County homes, office spaces, businesses and their surrounding properties for more than 100 years.

It is now run by four partners including Genn, her father Stan Ingalls, brother John Ingalls and cousin Ed McQuillen.

With four locations in the area and more than 50 employees — many of whom live in Greene County — Genn says she’s encouraged by how much chatter she’s been hearing about ADI/Lumberyard’s arrival.

“Catskill is a great place to embrace ADI/Lumberyard because it has such robust arts initiatives,” she says.Continue reading