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Summer Outdoor Living Necessities

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Jon ZeiglerBryan Rice, Vice President-Sales and Marketing Regional Manager

Are you ready to kick off your next backyard renovation and spend some time soaking up the sun? Summer weather is quickly making its way into the upper and lower Midwest. This means it’s time to put an end to the winter seasonal slump and spend some quality time outside with friends and family. Knecht Home Center and Mead Lumber have everything you need to transform your backyard and patio into an oasis everyone will envy.

Below are some of our products that will help you transform your yard today!

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Cabinetry Trends to Know in 2021

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Cabinetry

Jon ZeiglerJon Zeigler, Director of Supply/Purchasing

Keeping up with housing trends can be hard now days, especially with all the design styles that are popular in 2021. Here at Knecht Home Center and Mead Lumber we make it a priority to try to satisfy all of our customers, which means keeping up with ALL of the tends. We have put together some of our favorites below that are sure to make your house stand out amongst your friends and family.

If you’re looking for help deciding what wow factor will make your cabinetry stand out visit one of our many local locations. We have experts on site that will guide you in the right direction and get your house looking fabulous!

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What Siding Products Are The Best Option For Your Home In 2021?

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Jon Zeigler, Director of Supply/Purchasing

Protecting the people who live inside your home is always a top priority. But what’s protecting all of you from the harsh elements of rain, wind, snow, and hail outside? You’re siding. At Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center we have the products and the people who will help you get the job done right and protect what’s important to you. Our housing and outdoor experts will help recommend the right siding product for you and help assist you in any way possible.

To help you protect your family, your home, and your wallet we have put together a list of our favorite siding products we carry.


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What Are the Best Roofing Products Heading Into 2021?

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Certainteed Roofing

Jon ZeiglerJon Zeigler, Director of Supply/Purchasing

There’s nothing worse than coming to the realization that your current roofing is not adequately protecting your home or business the way they’re supposed to. Here at Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center, as leading roofing supply distributors, we’re here to provide you with the highest quality roof repair and replacement products on the market and offer our expertise to help you choose the best products to address your needs.

To help get you back on the job in no time, with the right materials for your residential, commercial and agricultural roofing needs, here’s a quick guide to highlight some of our favorite brands we carry in our stores.

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Interior & Exterior Design Trends in 2021

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Jon ZeiglerBryan Rice, Vice President-Sales and Marketing Regional Manager

A new year always brings about new trends in homes and living spaces. It can be hard to keep up, but the experts at Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center have some insight on this years do's and dont's both inside and outside of your home. Here are a few of our favorites that we have seen recently!

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Enlightening Your Interior and Exterior

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Jon ZeiglerBryan Rice, Vice President-Sales and Marketing Regional Manager

Lighting fixtures have recently become a very critical part of interior and exterior home design. With the diversity and large volume of unique designs it is important to select a collection that suits your homes style. Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center are proud to carry many products from Maxim Lighting. Maxim is an industry leader who has committed to creating special, one of a kind designs that will add style and value to your home.

Below we have listed some of our favorite collections that we think will help brighten your space while adding value to your home.

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Decking Options

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Jon ZeiglerBryan Rice, Vice President-Sales and Marketing Regional Manager

Decking out your back yard may not be as easy as it seems once you see all products, colors, and brands to choose from, it can be daunting. The thing is that’s only half the battle… Once your deck is finished you then have to pick out decorations, hang lights, and create a vibe based around what you like and what’s popular and trendy today. Good thing for you our associates at Knecht Home Center and Mead Lumber are here to help. Our employees have assisted thousands of customers trying to create their own backyard oasis. You should be the next to have your own dream hangout spot. Here are some tips on decking materials and decorations to help you get there.


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Mead Legacy Cabin Collection

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Gavin WilliamsGavin Williams, Package/Project Manager

Creating your own at home oasis has never been easier than with a Mead Legacy home plan. We have done the hard part for you, now all you have to do is find a beautiful place to start constructing your dream.  

Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center take the hassle, planning, and critical thinking out of your building process. Our Mead Legacy home plans have been professionally drawn up and created by master craftsman who have decades of experience in design and construction management. We have the tools, people, and knowledge to build you a beautiful get away that will last for generations! Here are a few of our cabin options that are not only stunning but very affordable!


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Maintaining Your Garage Door

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Jon ZeiglerBryan Rice, Vice President-Sales and Marketing Regional Manager

Believe it or not your garage door is more important to the well-being and appearance of your home than you could have imagined. Finding the mix between modern and classic styles can be tough, especially in today’s world of ever changing design trends in the housing industry. The experts at Mead Lumber and Knecht Home Center have collected 8 different tips for maintaining your garage door that have come to their attention this year. These tips are important to lengthening the life of your garage doors and making sure they continue to work properly. Take it from the experts and save yourself some money by practicing these 8 techniques in your own home!


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