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So Convenient: 10 Products that Make Life Easier for Homeowners

April 11, 2017

Consumers are always on the lookout for products and appliances that simplify their daily routines, perform tasks for them or accommodate their lives as they raise families or age in place. These products can be found in practically every category...

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Teacup Succulents

March 28, 2017

Succulents are the hot new houseplants for 2017. Retailers with houseware or giftware categories who are stuck with slightly damaged, odd or slow-moving mugs or teacups can now repurpose those items into the perfect pots for popular succulents. A...

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Hardware Goes High Fashion

March 28, 2017

With the growing popularity of crafting and the increasing number of craft bloggers, unique and alternative uses for products has become the norm, even in hardware. Items like drawer pulls, metal pipes and flooring are being repurposed in many...

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Dealing With Dead Inventory

March 15, 2017

Retail shelf space has high value, and any inventory that is taking up space for too long should be cleared away to make room for products that sell. What to do with dead inventory is a concern for most retailers. Fortunately, there are ways to deal...

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Free Up Counter Space With 3 Products

March 15, 2017

Two issues facing consumers when it comes to small kitchen appliances are storage and power. Luckily, there are several products on the market that can alleviate these problems, leaving kitchens as uncluttered and streamlines as possible. Some of...

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New Infrared Heater

March 7, 2017

Supplemental heating for interior spaces is sometimes needed. Whether it is an addition that isn’t tied into the HVAC, a garage workspace or even a room that seems to be a bit draftier, stand-alone heaters can help make those spaces more...

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New Look in Kitchen Sinks

March 7, 2017

The sink is the workhorse of the kitchen, used for everything from washing hands to food prep to cleaning up after a meal. Because of this, sinks have taken on many shapes, sizes and and decorative aspects over the years. One design that goes...

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4 Silent Compressors

March 1, 2017

Workshops and work sites can be extremely loud, and equipment that can reduce noise while getting the job done is often sought by contractors and DIYers alike. Manufacturers have recently been able to reduce operating noise levels in air...

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Walls Get an Update for 2017

March 1, 2017

Consumers aren’t always concerned about the quality of their walls. Luckily for DIYers and contractors, manufacturers have their backs when it comes to tackling issues most homeowners don’t think about until it’s too late. Both CertainTeed and...

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On Trend: Formica Gets a New Look

February 15, 2017

For a long time, laminated countertops were relegated to the designer dustbin as consumers found favor with surfaces made from granite, marble or other stone products. However, with today’s trends moving toward more neutral palettes, sleeker...

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