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Winter Prep: Proper Outdoor Lighting

November 4, 2015

As the days grow shorter, preparing home exteriors for winter becomes a priority. Not only does this include fall yard cleanup and winterization of irrigation systems, it also means taking stock of outdoor electrical projects, especially home...

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High-Tech Showerheads

November 4, 2015

The morning routine is changing with the introduction of high-tech showerheads. Ranging from wireless connectivity to the complete sensory experience, showers can be customized to fit any lifestyle, providing ample opportunities for retailers to...

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Products for Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

November 4, 2015

Fall home maintenance lists can be extensive, and among the many chores facing homeowners, gutter cleaning and maintenance ranks among one of the top to-do items. Retailers can make the process easier by highlighting the following items:...

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Cleaning and Refreshing Outdoor Furniture Before Storage

November 4, 2015

Preparing outdoor equipment for the winter isn’t just limited to lawn care tools. Outdoor furniture also deserves some pampering prior to being put away for the season. Retailers should encourage customers to follow these steps: Cleaning:...

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Vertical Storage for Small Spaces

November 4, 2015

Walls are generally the most underutilized feature of the home; however, with today’s downsizing trend, as well as more people moving into apartments and condos rather than opting for larger-footprint homes, the use of walls as additional...

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November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

250,000, The square footage of the rooftop solar array that will appear on the new IKEA in Las Vegas. http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/retail/ikea-las-vegas-store-opening-pegged-june-photos 2, The number of months Wal-Mart is committing to...

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4 Tips for Teaching Product Knowledge

November 4, 2015

With the holiday season underway, many retailers have expanded their staff to help with increased traffic. These part-time employees not only need a crash course in sales techniques and checkout procedures, they also need quick knowledge of the...

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Hot Paint Colors for 2016

November 4, 2015

Reconnecting with the senses appears to be a theme among the 2016 paint lines. Soothing neutrals, pops of color, and incorporation of bright white allow the consumer to create high-impact and thoughtful environments in which to play or...

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Encouraging a Fire Evacuation Plan

October 27, 2015

According to the National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org), there were close to 370,000 residential fires resulting in close to 3,000 deaths in 2013.  Being prepared for the possibility of a home fire increases chances for survival...

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High End Plastic Ware for Tailgating

October 27, 2015

Tailgating doesn’t have to mean basic paper plates and red Solo cups. Plastic tableware has taken on a high-end look, bringing glamour to the tailgate or easy-cleanup refinement to the holiday table. Among the various products available...

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