Consumer Corner 2017-03-31T19:48:55+00:00
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First Floor Master Suites Demand Privacy Windows

September 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Aging baby boomers looking for easier accessibility within the home are gravitating toward master bedroom suites located on the main floor. Those same homeowners are now faced with how to protect their privacy ...

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Hy-Lite® Offers Home Designer CollectionTM of Eclectic Privacy Windows

September 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Need some privacy in your home? Hy-Lite®, a leading manufacturer of acrylic block, glass block and decorative glass windows, offers the Home Designer CollectionTM of decorative glass windows.

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New Toilet Options for Your Home

September 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Mansfield Plumbing, an industry leader with Made in America toilets, has introduced the new DENALITM Power Flush toilet and the new PROTECTOR® No-Overflow Toilet.

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Curb Appeal Tips for Selecting a Garage Door

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Timeless woodgrain carriage house styles. Colorful attention-grabbing contemporary accents. Statement-making designs with eye-catching appeal.

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New EcoBlend® Colors for Cool Roofs

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

DaVinci Roofscapes®, the industry leader polymer roofing colors, has launched four new DaVinci EcoBlend® options approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from a home or commercial structure.

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MicroDermTM Bathing Experience from Mansfield Plumbing Cleans and Rejuvenates Skin

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Stressed out? Mansfield Plumbing offers a new generation of bathing experiences for tension-riddled people.

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Key Elements to Look for in a New Roof

August 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Between strong winds, heavy rains, and threats like fire and natural disaster, simply having a roof over one’s head is not always enough.

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Plant Flower Bulbs In Fall For A Gorgeous Display Of Spring Color

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

When you were a child, did you ever dream of digging up buried treasure? Now that you’re all grown up, you can plant buried treasure this fall and be rewarded in springtime with a colorful display of blooming tulips, daffodils and other early-season flowers.

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Window Art For The Home

June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

What if the framed feature painting in your living room got less attention from visitors than your decorative glass windows?

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Backyard Greenhouses Provide Everyday Enjoyment—All Year Long

June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Admit it. You want a backyard greenhouse. Ever since you started growing plants, you wished you had a greenhouse where you could grow every kind of plant in every month of the year.

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Everything You “Should Have Known” About Your Valuable Property . . . Before Applying For A Home Equity Loan

June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

According to the mail and the 20 to 35 calls received each week on four business lines for our small Pennsylvania communications conglomerate—the world is full of wonderful lenders who cannot wait to help fund property, start-up, cash flow, expansion, renovation, and of course any need to hire more employees so that businesses can prosper and grow.

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Enhance Your Lawn And Garden With A Versatile And Maintenance-Free Vinyl Arbor

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Kinzer Arbor with Gingerbread Scrolls, a perfect fit for any garden walkway, the spectacular Kinzer Arbor with Gingerbread Scrolls is designed to adjust from 50 to 66 inches.

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Whiskey Never Better Than By The Barrel

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

What a way to start a conversation with friends and neighbors! This stained whiskey barrel bar table shown with the optional table-top pump, is bound to attract attention as guests pull up a chair and make themselves at home in your home entertainment area.

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Natural lawn Care For A Lush, Healthy Lawn

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Nothing complements a yard more than a lush green lawn. A healthy lawn also makes a backyard more enjoyable.

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Steamer Trunks Offer Unique Storage With A Sturdy Touch Of Nostalgia

June 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you ever observed the mystic of a classic steamer trunk as part of a colorful living room, bedroom, or sitting area decor?

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Point And Click Measuring With STANLEY®

June 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

With its automatic calculations, the Laser Distance Measurer makes job estimates quick and easy, instantly calculating square footage, volume, and distance.

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Watching the Grass Grow

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The environmental benefits of a healthy lawn are often taken for granted and so too are the men and women who grow turfgrass.

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Relaxation By Any Other Name Might Just Be A Stylish Porch Swing

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Just when you think there is nothing peaceful left on his good earth, you remember that new porch swing you saw while browsing outdoor and garden furnishing online.

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Your Home By The Numbers: The Best Positioning For Items Around The House

May 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Equations are for more than just math class; did you know there’s a proper order of operations for your home, too?

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Get Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season 2015

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Given the early start to Hurricane Season 2015 with the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana in mid-May, experts at DaVinci Roofscapes advise homeowners to act now to prepare their homes for potentially volatile weather this summer.

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Five Popular Front Door Colors and What They (Might) Say About You

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Whether or not we realize it, the colors with which we surround ourselves – in our clothes, cars, and homes -- reveal a lot about us.

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Why Acrylic Coatings Are the Best Options for Decks

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

If your outdoor deck is looking tired, it may be high time to give it a “pick me up” in the form of a new deck coating.

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Deck Safety Tips for Homeowners

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

During Deck Safety Month® the experts at the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) are offering safety tips for homeowners and encouraging you to Check Your Deck®.

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Creating the Perfect Porch Is Possible with Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Products

May 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Every porch should be a warm, welcoming outdoor living space that offers comfort and helps make a house a home. Whether you want to remodel your porch from the ground up, or just give it a refreshing new look and feel...

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Deck Your Halls with Smooth-Operating, Space-Saving Sliding Closet Doors

May 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Every square foot of space in your home counts. So why not create more space with sliding door hardware? It’s the perfect solution for hallways and other narrow areas where standard swinging doors get in your way.

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It Took a One Track Mind to Create Johnson Hardware’s New Trackless Door Guides

May 16th, 2015|0 Comments

For as long as anyone can remember, bypass and multi-pass sliding pocket doors always required bottom guide tracks to deliver the best opening and closing operation. But Johnson Hardware isn’t one to follow the same well-worn track.

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Healthy Soil Makes A Healthy Garden

May 16th, 2015|0 Comments

What’s the key to a garden full of healthy plants? Garden experts say the secret is in the soil.

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2015 Color Forecast: Gray is Here To Stay

May 16th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s very easy on the eyes. It’s understated and sophisticated. And most tints and shades of gray are ‘chameleon’ colors that change appearance when the light changes, so they provide enormous visual interest...

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Introducing a Roofing System that’s as Beautiful as it is Strong

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Is resistance to wind, hail, snow, ice and earthquakes an essential feature of the roofing system you‘re considering? If the answer is yes, Allmet Roofing by Headwaters is the only roofing solution you’ll need to know.

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Tub Tidbits

May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Rectangular bathtubs are in, corner models are out, and chromatherapy has changed the bathing experience by adding mood colors. Those are just some of the fun, quirky facts...

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Time To Clean House – Tips To Keep Your Home Looking Spotless Without Scrubbing

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

On an average day, people spend more than two hours on household activities such as cleaning and organizing ...

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Fight Back Against Mosquitoes During National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Nobody likes mosquitoes. They are bloodsucking, disease-spreading pests. Not only are mosquito bites itchy and painful, but mosquitoes spread some of the world’s deadliest and most debilitating diseases ...

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Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May

April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with friends and loved ones. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries to you and your guests.

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Home Improvement Month Starts in the Bathroom

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Ready to tackle some projects during Home Improvement Month in May? Industry experts recommend focusing on a room you spend a great deal of time in --- the bathroom.

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Home Improvement Month Tips for Your Roof

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The focus in May during Home Improvement Month for many homeowners should start at the top of the house.

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The Top 10 Coolest Yard and Garden Products This Season

April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Here’s our roundup of the Top 10 Coolest Yard and Garden products to get you excited about spring and summer.

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Grow Vegetables And Flowers Almost Anywhere With Container Gardening

April 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Planting a garden is a traditional springtime activity. But what if you don’t have enough room for a garden plot?

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Builder Tips for Creating Privacy Solutions

April 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Builders looking to offer new homebuyers privacy in the home are turning to acrylic block and decorative glass windows.

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Going Gray On Top

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Home exteriors should take a hint from some of Hollywood's silver foxes --- and go gray on top. That's the advice of color expert Kate Smith with Sensational Color.

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Flowering Shrubs And Roses Are Colorful Standouts In The Landscape

April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Flowering shrubs are often the focal points of a garden. Their size stands out above the flower beds, while their large, colorful and often scented floral displays add a touch of drama—often for weeks at a time.

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Backyard Greenhouses Provide Everyday Enjoyment—All Year Long

April 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Have you ever thought about adding a greenhouse to your backyard? As the weather warms up and the garden beckons, don’t you wish you had plants growing in your own greenhouse that could be planted in your garden as soon as the last frost date has passed?

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Flowering Annuals and Tropicals for Garden Color

March 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Flowers bring life to a garden. Fortunately, exciting new flowering annuals and tropicals abound this year, thanks to the dedicated effort of breeders throughout the US and Europe.

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Start Spring Cleaning in the Bathroom

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Replacing an old, inefficient toilet with a newer, more efficient toilet is one of the best investments homeowners can make this Spring

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Mantis Introduces New Tiller Design Featuring Sure-Grip Handles

March 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Mantis, the manufacturer of the world’s first and most famous small tiller, has introduced a sleek new handle design and comfortable, ergonomic grips as standard equipment on all its 9-inch gas tillers for 2015.

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Turn Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Oasis

March 9th, 2015|0 Comments

When prioritizing home upgrades, consider first transforming a ho-hum, conventional bathroom into an oasis of comfort, style and ultimate relaxation.

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Fypon Products Enhance Arts & Crafts Style Homes

March 9th, 2015|0 Comments

To complement popular Arts & Crafts style homes, Fypon offers Classic Woodgrain texture millwork for the home interior along with balustrade systems, beams and brackets for the home exterior.

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Garden Vegetables and Edibles Are A Healthy and Tasty Reward

March 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Gardens are truly a thing of beauty. In many cases they play an important role providing fresh, delicious food to gardeners and their families.

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Top Home Upgrades that Offer Long-Term Value

March 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

It’s no secret that home upgrades cost time and money. But certain projects can actually save you money in key areas and improve the resale value of your home, while making it more beautiful and livable now.

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Shutter Up!

March 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Homeowners seeking privacy in a room without replacing their existing windows can turn to acrylic block interior shutters from Hy-Lite.

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Gray Trending as a Home Exterior Color

March 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Giving your home’s exterior a fresh look starts with color. And this year, many home improvement trend-spotting experts say the leading color family is gray, with its neutral yet refined elegance.