The end of summer is almost here but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start thinking about spring. In fact, fall is the perfect season to plant spring-flowering bulbs! That’s exactly why the Martha Stewart Living™ bulb collection recently made its debut in The Home Depot Garden Center.
The new bulb collection is available online and in select stores. The collection offers a Cut Flowers category with bulbs best suited to create indoor arrangements, as well as outdoor arrangements including Border, Deer-Resistant and Fragrant bulb categories.
When planting bulbs in the fall for a stunning spring display, it’s important to consider the following questions:
200 Service Projects in Two Months to Improve the Homes and Lives of Veterans
Today, The Home Depot Foundation if officially launching a sixty day “Celebration of Service” that will end on Veterans Day (11/11/11). The campaign includes 200 service projects directly aimed at improving homes, facilities and community centers where veterans and their families live and receive services. From Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, Calif., thousands of Home Depot associates will renovate the homes of disabled veterans, upgrade the facilities of American Legions and VFWs and make much needed repairs for organizations that help veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life.
The kitchen is more than just a room where food is stored and prepared. It’s the heart of most homes and usually the most popular gathering place for families. Since you and your loved ones spend so much time there, why not make it as beautiful as possible with the new line of KOHLER® Whitehaven™ Self-Trimming™ apron-front kitchen sinks?
Each of the apron-front sinks from KOHLER®’s Whitehaven™ collection is made out of durable cast iron material guaranteed not to chip, crack or burn for life. They are also available in a variety of color options, ranging from timeless whites to gorgeous, hand-applied hues that are sure to look just as stunning in a traditional country farmhouse as they do in a modern urban loft. Visit us here for a look at the full collection.
KOHLER® knows that looks aren’t everything so they also made their new line with function in mind. Each Whitehaven™ kitchen sink features a 9” deep basin big enough to clean, handle and hold most large kitchen items. They also include a basin that slopes towards the drain to eliminate water pooling, as well as an offset drain that can serve as an extra work surface space when needed. KOHLER® also helps to keep your home eco-friendly by making its Whitehaven™ sinks out of at least 80% recycled material.
Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA
Hurricane Irene has passed and now the clean-up has begun. Your property may have sustained wind, rain, and flood damage. What items do you keep, salvage, or throw away? What do you need to do when restoring your property and getting your life back on track?
Photograph or videotape your property before starting to clean. Keep track of your activities and follow the guidance of your insurance company and local government authorities.
I’ve heard one of the most common injuries when cleaning after a flood is cuts to the feet. Be sure to wear proper protective equipment, including boots or work shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, rubber or work gloves, rubber boots, proper eye protection (safety glasses or goggles), and possibly a hard hat until the situation has stabilized.
Our bathrooms are our sanctuaries and deserve to be as beautiful and stylish as the rest of our home. That’s where the Martha Stewart Living Bath Collections come in as the newest addition to the MSL brands available exclusively at The Home Depot.
The Wayland, Seal Harbor and Skylands bath collections make up this new bath lineup and offer a range of styles from country to classic to modern/traditional. Each collection includes a bathroom vanity with top, plus matching water saving faucet, bath hardware and lighting in the same finish. You also have the option of finishing off your bathroom set with coordinating mirrors, medicine cabinets, side splashes and back splashes.
These bath collections aren’t just nice to look at, they also score high marks for ease and efficiency. The bath accessories feature ‘Hang & Go’ easy-hang system fixtures that are uniquely designed to ensure quick and easy installation. Mirrors and medicine cabinets have self-leveling and easy hang features as well. The faucets in the collections also meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s criteria for being EPA WaterSense® labeled and can save you money on water bills.
View the new bath collections at Martha Stewart Living Bath and visit Martha Stewart Living on homedepot.com to view our complete selection of MSL products including paint, flooring and more.
Whether you were evacuated or have ridden out the storm in your home, the need for hurricane safety continues even after the storm has passed. Here’s what to do after a hurricane strikes.
Return carefully when permitted
- Return home only when officials have declared the area safe.
- Wear protective clothing (long pants and a long-sleeved shirt), have some rubber or work gloves ready to put on, and, if possible, a hard hat.
- For your first visit, carry drinking water, garbage bags (to remove valuables), hand sanitizer, and towels.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross publication, Repairing Your Flooded Home, is an excellent resource for step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. We also offer tips on what to do before, during and after a flood here on the Apron Blog.
Jay Harris, 5 yr Store Associate, Chicago, IL
Planning on putting down a new tile floor? If you need to remove your previous floor first, be sure to have a flooring scraper handy; or make quick work of old tile and thin-set with a rotary hammer drill.
When doing your prep work, you may need some self-leveling compound for the floor. Bring your trusty Homer bucket and a mixing paddle. Attach it to a power drill and get to mixing.
Home Depot Communications, Atlanta GA
As Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast, our stores in several states continue to receive shipments of storm supplies. We stage batteries, tarps, generators, sand bags, gas cans, battery-operated radios, plywood, bottled water and other essential supplies throughout the region. Our Disaster Response Team in Atlanta monitors the storm’s projected path and sends new shipments out around the clock.
Some stores along the Virginia coast are going to remain open 24-hours to help area residents prepare their homes and families for Hurricane Irene. Some other stores in that area will have extended hours instead. Use our store finder to find your local store and print the 2011 Home Depot Hurricane Guide to prepare your home and family for Hurricane Irene.
Flooding is expected to be a concern for many along the shoreline, but also well inland because of the rainfall that may accompany Hurricane Irene. Prepare for a flood with these tips.
What are you doing to prepare for Irene?
Read some more of our tips for severe weather preparation and complete emergency checklists.
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