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February 5, 2016
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They liked it—You will too!!

Fix It & Finish It is a TV show in which a team of remodelers will go into a house and remodel one room for the home owners. On Tuesday’s episode (which will also be aired on March 4 and June 29), Fix It & Finish It remodeled a couple’s master bedroom using a rolling ladder hardware kit that they received from Custom Service Hardware. The tiny bedroom was in desperate need of Continue Reading →

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January 29, 2016
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10 Easy Ways to Update your Kitchen

Who doesn’t want a brand new kitchen? Although not all of us can afford a new kitchen every time things start to look familiar and common place, there are ways that we can make the old kitchen look new again. Try these ten tips to see how new your kitchen can actually look! Continue Reading →

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January 22, 2016
by Rachel
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Chalk Paint –Whats the Big Deal?

We here at Custom Service Hardware are excited to announce that we now are carrying General Finishes Chalk paint! And even more exciting—a quart of paint is only $22, cheaper than GF Milk paint, and covers 100 square feet. If you don’t need that much, you can get a pint for $13.

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Custom Service Hardware at IBS

January 19, 2016
by Rachel
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Custom Service Hardware at the IBS

Opening ceremonies with Jay Leno, food, exhibits, demonstrations, and parties—the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is the largest light construction show in the world with over 50,000 people from over 100 different countries in attendance.
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January 15, 2016
by Rachel
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How to Fix Slamming Cabinet Doors

How many times have I cringed as my cabinet doors slammed shut behind me? More times than I can count. I loved my old vintage cabinets, but I couldn’t stand the doors slamming, and I knew I had to do something about it.
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October 1, 2015
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Picking the Perfect Wood Finish

The type of finish you choose for your indoor and outdoor wood is often as important as the type of wood itself! With tons of options in dye stains, wood stains, and milk paints, it can get pretty confusing. So we’ve made a list of the different wood finishes to help you make the best decision possible for your home.

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August 12, 2015
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How Under Cabinet Lighting Will Spice Up Your Kitchen!

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Kitchens are the stomping grounds for families across the world! It’s the one common room in the house where everybody goes; where issues like what movie to watch, which radio station to listen to, and fights over the TV remote take a backseat. For this reason and many others, the kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the house and the best in terms of return on investment when considering renovations. If you’ve been in or seen pictures of recently built homes, you’ll notice that among the countless amazing architectural and design improvements in modern houses, the kitchen stands out the most. One of the more visually pleasing upgrades to the contemporary kitchen is under cabinet lighting, and here are several reasons why you should consider treating your kitchen with this beautiful upgrade immediately!

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July 30, 2015
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RTA vs. Custom Cabinets

Who wouldn’t want a completely custom kitchen? The first thing that people think of when redoing their kitchen is the cabinets. However, custom kitchen cabinets can come with a steep price anywhere from $6,000 to over $20,000 and beyond depending on what extras you tack on. Many RTA cabinet lines offer an array of specialty cabinets that will give you the options you want without the hefty price tag. Check out our Ready-to-Assemble cabinets! But first, let’s compare.

For dark stained cabinets in a U-shaped kitchen…

  • Custom: over $12,000 for more basic choices (all the bells and whistles could be upwards of $19,000)
  • RTA: around $2000 for similar basic choices

Now that’s a huge difference! Now let’s look at white cabinets in the same U-shaped kitchen…

  • Custom: over $9,000 for more basic choices (more high end choices could be more than $13,000)
  • RTA: under $4,000 for similar basic choices

Still tons of savings! But, before you make your choice here are some considerations when you’re choosing your cabinets. When choosing a cabinet color/finish the first thing you need to look at is your counter tops:

  • Are you keeping your current counter tops or replacing them?
  • What color are your counter tops and will it work with the cabinets you have chosen?

Here are some examples of kitchens with our RTA cabinets that we love. Check out our full gallery for inspiration.

 

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June 9, 2015
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Give Your Fireplace a Facelift

Nothing is better than snuggling up to a warm fire on a cold night. A fireplace is many things: It can be a heat source, a source of romance, a place to bond with family, and a place to chat with friends. But if you cringe every time you look at that roaring fire there’s a problem. What a fireplace should never be is outdated.

Don’t let your fireplace hold you back. And now is the perfect time of year to work on it. The weather is sunny and warm, so you won’t be missing it while you’re doing the updates.

If you’re looking for a way to update a fireplace we have some awesome ideas! A fireplace is usually the focal point of a room. And if it’s drawing people’s attention you’ll want to make sure it’s looking the best that it can. There are many different ways of creating a new look around a fireplace. Whether you want to replace your mantle entirely or update what you already have we have what you need.

If you want to make a complete change check out our fireplace mantles. A beautiful new mantle can give any room that sophisticated look you crave. Here are our top mantle picks:

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April 28, 2015
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Optimizing Your Space with Murphy Beds

It can be frustrating to not have enough room for guests to sleep comfortably in your home. If you need two different things but have only one room to work with we have an answer! Wall beds are the perfect solution for lack of space. Our Murphy Wall Beds make it easy to save space by allowing you to hide a bed when it’s not needed.

These beds are great for dual spaces no matter what the room is used for and here are some ideas of where to put a Murphy Bed:

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