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Could You Lay Patio Pavers? Watch this 6 Minute Video.

Wondering if you could you install your own pavers in your yard to build a patio or walkway?  We think you can, and invite you to watch this quick video demo then judge for yourself. Here, in this raw non-edited…

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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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Circular Patios Are Classic and Unique

Backyard patios are usually rectangular for a couple of reasons. It is easy to calculate square footage and account for 90-degree corners when planning a patio. It’s also difficult to be imaginative with patio layout if you don’t have experience…

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