Kitchen Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Interior Design Kitchen by Wright Building Center

Kitchen Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

There are many people looking to get some kitchen remodeling done in the coming year. While most of them will successfully create the kitchen remodel of their dreams, others may fall short. There are many costly mistakes people make while kitchen remodeling that can cost a lot of time and money. It is important to know the problems people face while doing a kitchen remodel to ensure your next project goes exactly as planned. 

The Main Kitchen Remodel Mistakes

A lot of work goes into a kitchen remodel, which means a lot of problems can occur throughout the process. Some of the most common remodel mistakes seem obvious at first, but being aware of them is going to really help you on your kitchen remodeling journey. 

It’s Pretty, but is it Functional?

Surprisingly enough one of the most common kitchen remodel mistakes is focusing too heavily on looks. You could have designed and built the most beautiful kitchen you have ever seen only to find out that you can’t open your dishwasher and cabinets at the same time, or the fridge is on the opposite side of the kitchen from where you prepare food. A lot of times homeowners forget to think of these small things only to end up disliking their kitchen design, not because it looks bad, but because it creates much more work than necessary. While having a great looking kitchen is always a plus, it is at the end of the day a workspace. 

Forgetting Something?

When doing a kitchen remodel it is very important to make a list of things you will have to have done by the end of the remodel. More often than not, homeowners will forget a crucial aspect of design, and by the time they realize it is too late. How many outlets do you have, how much counter space, cabinet space, does the style match the connecting rooms, do you have proper lighting, etc. When remodeling your kitchen make sure you have all of these things figured out before you get too far in. Know what appliances you want, and how the kitchen is going to fit with the rest of the house. Make sure the kitchen makes your daily life easier, and know that the things that you personally find important may not be the same things your designer finds important. Make your preferences known, so that you can ensure your kitchen remodel, makes things easier, and feels good, not just one or the other.  

One Color Overload

Having all stainless steel appliances sounds great, and you had them picked out the whole time, and they work so well. True, but when you walk into a kitchen and half the room is chrome, it isn’t that appealing to the eye. Make sure when picking colors and styles, you think about everything in your kitchen, not just the walls and cabinets. Have some diversity of colors and styles, to find a good mix. Know how your appliances are going to fit and look like in your kitchen. 

Need Help?

Did we throw too much information at you? Don’t worry, the team at Wright Building Center will happily take any questions you have, and help you get the design process completed in no time. You will know exactly what you are getting before we even lift a finger, so Contact us today, and let’s make your dream kitchen a reality! 

Rentals Done “Wright”

Wright Do It Center in Murphysboro IL.

Rentals Done “Wright”

Are you in need of tools, but don’t want to break the bank buying one? Leave that hassle behind! At Wright Building Center in Murphysboro Il, we know how to do tool rentals, Wright! 

In need of tool delivery? we can take care of that too! For only $10, Wright will deliver your tools within a ten-mile radius, and we’ll deliver trailered equipment for only $50. Even if you are a little past ten miles, don’t sweat it. We’ll go as far as you need for only $1.50 per mile after ten miles.  

What Do We Offer at Wright Do It Center in Murphysboro IL?

I’m glad you asked! Here at the Wright Do It Center in Murphysboro Il, we offer an incredibly wide range of tool rentals to choose from, all at an affordable price. Browse our selection of tools from our various categories: 

  • Nailers 
  • Hand Tools 
  • Power Tools 
  • Drywall 
  • Plumbing 
  • Concrete 
  • Earth Movement 
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Flooring 
  • Miscellaneous 


Wright Building Center offers anything from brad nailers to finishing nails to nailer accessories. We are here to help with any project you may need doing, whether it is crafts, repair, or a full makeover, trust the experts at Wright to get you the best nail gun rental at the best price. 

Hand Tools

We offer heater wrenches, flaring tools, master keys, levels, sweepers, pick-up magnets, and more all at Wright do it Center in Murphysboro Il. At Wright, you are guaranteed to find the hand tool you need for the job. 

Power Tools

Grab you saws, drills, and screw guns at Wright Building Center. The right power tool can make the difference between a smooth project, and disasters. That is why right is here to help you get the power tools you need at a price you’ll love. 


Drywall can be a real hassle, which is why Wright is here to help. Contact Wright’s to find a great selection of drywall lifts, scaffolding, texture machines, sprayers, and more. Drywall is a breeze with Wright on your side. 


Cleaning, repair, and everything in between, Wright Do It Center in Murphysboro Il, has what you need. Get the equipment you need to make your plumbing project easy, without having to buy it yourself. Let the experts at Wright get you a quality rental, that will help you get the job done right.


A hard concrete project can seem daunting, but with the tool rental available at Wright, you can leave the idea of buying expensive equipment in the past. Wright has mixers, drills, saws, and hammers. Anything you need to get your concrete project underway, you can find for rent at Wright.

Earth Movement

For heavy jobs, you need heavy equipment, and no one will give you better heavy equipment rentals than the experts at Wright.  We carry lines of Bobcat products, along with augers, trenchers, and so much more.  Excavation has never been easier, at Wright’s!

Lawn and Garden

Looking to have your garden be the talk of the neighborhood? Let us help! Wright can supply all the seeders tillers, post hole diggers, and whatever else you need at a great price. Make you garden one of a kind, with tool rentals from Wright!


Make your floor shine, with flooring tool rental at Wright! Cleaners, fans, staplers, and more are all easy to rent and use at Wright. Whether you are cleaning, repairing, or replacing, you can be a DIY master with Wright.  


Needing emergency tools, Wright can get you what you need when you need it. From generators to dollys, to heaters, leave the worry behind with Wright. Our experts here to help you no matter what situation may come up, so contact us today!

No matter what you need, Wright has you covered. Call or visit us today at Wright Building Center in Murphysboro, IL. Check us out on Facebook to see how you can get the rentals you need for your next project. 

Making the Most of Your Small Kitchen

Making the Most of Your Small Kitchen

A smaller-sized kitchen holds just as much potential as a larger-sized kitchen. All it takes is some careful planning to create a beautiful and functional small kitchen. Here are some tips for turning your small kitchen into the ‘Wright’ kitchen for you!

Drawers Over Doors

Switch up your cabinets to drawers to maximize how much usable space you will have. Drawers give off an organized, chic vibe, even if the contents of the drawers aren’t organized.

Breakfast Bar

Obviously, space is crucial in a small kitchen, so why take up tons of space with a bulky kitchen table that won’t fit well, and install a breakfast bar instead. By giving up a couple of cabinets, you can install a small breakfast bar that keeps your space from getting cluttered and cramped by a table.


It is super important to carefully consider where you place your appliance, drawers, cabinets, and sink. You need to ensure that each of these items will be able to fully function once everything is installed. After all, you don’t want to open a drawer only to be blocked from fully opening it by the oven handle. 

Hardware Choice

While your choice of hardware doesn’t seem to be important or impactful, it can have a surprising effect on the visual appeal of the kitchen. Using simple, streamlined hardware helps the kitchen to appear larger than bigger, bulkier handles. Additionally, in a small, tight space it is easier to accidentally catch your clothes on hardware, so choosing small, streamlined hardware cuts down on the likelihood of this happening.

Appliance Size

Bigger does not mean better in the world of small kitchens. It’s tempting to choose larger appliances, but you need to be realistic about what your space can handle. Appliance manufacturers make appliances that are specifically designed for small spaces, so consider choosing those for your kitchen. 

‘Wright’ Kitchen Design

Still stuck on how to layout and design your small kitchen? Talk to the interior design team at Wright Building Center! We’ll be happy to help you with your kitchen, making sure that it is the ‘Wright’ kitchen for you. Contact us for more information today!

What to Look for in an Interior Designer?

What to Look for in an Interior Designer?

Home remodeling projects are stressful, especially when trying to find an interior designer. It is hard to know what questions to ask and what to look for. Luckily, things get much easier once you know what you are looking for. 

Home Remodeling with an Interior Designer Who Knows You

When looking for an interior designer for your next home remodeling project, make sure you choose a designer that you can work with. Interior design is about bringing a room to life. But, it can be hard to get your vision across to someone you dislike or someone who doesn’t understand what you want. Many designers are different and bring their own unique style to a home remodeling project. It is recommended that you meet with more than one designer to make sure they work with you as well in person as they do on paper. Ideally meeting with at least three designers will ensure you get one that really suits you. Make sure to ask as many questions as you can.

While finding an interior designer you like and believe you can work with, start asking some questions to eliminate some of your options. Ask them about the project timeline, design style, budget/expenses, payment options, and more. Asking plenty of questions is a great way to narrow down your search to find the best choice for you.

Being Honest with Your Interior Designer

It is important to be forward and honest with your designer. They need to know what you have to work with. Additionally, they need to know what you are looking for in a finished project to get you the best results. The best way to do this is to show your designer sources of inspiration and your personal style. These can be images, a Pinterest board, magazine cutouts, or a floorplan, among other things. Anything that you show the designer will help them to learn what you are looking for.

Once they have an idea of what you want, it is important to discuss the budget. Home remodeling can be expensive, so it is important to be upfront here. A lot of time is wasted in interior design coming up with elaborate plans that fall through due to them not fitting within the client’s budget.

Interior Design at Wright Building Center

Wright Building Center offers interior design services right here in Southern Illinois. Our talented team of designers would love to transform your space during your next home remodeling project. Contact us today to learn more!

Wright Kitchen Design and Remodel

Wright Kitchen Design and Remodel

So, 2020 wasn’t what we expected by any means. Maybe while spending so much time at home, you have decided that your kitchen needs an update. Whether you are looking for a full remodel or just a facelift, even small makeovers can change the look of your kitchen immensely.

Backsplash with Style

 One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to freshen up your kitchen is a simple backsplash. Even though it is simple to put up, a new backsplash gives the kitchen a new dynamic. With your backsplash, the sky’s the limit. Starting with color, textures, and materials you can create a beautiful look. The backsplash helps make the most abused area of the kitchen easy to clean from spilled food and hot grease splatters.  Don’t have time to install a new backsplash? Add a coat of fresh paint to your kitchen walls! Even a new coat of paint can help bring some life to a kitchen. A Wright kitchen remodel using our team at Wright Building Center can help you find the right option for you!

Cabinet Concepts

The main focal point of the kitchen. Whether you want to completely re-do your cabinets completely or update them with a little color and/or accessories, Wright Building Center has all you need. This may also be your chance to try open shelving. Using an open shelving system can help where you lack in kitchen space. By using an open concept, you display your kitchen while creating needed space. 


Creative new lighting

When creating your dream kitchen it is important to factor in the lighting. For example, if you are installing dark cabinets with a light backsplash it will help to add that bright color by installing lights under the cabinet. It brings the eyes to the color contrast in a pleasing look. If you installed an island in your kitchen, use hanging lights to help show it off and brighten the space.  


Need help? Call us!

So, you have some new ideas for your kitchen and need some help executing them. But, you are in luck! With a Wright kitchen remodel, you’ll have a beautiful kitchen in no time! Contact Wright Building Center today to learn more.

Fun Projects to Make with Wood Scraps


Fun Projects to Make with Wood Scraps

Chances are, you probably have a pile of wood scraps laying around somewhere, taking up precious space. So, instead of letting the wood go to waste, Wright Building Center has some ideas to transform the scraps of specialty lumber into one of these fun projects!

Wall Mounted Wine Rack

This simple project is a simple build that can easily be customized to fit your space! First, you’ll need to gather your materials. For this DIY, you will need scrap 2×6 board, wood glue, screws, nails, and paint or stain (optional). To assemble the wine rack, determine the size that will work best. Then, assemble a square shaped frame for the rack using the wood glue, nails, and screws. Once you have finished building the frame, it is time to customize the color using paint and stain. Now, you have a beautiful wine rack that is both stylish and functional. 

Cutting Board

This DIY looks super complicated and impressive, but is actually fairly simple to make. All you need are scraps of wood and wood glue. To build the cutting board, simply glue these strips of wood together until you reach the size and shape cutting board that you want. Pro Tip- alternate with strips of different types of wood to create more interesting variation. Once you have the cutting board assembled, sand it and finish it with a food safe finish so that it’s ready for use!

Wooden Coasters

These coasters are much like the DIY cutting board. Using wood scraps and wood glue, create an interesting pattern from the scraps and glue them together. Once dry, sand the coasters and apply a finish to help keep moisture out of the wood. Now you have a set of new coasters for your home or to give as a gift!

So, if you have a pile of leftover specialty lumber from Wright Building Center laying around or scraps from a previous project, consider repurposing them for a new DIY. Don’t have all the tools you need? No need to worry! Rent them from the wide selection of rental tools that Wright has to offer. Or, swing by today to pick up supplies for your next project!

How to Choose the ‘Wright’ Hardware Store

Wright Do-It Center Lumberyard

How to Choose the ‘Wright’ Hardware Store

Home improvement projects are expensive, and caring for your home is important. Naturally, you want to ensure that all that time and money is spent in the right place. So, here is a handy guide on choosing the ‘Wright’ hardware store.

Friendly, Attentive Staff

You may not be an expert, so it’s important to find a store that is open and easy to communicate with. Having friendly knowledgeable employees that are willing to be patient with you, and who have the knowledge you seek is the first major sign that a particular hardware store will fit your needs. One great way to gauge a store is to ask around. At Wright, you will find that our staff is here to help you with your project!

Product & Service Selection 

This may be a no-brainer, but make sure this store has everything you’re looking for. Gauge the quality of their products as well as their price to ensure you are getting the best value. Cheap most certainly does not make something a good deal, especially if that cheap material or product is being used in your home. Additionally, make sure that the store is willing to work with you. Do they have delivery options? Installation? Flexibility? Make sure you have everything you need to get your project done easily, at your convenience, and at the best price. Your home is important, make sure you get what you need from the business that best fits your lifestyle. At Wright Building Center, you’ll find that we’re more than just your average hardware store. We go above and beyond with our extensive line of rental products as well as our installation services.

Make the ‘Wright’ Choice

So, are you ready to tackle that home improvement project that you’ve been putting off? Choose the ‘Wright’ hardware store and shop Wright Building Center today! We are your one-stop shop for all of your home improvement needs. Contact us to learn more!

Updating Your Cabinets with these Modern DIY’s

Updating Your Cabinets with these Modern DIY’s

Wanting to give your kitchen cabinets a facelift? Wrights cabinets are here to save the day! We have some fun ways to give your kitchen a fresh look. 

Adding crown molding to your cabinets.

Do you have extra top space on your cabinets collecting dust?  You can add a little grandeur to your cabinets by adding crown molding at the top. Not only does it help elevate them visually but it will also have the look of custom made. You can achieve this look by creating a framework from 1in by 1in boards, attaching the molding to the frame, and then attaching the frame to the top of the cabinets. 

Storage jars visible with a powerful magnet

By mounting a powerful magnetic knife strip under kitchen cabinets you can attach glass storage jars with metal lids to the magnetic strip. Lightweight kitchen goods can be stored in these jars to help add to a beautiful kitchen. Some examples would be marshmallows, dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, etc. This way, you’ve just made storage both visually appealing and functional!

Easy LED Kitchen Cabinet Lighting

Light-weight LED lights have an adhesive on the back. Helping them line up under the cabinets and hide from visibility. These lights can help add a nice touch and update a look while adding a more defined look.  Additionally, lining your cabinets with LED lights will give your whole kitchen a custom feel with the millions of possible color combinations. 

Kitchen Cabinet Organizer

Like most families that have an under-sink kitchen cabinet mess, you might benefit from a quick, simple, and ultra-cheap DIY cabinet door organizer. This easy fix can help not only you keep organized but bring a nice updated look to your sink. By mounting a small shelf on the interior of your cabinet door, you will organize the clutter and free up valuable cabinet space that was previously overtaken by the mess. 

New Fixtures

Sometimes something as simple as new fixtures can give a nice updated look without replacing the cabinets. The sky is the limit with new fixtures. You can keep a nice modern look with simple new fixtures or install beautiful, ornate fixtures that are sure to catch the eye!

Two-Toned Cabinets

Two-toned cabinets offer a whole world of possibility for kitchen customization. Adding a pop of color can give any kitchen a much-needed facelift.  There are many ways to make two-toned cabinets unique and personal to you. You can paint the upper and lower cabinets different colors, or you can paint the bottom few inches of the upper cabinets the same color as the lower cabinets. The possibilities are endless!

These tips are a great, easy way to update your preexisting cabinets. Wrights cabinets are super easy to customize and update to fit your needs!  To learn more about Wright Building Center and our design products and interior design services we offer, like us on Facebook!