When you’re ready to get started on a home improvement DIY project, you want to get going as soon as possible. Finding the right products, the right finishes, and even the right brands to complete your project is quite the process, and online shopping doesn’t always make it easier. If you’re in the heart of a DIY project, whether it’s a bathroom remodel or just a little sprucing up of your home’s exterior, here are a few reasons to stop into your local lumber & building material store for help, advice, and inspiration:
#1 You Can See The Products In Front of You
Your local lumber and building material store is designed to let you see and touch the products you’re interested in buying. There’s a lot to be said for online shopping, but if you’re looking for a new door or decking, you’re going to want to see what it looks like before you buy it.
Unlike big box stores that have way too much product to ever fit into a store, your local building materials store and showroom is set up to allow you to see and feel all of your options before you make a final decision. While no store could really fit all of their products on the shop floor, a local lumber supply store and showroom has all of their options on display, from sample pieces of different finishes to different colors of countertops to all of their available interior and exterior product selections.
Best of all, your local building materials showroom will have an expert in-store to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a custom color for your siding or the perfect cabinets for your new kitchen.
#2 Support Your Local Economy
What’s more, local lumber stores often partner with other local manufacturers. Here at Zeeland Lumber & Supply, we partner with brands big and small, but we’re always looking for partners who work in our area, and who support their own local economies, too. When you walk into our showrooms, you’ll see that we supply products from local manufacturers who support the same values we do, and who build quality, innovative products made right here in the US.
#3 Personalized Service and Expert Advice
Your local lumber & building material store has team members dedicated to helping you find the best products for your projects. Unlike a typical big box store, where employees are primarily there to stock and answer questions like, “where are the wrenches?” your local lumber store is working to help you complete your project in the way that best suits your style and taste.
For example, at a local lumber & building material store, you can work with an associate to design a custom solution for your new cabinets. If you’re remodeling a bathroom, you’ll get personalized, one-on-one service and advice to help you find everything you need, from the right (even custom) vanity to the perfect finishing touches on hardware. That’s the kind of service you just can’t find anywhere else.
Your local lumber store has more capabilities, more options, and better service because your home improvement projects are their niche. That’s what they do every day, so they have the experience and the knowledge to help you complete your project exactly as you’d imagined it.
#4 Get All of the Resources You Need for Your Project From the Best Brands
Your local lumber & building material company is likely to have partnerships with more of the best brands in the industry than a big box store. In general, big box stores have to stick with certain brands to get the discounts they need to make selling a product profitable. Local lumber stores have a lot more flexibility and are able to partner with a wider range of brands. This makes them the place to be if you’re doing a home improvement project or a complete renovation.
Not only can you find the lumber you need to frame in that new wall, deck, or addition, but you can also get all of the finishing features from the best name brands, all in one spot.
For example, here at Zeeland Lumber and Supply, we sell hardware and lumber, but we also supply amazing products like exterior doors, quartz countertops, cabinets, siding, decking materials and more from name brands you know, like ThermaTru, Cambria, Trex Decking and Andersen Windows. You can get all of the name-brand products you need for your project, all in one spot.
Your local lumber & building materials store is just around the corner, and they likely have all the products and inspiration you’re looking for, plus a little bit of expert advice for when you just can’t decide between two products. If you’re looking for help completing your home improvement project, stop on into one of Zeeland Lumber & Supply’s locations. We have all the materials you need, plus the expert advice you want to complete your project the right way.