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Replacing Your Exterior Door
There are several things to think about when you are replacing your exterior door. First, obviously, its what people see first. It’s the image your home projects. Do you want your image to be cracked paint, dents, outdated and not exactly secure looking? Of course not.

Trending Cabinet Colors | Kona Color Cabinets
Here's a primer on how home cabinet colors, painted and stained, vary from region to region in the United States. Choose your cabinet colors according to the region where you live, the room where the cabinets will be installed, and (most importantly) what you like best!

Start Designing Your Deck Now
A deck extends your living space from inside to the outside. Whether it’s for having a party or some quiet relaxing family time, the varieties of decking – from wood to composite - can make your outdoor space as elaborate or simple as you please. Yes, the decking season starts in Spring, but now is the time to think about deck design and ordering so it can be enjoyed from the Spring well into the Fall. Each decking company has its own colors, some have their own recommended fasteners, some let you mix colors and some let you be a little more creative with curves, stairs and inlaid designs. Now is the time to let a decking professional at Marling Lumber and HomeWorks begin your design and line up an installer, so you can start enjoying your outdoor space as soon as the weather cooperates.

Guide for Choosing Countertops
There are countertop options in all colors, styles and materials. What goes with what? A couple of things are going to influence your ultimate decision – how long are you staying in the house? How much time do you spend in the kitchen and what do you do there? And what can you afford? A Marling HomeWorks designer can help with your decision and quote several options for you.

Beware of Improvement in Stages
Home improvement in stages may not be what you want. If you're thinking about breaking your next home improvement into stages, remember: colors and styles change for all home products, have a plan if an item becomes discontinued, be aware of trends in cabinet colors and styles, and remember, as wood ages, it develops a patina, so add those upper cabinets sooner rather than later.

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  • Top Front Door Trends & Styles Posted 2 days ago
    It’s an exciting time to be in the door industry! There's a whirlwind of styles, advancements, and color schemes sweeping through the front door scene. From classic elegance to modern innovations, doors are not just entryways but statements of style and security. At Marling Lumber, we pride ourselves on being your trusted local door manufacturer, committed to delivering quality and ...
  • How to Choose a Roof Color Posted 3 weeks ago
    When it comes to home improvement, the color of your roof might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is a significant aspect that can influence both the aesthetic appeal and the functionality of your home. The right roof color can enhance your home's curb appeal, improve energy efficiency, and increase your property value. What to ...
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  • Which Kitchen Countertop Choice is Right for You? Posted 4 months ago
    Whether you’re a prospective homebuyer touring a new house or an existing homeowner itching for a remodel, chances are you’ve got a critical eye on the kitchen countertops. This isn’t just  wild speculation; data shows that kitchen countertops have been the most popular home renovation project for several years now.  While many people agree that new kitchen countertops are a ...
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