Rerporting from the National Hardware Show – Central Hall

May 3, 2016

Hardware & Tools Power tool batteries have seen the most improvement in 2015 and 2016. At the Show, retailers should look for power tool batteries with extended life, increased performance in below zero degrees Fahrenheit conditions, wireless...

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Organizing Tools for the Kitchen

April 6, 2016

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms of the home, and having a good organizational system in place can make it a more useable and enjoyable space. Drawers, cabinets, pantries, refrigerators and freezers can all benefit from added...

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4 Cool Gadgets

March 9, 2016

It’s time once again for spring cleaning, but that doesn’t mean that consumers need to use the same old mops, brooms or other labor -intensive cleaning tools. Here are four cool gadgets to help homeowners expel the cobwebs and dust...

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Smart Ovens

February 24, 2016

Just a few years ago, voice-activated home appliances was the stuff of science fiction; today,fiction has become a reality, thanks to the development of smart technology that allows homeowners to communicate with everyday kitchen...

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Black is the New Stainless Steel

January 27, 2016

For the past two decades, stainless steel appliances have been the popular design choice for kitchens, lending a professional look with refined appeal. There are competitors for this top spot, with the newest to market being black stainless...

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Countertop Brewers

January 6, 2016

The lineup of countertop appliances may soon increase thanks to two new products currently undergoing very popular crowd-funding campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Though unlike current appliances for brewing coffee or tea, or for making sodas,...

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Coolers are not just for summer

December 23, 2015

Oftentimes consumers only consider a few specific uses for products when those products can also be utilized in other ways. Take, for instance, the cooler. This summertime tailgating staple can be a lifesaver during the holidays, and can be used...

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Latest Designs in Table and Floor Lamps

December 2, 2015

Much like installed lighting fixtures, table and floor lamps have seen a revival of functionality combined with more dramatic designs. While LEDs and energy-efficient bulbs brighten spaces, lamps add to the charm and mood of the room. Consumers are...

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2016 Lighting Trends

November 25, 2015

Good lighting is a key component of any home. It provides illumination for safety and task completion, it sets the mood for a space, and it can enhance a room’s decor. Consumers looking to update a room will often change out lighting...

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High Tech Coffee Mugs

November 11, 2015

More than half of all adults in the United States drink coffee on a daily basis (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/facts/), and many of these individuals commute to work, mug in hand. Coffee mugs are always a popular gift during...

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