What Tools Do I Need to Install a Retaining Wall?

Summertime is backyard improvement season for homeowners and it seems that many people enjoy the cost savings and sense of satisfaction of completing a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) landscaping project.  Building with retaining wall block is a popular choice for DIY landscaping projects ranging…

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Hello Portland! Your New Design Showroom is Now Open.

Your Mutual Materials  Design Showroom open in Downtown Portland!   Here at Mutual Materials, we are positively thrilled to announce that everyone in and around Oregon and Southwest Washington is invited to stop by our new concept design showroom in…

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Hanging Holiday Decor on Brick, Concrete, Sheetrock & Wood

'Tis the season to be festive and decorate our homes and yards with holiday cheer! With the fullness of Thanksgiving meals fading into recent memory and our days getting darker across the Pacific Northwest, the official holiday home decorating season…

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Seattle’s Top-Value Home Remodel Project? Stone Veneer.

Mutual MNote: A variation on this blog post ran in the Seattle Times NW Homes section. The article was called; Achieve the look and feel of solid stone with this budget-friendly option.  What remodeling projects have the highest return on…

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Retaining Walls for Backyards: Idea Book & Product Guide

Get Your Idea Book and Product Guide for Retaining Wall Projects   Retaining walls, raised planters, steps and fire pits are all popular home landscaping projects that can be built with retaining wall block.   Mutual Materials' 20-page Idea Book for Retaining…

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