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Building Supplies: Common Items Become Art

April 25, 2017

Even the most basic building supplies can become art in the hands of creative DIYers. Check out these projects that turn screws, clamps, and concrete into interior decor items. Screws. Artist Andrew Myers  has elevated screws to fine art with...

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Plumbing & Electrical: The Industrial Look

April 25, 2017

For several years, interior designers have been inspired by the industrial look, incorporating exposed plumbing, beams, and electrical conduit as part of an open concept. From this trend, many plumbing and electrical products have been...

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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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Man Cave Storage Solutions

March 15, 2017

Man caves are a place where guys can kick back, relax and have all of those things that won’t go with the decor of the rest of the house. So, what are some ways retailers can assist in making man caves havens for those who use them? By offering...

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Tool Belts with Back Support

March 7, 2017

DIYers and contractors alike want to mitigate potential injuries while performing tasks. The use of safety products, such as back support belts, can help prevent certain injuries on the jobsite. Some include: Occidental Leather®: Belt-free...

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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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New Furniture Paint

March 1, 2017

One of the trends shared by the DIY and green movements is the use of paint to refresh tired furniture that would otherwise be destined for the curb. By painting items such as furniture or cabinetry, consumers can extend the life of their piece,...

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SPECIAL REPORT: DIY Trends for Spring

February 21, 2017

Soon consumers will be looking toward spring home improvement projects to clear out the staleness of the past year and move into the new one. Some trends for 2017 include updating home color palettes, do-it-yourself building projects, a rising...

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DIY Learning Set for Kids

February 7, 2017

Creative play kits for kids are a great way to get them interested in DIY, construction and design. EITech is one such company that offers these types of kits for kids. Among EITech products is the Teifoc® line of brick-and-mortar construction...

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Making Use of Old Inventory

February 7, 2017

Deciding what to do with old inventory is always a challenge. Retailers often question whether to mark it down to pennies on the dollar, donate it to charity or even toss it in the trash. But, one Kansas hardware retailer came up with a creative use...

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