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Refresh Your Kitchen with an Island

Screen Shot 2018 01 03 at 8.55.22 AMKitchen islands have been a rising trend in the home industry, and for good reason. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, more than 70 percent of homebuyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50 percent consider an island a must-have. An island can serve a variety of purposes in the “heart of your home.” It not only breaks up the room and is visually appealing, but it also increases the functionality of your kitchen, adding more space for storage, utilities and conversation. When investing in an island for your kitchen, the options are truly endless. It is important to take the time to consider what design features you need or are looking for.

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Storage Solutions to Consider During a Kitchen Remodel

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Are you finally in the midst of that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of? In addition to selecting countertops, cabinets and flooring, there is so much more to think about. Custom storage, for example, can be quite easily forgotten when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. Fortunately, we have plenty of unique options and an expert staff who can help you along the way.

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Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have

EnergyWhen buying, building or remodeling a home, there are many aspects to consider besides the number of bedrooms or the color of the interior walls.  In fact, homeowners are spending more money on energy-efficient features rather than on high-end, decorative finishes. 

An energy-efficient home is an investment worth making, as it truly will save you money for years to come.  At Fischer Lumber, our knowledgeable staff will help you find energy-efficient ways to make your living space environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.

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Home Projects for Empty Nesters

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As a parent, sending your child off to college can be a bittersweet experience. However, it does not have to be more bitter than sweet. While being an empty nester may seem sad and lonely, try to think about all the time you will have to take on the home projects you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it is a man cave or a home office, you can finally tackle your growing list of DIY projects. Are you in need of some inspiration to get you started? Here is a list of DIY home improvement projects:

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Fischer Lumber Co. Sponsors 8th Annual Edwardsville Turkey Trot 5K

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Fischer Lumber Co. is a proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Edwardsville Turkey Trot 5K. The Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day morning, Thurs., Nov. 23. This year, the 5K will be held on the SIUE campus and there will be no race cap. The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 8:40 a.m.

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Insulate for the Impending Icy Weather

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While it may not feel like it now, winter is looming just around the corner. It is the time that many of us look forward to as it brings family events, holidays and cheer. It is also the time that many of us fear because of increased utility bills, cold drafts and bone-chilling temperatures. Fortunately, we can help you prevent a great deal of that fear, and let you worry about what is important this winter season!

One of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure your home is warm and cozy this winter is updating your insulation. At Fischer Lumber, we offer AttiCat Blown-in Insulation. This service will greatly improve your winter experience. There are numerous benefits to the blown-in insulation method.

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Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall Season

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‘Tis the season of bonfires, festivals, football games and pumpkin patches. Fall has arrived, along with all of its fun festivities. Chances are you have decked out the interior of your home with all of your favorite fall décor. From pumpkins and gourds to apple pie scented candles, your home is a cozy and inviting as ever. Why not give your exterior a makeover as well? With these curb appeal tips, you will fall in love with the outside of your home all over again.

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