Von Tobel Blogs

October 20, 2020
What Is a Vent Free Gas Fireplace?

What Is a Vent Free Gas Fireplace?

Are you thinking about adding a gas fireplace to your home? Having a fireplace in a room warms the space, both literally and figuratively. Gas fireplaces are much cleaner and more convenient than wood fireplaces. Many homeowners are surprised to find that a vent-free gas fireplace is more efficient than its vented counterpart.
September 14, 2020
Dusting vinyl plank flooring with handheld swiffer.

How To Clean Vinyl Plank Flooring

Did you know that vinyl flooring was first introduced to American homeowners in 1933? However, vinyl flooring didn't become popular until the 1940s. These days, vinyl flooring has become one of the most widely used flooring material for both residential and commercial use.
August 20, 2020
Renovated bathroom with white soaking tub, large glass door shower, white countertops and large windows

3 Ways To Make A Bathroom Look Bigger When Renovating

We all crave the luxury of space, especially in a bathroom. But, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice luxury for lack of square footage. Whether you have limited room for construction, you’re bound by historical home restrictions, or you just can’t justify the expense of a full-scale expansion, there are some simple ways to make your bathroom appear twice as large when renovating without knocking out a wall.
July 23, 2020
black framed windows

Curious About Black Windows?

Homeowners nationwide are making bold statements using black framed windows. Maybe black windows have caught your eye, too? Read on to learn if switching to black windows is right for your home.
June 16, 2020
What To Know Before Buying A Grill

What To Know Before Buying A Grill

So, you're going to buy a grill? That's a great investment! Grills add flavor to your summer, pleasure to family get togethers, and excitement to cooking.
May 19, 2020
composite decking and railings available at Von Tobel

Deck Material Options

It’s the dream of many homeowners to have an outdoor space for entertaining guests, grilling, and spending time with family. Those who decide to build a deck must first choose a building material.
May 5, 2020
composite decking and deck railings available at Von Tobel

Common Questions When Planning A Deck

Years ago, most decks were made from pressure treated lumber, and a well-maintained deck would last about 15 years. Today, decks can be made from different kinds of materials, and may last for decades if properly maintained.
April 21, 2020
interior picture of home with wall of new windows and grey walls

Windows 101

Replacing your windows at home is a much more complicated process than most people think, starting with window selection.
April 17, 2020
Homeowner sanitizing her kitchen countertops

How To Clean & Sanitize Your Countertops

Keeping a clean home has always been important, but now it's more important than ever.