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Maximize Storage Space In A Small Bathroom With These 7 Tips

Are you tired of navigating the tight quarters of your small bathroom, where finding space for a spare towel feels ...

Energy Saving Home Improvement Upgrades To Save You Money

With the rise of energy costs, it’s more important than ever to be proactive about improving the energy efficiency of ...

9 Deck Upgrades And Expansions For Your Existing Deck

Backyard barbeques, sunbathing, and parties with friends are all better on a deck. If you want to expand your deck, ...

7 Kitchen Cabinet Features To Consider When Upgrading

The kitchen: it’s a place for baking recipes passed down through generations, trying new foods, and gathering and connecting with ...

How To Decide Which Home Improvement Project To Do First

Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility. Whether it’s leaky faucets, creaky kitchen cabinets, or splintering decking, there ...

How To Maximize Space With Your Bathroom Remodel

Even though they are a sanctuary for many people, bathrooms are often one of the smallest rooms in our home ...

Elevate Your Home With Timeless Kitchen Design Trends

The kitchen is the center of every home — it’s a place for creating and sharing memories and comfort. Many ...
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Get The Most Out Of Your Attic With These Storage Tips

Is there such a thing as too much storage space in a home? If you’re like us, the answer is: ...

What Kind Of Insulation Is Best For My Home?

Insulation is an often unseen component in every home, but the role that it plays is critical. When insulating your ...
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How To Mix And Match Stone And Vinyl Siding

Every home could use a facelift once in a while. If you’re considering updating your siding but simply can’t choose ...

What To Know About Choosing New Windows

Choosing new windows for your home is an important decision that affects the way your home looks and functions. There ...

How To Protect Your Home When Working On A Home Project

If you’ve ever worked on a home project inside your house before, you know that it can be a messy ...

Custom Shelving Ideas For Your Pole Barn, Garage Or Shed

Picture, if you can, a clutter-free garage — one where your car actually fits in the stall and where all ...

Design Tips And Ideas For Your Pool Deck

Whether you have an above-ground pool or an in-ground pool, there’s no doubt that it’s a focal point in your ...

What To Know When Hiring A Contractor For A Home Project

Sometimes you have to call in an expert to handle a job that’s beyond your DIY skills.  It’s important to ...

How To Plan Your Deck Build

Building a deck can be a fun and exciting project that provides you with a comfortable outdoor space to enjoy ...

How To Use Big C’s First Look Home Design Visualizer

The theater of the mind is great for visualizing a lot of things, but when it comes to designing the ...
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How To Use Crown Moulding Throughout Your Home

Crown moulding adds class and elegance to nearly every room in a home. Because it’s generally viewed as an accent ...

7 Tips To Get Your Home Properly Insulated For A Midwest Winter

Winter can get downright frigid in the Midwest. If your home isn’t properly insulated it can cause your heating bills ...

Home Maintenance 101: What Is Soffit And Fascia?

To keep your home in the best shape possible, it’s important to learn about the parts of your home and ...
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How To Choose New Countertops

What do a cutting board, a juice spill and a hair straightener have in common? They’re all things that may ...

How To Remodel Your Bathroom On A Budget

You don’t have to completely change everything or gut your bathroom to give it a new look and feel.  Bathroom ...

How To Build A Pergola For Your Patio

It’s finally the time of year when you can kick back and relax on your patio!  Having a patio means ...

Home Maintenance 101: How To Tell You Need A New Roof

When your roof is doing its job — protecting you and everything in your home — it’s not something you ...

Why It Matters Who Installs Your New Windows And Doors 

Windows and doors are a necessary part of a home, but more than that, they can provide natural light, enjoyable ...

Build Your Dream Back Deck BBQ Setup With These Tips

Sitting on a back deck and enjoying a BBQ is a mark of a great summer. The only thing that’s ...

8 Custom Cabinet Ideas For Your Home Office

Working from the couch just isn’t the same as working in a dedicated office space.  Whether you need a space ...

7 Questions To Ask Before Building A Shed

If you’re finding your home a little more cramped this winter, you may consider adding a shed to free up ...

2022 Building Industry Predictions From Big C Lumber President and CEO Bill Wallace

By: Bill Wallace, President and CEO of Big C Lumber As we begin another year in the building material business, ...

2022 Kitchen And Bathroom Trends

Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms in a home. So, it makes sense that we would ...
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Treated Lumber, Composite, Cedar: What’s The Difference Between Popular Decking Products?

Planning a new or resurfaced deck for 2022? Here’s some helpful tips to start thinking about now! Building a deck ...

Big C Lumber’s Career Development Program Builds Long-Term Success

You wouldn’t think of distributing ice as a warm environment, but Shawn Williamson did. In his early career, Williamson worked ...
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Develop Your Career With A Job At Big C Lumber

Laurie Mills says that the people who make up a company are what makes a particular business a great place ...

How To Choose The Right Type Of Roofing Material For Your House

The world of shingles is vast, and there are nearly endless options to choose from. In fact, asphalt shingles make ...

How To Decide On Siding Materials And Colors To Install On Your Home

Siding is an integral part of every home. It keeps the elements outside — where they belong — and helps ...
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How To Plan A New Home Improvement Project

Home improvement projects offer a lot of excitement about how much better our lives will be (and how much value ...

12 Kitchen Cabinet Features That Make Life Easier

The kitchen is the most important room in your home, but it’s also a working room. The cabinets in your ...

7 Signs You Need New Windows Or Doors

Windows and doors play an integral role in keeping our homes secure and warm, but they can often be neglected ...

Decking Materials And Accessories: What You Need To Know

Being able to sit outside on a beautiful summer day on your own deck is a true pleasure. If you’re ...

Why You Need To Plan Ahead For Summer Home Projects Now More Than Ever Before

The lumber and construction industry is booming. When the pandemic started last year, many of us got to work on ...

Custom millwork and casework: What is right for your next project?

The term “carpentry” is used as a catch-all for all woodworking. Under this umbrella there are two categories; millwork and ...

Have you heard about our Hinge-Plate Piggy Back Trusses?

Big C Lumber’s Structural Building Components Facility offers hinge plates up to 4′ on Piggy Back Trusses! Create greater JOB ...

What type of deck is right for your lifestyle?

When we expand the living space from our house outdoors, we are creating our very own “staycation” retreat to enjoy ...