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Arborcoat by Benjamin moore exterior stain on deck

Exterior Stain Guide | Everything You Need for A Beautiful Home

We’re officially in the heat of summer and the busiest painting season. Painting contractors and homeowners alike are hard at work freshening up the exteriors of home (e.g. shingle siding, decks + porches, sheds, etc). If you’re like most, you have some pretty substantial time at home due to COVID-19.
(Let me first say, we are thankful to have remained open and available to serve you throughout this unexpected season.)
Regardless of which project you’re tackling this summer, we’re sharing a few tips and tricks for exterior staining.

Arborcoat platinum gray exterior stain on deck
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Wall-to-wall carpeting by Shaw Floors

3 Rooms to Use Wall-to-Wall Carpeting (And Where to Avoid It)

I know, I know… SO many of us have been ripping up wall-to-wall carpeting and replacing it with wood, vinyl, or laminate. Maybe it’s seen better days, or it’s simply not your style anymore. Whatever the reason, carpet must go. Or does it?

While you may love the easy cleaning and durable finish of hardwood (and alike), nothing replaces the soft warmth of a plush carpet. I mean, who actually enjoys touching the cold hard floor first thing in the morning? Not me! Wall-to-wall carpeting isn’t actually as passé as it seems, but keep in mind, it might not be 100% suitable for your home and lifestyle.

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Modern Holiday Decor Round-up

This holiday season, preparing your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. These on-trend holiday decorations are beautiful, festive and, best of all, easy to attain. There’s nothing new under the sun, but who says you can’t combine elements of past holidays to create modern decor?

Modern holiday decor collage
2019 winter mood
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White? After Labor Day? Yes, Please!

It’s the ultimate neutral. It can be warm, cool, bright, soft, etc. And it’s never out of season. While they say you can’t wear white after Labor Day, you certainly can paint and decorate with it! We’ve put together a collection of inspiring white interiors to fall in love with and why it’s the right color for these spaces, plus our favorite white paint colors!

Classic White

Crisp, clean white is a go-to for new homes, old homes, and everything in between. Put it in any room for a fresh neutral look that pairs well with wood-tone trim, white trim, or even contrast trim (painting all of the moulding with a deeper color).

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