Housewares: Improving Indoor Air Quality

May 30, 2017

Consumers continue to be cautious when purchasing home improvement products that could affect the health and safety of their families. Manufacturers are increasingly addressing consumer desires in this area, with products such as the...

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Housewares: Products Designed With the Environment in Mind

May 16, 2017

One trend that ran across several categories at the show was environmentally conscious products. From Lawn & Garden to Plumbing & Electrical to Housewares, Paint and more, products designed to lessen the impact on the environment are growing...

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Housewares: Handy and Decorative Uses

April 25, 2017

Many household items have multiple purposes. Below are just a few creative, alternative uses for common items in the housewares category. Drawer Pulls. Drawer pulls easily turn into clothing hooks once installed in walls or wooden pieces and they...

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Housewares: Food Preservation and Indoor Gardening

April 19, 2017

Food plays a tremendous role in healthy lifestyles, and many consumers are turning to both gardening and food preservation to gain more control over the foods they eat. Here are three popular products in the food preservation line. Presto...

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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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