Bathroom Upgrades to Create a Virtual Day Spa at Home

Posted by: on October 27th, 2011 | Make A Comment

A beautiful spa bathroom in white

You deserve to kick back and relax a little. Life can be a little crazy sometimes. Your job is stressing you out, you have to shuttle the kids back and forth to practice, and can you believe that those hectic holidays are almost here? Going to the spa is one of the most enjoyable things to do to unwind. But what about those of us who don’t have the time or money to rush off to a spa whenever we feel a little rundown? Having a spa day at home is the perfect solution!  Here are some simple bathroom upgrades that will create your own tranquil and rejuvenating bathroom retreat.

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Real Stories, Real Doing: Ted the Bed

Posted by: on October 26th, 2011 | 8 Comments

Here at The Home Depot, we have a special admiration for the men and women who get things done using their own two hands—the hearty folk who measure twice and cut once and aren’t afraid to get a little saw dust in their hair. There are lots of people like that, and we like to tell their stories. It’s something we call Real Stories, Real Doing.

The Home Depot shopper Ted Antal poses by his workbench.

The Home Depot provides Ted Antal with everything he needs. 

Take for instance Ted Antal. Ted’s worked as a carpenter, he’s sold real estate, and he’s been in the IT industry, but he insists he’s now “semi-retired.” You wouldn’t know it, though, from all the projects he’s into—everything from building meditation platforms to experimenting with solar energy heating.

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Order Last Minute Decorations For Your Halloween Party

Posted by: on October 25th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Think Halloween is a holiday that only the kids can enjoy? Think again. It’s the perfect excuse for grownups to indulge in a little make-believe of their own – if only for one night!

Halloween parties are a fun way for adults to get together and show off their silly side. So why not host one of your own? It’s easy. Just invite a group of friends over, ask them to come decked out in their scariest/funniest/craziest costume, and let the festivities begin! But don’t forget to make sure that your home is haunted house ready before those ghouls and goblins begin to arrive.

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Beautiful Kitchen Decor Options From Martha Stewart Living

Posted by: on October 24th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Shorter days, cooler temperatures … we’re only a month into fall and already you’re probably spending a lot more time indoors. That means that the high traffic family meeting place we call the kitchen is even more popular than ever. And now is the perfect time to breathe some new life into this space with the recent expansion of the Martha Stewart Living™ selection of wood finishes and PureStyle colors only available at The Home Depot.

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LED Bulbs: The Next Best Thing In Home Lighting

Posted by: on October 21st, 2011 | One Comment

What if you could buy a light bulb that would last up to 46 years?  Or, get 20,000 to 50,000 hours of light from the same bulb  – a bulb that also consumes up to 85% less energy than the standard incandescent light bulb, while providing superior light quality?

How about never having to climb another ladder to change a blown ceiling light, or an outdoor security light on the edge of your rooftop?  And just how many books you could devour in those 46 years – warmed by the ambient glow of soft white light from your favorite reading lamp?

Now, imagine this bulb also emits light from small computer chips made of semi-conductive material, allowing it to produce ultra-compact, highly efficient light while giving off very little heat?  Would you be impressed?

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Top 10 Creative Uses For Wallpaper

Posted by: on October 20th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Wallpaper has gone in and out of fashion over the years. It started out as a must-have in any stylish interior, it later morphed into an old-fashioned throwback to the past, and lately it’s been making a comeback with its new modern and edgy designs.

Take the wallpaper evolution a step further by trying one (or all!) of these unconventional uses for this versatile decorative element:

1. In The Closet

Shouldn’t your fashionable clothes be kept in a place that’s just as stylish as they are? Have a little more fun getting dressed in the morning by wallpapering the inside of your closet.

2. Create Artwork

Frame a section of wallpaper, hang it up on your wall and voila! You have an instant customized piece of art. And with the endless wallpaper options out there, you can tailor it to fit into any space. Tip: group a few framed pieces together to create a cool mini-art gallery effect.

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Transform A Juniper Bush Into A Beautiful Topiary

Posted by: on October 16th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Home Depot Store Associate, Orange County, CA

Let’s say you have a nice Juniper bush in your front yard that you have faithfully trimmed a number of times each year to keep its shape, but now you are considering a change. If you don’t want to dig it out and put in something new, just change the shape of the one you have!

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Is There A Cure For Your Color Phobia?

Posted by: on October 12th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta, GA

If you’ve walked through your home and every room was painted a pale off-white … you might have a color phobia!

If you’ve selected colors that you thought looked terrifying when painted onto a wall … you might have a color phobia!

If you’ve had a horrifying experience with color selection in the past … you might have a color phobia!

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2011 EPA WaterSense Retail Partner Of The Year

Posted by: on October 6th, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every year the EPA recognizes WaterSense® partners who are dedicated to increasing the awareness of water-efficient products, practices and services. And this year, The Home Depot is the proud recipient of the 2011 WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year award.

The Home Depot was the first major retailer to sell only WaterSense® labeled bathroom sink faucets and now more than two-thirds of all bathroom fixtures stocked carry the label – including toilets and showerheads. Conserving water is a major initiative for us and we are committed to continuing to make water-saving products attractive, affordable and convenient without sacrificing quality or value.

Last year alone, The Home Depot helped save customers 27 million gallons of water and $174 million on water utility bills with our complete line of WaterSense® labeled products through our Eco Options brand. “We believe that success breeds success and that winning the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year award will motivate us to do even more in promoting water efficiency,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of Environmental. “We will continue to increase our assortment of WaterSense® rated products in 2012 and beyond.”

Visit for more information about our WaterSense® products and how they can help save you water and money, as well as our huge selection of bath products, accessories and hardware.

Make The Switch To Energy-Efficient CFL Light Bulbs

Posted by: on October 3rd, 2011 | 5 Comments

Staring at the bewildering array of light bulb options on the shelves today can make you wonder just how many science degrees you need to replace a bulb in the bathroom. Since when did this become so difficult? First it was incandescent bulbs, now those spiral CFL things?

While the technology and new terminology may seem a bit alien now – trust me when I tell you – it’s not rocket science. Armed with just a few basic facts about the CFL bulbs, you will not only be able to choose the perfect bulb for your lighting needs, but also find savings for every socket in your home.

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