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yard cleanup

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:

subway tile backsplash

DIY: How to Install a Subway Tile Backsplash

subway tile backsplashSubway tile backsplashes are a growing trend in kitchens and baths and can make for a gorgeous, clean finish.

By taking on some of the work yourself during your kitchen or bath remodel, you can save money and have fun in the process! Installing a subway tile backsplash is a simple project for any DIYer.

In this DIY, we’ll help you learn how to install a kitchen or bath subway tile backsplash in 7 simple steps:

DIY: Floating Shelves

How to Build Floating Shelves

DIY: Floating ShelvesFloating shelves are an elegant way of displaying collectibles, photos, travel mementos, or other decorations. This project is great for any DIY beginner because it’s simple, inexpensive and doesn’t take very long to make!

Floating shelves are useful for displaying items in your living room, bathroom, or just about any room of the house.

This easy DIY guide will show you how to build these floating shelves. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions!

Color Trends 2017

Grey is the New Black: Color Trends for 2017

Color Trends 2017

We don’t usually like to play color favorites, but in this case, we can’t resist. 2017 is quick approaching, and that means that it’s time to forecast the newest color trends for the year.

If you’re new to color selection, there are a few things professionals take into consideration when deciding on a palette. Color forecasters draw information from the fashion runways, auto manufacturers and the housewares industry. They also consider what’s going on culturally and how this impacts our national mood.

So, without further ado, here are a few paint color trends for 2017:

Blanket Ladder DIY

DIY: How to Build a Blanket Ladder in 5 Easy Steps

Blanket Ladder DIY

Blankets can be an essential design element in your living space. Not only are they great to have on-hand when it’s chilly, they also add a pop of color, interesting textures and a cozier feel to your living room.

Because most living rooms have blankets scattered all over the couches and chairs, the trick is deciding how to display them in an attractive and functional way. Blanket ladders are a nifty and visually-interesting way to keep those blankets stored yet still in view. Keep your home tidy – and stylish – this winter by making your own blanket ladder!

Even if you’re a newbie to DIY projects, building your own blanket ladder is quite simple – and fun!

Get started by bring the following supply list to your local GNH Lumber.

Do It Yourself Winter Projects

7 Do It Yourself Projects You’ll Want to Start This Winter

Do It Yourself Winter ProjectsHaving an occasional lazy day indoors is relaxing, but if you’re stuck inside because of the cold, why not be proactive? There are a variety of easy projects you can take on during the winter that you will appreciate thoroughly when springtime rolls around again… So, why not make the most of the next winter storm?

If you’re feeling the winter blues, here are 7 DIY home improvement projects to lift your spirits:
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Maximize Kitchen Space

5 Ways to Maximize Kitchen Space During the Holidays

Maximize Kitchen Space

December is a busy month for the kitchen. Many of us spend our time planning and shopping for the holiday season, as well as welcoming family into our homes.

While it’s an enjoyable time, it can get quite chaotic, especially when you’re the one that’s preparing all the food.

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To save yourself some stress this holiday season, consider these tips for both reorganizing your home and maximizing kitchen space:

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Our Top 10 Ideas for Holiday Light Displays

Holiday Light Displays 7Are you looking to light up the neighborhood? Create a sparkling light display each night during the holiday season and be the talk of the town.

All month long, GNH Lumber is offering 25% OFF on all holiday lighting and décor, including sale prices on outdoor timers, extension cords, and more, to help you celebrate the season your way!

For ideas and inspiration, check out these top 10 ideas for holiday light displays:

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your kitchen

What to Know When Choosing Paint Colors for Your Kitchen

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your kitchen For a quick and easy way to update the look of your kitchen, there’s no better solution than a coat of fresh paint on the walls.

Depending on your choice of color, new paint colors can make the small space feel larger, make a dramatic statement or create warmth and coziness.

When it comes to kitchens, white, gray, blue, red, yellow, and green are at the top of our list for excellent paint color choices. Yellow is homey and cheerful while red is vibrant and intense—both are believed to stimulate the appetite. Yellow, however, will make a tiny kitchen feel larger, while red will make a large space feel more intimate. Blue, white, green and gray are all calming colors that can help you create a bright and inviting space.

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Winter Preparedness 101: Is Your Home Ready?


It’s fall season again. The leaves have fallen from most of the trees and the air is increasingly chilled. Like it or not, we all know that winter is close behind. Time to think about things like:

  • preparing your home for snowstorms
  • the cost of winter heating
  • ways to improve your home efficiency

Is your home ready for the coming winter? Not yet? Not sure? Don’t know? Don’t worry! There are a few simple steps you can take each autumn to protect against damage from winter storms and create a more efficient home.

So, let’s start exploring some steps you can take right now to prevent those wintertime headaches: