Kohler Numi Gives the Porcelain Throne a Royal Makeover

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Kohler Numi Toilet

Once upon a time chamber pots were considered high end toilets, available only to most noble and elite in class. Later, water closets took over offering even more luxury in the form of privacy. Soon, the bathroom complete with a flushable toilet (now an everyday necessity) became the hot commodity designed for the elite.

Could bathrooms and toilets get any better?

Kohler says yes, unleashing its most innovative toilet yet… the Kohler Numi. This toilet gives new meaning to the term “royal flush.”

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7 Places Around The House To Put The Area Rug You Buy On Cyber Monday

Posted by: on November 21st, 2011 | Make A Comment


Black Friday Savings on Area Rugs

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to update your floors? Do you want to give your living room a bold new look? Would you like to take a guest bedroom from humdrum to spectacular? If so, The Home Depot is slashing area rug prices by 20% just in time for Cyber Monday, and offering free shipping on select area rugs, too. All you have to do is shop homedepot.com to save on select area rug styles.

Not sure if you really need an area rug? Are you unsure about where to place them? Here are seven places around the house where you can incorporate area rugs to give your home a new look.

1. Living Room / Den

Area rugs are excellent style upgrades in living rooms and dens.  They are affordable options for floors that need an update when there’s no budget for a flooring makeover.

2. Bathroom

An area rug can add character to a bathroom. Use a small area rug as a rug runner in front of the bathroom vanity. For larger bathrooms, place an area rug at an angle in the center of the bathroom to make it a focal point.

3. Bedroom

Place a runner-style area rug at the entrance to your bedroom. If you have a seating or reading area in your bedroom, use an area rug there to set the space apart from sleeping area.

4. Foyer

Place an area rug that compliments your design to add a touch of boldness. The right area rug placed in the foyer can add warmth and really make guests entering your home feel welcome.

5. Dining Room

In an eat-in kitchen, place the area rug in such a way that it adds provides separation while blending the kitchen and dining room décor. In larger dining areas or in eating areas separate from the kitchen, use area rugs to add drama.

6.Kitchen Runner

Place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink. Water resistant options are stylish and affordable. An area rug adds style and function to an otherwise bland kitchen design.

7. Under the Christmas Tree

You can stylize a Christmas tree with an area rug. Better yet, you can place an area rug under the tree as a gift.

Take advantage of area rug savings during the Cyber Monday sale TODAY at homedepot.com.  Select area rugs are available at 20% off and other select area rugs ship free.

 

From The Forums: 10 Fast Facts About Poinsettias

Posted by: on November 18th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Buy Poinsettias at The Home Depot

Every year around the holidays, poinsettias make their debut in homes across America. This holiday staple is just about as popular as the Christmas tree. Boston store associate, Grow2Girl, as she calls herself online, provides some interesting facts about poinsettias in the Community Forum on homedepot.com. This week’s From the Forum Friday post is inspired by her poinsettia article and video. Here are 10 facts about poinsettias from Master Gardener Grow2Girl.

1. Joel Poinsett introduced poinsettias to the United States in 1825 after returning from a trip in Mexico. He cultivated the plants and gave them as Christmas gifts and the tradition of poinsettias at Christmas was born.

2. Poinsettias are the number one potted plant sold in the United States. All those poinsettia sales are made during the holidays.

3. National Poinsettia Day is December 12.

4. Poinsettias are economical gifts. Pick one up at your local The Home Depot store or online.

5. Poinsettias flowers are not red or white. They are actually yellow.

6. The Home Depot garden associates water poinsettias from the bottom so the leaves aren’t discolored.

7. Historically poinsettias have been used to make dye and antiseptics.

8. Roughly 60-80 million poinsettias are sold in the U.S. annually.

9. Poinsettias can be red, creamy white, reddish gold and pink in color.

10. Poinsettias are not poisonous.

There you have it … a few facts about a traditional holiday plant that may be more popular than the Christmas tree.  Stop by the Forum at homedepot.com and check out Grow2Girl’s Poinsettia video and article. And remember, your local The Home Depot Store has a garden center filled with these beautiful plants.

Deck Your Walls This Season With A Mirror Collage

Posted by: on November 18th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Decorating with mirrors is one of the easiest ways to add visual interest to an empty wall. Mirrors work double duty by visually expanding a small space and enhancing natural light to add brightness to dark corners of your home. And if only one mirror can do all of that, imagine what a few mirrors can do!

A mirror collage – multiple mirrors grouped together on the same wall – is an artful display that gives a strong decorative punch to any room. There are many ways to go about planning your collage. Do you want just a few mirrors confined to a small out-of-the-way nook or do you want to cover an entire wall to create a dramatic focal point? Will you be using an eclectic arrangement of frames or will you only use Victorian-era mirrors to enhance your traditional style décor? Large mirrors, small mirrors or both? The possibilities are endless!

Mirror collages will work well in many parts of your home, but there are a few specific areas that you may want to try out this design idea:

Hallways and Entryways

These spaces are typically long and narrow and a mirror collage can enhance the close quarters while giving them a feeling of spaciousness.

Stairwells

Many people struggle with what to put on the walls of their stairwells and a mirror collage is the perfect solution. It will brighten up this often-neglected space by bouncing light around, while also giving you something visually pleasing to look at every time you go from one floor of your home to another.

A Room with a View

Placing a mirror collage on a wall opposite a nice view of a beach, your garden, or even a cityscape will only double your pleasure. No matter where you look in this room your home’s beautiful view will seem to go on and on forever.

Visit homedepot.com to find The Home Depot’s Fall Style Guide for even more unique decorating ideas. You can also go online to find other stylish wall décor solutions.

Meet The Material: Galvanized Pipe

Posted by: on November 17th, 2011 | 2 Comments

What is galvanized pipe? Galvanized pipe is heavy steel pipe coated with zinc to reduce corrosion.

What are some of the cool properties of galvanized pipe? The galvanization process involves dipping steel pipe into 850 degree F molten hot zinc that chemically bonds to the steel.

 

How is galvanized pipe used? In many older homes, galvanized pipe was used extensively for water supply lines. Today, galvanized pipe is mainly used in irrigation systems and to pipe well water as well as other non-corrosive liquids.

And fortunately, the cool, industrial aesthetic and easy-to-assemble style of galvanized pipe also lends itself to tons of creative DYI applications. From hand and foot railing to wall shelving and all manner of home furnishings, galvanized pipe has now become “Legos for grown-ups,” as one clever writer over at Apartment Therapy affectionately referred to it.

How to buy galvanized pipe? You’ll find all the pipes and fittings you need to have hours of fun constructing your own galvanized wonders at your local Home Depot store, or online at homedepot.com. If want your creations to have a more rustic look or steampunk appeal, be sure to check out the black pipe and fittings.

Bonus Info: Check out a few pictures of some of the amazing ways you can use galvanized pipe after the jump.

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for Your Family’s Do-It-Yourselfer

Posted by: on November 16th, 2011 | One Comment

We all have friends and family members who are difficult to shop for and every year it seems we struggle to find them the “perfect” gift. Your friends at The Home Depot are always here to help, so read on for some great gift ideas for your family’s Do-It-Yourselfer.

If you are looking for some great Christmas gifts of tools and accessories, here are 5 gifts every DIY’er would love to have:

5. Husky’s Soft Storage Tool Bag & Tote- Help him or her keep all handy tools nearby right on the job site with Husky’s Soft Storage Tool Bag & Tote Combo (list price-$19.97). They provide easy access, ample storage pockets and convenient shoulder straps for easy transportation from project to project.

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Black Friday Stories: Home Depot Associate Gives His Advice for Black Friday

Posted by: on November 14th, 2011 | 6 Comments
Home Depot associate Jay Harris smiles at the thought of Black Friday

Home Depot associate Jay Harris looks forward to Black Friday

Black Friday, formerly known as “the day after Thanksgiving,” is the biggest day of the year for shoppers and bargain hunters. It kicks off the holiday gift buying season, and retailers gear up for a very busy day.

The Home Depot offers its best prices of the year around Black Friday, so it’s certainly a major undertaking for us. Shoppers head to Home Depot stores across the country to snap up incredible values on everything for the DIY enthusiast, home decorator or… well, anyone. You’ll find huge savings across all our categories, from snowblowers to appliances to Christmas decorations and a lot more.

We were wondering what Black Friday is like from the point of view of a Home Depot store associate, so we asked Jay Harris.

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests Without Going Broke

Posted by: on November 11th, 2011 | 2 Comments

A new area rugs is an affordable holiday decor option.

 

The holiday season is upon us. It’s time to make way for family and friends. If you’re scrambling to get your home in tip top shape for the arrival of holiday house guests, relax. These five budget-friendly ways to get your home guest-ready will help. They are inspired by the Getting Ready for the Holidays series from The Home Depot Forum writer and store associate Christine Claret.

Tackle Small, Quick Paint Jobs
You could paint an entire room, but why? Save time and money. Maximize the transformational power of a small paint job or two. Paint molding and trim. Paint an accent wall with a warm inviting color. Make your welcome mat and door wreath stand out with a new door color.

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Veterans Day Marks End of The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service

Posted by: on November 11th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Thank you for your sacrifices.

On this Veterans Day 2011, The Home Depot urges everyone to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women in uniform and their families.

Today marks the end of our Celebration of Service campaign organized by The Home Depot Foundation and The Mission Continues, which began on 9/11. The sixty day event included more than 300 projects directly aimed at improving homes, facilities and community centers where veterans and their families live and receive services.

Thousands of Home Depot associates across the country have been pitching in to help with Celebration of Service projects through our Team Depot volunteer program.

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Do-It-Herself Workshop: Martha Stewart Living Project Paints

Posted by: on November 9th, 2011 | 4 Comments

You’ve heard about our free weekly home improvement workshops. You may have even taken your little one to one of our free monthly Kids Workshops. Well guess what ladies … we’ve got something just for you too! The Home Depot also offers free Do-It-Herself workshops where our pros will take you step-by-step through a variety of home improvement projects in a ladies-only, female-friendly environment. You’ll leave each workshop feeling comfortable that you can tackle any repair or improvement on your own.

This Thursday, November 10, 2011, visit your local Home Depot store to learn how to create fun, unique projects with Martha Stewart Living Project Paints. From metallic paints and glazes for a shiny gloss, glitter paint for shimmer, or terra cotta and crackle paint for texture, you’ll leave this workshop with tons of new painting ideas and the knowledge to put them into action. You’ll also have the opportunity to decorate and take home a frame and tile coaster using MSL Project Paints and stencils. Check out homedepot.com for the MSL Project Paint brochure and for more information about the entire Martha Stewart Living paint collection, including Project Paints.