Image of Chris Miller with Zulu, his service dog through Dogs for Our Brave.

No matter what industry you’re in, relationships are the backbone of good business. Of course, the ones with your clients and your employees are crucial, but so are the ones with your community and beyond.

Partnering with other for-profit and nonprofit organizations often gets overlooked even though it fosters goodwill and props up those deserving recognition (crucial ways to make this world a better place). As a family business, these partnerships have always been important to us – it’s part of our history and our future!

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A new home featuring trending manufactured home kitchen remodel ideas.

As we’ve seen through our affiliation with Renovation Hunters, mobile home living for vacation properties can give you the home-away-from-home you’ve been searching for. In working on the recent Linesville, PA project, we bring new life to a double-wide mobile home with some major upgrades, including how the kitchen looks and feels. Afterall, it’s the heart of the home and a place where we come together with family and friends!

Functionality and home decor play major roles in how each getaway property feels. Whether you’re staying year-round or just for the season, these manufactured home kitchen remodel ideas can make for the welcoming space you’ve been dreaming of.

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A split image of butcher block and plank countertop materials with the words “The Pros and Cons of Wooden Countertops” at the top.

Thinking of redoing your kitchen countertops, but not sure which countertop material to go with?

There are plenty of options out there, but choosing one doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before you get started on that kitchen remodel, write down a list of your needs and wants… and then, make sure you know the ins and outs of each option.

If you’ve made it here, you’ve likely been considering wooden countertops. Let’s take a look at butcher block and plank style wood countertops – both extremely popular choices that might just be the perfect option for your new kitchen counters.

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Interior of small lake house located in Baldwin, MI.

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to maximize the usable area of a small living space. Apartment sizes are shrinking and tiny homes are on the rise (especially with the increased cost of building and renovating).

If you live in a tiny space or have a small getaway property, it can feel like popular decorating ideas aren’t meant for you. But, even if your living area is on the smallest side of small, there are still plenty of ways to make the space feel big – AND save space, too.

Don’t believe us? Check out some of these great design ideas for properties with a tiny interior footprint. We guarantee they will change how your small space looks and feels!

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A split image of white and red oak flooring with the words “The Difference Between Red Oak and White Oak Flooring Explained” above it.

There are a lot of hardwood flooring options out there, but certain species beat the rest when it comes to wood flooring applications.

White oak and red oak floors have been the standard for quite a while, but even though they both have oak in the name, they aren’t identical twins. There are some key differences, and if you’re considering red oak flooring or white oak flooring, those differences are important to know before you buy.

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Baseboard moulding covering the gap between the flooring and the wall.

The look of your home is important – after all, you spend a lot of time there!

So, it stands to reason that you should love every bit of it – from the interior doors to the wood trim profiles. While it may seem like splitting hairs, your crown moulding, baseboard and casing deserve the same kind of attention and love as any other part of your home. And, we promise that updating (or upgrading) your millwork accents will make more of an impact than you ever thought possible.

While settling for any old molding profile may be the norm, your home is your home and it doesn’t have to be cookie-cutter. Why not customize it the way you want? After all, if the wood species of your floors clashes with your existing wood mouldings, it can end up driving you crazy.

To make your home reflect your style from top to bottom, custom millwork and unique moulding profiles are key.

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A remodeled mobile home that looks brand new.

The popularity of mobile home living is on the rise. Mobile homes – also known as manufactured homes – are often more affordable than site-built homes. They’re energy-efficient, easy to maintain, and can be a beautiful, custom home or getaway with the right touches.

If you’re looking for ideas when it comes to your mobile home remodel, these eight DIY projects can make your dream home a reality.

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Men practicing sustainable forestry management.

Your environment matters – whether we’re talking about your living room, your neighborhood or the world. It’s important to be forward-thinking when making decisions about our own best interests, and that’s why green business practices matter to us!

Sustainability is a major focus at Baird Brothers. We’ve been using zero waste and environmentally sustainable practices for decades and will continue doing so for decades more. Our passion for sustainability is one of the many reasons we believe that wood products are important for the future of our forests, and we believe that the use of real American hardwood results in a greener world, not to mention a more relaxing home!

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Lumber being harvested as a part of sustainable forest operations.

The health of the world’s forests is important – and not just because wood products are a beautiful way to decorate your home. Forest ecosystems are key to the survival of not only countless animals and vegetation but also all of humankind.

Many people falsely assume that using forest products like hardwoods contributes to deforestation and the destruction of wildlife habitats. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, compared to substitutes like plastic, steel and other building materials, lumber is by far the greenest material there is!

Thanks to sustainable forest management practices, we can reduce carbon, produce oxygen AND enjoy beautiful, natural hardwood products in our homes.

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Off-grid cabin in Critz, Virginia remodeled on Renovation Hunters.

Building an off-grid cabin can be a rewarding — yet challenging — project, whether you’re looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle or want to create a sought-after Airbnb in the woods.

Off-grid living allows you to be self-sufficient and disconnected from the power grid, and truly off-grid homes don’t rely on outside sources for electricity (or water). While some might find the idea of unplugging frightening, an off-grid log cabin can make a fantastic getaway or even a long-term homestead. Want to learn more? Let’s get to work!

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