One of our favorite ways to celebrate Memorial Day is by entertaining friends and family in the great outdoors. And whether you plan on having a big backyard blowout or a small, intimate get-together there are a few things you can do right now to make this day of outdoor entertaining a much more pleasant experience for you and your guests.
You already know that everyone’s going to be hanging out on the patio so why not make sure that it looks its best? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your outdoor space look like a million bucks. In fact, simply sprucing up what you already have may have the biggest impact of all. Start by pressure washing your deck. This is the best way to get rid of built up dirt and grime and make your backyard area look shiny and new. If you don’t already own a pressure washer, you can rent one at your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center.
From water-efficient bathroom fixtures to water-conserving dual-flush toilets, bathrooms are increasingly designed with eco-friendly features in mind. It’s easy to see why bathrooms are going green. Bathrooms require the largest amount of water usage in most homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Going green in the bathroom not only helps the environment, it also helps our wallets. The EPA estimates that if one in 10 homes upgraded their bathrooms with water-efficient showerheads, sinks and toilets, it would save 74 billion gallons of water and nearly $1.5 billion in utility costs annually. Many eco-friendly bathroom improvements pay for themselves in just a few short years with lower energy costs as well as a positive impact on the environment that can last for generations.
Use these seven easy tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly:
The sun peeks out, flowers burst into full bloom and change fills the air – spring heralds its arrival. As we come out of our winter moods, many of us prepare for the grueling task of spring cleaning. But this year, rather than your typical spring cleaning, why not try some “spring greening” and save money at the same time?
Did you know the sun delivers more energy to the earth in an hour than all the people of the world use in a year? Why not take advantage of this great resource and install solar paneling on your roof?
As the warming trend continues into the summer months, most of us are looking for easy and affordable ways to beat the heat. Hampton Bay has the answer with two stylish “Click-In” assembly ceiling fans for $99 each:
Hampton Bay Fast Attach 52 In. Bronze Ceiling Fan – This fan is ideal for large rooms and offers 3 reversible speeds. The dark walnut blades, bronze oil-rubbed finish and metal ring-accented glass bowl light fixture offer a transitional look that complements a variety of decor styles. In addition, this fan is designed to “Click-In” for quick assembly and easy removal for cleaning.
THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION TO THE IMMEDIATE RELIEF AND LONG-TERM REBUILDING EFFORTS IN JOPLIN, MO.
Company Launches Internal “Drive for Joplin” Campaign to Benefit Impacted Home Depot Associates
ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 – The Home Depot® Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot, today announced it will donate $1 million to the immediate relief, recovery and long-term rebuilding efforts in Joplin, Mo.
The Home Depot Foundation will be in Joplin this week to assess the long-term needs of the community and how best to partner with non-profit groups to deploy volunteers, dollars and products as Joplin rebuilds. In addition, the Company will rebuild its store on the current site.
Did you know that you can save up to 75% more energy by using CFL light bulbs and up to 85% more with LED light bulbs? These types of bulbs last much longer than the incandescent light bulbs we’re all used to. New light bulb technology provides warm light, energy savings and the convenience of not having to change your bulbs out for years. A great bonus, especially if you’ve got various light fixtures in hard-to-reach places throughout your home!
The Home Depot has an extensive selection of specialty bulbs for just about every application…we even have an online light bulb finder tool to help you choose the ideal bulb for your specific needs. And did you know that The Home Depot will recycle your CFL light bulbs for you? Simply bring your old bulbs to your local store, deposit them into the bright orange collection bin and we’ll do the rest.
The Home Depot is your all-around source for light bulbs and light bulb information. Check out our selection online or view this video for ideas about what new lighting can do for the beauty and energy efficiency of your home.
Pets are our most cherished companions…they provide hours of enjoyment and fun and complete our families. As wonderful as it is having pets in the home, there is maintenance involved. Most domestic animals shed hair that gets deep into carpet and sticks to furniture. Cats and dogs also shed skin, leaving pet dander that may cause allergies. When your home is in need of a thorough carpet cleaning, the solution is the Dyson DC25 Animal Vacuum Cleaner.
The Dyson DC25 is a lightweight and powerful bagless vacuum that’s considered among the best vacuum cleaners for removing all types of pet hair and dander. The DC25 is ideal for maintaining your carpet’s cleanliness, as its powerful suction removes hair that’s stuck deep within carpet fibers.
Homedepot.com has recently added a new top pick to its appliance lineup. The LG Electronics 31 cu. ft. Super Capacity Refrigerator is one of the largest capacity refrigerators on the market, making it a winner for large family households. You may never have a need to store 51 gallons of milk at once, but it’s good to know that you can if you need to!
Ultra-Large 31 cu. ft. capacity but fits in a standard 36 in. width kitchen space
SlimSpacePlus™ feature provides maximum shelf space
3-Tier Organization™ Freezer system keeps food organized