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2021: Our Top Five Home Improvement Tips

Here’s a look back at this year’s tips and trends for residential projects.

Comfort & Joy: Making Home Improvements before the Holidays

Looking to spruce up your home before the holidays? These projects will improve your home’s comfort and joy.

Less Chore, More Cheer: Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Even a small space like your laundry room has big potential. Consider these game-changing solutions for better functionality, organization, storage and more.

Pre-Ice Advice: Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

Ice and snow will be here before you know it, and you’ll be glad you took care of needed repairs ahead of time. Here are some key areas to focus on before winter hits.

3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Replacing your home’s windows can reduce your utility bills and enhance the look and value of your home.

Measure Twice and Cut Once: Celebrate National Tape Measure Day

The key to success in any project is preparation, and National Tape Measure Day on July 14 is the perfect time to recognize this.

Ready to Remodel? 7 Ways to Get Ready for a Major Home Renovation

Check out these seven ways you can prepare yourself and your house for a major home renovation project.

Ready to Glam Up Your Kitchen? 5 Tips

Looking to glam up your kitchen this year? Check out these tips to take it to the next level from our kitchen designer, Jo-Ann St. Jean, in this Realtor.com article.

Spring into Summer by Revamping Your Deck

Looking to re-do your deck this spring? We can help you decide whether paint or stain is best for your space.

How to Incorporate Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year in Your Home

Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year are shades of yellow and gray called Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. See how you can incorporate them into the interior design of your home.


Tools are necessary for almost every home project and having the right tool for the job is crucial to your success. We’re here to help you make the right choice.


Your home is your own private sanctuary, which is why investing in relaxation can help alleviate some of the stresses of the outside world.


The pandemic has now been around for more than a year, but many of the issues pertaining to home renovations are still relevant. We can help you navigate the process of home improvement projects during COVID-19 by planning ahead.

Watch Now: Today’s Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

Our own Jo-Ann St. Jean was a guest on Western Mass News discussing the latest trends in kitchen remodeling. Watch here.

Start Planning for Spring Projects Now

We may have just flipped the calendar to March, but it’s not too soon to start planning for spring projects, as Bob Boilard explained on Mass Appeal.

Protect Your Roof from Winter Weather Damage

Bob Boilard was on WWLP-22 News offering tips to protect your roof from winter weather damage from snow and ice. Watch here.


During quarantine, many tried to make the most of a challenging time by getting some projects done around the house. Here’s a round-up of some of our top tips.

Tired of Your Kitchen or Bath? Give It a Facelift

If the idea of costly renovation is keeping you from updating your kitchen or bath, it’s time to explore a simple alternative: the facelift!

Want to Boost Curb Appeal? Make Your Garage Doors Count

While critical in terms of real estate, curb appeal is important for every homeowner—and garage doors can make a critical difference. They’re always on display and, depending on the size and style of your home, may even be a main feature.

How to Paint Like a Pro

Indoor painting is one of the most common DIY projects. Not only is it more cost-effective than hiring a pro, but with some good music and the right painting partner(s), it can actually be fun. What’s not fun is realizing, too late, what you should have done differently—which is why we invite you to check out these pro tips before you start.

Roof Ventilation: Making Sure It’s Right

On a list of dreaded home improvements, most people would have the prospect of roof replacement somewhere near the top. Needless to say, it pays to take good care of your home’s protective dome—starting with proper roof ventilation.

As Seen On Western Mass News: Summer Deck Options

Bob Boilard appeared on Western Mass News to explain some of the many popular summer deck options and trends right now. Watch here. 

Kick Up Your Curb Appeal

Kick up your home’s curb appeal this spring with some inspiration from our experts.

Classic Blue: How to Make it Work for You

Our experts provide tips to help you easily incorporate the 2020 Color of the Year—classic blue—into your home’s design.

Rudiments of Roofing: Protecting against New England Weather

New England roofs are exposed to a lot of wear and tear. These rudiments of roofing will help you get a roof that stands up to the rigors of our region.

Temporary Business Changes: Services Still Available during Shutdown

For health of our Boilard Team and customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are making some temporary business changes. Learn more.

Hand Tools Vs. Power Tools: The Right Tool for the Job

When it comes to building and repair, your choices often include hand tools vs. power tools. Which you choose depends on several factors.

Eco-Friendly Building Trends: So Many Choices!

Consumers are increasingly integrating sustainable, eco-friendly practices into their everyday lives; from forgoing plastic straws to investing in hybrid cars that reduce fuel consumption to incorporating environmentally friendly materials into their building projects.

Get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit at the 19th Annual Festival of Trees

Attend the 19th Annual Festival of Trees and enter to win this year’s Boilard Lumber tree, which includes a prize pack valued at more than $1,000!

Get an easy home facelift with new doors and windows

You have a wealth of choices when it comes to new doors and windows. Need a little inspiration? Let’s take a look at some industry trends.

Kitchen & Bath Design: Bringing Your Vision to Life

When it comes to bringing your vision to life, sometimes it pays to get some design assistance. Meet our newest kitchen and bath designer, Jo-Ann St. Jean.

The DIY Dilemma: When to Call the Pros

How do you know when a project is something you should tackle on your own versus when you should call the pros?

Built to last: but for how long?

When it comes to your home, you want something built to last.

Quality matters when it comes to building materials

What’s the one lesson we can learn from both professional builders and The Three Little Pigs? Quality matters when it comes to construction.

Planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel? 5 questions to ask before hiring a designer

For bathroom or kitchen remodels, your best bet is to work with an experienced designer. Here are some questions to ask before hiring one.

As Seen on TV: Home renovations can be harder than they appear

Here are a few things to think about so your home renovations go more like ‘Property Brothers’ and less like ‘The Money Pit.’

Just in for spring: 2019 home design trends

From minor changes like a fresh coat of paint, to major renovations, spring is the perfect time to make things happen around your home.

Building a deck? Plan ahead for success

Proper planning prevents poor performance. If you’re building a deck this year, here are a few tips to ensure the success of your project.

Show your tools some love on National Worship of Tools Day

While we don’t know who created Worship of Tools Day, we do think the honor is well-deserved. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate this auspicious day!

Is it time for a fresh coat?

Paint serves as your house’s first defense against the elements and the first impression guests and potential buyers receive. Once it fades, chips or peels, it’s obviously time to repaint, but here are some other signs that it might be time for a fresh coat.

Top Kitchen Trends for 2019

Eat healthier? Exercise more? Learn a new skill? If these resolutions for the new year don’t sound as appealing as they may have in previous years, how about dedicating time to home improvement in 2019?

18th Annual Festival of Trees

Boilard Lumber is once again donating a tree for the 18th Annual Festival of Trees, taking place through Dec. 9 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Boilard Lumber joins over 130 sponsors raffling off trees, with donations benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.

Ditch Drafty Windows

You know fall is in the air as the leaves begin to change and the air is delightfully crisp.

Get Decked Out in Autumn

As the leaves start falling, many people think decking season has come to an end; the days are cooler and shorter with homeowners focusing on indoor projects.

Is Your Roof Suffering from Bad Shingles?

Have you looked up at your roof recently and noticed things aren’t looking like they used to?

Celebrate the tax-free holiday, plus 10% off in-stock decking

We invite you to join us and celebrate the tax-free holiday in Massachusetts on Saturday from 7:30AM to 12:30PM!

If You Build It, They Will Come: Boilard’s Keys To A Successful Deck Design

It has become a great American tradition to expand one’s outdoor living space by adding a deck to a home.

Kick Winter Blahs With a Shot of Color

We’ve got a whole lot of winter in front of us, but don’t let it get you down. If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive way to lift your outlook, consider rejuvenating the inside look of your home.

Boilard celebrates work and play at 17th Annual Festival of Trees

Five… gallon… paint bucket… 4 golf-ball sleeves, 3 gear essentials, 2 New England teams and a 6-pack of Mad Elf ale… If we were to write our own holiday carol for 2017, it would likely include the lyrics above—representing just a few of the items adorning our contribution to the 17th Annual Festival of Trees!

3 Reasons to Shop Boilard Lumber before a Big-Box Store

Whether you are looking to spruce up your home before the holidays or searching for the perfect gift for a special do-it-yourselfer, our team at Boilard Lumber can help you get just what you’re looking for.

Improving hearth & home for the holidays

Looking for a way to spruce up your home so it’s ready for the holidays? Our experts can help.

Western Mass Home & Garden Show

Western Mass Home & Garden Show at Big E has more solar optimism on display. Bob Boilard of Boilard Lumber in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield said homeowners are in the market for kitchens. Boilard’s tool business — both in the store and online — is also doing well.

Boilard Lumber Participates in Pink Day!

Market Mentors, LLC of West Springfield partnered with local businesses for the fourth annual “Pink Day” celebration in October to benefit Baystate Health Foundation Rays of Hope.