Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to Make a Rain Barrel

Save Money on Your Water Bill by Turning Rain Water into Usable Water

Recycling rain water is easier than you think. In the past, if you wanted to capture rain water, you just put a bucket out in the yard and waited for it to fill up. Of course, if it was raining hard, it was going to be a little more difficult – you had to find multiple buckets, then store the water when the buckets filled up, and on top of it all, you’re soaking wet from running in and out of the rain to gather buckets. It wasn’t pretty. (more…)

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Look where we’ll be! Come visit Improvements at booth 949 during The Great Big Home & Garden Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, from Feb. 2 thru Feb. 10. Chat with our reps, enter our giveaway, & get a free tote bag!

Looking for a Great Big Home & Garden Show coupon? Click on the image and enter code IMPROVEMNT and get $4 off your tickets! (more…)

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HGTV Article
If you saw HGTV Magazine’s article Ideas to Steal, then you probably saw our Eucalytpus Wood Outdoor Bench. You can pair this Outdoor Bench with several different outdoor dining tables, outdoor chairs and you can soften them up with some colorful outdoor cushions. (more…)

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HGTV Article
HGTV Magazine selected two of our items to be featured in their Front Door of the Month article! Check out the article to see how you can easily update the look of your front door with just a few key items. (more…)

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NY Times Article
Here is what the NY Times had to say about our Battery Organizer. (more…)

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Small space container gardening recipes that are easy to make and taste great.

Fruit Mint Salad
Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate, defrosted
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • Whisk together, cover and chill for one hour

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Benefits of Teak Furniture

Find Out Why Teak is a Favorite Among Furniture Makers

Teak is one of the strongest and most durable of all woods, which is why it is a favorite with furniture makers. Unlike most other woods, teak is so durable that it requires little or no care to maintain. When you first purchase your teak furniture, it will most likely be a golden-yellow color, which will usually last for the first season. Over time, the golden yellow will begin to mellow into a beautiful grayish tone, yet your furniture will remain hard and durable. (more…)

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9 Jan '13

What is Coir?

What is Coir

Coir Door Mats: An Eco-Friendly Solution

What is coir fabric? A resilient, hard fiber found between the husk and outer shell of a coconut, coir is found in a wide range of products. From mulch blankets, fish nets, and rope to brushes, basket liners, brooms and door mats, manufacturers are experimenting with the wide array of benefits this natural fibers offers. (more…)

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DIY Window Christmas Decorations

Fun Ideas to Decorate Your Windows For Christmas

Ornaments
Ornaments are not just for Christmas trees – use them for a stylish and one-of-a-kind window Christmas decoration. If you have some fun or fancy ornaments left over after you decorate the tree, you can attach them to different lengths of Christmas ribbon. Hang each ribbon to the top of the window frame with a tack, double-sided tape, or even a small nail. Arrange the ornaments so that they look neat as they hang down into the window. You can also add some remote control window candles to dress up your window display. (more…)

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Creative Ideas on Where and How to Hang Christmas Lights

Easy to Follow Tips On How To Hang Christmas Lights

Hanging Christmas Lights Outdoors
Decorating the outside of your home is a fun way to show your Christmas spirit. I believe you can never have too many Christmas lights so here are some fun outdoor spots that can use a little illumination during the holidays: (more…)

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