Make your own DIY Checkerboard with Shannon Quimby

Are you planning a camping trip, backyard party, or games night? Learn how to create your own DIY checkerboard with Shannon Quimby!

FULL DETAILED INSTRUCTION

Parr Lumber is giving away 3 of the DIY Checkerboard for FREE!

Thank you to our DIY queen @shannonquimby for easy how-to videos.

Super easy 3 steps to get a FREE DIY Checkerboard!

1) Follow @parrlumberco on Instagram or Facebook

2) Tag someone to challenge them to a game

3) Send us a private message with your first and last name and your email address.

That’s it! You are In! Three lucky winners will be announced on July 25th

Watch the full video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/TmqwUkzeVH8

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Consumer Disclosure: You have not yet won. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Three prizes will be awarded, and the winners will be randomly selected. Prize: Each winner will receive one (1) DIY Checkerboard (worth approximately $45.00-65.00). The approximate retail value of three prizes combined is $135-$195, but each prize winner will only receive one DIY Checkerboard worth approximately $45.00-65.00. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. One entry per person, per household, and per Facebook or Instagram account (if entering via Facebook or Instagram). Must be 18+ and Oregon or Washington resident. Entry requires that you follow our Facebook or Instagram and like our post unless you choose alternative means of entry. Other restrictions apply. Promotion Period: 07/18/22 at 5:00 PM to 07/25/22 at 5 PM. Sponsor: Parr Lumber Company, at 5630 NE Century Blvd., Hillsboro, OR 97124. For complete rules visit www.parr.com

Millennial Homebuying Trends

Learn How to Tap into Millennial Homebuying Trends

If you’re planning to sell your home in the next two years, there’s a good chance it will be purchased by a millennial. This generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is taking the housing market by storm. They made up 43% of homebuyers in 2021, the most of any generation.

Millennials have been slow to enter the housing market, preferring to rent their living spaces, mostly in cities. But according to Realtor.com, two-thirds of millennials desire to own a home.

In order to tap into this generation of buyers, you may want to make some changes to your home. Here are some things you can do to help make your home more attractive.

1. Add technology

Millennials have grown up with technology from a very early age, so they are more comfortable with it than previous generations. Surveys showed that up to 30 million households will be adding smart home devices. These hubs, like Alexa and Google Nest, can control a host of electronics remotely. There are smart thermostats, light fixtures, light bulbs, and appliances. All are controlled through Wi-Fi, either remotely from a phone app or based on programmed settings.

Millennials will be looking for HVAC systems, light fixtures, and appliances that can be connected to these smart systems. You can get ahead of the game by choosing smart products when it’s time to upgrade or replace them.

2. Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is important to millennials not only because they are concerned about the environment, but because they also are budget-conscious and want to save money on energy. Recent reports show that 57% of millennials will pay more for a home that is energy efficient.

One clear way to show that you value energy efficiency is to purchase appliances and fixtures with the Energy Star label. This label, signifying energy efficiency, can be found on appliances, windows, light fixtures, and even whole houses. New Energy Star homes save, on average, 20% in energy use.

Existing, non-Energy Star-rated homes can benefit from the Energy Star Home Upgrade program, which targets six high-impact improvements to make existing homes more efficient. The upgrades include heating and cooling, water heater, smart thermostat, attic insulation and sealing, windows, and making your home electric vehicle ready.

You can make upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of your home. These include adding additional insulation to your home, updating your HVAC equipment and water heater, changing windows and doors, and purchasing more efficient light fixtures and bulbs.

3. Add workspace

As pandemic restrictions continue to ease and life returns to normal, up to 75% of workers are currently working from home or a hybrid of home and office. According to a survey by Pew Research, up to 64% indicated that they would prefer to work from home, even after the pandemic. With more people looking to work and go to school from home, there is a need for in-home workspaces. These areas need to look professional and organized, but also be comfortable, as people spend a lot of time there.

Millennials don’t necessarily want larger homes to accommodate working from home. They are having smaller families, so may not need all the extra space. Instead, they are looking for built-in spaces to accommodate their work or school life. You can appeal to this desire by redesigning or furnishing your home to add workspaces. Not everyone needs a full office, so even small spaces, like an office nook, can work.

4. Location, location, location

We know it isn’t much you can do about the location of your existing house, but when you are ready to sell you can highlight certain aspects that millennials are looking for to make it more appealing. Now that many jobs can be performed from anywhere, millennials are looking at more suburban locations. They are also looking for places with a lower cost of living. Next on their list are good career opportunities and schools.

Parr is here to help

If you’re looking to improve your home to make it more attractive to millennial homebuyers, Parr is here to help. We offer a variety of building materials that can be used to make your home more attractive.

Windows and skylights

We offer a variety of options for improving the efficiency of your windows and skylights: vinyl, wood, fiberglass/composite, or glass and acrylic block. Our window specialists work with you, offering advice on the best products and styles to fit your home. Parr.com

Doors

Exterior doors are available in wood, steel, and fiberglass. They can be customized to meet any decor style and will accent your entry. parr.com

Kitchen appliances

We offer kitchen appliance packages (this page redirects to parrcabinet.com so it could work as is) that include a refrigerator, range, microwave, and dishwasher. This ensures that all of your appliances will work together and match your desired decor. Parrcabinet.com

For help from our design team or questions about our products, contact us today.

Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes

2016 Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes

The Tour of Remodeled Homes, sponsored by Parr Lumber, will take place the weekend of March 12 – 13. This year’s event features nine homes in the Portland metro area (see map below). Tickets are $22.50 each (good for both days). If you are interested in going, fill out the form here and we’ll send you two tickets (until we run out). In order to mail the tickets out in time, the deadline to request tickets is Sunday, March 6th.

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Mother's Day Contests | Parr Lumber and Parr Cabinet Design Center

Mother’s Day Sweepstakes – Win Dinner for Mom

Mother’s Day is only 17 days away. To help celebrate Mother’s Day, we are giving away two $50 gift cards to a restaurant of the winners’ choice. To enter, go to our Facebook page for Parr Lumber and/or Parr Cabinet. One winner will be randomly selected for each Facebook page. You can enter both sweepstakes. The deadline to enter is Sunday, May 10th (Mother’s Day). Good luck and don’t forget to Like our Facebook page!

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2014 Street of Dreams | Happy Valley, Oregon

Win Tickets to the Street of Dreams

The 2014 Street of Dreams will open this Saturday (July 26th) in Happy Valley, Oregon. This year’s event features five gorgeous homes. Each home is unique, from traditional, to craftsman, to Mediterranean and Asian inspired. The home prices range from $850,000 to $1.5 million. The event is open daily from 10am to 9pm (tickets sold until 7:30 pm). The last day of the show is Sunday, August 24th. Admission to the Street of Dreams is $15 for adults. It’s free for children ten and under. Head over to our Street of Dreams contest page to enter to win tickets to attend the event.

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