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MORE THAN A PAINT COUNTER… We’ve raised the bar on color! Wouldn’t you like to shop for paint color, not cans? We’ve been busy upgrading our paint department to better […]

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Snow Removal Safety It’s that time of year again. Snow begins to fall and while it looks pretty, it can also be hazardous. Keeping a clear drive and walkway will […]

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How to Use a Space Heater Safely

Space Heater

Keeping warm in the coldest parts of the winter is usually a job for a furnace or other central heating system. But what about those fall and spring days when only one room is cold? Or when you’re spending time in a cottage or cabin without central heating? A space heater powered by electricity or canisters of natural gas can provide just the warmth you need. But these heating units have their own safety risks that must be considered. This winter, avoid fire risks while getting the supplemental or occasional heat you need with these space heater safety tips.

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Ice Melt 101: Everything You Need to Know

Walking in the snow

Ice and freezing temperatures can be a problem during the winter months. Potentially dangerous when accumulated on driveways, steps, and walkways, ice can cause slips, falls, and accidents that can put a real dent in your winter. Aside from shoveling, scraping, and sanding, ice melt is one of the most common ways to deal with slippery and icy conditions come winter. If your neighborhood gets icy in the colder months, perhaps using ice melt is the best approach for you. Here is everything you need to know about ice melt so you can be as prepared as possible for winter.

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6 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Laundry Room

You spend hours washing and folding clothes in your laundry room, so it should be a place that sparks some level of joy. There are loads of opportunities to freshen it up, but before you call in the contractor and spend thousands on a renovation, consider making some of the below DIY changes.

They’re quick, affordable, and — dare we even say — fun. In just a few hours, you’ll have transformed your laundry room so much that you might even look forward to doing laundry (okay, maybe that’s still doubtful).



Water Heaters

Which Water Heater is Right for You? Do you have to decide each morning whether to hit the snooze button or get in the shower before other people in the […]

Do it Best – World’s Largest Hardware Store

Welcome to our online warehouse of over 67,000 products for your home improvement, lawn & garden, and home décor needs! Most items can be shipped FREE to one of our locally owned stores! For […]

Indoor Paint

Northern Lakes Do it Best Hardware is your complete paint resource. With our color designer PLUS color match system, we can match colors from multiple sources while retaining your paint […]

Lighting and fixtures

Things just got a little brighter inside! We now have a wonderful display of lighting! Whether you are looking for light bulbs, wall sconces, Pendant lighting, Flush mount, recessed, vanity, […]

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Snow Removal Safety

Man Shoveling Snow

It’s that time of year again. Snow begins to fall and while it looks pretty, it can also be hazardous. Keeping a clear drive and walkway will protect you and your family from unnecessary falls, all while making your morning commute easier. With that being said, we all know shoveling snow can be exhausting, and it can put strain on your back and shoulders. Here are a few tips to move snow more efficiently and help keep you safe this winter.

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