Sweet 16, Oregon Ducks to play #1 seed Louisville Cardinals

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The first week of March Madness is over and the Oregon Ducks are still in the Big Dance. This Friday, the Ducks will take on the Louisville Cardinals at 4:15 pm. The game will be televised live on CBS. The other Pac-12 team in the Sweet 16 is the Arizona Wildcats. They will take on […]

How to Select Kitchen Finishes in Three Steps

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Are you remodeling your kitchen and having a hard time deciding on the finishes? If you are, then you should check out this helpful Houzz article: 3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely. According to the article, the selection process is complicated because there isn’t a set rule for choosing materials and finishes. However, there […]

How to Build a Deck in a Weekend

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Yesterday was the first day of spring. Soon it will be time to fire up the grill and enjoy the outdoor. If you’re thinking about building a deck this year, then check out this Houzz article on how to build a deck in a single weekend. When you’re ready to build your deck, be sure […]

March Madness Starts Today, Oregon Ducks to Play Thursday

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The first round of March Madness starts today (official bracket). Oregon is one of five Pac-12 teams selected for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Unfortunately for the Ducks, they are the lowest seeded Pac-12 team in the tournament. On a positive note, Oregon will play Oklahoma State in San Jose. I think there will be […]

Watch Out for Raising Building Materials Prices

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According to the Eye on Housing blog, the cost of building materials have increased quickly. This is the result of the housing recovery that has gained momentum since the start of 2012. Overall producer prices have increased by less than 3%. On the other hand, softwood lumber (30%), OSB (80%) and gypsum (26%) prices are […]

11 Things You Should Know About Remodeling

11 Things You Should Know About Remodeling - Parr Lumber

Planning on remodeling your home soon? If you are, then you should check out this interesting article on Houzz: 11 Things to Expect With Your Remodel. The article was written by Anne Higuera. She and her husband are owners of Ventana Construction, a full-service remodeling company with a focus on whole-house remodels, additions, kitchens, baths […]

Yard, Garden & Home Improvement Show

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Parr Lumber will be at Yard, Garden & Home Improvement Show this weekend. We will be in booth #300. The event will take place Friday through Sunday at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. This year’s show includes beautiful landscape displays showing the latest gardening trends and design ideas, hundreds of vendors displaying products and […]

Home Buyers’ Top Ten Most Wanted and Unwanted Lists

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According to a recently released study by the NAHB Economics Group, What Home Buyers Really Want, energy efficiency is at the top of home buyers’ most wanted list. In the study, 94% of home buyers want energy-star rated appliances, 91% want an energy-star rating for the whole home, 89% want energy-star rated windows, and 88% […]

Everett Home and Garden Show

Everett Home & Garden Show - Parr Lumber

Parr Cabinet Design Center will be at the Everett Home & Garden Show, which will take place Friday through Sunday (March 8-10, 2013). At the show, you will see home remodeling ideas that work for today’s homeowners, home improvements designed to accommodate the ways you incorporate your northwest lifestyle, and key trends. Stop by our […]

Parr March Madness Contest – win a $250 gift card

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We have a fun contest this month — especially if you’re a fan of college basketball. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts this month. If you correctly predict the winner of the tournament, then you can win a $250 gift card. You can enter the contest once a day to increase your odds of winning. […]