Monday, July 29, 2019

Mega Trivia Contest - Capell Flooring and Interiors

Please play our monthly Mega Trivia Contest at Capell Flooring and Interiors. It is fun, free, and your chances of winning are really good. Go here to learn more and to enter: Feel Free to Call us if you have any questions 208-288-0151 or email us at

Saturday, July 27, 2019

What does an act of kindness do for you? | E-Neighborhood Advisor

Did you ever see the movie, Pay It Forward, that got released to theaters on October 20, 2000? It was based on a novel written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. In that story, a small town classroom assignment takes on a life of its own and spirals positively through people’s lives until it reaches a city reporter states away.

The movie is an example of what can happen when we think outside the box and outside ourselves. It also shows the affect on a person when they take steps to make someone else’s life better. In fact, there are some positive side effects worth noting.

The Beneficial Warm Rush

If you have deliberately done something good for someone else, you may know that warm feeling that sweeps over you. With it flows oxytocin, a positive heart hormone that helps reduce blood pressure. It also helps reduce inflammation and aging organisms in the body.

The Community Impact

Doing good for other people, especially a stranger, brings people closer together. Not only are we drawn to the kind hearted, receiving an act of kindness causes many to want to reciprocate or pay it forward. It’s contagious! The unexpected result is feeling a stronger connection with those around us.

Getting Outside Ourselves

Acts of kindness - holding a door, buying a stranger a coffee, donating to charity, raking a neighbor's leaves - improve our moods, can reduce our stress, and the more we do for others, the happier we can feel. In fact, doing good for others can cause stressing circumstances to be less worrying.

Small or large, let’s do something to improve the life of another.

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Matt Capell

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Paint or Wallpaper? | E-Neighborhood Advisor

If you’re considering home renovation, what do you choose for your walls? Paint and wallpaper each have their advantages, so let’s look at the pros and cons.

Your choice will hinge on four factors:

1. Budget
2. Who does the work
3. Condition of the walls
4. “Scrubbability”

These factors are interrelated. If you’re on a very limited budget, you’re likely doing the work yourself and water-based paint is probably your best bet. Numbers 3 and 4 may not even enter into consideration.

Paint is generally less expensive than wall coverings. There’s a certain amount of masking, mess and cleanup involved, but you don’t need to be an expert to do a reasonable job.

You may choose water-based or oil-based paints. The former are easier to work with, since they’re water-soluble, but are not as washable after the walls are painted. With oil-based paints, you need turpentine for brush-cleaning, but the surfaces stand more washing.

If your budget is a little more generous, professional painters do a superlative job, can execute more advanced painting techniques and clean up after themselves!

Wallpaper tends to be more expensive than paint but doesn’t require as much masking and finishing. Once you’ve mastered some basic techniques, like overlapping and matching patterns, it’s not that difficult. Plus “wallpaper” doesn’t begin to describe the wide range of wall coverings now available.

Here again, if you don’t have the time or can’t stand ladders, professionals are available to do the job for you.

The final two factors are often overlooked. If you have children or pets you’ll know about “scrubbability” – choose a heavy-duty oil-based paint or a tough vinyl wall covering.

If you are redecorating in an older home, where the walls are uneven, paint will show up every defect and wall coverings are a better choice.

In the end, whether you choose paint or wallpaper, the range of options now on the market contains something for everyone.

Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160
Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Nothing Feels Quite Like Soft New Carpet - Capell Flooring and Interiors...

We specialize in making our customers happy here at Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Treasure Valley, Boise, Meridian, and Nampa area in Idaho. Take a look at some testimonials and reviews from our customers.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Exercise: How Much is Too Much? | E-Neighborhood Advisor

Unless you’re one of the few who have a regular fitness program, we all know we should get more exercise. But how much exercise is optimal? Is there such a thing as getting too much?

For certain, channel-surfing all day is not going to help your health. The dangers of sitting for long periods are now well known, so much so that conscientious companies include short exercise periods in their daily schedule.

But new studies seem to indicate that getting too much exercise can also be a problem. Marathon runners, for example, tend to have more heart problems than average. Weight lifters do too. Any extreme exertion puts a strain on various parts and systems of the body, especially if you overdo it when starting out.

Walking, dancing and swimming seem to be the best overall exercises for the body, causing little specific damage. But swimming is not an option for some of us. For some, walking seems boring. But if you make a habit of it, the activity can be very enjoyable. Try power-walking with a friend.

Many isometric-type exercises can be done at or beside your desk and it’s wise to make a habit of not sitting more than half an hour at a time. Household chores count as physical activity; so do gardening and snow shoveling in season.

So it all boils down, as it often does, to the good advice handed down centuries ago in ancient Greece. Over the arch leading to Delphi were written these words:

Know Thyself
Nothing in Excess

Oh, about the dancing? Do it whenever possible!

Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160
Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell

Saturday, July 6, 2019

It's Barbecue Season - What You Need to Know | E-Neighborhood Advisor

How are your barbecue skills?

One common issue is that the fire is too hot when the food is put on the grill. That's easier to adjust in a gas grill by reducing the temperature.

When using charcoal getting the right fire for the type of food being cooked is key. There are five different ways to set up the grill for optimum performance:
• single-level fire
• two-level fire
• modified two-level (half-grill) fire
• banked fire
• double-banked fire.

Plus, the shape, depth, and circumference of the grill may require modification to those five methods.

Other tips to make the experience and clean up superior are:

Brush debris off the grill when it's hot with a long-handled grill brush. Do this again after preheating the next time you barbecue to remove any debris from prior meals. NOTE: There have been recent warnings against using the traditional wire grill brushes. Here’s a link to an alternative:

Reduce sticking by oiling the grill with vegetable oil. Soak a paper towel and use long tongs to rub it over the rack.

A chimney starter is great for starting a charcoal fire. Add crumpled paper in the bottom, then fill it with charcoal. Light the paper and the coals are ready in about 20 minutes without the use of lighter fluid.

If you’re seeking gas grill setup and tips, visit this site.

Have an excellent barbecue season!

Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160
Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell

Thursday, July 4, 2019

We always wanted to be ballerina's.......Capell Flooring and Interiors

We always wanted to be ballerina's.....but after talking it over with Mom, we will stick to what we do best which is selling floors. :) Welcome to Capell Flooring and Interiors – Meridian Idaho Flooring Store We are so glad that you found our page. Take a look around – we look forward to working with you. Feel Free to Schedule one of our Trademark Design Audit’s at or get a copy of Matt Capell’s, “Consumer’s Guide to Flooring,” at We look forward to working with you here in the Boise, Idaho area, and want to be your flooring store!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcome to July 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors

Dear friends,

Welcome to the July issue of the Neighborhood Advisor! We hope you had a wonderful celebration – or at least a nice, relaxing day – for the 4th of July. The holiday is a great time to come together with friends, or with family, or sometimes with your whole city, and remember what we all stand for as a country.

Here at Capell Flooring and Interiors, what we stand for is treating people right. Whether it’s the first time in the store or you’ve been coming in for generations, we want you to feel like family. That’s why we stock a wide selection of quality products, and why every one of our employees makes it their mission to help you choose the product that will best suit your needs or budget. It also means you can rest easy any time you refer your friends, family, or coworkers to us, because you know they’ll be taken care of. If you have any questions about the flooring options that are best for your home – or just want to stop on in to say hi or see what’s new – we’d love to see you.

Thank you once again for taking the time to read the Neighborhood Advisor. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Your friend,

Matt Capell