Category Archives: New Homes

The Barn Look: Creating a Rustic Feel in Your Contemporary Home

The power of the internet gives every access to many images and looks to what homebuilding is like throughout the country.  At Thomas Lumber, we are constantly looking around trying to find ways we can assist our customers.   One image I keep seeing on our Pinterest page and others is described as the “barn […]

New Strategies for Hiding the TV

Its easy to be discreet when you’ve got cabinets, panels and high-tech TV hiders like these Article by Becky Harris Featured on Houzz TV placement has become a lot more discreet since the days of the bulky set with rabbit ears. Nowadays people are hiding their flat-panel screens in walls, ceilings or consoles. And while […]

11 Terrific Paint Color Matches for Wood Details

Charmean Neithart Houzz Contributor. I love interior design and all things houses. What paint colors work best with stained wood trim? I generally select neutral colors when I am painting a room with natural wood details, whether cabinets or stain-grade trim. Greens, grays, whites and beiges are no-brainers. Warmer colors, like orange, brown, rust and […]

When Mother Nature Meets Your Modern Nature

Longing for a cabin feel that suits your modern tastes? Here are some ingredients for the perfect aesthetic blend Written by: Charmean Neithart Much like cooking, mixing interior styles can create new and interesting flavors. Consider mixing modern detailing with cabin style. The result is a warm, clean design that allows occupants to focus on […]

Spring is here! Time to Start Thinking about your Deck.

With Spring freshly upon us here in the south, a lot of us are starting our spring projects.  For some this is getting the yard back into to a state of green with hints of bright colors added in for decoration.  Maybe it is dong some spring-cleaning inside and outside the house.  Or it could […]

A Car Lover’s Man Cave Kicks Into High-Luxury Gear

At Thomas Lumber Company, we have a passion for fast cars.  When I saw this garage on the internet I had to post the article about it.  Starting with the exterior of the garage I noticed a look created with several products we have in stock.  The cedar shingles in the gables, cedar board and […]

How to Read a Floor Plan

Looking at house plans is almost second nature to some of us.  I grew up with one grandfather who built houses, one who milled lumber for house, and a dad who owned a lumberyard supplying material to builders and DIY’ers.  But this material can be like looking at hieroglyphics to some.  When I found this […]