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Flexco® Resilient Floors
..., contractors, specifiers and installers to ensure we meet their needs and stay ahead of the curve. jazz up that retail showroom. add grace to hospital hallways. make classrooms contemporary and kidproof. flexco® has the products and performance you need, plus the colors and choices you want. here’s a short list of ways we put you ahead of the competition. + design integrated flooring...
Florida Brick
...ame sunshine pavers®. a major boost in sales, as well as credibility, was gained when mcdonald's® restaurants began using the pavers on their patios and walkways. the brick pavers are durable and skid-resistant, even when wet, which make them ideal for exterior applications, such as pool decks, patios, walkways and driveways. the sunshine pavers product line has grown to eleven colors, incl...
The Woolie™
...t fun and easy! now, have fun creating beautiful looks for your home.. that's what the woolie is all about. by the way, the woolie and the little woolie™ tools are great for craft projects. your kids will love them too; just ask my sons, mickey and danny...
Oceanside Glasstile®
...ade-to-order in your choice of colors from our tessera color palette. haiku decorative glass tiles exhibit subtle woven designs and elegant nature themes. minerali flooring tile, with its high skid resistance, is an excellent tile for floors and provides an exquisite complement to natural stone materials. the wild color variation and sandy surface texture make this an extremely versatile...
ProVision Tools
... works extremely well on uneven ground, and can be used as a ladder jack. the pivit ladder tool is made of polypropolene (the same material that a car batter casing is made from) and also uses a non skid material for the foot of your ladder to rest on and conveyor belt material on each corner of the pivit to help minimize movement. the pivit ladder tool supports up to 500 lbs. (227 kilos). ...
Artistic Finishes
...most flooring manufacturers don't offer coordinated prefinished flooring accessories to complement their floors, just like many kids don't like tomatoes. surprised? great things happen when you have artistic finishes' products installed in your home or office. artistic has a unique line of prefinished, coordinated moldings, vents, stair treads and risers designed to complement over 13,000...
Armstrong Engineered Tile
...enjoy superior durability backed by our lifetime warranty — tiles are water, scratch and stain repellent, and unlike natural stone, they are crack resistant. easy to clean - engineered tile handles kids, pets, water, high traffic and everyday messes, thanks to a stain-and-soil repellent surface (grout included). endless design possibilities - elevate your home's style with stone or reclaimed w...
TechFloor
...weathertech techfloor modular flooring tiles install quickly and without tools in your garage, shop, basement, mudroom, laundry room, deck, patio, workout room and kids playroom. molded tractionsquares for wet or dry no slip use...
Stork Craft
...in 1945, storkcraft has grown from a local artisan producing high-quality, innovative cribs at a single location to a global entity. the company also manufactures products for the total infant or kid’s bedroom solution, including changing tables, dressers, glider rocker chairs, mattresses, beds, and bunk beds. ...
Shaw Floorigami
...all space, apartment, rug or room—just clear it, sweep it, peel and stick. if you’re inspired today, you can feel the warmth of carpet beneath your bare feet tomorrow. you’ve never seen carpet this kid and pet-friendly. floorigami is so easy to clean. just remove, rinse in the sink and replace. and if you’re just over dealing with it, simply replace a ruined tile with a new one. peel, stick, don...
MSI Luxury Vinyl
...kid-proof, pet-proof, and low-maintenance, everlife lvt is flush with on-trend wood looks. industry-leading warranties— backed by the largest flooring distributor in america—combine with best-in-class astm testing performance in sound, slip-resistance, flammability, and safety. one wet zone at a time, these h20-friendiy luxury vinyl tiles are redefining the conceptof worry-free floors. top-rated v...
Happy Floors Luxury Vinyl
...easy luxury is kid-friendly, pet-friendly resilient flooring that combines our signature brilliant design with easy installation. the wear layer at the top of these products make them more than ideal for homes and light commercial businesses that get gentle foot traffic from pets....
Accent Rugs
...gy enabling sharper print definition, brighter colors and textures, as well as improved stain protection, the sky's the limit when it comes to your choices. so, whether your needing something for the kids room, a culinary design for the kitchen, a warm and inviting touch in the bedroom, or a cozy addition to your family room, be assured that this can all be accomplished with a little effort and re...
Children's Furniture
...designing your child's bedroom is always enjoyable, and having the right kids' furniture makes the project even easier. there is a wide variety of kids' bedroom furniture so you can create an atmosphere that is comfortable and expresses your child's personality. select from individual pieces or completes sets including matching dressers, beds and side tables that create a unified appearance. with ...
Juvenile / Kid Rugs
...your selection from the kid rug collection can be used to designate a warm, comfortable setting to meet your special needs. whether your school, church, home or agency needs a cozy reading corner with books on the floor, a homemaking center with shelves, lamp and rocking chair or a listening center with books and tapes, you can create your special space by finding a company that manufacturers chil...
Stainless Steel Countertops
...or your kitchen. they are heat resistant and can take hot pans but it is noisy, may dent and you can't cut on it. additionally, it also easily takes on the temperature of its environment, so that kids must be kept away from them, especially if the stainless steel countertop is part of a stove system. because they're constructed to your specifications, it is expensive but you can have a s...
Window Treatments
...choose window treatments that you personally enjoy and are comfortable with. another consideration is if there are children running and playing around the house. think safety first when there are kids in the house. there are definitely some the wrong choices out there where children are concerned. what is the focal point of the room? you may prefer to have the focus of the interior spac...
Emerald Davis
...ght commercial applications, and a popular choice for homebuilders. 1. quartz enhanced acrylic coating. mineral-enhanced finish provides an extreme layer of durability proven to resist shoe scuffs, kids toys and even pet claw marks! 2. decorative layer. combines state-of-the-art print and emboss technology for the look and feel of natural wood. in selected collections, we offer *eir "embossed i...
FloorEver™
...rability. plus, all floorever™ carpets with microban® are protected 24/7 against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and remain 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces. floorever™ carpets are: are kid and pet friendlyhas stain & spill protectionits durability is guaranteedfeatures a 100-day satisfaction warrantyfeatures microban® protection in addition: asthma & allergy friendly*pheni...
COREtec Plus HD
...ec plus hd line and four new colors in its coretec pro plus enhanced line. both product collections are created with design-forward visuals, reaffirming the brand’s leadership position in waterproof, kidproof and petproof flooring, the company said. coretec pro plus enhanced: coretec pro plus enhanced is designed to maintain its unique and captivating style, even in the toughest environments. fo...
WOODEN FLOORS FOR REAL LIFE
...beautiful wooden floors. easy to love. harder to damage. real life is full of kids, pets, toys, daily tasks, and challenges - all of which your floor must endure. kährs life is a truly durable wooden floor, which retains its beauty and natural look throughout the years. it's scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and easy to clean. the life collection consists of ten beautiful colors, spanning from ...
HydroBlok™ Waterproof Hardwood Flooring
...st everyday germs. scratch and dent resistanthydroblok™ resists scratches, stains and indentations for a lifetime of beauty. this makes it the perfect choice for any room on any level of your home! kid and pet friendlyhydroblok™ is durable and stands up to high traffic areas. it has a janka hardness of 2400-2500 which helps resist indentation. ...
Floorigami Peel and Stick Carpet Tile
...r and watch your new favorite room come to life. a diy dreama new room in a few hours? if you can dream it, you can diy it. from rug to full room - just clear it, sweep it, peel and stick. we're not kidding. it's just that simple. ready for real lifeit’s not a museum. or your grandmother’s fancy front parlor. it’s your room. floorigami is designed for real life and never asks you to hesitate in...
ADURA®Max Plank Flooring
...®max is an expanded polymer core floor (also known as wpc)  adura®max dampens sound by 30%, for more peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories, plus those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces  can be installed over existing hard surface floors, including those with grout lines (like ceramic tile)  features a thicker, more rigid waterproof core called hydroloc™ ...
SmartStrand
...tstrand® silk forever clean carpet. mohawk’s soft, stain-resistant carpet adds a touch of luxury to beautiful bedrooms and functional family rooms in over 7 million homes and counting. for homes with kids and pets, the real luxury is living life worry-free with the softest, most durable, easiest to clean carpet on the planet. softness without sacrificeeach strand of smartstrand silk carpet is pac...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
...l it’s very easy to clean & maintain. extremely durable. vinyl sheet is often compared to linoleum flooring, but it is stronger and longer-lasting. it doesn’t scratch or stain easily, which makes it kid and pet-friendly. ample variety. if you’re looking for flooring that’s going to help your home stand out from the others in your neighborhood, vinyl sheet is your answer. because vinyl sheet is a...
Pergo Extreme Waterproof Laminate Flooring
...ooks, stone-looks, and — for the very first time — waterproof laminate flooring that looks like tile, each inspired by nature and built to last a lifetime.100% dent-proof, waterproof laminate planks, kid-proof, pet-proof, lifetime warranty waterproof flooring review deeper visualsallow our meticulous designers and singular techniques to transform your home with some of the most extraordinary des...
Crafted Plank and Tile
...f the most innovative and user-friendly flooring solutions on the market today. as an affordable alternative to traditional wood or tile, it provides homeowners a stylish, long-lasting option that is kid & pet friendly, resistant to water, quick to install, easy to clean, requires minimal routine maintenance, and comfortable underfoot. at beauflor, our crafted plank & tile floors are the ...
COREtec Grande
... waterproof planks that won't warp, swell, or buckle and are softer, warmer and quieter underfoot. coretec grande styles feature staggering 9x82 planks. each massive grande plank is 100% waterproof, kidproof, pet-proof, and boasts a 30-mil wear layer to stand up to life's messes in style...
Korlok Select vs Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
...we recently introduced 17 stone looks to our interlocking korlok select floating floor range. like all karndean designfloors, these stones are waterproof, durable, kid and pet friendly, come with a lifetime residential warranty and feature original karndean visuals! these visuals were developed from antique french cotta, calacatta marble, slate, limestone and include moorish stenciled tiles. per...
Alterna Engineered Tile
...ngthenjoy superior durability backed by our lifetime warranty — tiles are water, scratch and stain repellent, and unlike natural stone, they are crack resistant. easy to cleanengineered tile handles kids, pets, water, high traffic and everyday messes, thanks to a stain-and-soil repellent surface (grout included). endless design possibilitieselevate your home's style with stone or reclaimed wood ...
Tarkett: Nine New Stone Designs for Popular ProGen™ Rigid Core LVT Collection
...the lifeproof performance benefits the collection is known for. “progen delivers on the benefits homeowners care about most when it comes to their flooring—it’s durable enough to stand up to pets, kids, and anything else life throws at it, and is available in on-trend colors and styles that complement any taste,” said sharee thorton, product manager. “we’re excited to introduce our newest...
Mohawk Expands Pergo Extreme Line with Wood Fundamentals Collection
...constructed with a solid stone-polymer composite and layered with an enhanced lacquer finish,” explained sommers. “the result is a strikingly beautiful floor that is 100% dent proof, pet proof, kid proof and waterproof.” additionally, wood fundamentals has a no acclimation guarantee, and mohawk’s innovative uniclic locking system makes it easy to install. “priced at a newer, more afforda...
How to Choose the Best Rigid Core Floor
...day wear and is super easy to keep clean and maintain over time. some products (pryzm and luxe plank with rigid core) even have a commercial-grade wear layer to take on the toughest challenges. think kids and pets. dent resistant – the firm core provides superior resistance to things like pointy shoes, dropped objects and heavy furniture. many armstrong flooring rigid core products have a l...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...else you might have spills or splashes. solid hardwood floors also cannot be installed in basements. rigid core flooring can be installed in any room or level without issues. how will they withstand kids? what about pets? kids and pets bring excitement and joy to any home, but they can also subject floors to a lot of drops, scuffs, scratches, spills, and accidents. both solid and engineered woo...
Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Stone
...asional damp mopping is all you need to maintain a spotlessly clean floor. an invisible scratch, stain and abrasion-resistant wear layer protects the beauty of your floor, enabling it to stand up to kids, pets and heavy foot-traffic. even everyday drops and spills won’t mar or damage the beautiful surface of your "stone" vinyl flooring. choose from a variety of stone styles armstrong flooring...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...else you might have spills or splashes. solid hardwood floors also cannot be installed in basements. rigid core flooring can be installed in any room or level without issues. how will they withstand kids? what about pets? kids and pets bring excitement and joy to any home, but they can also subject floors to a lot of drops, scuffs, scratches, spills, and accidents. both solid and engineered woo...
Why Choose Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
...ng kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, living areas, dining spaces.adura®max – ideal for sound dampening, giving you peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories or those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces.adura®rigid – strong and durable with superior indentation resistance ideal for home gyms, kids’ rooms and kitchens.adura®flex – a stable and reliable glue-down floor that can be inst...
Five Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring
...e wearlayer on it that allows it to maintain it’s luster for years to come. extremely durable. vinyl plank flooring is made to be lived on. it doesn’t scratch, indent or stain easily, which makes it kid and pet-friendly. vinyl planks durable qualities allow you to install it virtually anywhere in your home. ample variety. from wood to marble, stone, decorative tile, parquet, shiplap and concre...
SMART Carpet and Flooring Offers Multiple Options for the Home Gym
...ome décor needs. turf and carpeting are among the most popular choices for home gyms. turf can boost athlete performance and is perfect for sled pulls and plyometric exercises, while carpet is kid- and pet-friendly, comfortable and widely versatile. carpet also comes in a near-endless variety of styles, fiber lengths (high pile vs low pile) and colors, though it is generally advisable t...
Expand Your Kitchen - How space-saving sliding door hardware can help
... your kitchen is the heart of your home. it's a place where family and friends gather. it's also a space where you may seem to need more space, whether you're making breakfast for the kids or hosting a big dinner party. using innovative wall-mount door hardware, you can unlock your kitchen's potential by freeing up the "real estate" traditional swinging doors take up. due to their u...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
... homes were often designed with a boxy, formal layout that is less conducive to most modern families' needs. today's open floor plans offer functionality for everything from keeping an eye on the kids while making dinner to entertaining guests. this type of floor plan can also make small rooms feel larger and invite more light into darker parts of the house. the most cost-effective way ...
Tidy Back-to-School Transitioning
.... when long school days leave little time for organization and decluttering, any home can quickly become a mess. according to a survey conducted by closetmaid, 92 percent of parents describe their kids as messy. among those same parents, 80 percent give their kids chores and about half of them end up doing the work themselves to ensure it's done properly. two out of three of the parents surveye...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
...easily. sorting is the best first step, so you know exactly what you're up against. create piles for all the different types of paper you're likely to encounter, from bills and to-do lists to the kids' school work. separate other items by category, such medical records and financial documents or art supplies and books, into piles of their own. an option such as the 3m weighted desktop dispense...
Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products
...e products. with a handy bin nearby, you'll never have to think twice about recycling in the bathroom. 2. make your own recycling bin. a majority of moms (75 percent) believe that showing their kids how to place recyclable products in the appropriate bin is a teachable moment - and there's no reason why teachable moments can't be dã©cor-friendly! there are plenty of quick and easy diy hacks,...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
...ustry and consumer safety advocates all agree that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords should be used in homes with young children. the window covering industry's best for kids(tm) certification program makes it easy for parents and caregivers to identify the window covering products that are best suited for homes with young children. according to the cpsc, corded wi...
5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project
... toward that diy project. * make it a family affair. turn your diy project into lasting memories by including your children in the work. assign them tasks you know they can accomplish. ask younger kids to sort supplies or carry lightweight materials, while older children can be tasked with painting large spaces or performing simple hammering tasks. work closely with your kids and celebrate thei...
Beauty and utility: Designing a functional, stylish home
... and function of flooring the most impactful way to refresh the home is starting from the ground up with flooring. many homeowners are drawn to the beauty of wood floors, but worry about spills or kids and pets tracking messes through the house. retailers like lumber liquidators offer an array of waterproof and water resistant flooring styles. lumber liquidators’ new dream home ultra x2o lamina...
5 fun ways to decorate for spring
...me, too. these five easy craft projects are perfect family activities and the results will add touches of springtime throughout the house. rain boot wreath do you have a pair of rain boots your kids have grown out of? use these as an adorable way to display silk flowers in the entryway. simply select your favorite long-stem flowers from your local craft store (hint: tulips are perfect for sp...
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
...closets. tackling the problem head-on and getting the worst part over with first will motivate you to complete the project. stress less about stains with a convenient carpet cleaner: when you have kids and/or pets, stains are just a part of life. that doesn't mean, however, you have to let stains interfere with your schedule. a quality carpet cleaning solution, such as the stainmaster carpet ca...
3 easy home improvement projects you can tackle right now
...lls while you're holed up inside the house decorating for the holidays or just escaping the cold, you may start noticing places on your walls in high-traffic areas with one too many scuff marks or kids' grimy handprints. whether they come from the kids, the pets or even yourself, erasing them is quick and easy. kilz hide-all primer and sealer can take care of these marks and more. this high-...
Playroom upgrade: A wall-mount 'barn door' makes more room for fun
... with spring fast approaching and the kids at school, there's no better time to upgrade the playroom. why not swap out a traditional swinging door for a playful chalkboard wall-mounted sliding door? your little artists can draw for hours on the chalkboard, plus the sliding door can add up to 14 square feet of floor space which means more room for spreading out toys, games and building forts....
5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
...inimal effort when you add some interesting detailing to the panels. leftover wallpaper, for example, can be adhered to the panel sections for an eye-catching look. another fun option, especially for kids' rooms, is to spray paint panels with chalkboard paint. then kids can customize drawings and messages whenever they'd like with chalk markers. lovely lamps those old lamps still have a lot of l...
Snow Blower Tune-Up Tips
... synthetic oil (such as a 5w-30) can provide additional engine protection and performance. consult your operator's manual for the recommended oil for your snow engine. inspect scraper blade and skid shoes. replace the scraper blade and skid shoes if they are worn. they protect other parts of the snow blower from damage. check tire pressure. snow is difficult enough to maneuver in as is. m...
Habitat For Humanity And Lowe's Help 1,000+ Families Get Into Safe, Affordable Homes For The Holidays
...tion through its homeowner partner program. this year, after putting in more than 200 hours of sweat equity, including time actually framing her house during national women build week, shelby and her kids will celebrate christmas morning together in their very first home. “lowe’s has partnered with habitat for humanity for over a decade because we believe that a safe, stable home is a source of s...
New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017
...transform any room into a contemporary paradise. try using the deep teal of marea baja (sw 9185) and sunny hued bee (sw 6683) alongside poised taupe to create a graphic look perfect for the office or kids rooms. ready to make this the year you update your house with fresh designs and stunning colors? to learn more about top trends for 2017, visit www.sherwin-williams.com. ...
Making Spirits Bright This Year: Waterproof Indoor Carpet at SMART Carpet and Flooring
... high-quality carpeting inside the home that just happens to be completely waterproof and resists stains and dirt. we really recommend waterproof carpet to families who want to have a full house with kids, pets, friends and relatives this holiday season but don't want to worry about how their floors will look once january rolls around." right now, all carpet in smart carpet and flooring's mobile ...
5 Ways To Do A Quick Kitchen Makeover
...ill brighten your kitchen. and in fall and winter you can focus on holiday plants, incorporating fall foliage, poinsettias, pine, and winter twigs into bouquets--just make sure they are safe for your kids and pets. 4. upgrade your hardware one of the quickest ways to do a simple kitchen makeover is to add new hardware on your cabinets. think of hardware — the pulls and knobs on drawers and cab...
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
...omes. if you plan to renovate with an eye toward accommodating your modern multi-generational family, keep these key points in mind: create privacy and separation what happens when the 20-something kids want to watch a reality show and dad wants to watch the news? what will you do when you’re in the middle of dinner prep, and grandpa wanders into the kitchen to fix himself a snack? the more peop...
Tips for creating a virtually self-cleaning bathroom
...eek. meanwhile, hours spent working are taking more of our time, according to data from the bureau of labor statistics’ american time use survey. factor in other time demands like taking care of the kids, your in-laws, your spouse and yourself, and it’s easy to see why products that improve cleanability are gaining ground in bathroom design. fortunately, elbow grease and harsh chemical cleansers...
5 easy ways to 'charge up' your recycling habits
... recycled items, but lots of other items found around the house can be recycled, as well. start recycling plastic bags and paper towels right in your curbside bin. pin a sign in the kitchen to remind kids they can throw napkins and sandwich baggies in, too. designate a separate container for rechargeable batteries from old cordless products and look up the nearest participating collection site ...
You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms
...(bpt) - now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind. making renovations can be a fun way to turn their now-empty rooms into a useful and/or relaxing space for your own enjoyment. and your timing could be spot on; a recent survey found half of empty-nesters of pre-retirement age are opting to stay in their family home...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
...mart locks also allow you to operate the lock remotely from an app on your phone. you can also receive alerts when the door has been unlocked — a great way to track the comings and goings of latchkey kids. many allow you to generate a single-use digital key that you can email to guests or service providers who may need to enter your home when you’re not there. smart locks can also be paired with m...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...(bpt) - marble touts a long precious history in design. for thousands of years, the beautiful stone has been used to complete some of the most famous structures in the world, such as the taj mahal, the supreme court building, the leaning tower of pisa, the pantheon and michelangelo’s statue of david. however, in the 1980s, the material lost some of its classic appeal in american design, b...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...fect spot for serving christmas morning breakfast, setting out dishes for a thanksgiving buffet, food prep for a new year’s celebration or a staging area for an all-night wrapping party after the kids are in bed. utilize generous under-island cabinet space to store large items like a crock pot or large serving bowls. the island also makes a great space to add additional seating if you ar...
Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones
... approach is in order. for example, the volume may be louder to overcome the commotion of the kitchen, while a lower decibel provides a gentle backdrop to conversation in the living room. where the kids are congregated, you can play a different soundtrack entirely. likewise, there are dozens of reasons to change the lighting from room to room. kids shuffle from room to room and guests gravita...
A Kitchen Designer Tells All - Five tried-and-true tips for rocking your kitchen remodel
...yone always wants to talk about what they hate about their kitchen, but people rarely consider what they love about the existing space," said camp. "whether it's liking how the light comes in or your kids' favorite homework spot, you don't want to take that away." with these tips in mind, you're well on your way to a smooth-sailing kitchen remodel. to find an nkba-certified kitchen designer nea...
10 Ways to Stay Organized All Day Long
...organization is essential for keeping stress at bay throughout the day. whether you're getting the kids ready for school, tackling household chores, preparing meals or getting everyone ready for bed, there are several things you can do to maximize time, space and peace of mind. "people often think that getting organized at home means hours of overhauling every room," says lisa zaslow, organizat...
Tips and Tech Make for a Tidy Home
...roll clean. it comes with all-surface suction plate that raise and lower as you move across carpet, hardwood or tile floors for deep, scatter-proof cleaning. 5. recruit a cleaning crew. give the kids something to do this summer with a few daily chores. this will lighten your load and teach lessons of accountability and responsibility. even little mess-makers can help with age-appropriate jobs...
Design Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen
...ash them off and get them ready for the grill in the hot zone," he added. zones are especially important when a pool is nearby. "keep the cold zone nearest to the pool," said faulk. "it will keep kids who want a cold drink from running past a hot grill." a key to proper zoning is counter space. grills should have a minimum of 24 inches of uninterrupted space to one side and 12 inches to th...
DIY Kids' Room Makeovers
...once school lets out, it's a great time to make updates to kids' rooms. not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it's a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn. craft projects are a great way to pass time and let kids practice some of the lessons they left behind at school, without even realizing that's wh...
Your Perfect State of Organization
... child play areas. if you do have children, get them involved in the organization process by teaching them where items belong and how to store them. by labeling storage bins, baskets or drawers, your kids will always be able to help your home stay organized and clean. "if you think like an organized person, soon you will be one," said lorie marrero, certified professional organizer and author ...
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
...hat offer 3-in-1 styles for girls. available at kmart, your child can go from a ballerina to a fairy to a princess for the price of one costume. kmart also offers more than 5,000 costumes for adults, kids and pets including looks from your favorite movies such as frozen, spiderman and teenage mutant ninja turtles. don't forget about the hats, gloves, masks, make-up and other halloween accessories ...
Encourage Kids to Give Back This Halloween
...as they gear up for halloween this year, kids across the united states can make a difference in the lives of kids around the world by raising funds for those in need. trick-or-treat for unicef, a 64-year-old american tradition, is a program that provides donations of medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children around the world. below are some of the ways famili...
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
...her will take care of the rest. make sure your silverware gets the right water coverage by loading some pointing up and some pointing down, including knives. and remember, safety first, especially if kids are helping. if you don't plan to run the dishwasher immediately, remember to rinse foods such as mustard, mayonnaise and tomato based products as they may cause discoloration of plastics if allo...
Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
.... finish up by swiping counters with a fresh fruit-scented cleaning spray for a clean slate in the morning. taking care of a few chores the night before provides a few extra minutes to spend with the kids or relaxing over coffee before the start of a new day. elevating the ambiance at home. create a relaxing environment with lamps, dimmer switches and candles. choose light bulbs that mimic natu...
Smart Kids' Rooms that Grow with Time
...(family features) costs for furnishing and decorating a child's room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler's room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years. from convertible furniture to neutral walls, you can establish a framework that evolves as your chi...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
...new decor assist accessories and decorative ada-compliant grab bars from delta, exceed ada load requirements and come in a variety of designs and finishes to coordinate with any aesthetic. * keep kids in mind. locks for every style of cabinet or drawer are readily available at local hardware stores. if you have small children (or if they visit), remember to lock away medications, small electri...
Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality
... you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. likewise, a backyard complete with play sets, a treehouse or a basketball hoop is a sure sign your house is also a hangout for the neighborhood kids. “my house is more than just a haven for my family. it’s a real life scrapbook, art gallery and personal sanctuary,” said michelle hinkley, mom to three young boys and the lady behind the hom...
Make a Splash With Family Pool Fun
...ool safety also includes keeping the water clean and sanitary for your family. invest in the proper tools, such as the pool care systems from bioguard, to keep your waters crystal clear. 4. enroll kids in swimming lessons: teach the skill of swimming to children at a young age. enroll kids in classes to learn the basics and avoid accidents. 5. teach the parts of a pool: show children where t...
Simpler, Quicker, More Efficient Ways to Light Up A Home
...ts to many homeowners, there are still some mixed messages about the value of cfl bulbs, as a whole. to see for themselves, target nascar driver, juan pablo montoya, his wife, connie, and their three kids put these new bulbs to the test in their own home to see if they could keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle. "i love the energy savings that cfls provide, but didn't like the amount of time...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...it's no surprise that kids want unique, colorful bedrooms that reflect their personalities and give them a space to call their own. parents, though, may find that overwhelming and worry about having to sacrifice cleanliness and organization. the ideas below will help you create fun, innovative rooms and make everyone in the family happy. plus, they are easy to create. go team! one of t...
Clever Storage for Kids' Rooms
...(family features) to many parents, the process of keeping kids' rooms clean never seems to end. and while a kid's room may never look quite like the perfect rooms in magazines, a few clever solutions can make it easier to get - and keep - toys, books and clothes more organized. think vertical if your child's room is small or doesn't have a lot of built in storage, vertical storage may be helpf...
Upgrading your kitchen from 'blah' to 'bling' for less
... countertops with materials that are beautiful yet durable and versatile. counter space for food preparation can be optimized for laptops and other electronics while you keep an eye on dinner and the kids. design at the appropriate height and allow space for your legs under the counter so that the same space can be converted to an ad-hoc desk when you aren't cooking. incorporate a distinct play...
Beautiful rooms are meant to be lived in
...(bpt) - fall is the time of year when thoughts turn back toward the home. with kids back in school and the holidays approaching, many homeowners look for ways to make their rooms more stylish, but struggle to find the balance between beautiful and livable. 'of course your home should be stylish. but if you can't enjoy living in it, what's the point?' says erinn valencich, a los angeles-based in...
Clean Closets Make a Happy Home
...e before you sift through your closets again. as with most household chores, a little maintaince goes a long way to keep your closets looking neat and clean. you could even keep a bag in each of your kids' closets and encourage them to set aside gently used and outgrown items on a regular basis. you'll be amazed at how much happier clean closets can make the whole house feel - especially when y...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...en adds the perfect finishing touch on a room, and it can make a big difference when it comes to cleaning up. semi-gloss - brings a soft shine to the room without being overpowering. it's good for kids' rooms because it's durable and easy to clean. you can wipe off crayon and pencil marks with common non-abrasive cleaners. eggshell/satin - has a smooth finish with a subtle sheen, and is wash...
Time-Saving Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms
...se the coldest water setting on the rest. * use the shortest wash cycle, then treat your load to an extra spin cycle. this will wick away extra moisture and cut down on drying time. * if you have kids old enough to hit the mall, it's time for them to start pitching in. assign specific tasks, such as sorting or folding. five minutes to a clean bathroom * stash stray items in cupboard orga...
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Clean
...suggests using the moments in between other tasks to clean as you go. clean early and often. if areas of your house are forgotten for weeks at a time, dirt, dust and allergens can build up quickly. "kids and pets can create a lot of mess in a house," says nichols, "it is important to clean daily, and in doing so, you free up your weekend for quality family time." don't forget to look high and lo...
Spring into 2012 with the hottest colors for your home
... the circus coming to town. it's american culture from the 1940s and '50s - a simpler time, an antidote to the fast-paced buzz and hum of modern technology. bright pastimes hues include clown's nose, kiddie pool and orangesicle. compose. a street of dreams with a focus on soft femininity and vintage 1930s floral fashions are at the heart of the compose color palette. rich, dark hues are offset...
Household Budgeting: To Save or to Spend?
...rge retailer stores that offer buy-in-bulk options. also consider purchasing frozen food to store and use as needed. get creative; call for reinforcements. * e-mail friends and family to set up a kids' clothing swap. trading gently-used clothing with other families is a great way to get the items you need, without spending a great deal of money. * save on babysitting expenses by swapping out...
Holiday Cleaning Hints
... get rid of smudges - doorknobs, light switches, phones and more can get smudges and fingerprints. give them a good cleaning with windex original glass and surface wipes - this is a great job for the kids to tackle. just in time for the holiday entertaining season, these easy tips will make your house a shiny, clean and welcoming place for all your holiday guests, whether they're planned or not...
A Beautiful Nursery on a Budget
...est the smart move is to invest in a few pieces of high-quality furniture that will grow with your child. these are pieces that will remain in the nursery as it evolves into a toddler's and then big kid's room: * select furniture that complements the look of the rest of your home. love traditional style? seek out nursery collections that fit right in. focused on a transitional look? seek out cri...
Make Every Day Earth Day
...your car at home just two days a week can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year. so, try public transportation if you can. carpool, walk or bike to work - and get the kids in on the act, too. some schools sponsor "walk to school" days to help cut emissions and get kids more physically active. clean green. you don't need harsh chemical cleaners to take care of ho...
The master suite: a haven within your home
...built-in customized entertainment center to house the latest and greatest gadgets for everyone in the house. you'll want to have room not only for the flat screen hdtv and blu-ray player but also the kids' gaming system, dvr receiver and a nook for dad's sound system. you might also want to include shelves for mom's prized collection of romantic old movies so she can watch them in the comfort of h...
Kids room decor that's easy to replace when their tastes change
...rated with fuzzy bunnies or fire engines. in fact, the one thing you can count on is that what your child loved as a toddler is most likely not what she'll want for her room's theme when she's a "big kid." while you want your child to be comfortable in his own space, you don't want to spend a mint if you know you're going to have to redo the room again in a few years. it makes sense to choose ...
LATICRETE Draws a Major Crowd at Surfaces 2011
...ibit, innovative new products and six brand new grout colors in a fresh, fun and interactive way. it was an exciting event for us and everyone really enjoyed the dart game. it seemed to bring out the kid in everyone, and everyone walked away a winner.” laticrete launched the new and improved laticrete spectralock pro premium grout with stainproof^^ performance and a brighter white option for i...
Redoing a kid's room? Favorite cartoon characters make it easy
...the same secret designers use to redo adult rooms on the cheap - paint, accessories, smart design touches and an understanding of what the room's occupants already love. parents poised to plunge into kids' room renovations, have an extra advantage that adult room designers don't have - the love all kids seem to share for certain cartoon characters. from woody, buzz and all their "toy story 3" ...
Greener Living - Simple steps toward a more natural home
...and money. step three: get the family involved it's easier to make changes in the household routines if everyone is on board. talk about why you want to make these changes. get feedback from the kids on what steps you can take together to make your home healthier and greener. everyone can pitch in: have the kids help with online research and decisions about new products. even the littlest one...
DIY Kid's Room Ideas
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Waterproof Flooring that Looks Like Natural Hardwood - Introducing SolidTech Vinyl Planks
...plank flooring. it combines the strength and rich visual of natural hardwood with the gorgeous fashion, durability and easy cleanability of a luxury vinyl tile or plank. perfect for active homes with kids and pets, solidtech floors are waterproof, stain- and wear-resistant while achieving the look and feel of real hardwood. a new and revolutionary flooring class solidtech helps you create bold, ...
Best Carpet for Kids
...if you have a home with kids, then you know that selecting the right carpet comes with careful consideration. of course, carpets need to be soft and comfortable, but can they stand up to wear and stains too...
ADURA® Vinyl Plank: Indentation and Scratch Resistant
...adura® vinyl plank flooring is designed to be lived on, perfect for every room and household. the floors are waterproof, kid and pet friendly, as well as easy to clean and maintain. available in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and installation options, adura® delivers award-winning fashion to your home. simply choose the floor you love, then choose the construction and installation that best ...
Joy Carpets Classroom Rugs 2016
...teachers love having educational rugs in their classrooms. they help keep kids organized plus help with lesson plans. joy carpets line of classroom carpets for 2016 keeps learning alive. colorful and fun rugs that feature the alphabet, numbers, shapes and places. wow them in school with a commercial quality rug that will last for years to come...
Mannington ADURA® Vinyl Plank
...adura® vinyl plank flooring is designed to be lived on, perfect for every room and household. the floors are waterproof, kid and pet friendly, as well as easy to clean and maintain. available in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and installation options, adura® delivers award-winning fashion to your home. simply choose the floor you love, then choose the construction and installation that best ...
Mohawk's SolidTech - Superior performance in wet areas.
...solidtech is the only vinyl brand on the market designed with a waterproof and stain-resistant system capable of withstanding family life with kids and pets running through a home on a daily basis...
ADURA® Vinyl Plank: Waterproof
...adura® vinyl plank flooring is designed to be lived on, perfect for every room and household. the floors are waterproof, kid and pet friendly, as well as easy to clean and maintain. available in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and installation options, adura® delivers award-winning fashion to your home. simply choose the floor you love, then choose the construction and installation that best ...
Four Tips To Extend the Life of your Area Rugs
...re anything like me, you have more than one area rug in your home, and you are constantly looking for ways to keep your rugs looking as clean and fresh as possible. sometimes an active household with kids and dogs may make that difficult, but i have 4 tips that can help maintain the appearance and longevity of your rugs...
non-slip tile
...Tile with greater non-slip characteristics due to abrasive admixture, abrasive particles, grooves or patterns in the surface or because of natural non-skid surface characteristics...
slip-resistant tile
...Tile having greater skid-resistance characteristics due to an abrasive mixture, abrasive particles in the surtace, or grooves or patterns in the surface...
rubberized hair
...Needle-punched felt of clean, sterilized natural fiber coated with skid-proof resin on top and bottom...

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