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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New Lighting Collections: Definitely Not Your Grandma’s Lighting

Posted by: on September 30th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Fall has arrived and winter will soon follow. Cooler days mean more time spent indoors, making fall the perfect time to complete projects around the house. Since the holidays are right around the corner, it’s even more important to complete some of the do-it-yourself projects on your list. Just make sure a lighting update is included.

Changing indoor lighting fixtures is an inexpensive way to update to your décor. You can do a lot with lighting – create ambience, illuminate a piece of art or even transform a room. The ideas are limitless! The only question is what’s your lighting style? Answer that, and you’ll be on your way to a fabulous redesign inspired by a simple lighting upgrade.

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Chemical Storage Safety Tips

Posted by: on September 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta, GA 

This time of year outdoor projects seem to multiply. There’s the last pressure washing session to clean up after summer and get ready for winter, cleaning off the deck and storing the lawn furniture, and fertilizing the lawn (if the grass type allows). It’s also time to close up the pool and spray down the weeds. And last but not least, let’s not forget all those gas-powered outdoor projects: blowing, sawing, trimming, cutting, edging, lopping and pruning!

Many of us store these necessary chemicals and supplies in the garage or outdoor shed.  All of these products are excellent in their own right, but frankly they do not play well together. Things can quickly get hazardous, poisonous or even deadly. Be sure to thoroughly read the labels on the back of the package. Product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available online for more detailed information.

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Planting Fescue Grass

Posted by: on September 21st, 2011 | 4 Comments


Fescue grass is a hardy variety and very popular among homeowners for creating a lush, green lawn. Fescue is a grass that tolerates some shade and stays green all year. Since it is a non-spreading grass, Fescue needs to be overseeded in the fall to thicken and fill in. Here’s what to do when planting Fescue grass.

Prepare the yard before seeding by aerating the soil. Aeration is the process of piercing the soil surface to allow air and water to penetrate deeper into the soil. This will result in better moisture retention and the development of deeper roots. Since powered aerators are specialized and relatively expensive, it may be best to rent one from your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center.

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