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7 Stylish, Amazingly Useful Master Bathroom Design Tips

A master bathroom is a private refuge, a place to which a homeowner should be able to retreat in style and comfort. Not only should a master bathroom look good and mirror the overall elegance and vibe of the house, but it should be seamlessly utilitarian, with lots of handy storage, functional drawers and ample countertops.


8 Reasons to Plan Your Ag Steel Building with Spahn & Rose and Metal Sales

This past December, storms with strong winds roared through Iowa. The gusts blew the roof off a number of farmers’ barns, leaving essential machinery and vulnerable livestock exposed to the elements. The next day, Spahn & Rose delivered agricultural steel to many customers, enabling them to protect their vital equipment and animals. (more…)

8 Ways to Make the Final Walkthrough a Success for Contractors and Homeowners

Spahn & Rose is positioned at a unique junction between homeowners and builders. Just about every day, homeowners consult with Spahn & Rose kitchen and bathroom cabinet design experts as they make choices about cabinet finishes and hardware. Contractors, meanwhile, rely on Spahn & Rose to help them prepare materials lists and ensure timely delivery of building products to job sites. (more…)

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.

Badger Interior Doors: Easy to Install for Contractors, Stylishly Beautiful for Homeowners

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current one, interior doors are a stylishly beautiful finishing touch. Installing a functional yet elegant interior door is like adding an exclamation point to your home décor. With Spahn & Rose’s vendor partner Badger Corrugating, contractors and homeowners can find the ideal door to match the style of any home.



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…)

Deck Buying Guide

There are several options for decking materials to choose from. They each have their own features, benefits and costs and it’s important to weigh these considerations carefully prior to starting your project.To ensure that you select the best decking material for you and your home, consider:The size of your budgetTime and energy needed for maintenanceWhat you want your deck to look like