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Passover – a time for home improvement

Posted on 3 Apr 2015 In: Home Improvement

Passover – a time for home improvementNews from Cleveland Jewish News:
Pesach
Exodus 12:21-51
Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27
Passover is perhaps the most widely celebrated religious holiday among Jews. We gather in homes and synagogues to rejoice in our freedom and to pass our rich history on to successive generations.
Though the Passover haggadah gives us a specific order in which to perform our observances, at our seders each family observes its customs and traditions in a somewhat unique way, creating stronger familial bonds to this most powerful holy day.
One household may adorn the table with a great-grandmother’s set [...] Continue Reading…

Lowe’s: The Home Improvement Retailer Of The FutureNews from Forbes:
In other blogs I’ve looked at how cutting-edge companies like Amazon and Apple are getting closer to their customers by using consumer data to take the friction out of the purchasing process. That’s why you may be surprised that one of today’s leading lights in the retail space is actually a home improvement store.
Lowe’s seems like an unlikely candidate for a descriptor like “innovative retailer,” but the truth is that the DIY stalwart is right there with some of the other industry giants who are incorporating [...] Continue Reading…

Q&A: Amazon VP Peter Faricy explains the company’s move into home …News from GeekWire:Peter Faricy, Vice President, Amazon Marketplace
Amazon is famous for selling so many things online that no one thought was possible. Now, the Seattle retailer is tackling yet another challenging category — home improvement and repair — with the launch today of Amazon Home Services.
In an earlier story today on GeekWire, experts in the home improvement space questioned whether Amazon could standardize a business that has so many variables. After all, one leaky faucet is not necessarily like the next.
But in an interview with GeekWire, [...] Continue Reading…

Home improvement startup Porch inks lease for former Zulily building, doubling …News from GeekWire:Porch’s new HQ (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
To accommodate its recent growth, fast-growing Seattle home improvement data startup Porch is moving into new digs.
The company told GeekWire today that it has inked a lease for two floors and 50,000 square-feet at the Cobalt Building in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, which was previously home to online retailer Zulily before it left in 2013.
The new office at 2200 First Avenue South will double the amount of space available at Porch’s current headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Porch, which employs more than [...] Continue Reading…

Home decor pieces renters should avoid

Posted on 29 Mar 2015 In: home

Home decor pieces renters should avoidNews from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
We love design, and sometimes there’s nothing — not even a totalitarian landlord — that will stand in the way of us swapping out all the contractor-grade light fixtures in our home. That said, when it comes to decorating a rental, there are some things we can be sensible about.
If you move often (i.e., every year or two), it’s wise not to purchase furniture that’s extraordinarily heavy. Especially in small city apartments, rental moves can often be tackled with a friend or two, but that [...] Continue Reading…

New products and home improvement ideas highlight weekend expoNews from KHON2:
Various student athletes donate their time and energy every week to be a part of the “Friends” program at the school.

The fundraiser featured sponsors, teams and volunteers plunging down a 30-foot high, 80-foot long slide into a freezing ice-filled pool.
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Home improvement businesses open in CLNews from Northwest Herald:

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two new home improvement businesses are set to open in Crystal Lake. Home Heart Designs, 407 [...] Continue Reading…

Is the Kitchen Work Triangle Dead? We Asked Our Friends at Clark ConstructionNews from HamletHub:

Is the Kitchen Work Triangle Dead? In brief, the answer is no. It has simply evolved to be adaptable to the ever changing landscape of kitchen design, able to incorporate the latest technology in appliances and flexible enough to conform to the wishes of multiple users.
Clark Construction shares some great info on Kitchen Triangles and finding your comfort “Zone” in the kitchen.
What is the Work Triangle and What Is Its History?
Since the introduction of indoor plumbing and refrigeration, kitchen design [...] Continue Reading…

Of a Kind Home Decor Line Launches Exclusively at Target

Posted on 25 Mar 2015 In: home

Of a Kind Home Decor Line Launches Exclusively at TargetNews from Paste Magazine:
If your living room is in need of a modernized makeover, you might be able to get what it needs from Target. Of a Kind, the indie designer shop, has teamed up with Target to launch a collection of adorable decor for your home.
According to Racked, various brands will be featured in the collection, including wall art by Dealtry, animal bookends and wall hooks created by Wolfum, and Izola’s minimalist coasters, soap dishes, toothbrushes, flasks and pillows. The three brands are mainstays [...] Continue Reading…

Win $500

Posted on 24 Mar 2015 In: home

Win $ 500News from Enter Free: 2015 BEST Kitchen Design Contest – woodworkingnetwork.com:
Woodworking Network’s BEST Kitchen Design Contest, sponsored by Timber Products Company, is your opportunity to share your premier kitchen handiwork from the last 14 months.
All you need to participate is a photo and some of the project details. If your project is selected as the grand prize winner, you will walk away with a $ 500 Visa gift card plus a custom-made award.
Submitting an entry is easy: Visit Woodworking Network to share your project. Remember, all entries must include wood- [...] Continue Reading…

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BBB: Beware of home improvement business scams

Posted on 24 Mar 2015 In: Home Improvement

BBB: Beware of home improvement business scamsNews from Charlotte Observer:
As the weather warms up and Charlotte-area residents start ramping up home improvement projects, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for home improvement business scams.
According to the BBB in Charlotte, nine of the top 20 types of businesses that area consumers are researching on its online directory are home-related and include, among several others, plumbers, electricians, homebuilders and tree services, the BBB said.
Complaints about those businesses generally start coming in during the first week of April, said Tom Bartholomy, [...] Continue Reading…