Spahn & Rose Blog

10 TOOLS EVERY CONTRACTOR NEEDS

Professional contractors demand a lot from their tools. They have to be tough enough for everyday use, accurate (to guard against costly errors) and durable enough to save money over the long haul. As a Do It Best retailer, Spahn & Rose offers a complete line of products just like you’d find in any hardware store. But Spahn & Rose locations cater to contractors, stocking specific brands and models built contractor-tough.

Here are 10 tools every contractor needs that Spahn & Rose offers every day of the week: (more…)

12 REASONS SPAHN & ROSE IS YOUR CHOICE FOR AFFORDABLE CABINETS

Buying cabinets at a big-box store is like trying to pick between the last two kids for a dodgeball team: Just point at one and hope it all works out.

When you work with a Spahn & Rose cabinet design expert, though, you control every detail of the buying process, including how much you spend. (more…)

2017 Home Trend

The good thing about this year’s trend is that it is going to be, or suspected to be better than 2016. With that being said, it will not be by much. Slow growth rates, and different events like our new president being elected, are just a few of the factors that contribute to trends in the housing market. But hey, growth is growth, even if it is minimal.

5 New Decking and Outdoor Living Trends Contractors Should Know About

From minor fix-ups to major additions, this past year saw homeowners putting money into their homes instead of spending it on vacations. This spring, that trend has continued. Among the most popular home improvements are adding a deck and making outdoor living spaces bigger, better and more comfortable overall. A recent National Kitchen & Bath Association membership survey found a 65 percent increase in outdoor living project interest.

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7 SMART IDEAS FOR DURA SUPREME CABINETRY IN YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN

For contractors and homeowners, cabinets that mesh well with design can be hard to find. But knowledgeable builders and contractors rely on cabinet experts, like Spahn & Rose, a Dura Supreme Cabinetry retailer, to make the job easier. Using Dura Supreme Cabinetry will guarantee a successful project, and expert input ensures you’ll end up with a well-organized design and high-impact style.

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A Guide to Installing Composite Decking From Fiberon and Trex

Composite decking is a great way to refresh an aging deck or build a new one that will last for decades. As a leading building materials supplier in the Midwest, Spahn & Rose partners with two composite decking suppliers—Fiberon and Trex—to help you design and build your next great outdoor project.

BEFORE & AFTER: SPAHN & ROSE KITCHEN MAKEOVERS

Spahn & Rose cabinet-design experts can turn any space into a beautiful, functional kitchen or bathroom. Here are three examples showing how Spahn & Rose cabinet designer Maria Burgmeier, based in the Dubuque location, has helped customers solve problems specific to their needs and space. (more…)