How do I clean my composite or PVC deck

The start of summer is the perfect time to clean and maintain your TimberTech Decking and Railing. Here are some deck cleaning tips and instructions from our friends at TimberTech. Clean in small, manageable areas, rinsing thoroughly before moving on to the next section. Avoid getting TimberTech DeckCleaner on other surfaces, including glass, stainless steel,…

Should I put my TV over the fireplace

From the technology experts at CNET.com: Don’t mount your new TV over your fireplace. It is, quite literally, the worst place you could put a TV. And look, I get it, it seems like the perfect place. Interior designers on TV say it’s a focal point. There’s lots of space there, your room is probably perfectly arranged…

How to create a kitchen sitting area or hearth room

“Hearth rooms” have become a popular space on floor plans for new homes.  As a result, we are seeing more clients request them for their kitchen addition or remodeling projects. When designing this adjacent sitting area for a kitchen, J.S. Brown & Co. is usually dealing with multiple requirements from the homeowners.  Typical requests for…

How to create a functional mudroom

Why devote space to a mudroom? In every busy household there is a spot, that easy convenient spot, where everyone in the family dumps what they were carrying and wearing when they came in the door.  In most homes, shoes and bags end up in the kitchen.  Maybe mail lands at the end of the…

How Do I Choose a Kitchen Sink

Aesthetics and function both need to meet in this element of your kitchen.  Do you currently only have one small sink because the other side of your double bowl is always filled with dirty dishes?  Do some family members (who shall not be named) throw silverware into it from across the room?  Do you want…

Why is the relative humidity in my home important

Bottom line?  Wood moves.  It expands and contracts as the humidity changes in your home.  Have you noticed that your wooden chairs get a little wobbly in the winter?  Due to the dryer air, the wood contracts and the joints open up.  You may notice that the seams in your wood floor get wider.  Contrast…

Should I get a Bidet

To Bidet or not To Bidet – That is the Question The first question we get (often in a quiet whisper) is, “What is a bidet?”  Bidets are a specialized bathroom piece meant to be utilized after using the toilet to clean your private areas with a gentle targeted spray.  Historically, they began with a…

Is HGTV, Reality TV

We have to confess our guilty secret – we love watching HGTV!  The shows feature a smorgasbord of products and introduce us to new ideas and new ways of doing things.  However, these shows can be very misleading in that it is not reasonable to expect a firm to complete a kitchen renovation in two…

What color should I paint my walls

We’ve all heard “keep it neutral for resale”.  Don’t be afraid! But if you are going to be in your home for more than a couple of years, why not live in a home that you love?  Have it the way you want and enjoy?  After hunkering down with grey and associated muted tones for…

How do I choose a countertop

Today, we have so many options for counter surfaces.  See general information on some of the available materials below, but discuss your budget and maintenance requirements with your designer, they will be a valuable resource as you make your decisions. Wood: Pros: A traditional furniture and cabinet material, wood also makes an attractive countertop.  Butcher…

What to look for in a remodeling company

  Reaching a Higher Standard as a NARI Accredited Remodeling Company We are proud to be a NARI Accredited Remodeling Company. This prestigious designation proves we follow the best business practices in the industry. Our operational processes, business systems, and dedication to client satisfaction have been vetted by an independent assessor. Our adherence to these…

How do I get my home ready for winter

Prepare for snow and ice now to stay safe, warm and cozy at home all season long. Check your house for leaks and drafts Leaks and drafts coming in through cracks in walls, doors and windows can prevent proper heating and increase energy bills. If your energy company doesn’t provide a home energy audit, perform one…

2024 Cat Caper 5K

Once again J.S. Brown & Co. is a proud supporter of the Cat Caper 5K run/walk Please join us for the 18th Annual Cat Caper 5K walk/run benefiting the Cat Welfare Association.  The 2023 event will be held Saturday, September 28th at the Westerville Community Center. Our new location provides ample parking and a racecourse that…

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J.S. Brown & Co. is currently seeking a Sales/Design Consultant. Responsibilities include managing the design and estimating process to create value propositions that meet the customer’s needs.

To Our Loyal Community

With 2021 underway, we wanted to take a moment to share how grateful we are for your continued support and for being a valued supporter of J.S. Brown & Co.