Home and Garden News - Page 8

Page 8 of Home and Garden News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Congressional Solar Energy Tax Credit Bill Creates Affordable Renewable Energy Systems for Homeowners

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A part of the bailout package recently passed by the U.S. government included a generous solar energy tax credit bill which will dramatically reduce the cost and hasten the payback to homeowners for installing residential solar energy systems. The Renewable Energy Division of S+H Construction, Inc. designs, integrates and installs solar electric power (PV), solar thermal hot water, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Arclinea San Diego Wins Two National Design Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two residential kitchen remodels designed by Arclinea San Diego have won prestigious national design awards. The kitchen design firm has won a Grand Award in Remodeling magazine’s 2008 Remodeling Design Awards, for their bold, contemporary design for an 1898 historic Victorian- and a Gold Award in the 2008 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, for their sleek, all-stainless steel design for a 1950s California ranch.

Van Millwork Adds Hardwood Flooring to Product Offerings

NEEDHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, announced today that they will now be offering a wide variety of hardwood flooring to their expanding design center product lines. The hardwood flooring – from all leading manufacturers including Bruce, Stuart, Hawa and BR-111 – comes in an array of exotic woods, unfinished, prefinished, and bamboo.

Museum of Robots in Second Life Introduces Real Life Housewares Line

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Museum of Robots in Second Life debuts its line of real world housewares at the New York International Gift Fair. The line features plates and tableware with a robot motif and will be available for wholesale purchase. Virtual versions of the product will be available at the Museum’s gift store in Second Life. (VIDEO – VNR)

Rimadesio Introduces Abacus Closet System, Designed Entirely of Aluminum and Glass

BOSTON, Mass., July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rimadesio, the Italian manufacturer of luxury glass and aluminum passage doors, wall panels, and closet/shelving units, introduces Abacus, a dramatic and innovative walk-in closet system available exclusively in North America at Rimadesio Boston.

S+H Construction Announces Renewable Energy Division

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is proud to announce the company recently created a Renewable Energy Division. With this new division, S+H can meet the rising tide of residential demand for solar energy.

E-Cap from JAF Industries Can Save Homeowners Thousands of Dollars on a $10 Purchase

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atop your roof are up to half-a-dozen vent pipes, each one open to rain, dust, debris, insects, birds, and nocturnal animals, but a new inexpensive product has arrived to provide protection. It’s the E-Cap from JAF Industries. (VIDEO – VNR)

JBL Innovations Introduces $3.00 Contraption That Makes It Possible to See Picture Placement Without Hammering Nails

PAHRUMP, Nev., July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Throw away the laser! The Wallmarker eliminates the need for meticulous measuring and guesswork while hanging pictures. The Wallmarker, a patented product, will save time and money. It is designed to make it easy to hang pictures precisely without having to measure or put multiple holes in the wall. It can also be used multiple times.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Donates Shed to Women’s Crisis Center

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. will work with the women’s crisis center to donate an 8×10 Vermonter, one of their most popular designs, which the women will use for storage of donated goods outside their facility.

Environmentally Friendly Light Shield(TM) Safely Repels Dangerous Summer Mosquitoes

PROVO, Utah, June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumos Inc. announces the launch of Light Shield(TM), the first, light-based mosquito abatement device that repels mosquitoes from illuminated areas without chemicals or other expensive equipment. Its low-energy consumption and chemical-free composition make it an environmentally-friendly product that really works.

The Best Value for Summer – Stock Up on Adams Mfg’s Resin Furniture

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the price of oil going up, smart consumers are buying resin furniture now, says Adams Mfg. Corp. While stacking chairs are always a good value, next year the price of resin furniture will increase.

JBL Innovations Makes it Easy for Anyone to Hang and Align Pictures

PAHRUMP, Nev., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hanging pictures can cause headaches and if not done properly can cause unsightly holes and misaligned lines. No worries. JBL Innovations has designed a piece of hardware – the Wallmarker – that makes it easy for anyone to hang pictures without the use of a tape measure; no assembly required.

New Garage Solves Storage Problems

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Architect Donald J. Berg, author of 15 books on building and landscaping, has just designed plans for a new expandable garage to help solve home storage problems. The Oakville Garage Plans can be downloaded for free. ‘Are there too many cars and bikes in your driveway and too many boxes in your attic?’ asks Berg. ‘Build the Oakville Garage to add value to your home and solve your storage problems once and for all.’

Lockdown Co. Wins Disney’s iParenting Award for Home Safety

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lockdown Co. is excited to announce that, after undergoing extensive testing, their Steelcore Spa Security Safety Straps won the iParenting Media Award for the 2008 Excellent Products Call. iParenting.com is a Disney Internet Group media property, and a premier media site focused on parents. The company operates iParenting Media Awards, a premier product evaluation and testing service.

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?

FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, ‘A what toilet…?!?’ You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn’t flush. ‘Things are changing,’ says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Brighten Up Your Yard with Resin Furniture

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacking resin chairs and tables from Adams Mfg have many advantages over other, more expensive options for the patio. They’re strong, comfortable, and easy to store when they’re not being used. And, they are all 100-percent recyclable. Now, with bright new colors and styles to choose from, they are the best option for the porch, patio, or deck.

Van Millwork Presents Home Design Series

NEEDHAM, Mass., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, is pleased to present The Home Design Seminar Series – three informational presentations by top experts in the home design, construction and landscape design industries. Geared specifically for homeowners, this series is presented in conjunction with Design New England Magazine.

DIY: Inexpensive Contraption May Help Save Marriages

PAHRUMP, Nev., April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new device from JBL Innovations called the Wallmarker may be the answer for couples who cannot hang pictures without arguing or calling a handyman. For couples who are not handy, just hanging a picture may require help from a handyman. Not anymore. A new, inexpensive product called The Wallmarker makes it easy for anyone to hang pictures straight every time.

Stacking Chairs – They Aren’t Just for Summer Any More

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Manufacturing announces a new use for resin. Many buyers purchase the classic stacking resin chairs to use during the summer. It’s important to remember that stacking chairs can be used all year around. Stacking chairs come out of closets, garages, and basements for all kinds of gatherings, even in the dead of winter.

There Are All Kinds of Resin Furniture – Which One Works Best for You?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Mfg Corp asks, ‘Which colors are best?’ For the big, comfortable resin chaise lounges, white is the best color. Dark colors absorb heat more quickly, and can be uncomfortable to use on sunny days. Anyone who’s sat on a hot chaise lounge while wearing a bathing suit will insist that their chaise lounges be white and only white.

How to Select the Best Resin Chair

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Manufacturing has discovered that many consumers want to know more about which resin chair is best for them. Basically, all stacking resin chairs come in three sizes. The smallest are called low-backs. They’re the most economical. They’re usually about 31 inches high at the back, and they weigh about five pounds.

Bathroom by Charlie Allen Restorations Named Best of 2007 by Boston Globe Magazine

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A master bathroom designed and built by Charlie Allen Restorations for an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge has been named ‘Bathroom of the Year’ in Boston Globe Magazine’s ‘Dream Home 2007’ competition. The new bathroom was praised for its imaginative use of space and light, and a classically styled yet high tech design.

Smart Components(TM) from Style Crest(R) Offer Advanced Technology and Superior Efficiency in Manufactured Housing Heating and Air Conditioning

FREMONT, Ohio – Nov. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Style Crest, Inc. has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology.

Drought: Think Before You Flush! Says BioLet USA

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There are many ways to conserve your valuable water supplies. Now could be the time to take a closer look at your toilet system, says BioLet USA, Inc. With the extreme low levels of rainfall and the already low water tables, many homeowners and residents of drought affected states are concerned with the growing drought conditions and the effects it will have on their daily lives.

Advantage Trim and Lumber Company Announces the Release of Tigerwood Decking

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advantage Trim & Lumber today announced the release of Tigerwood Decking to finally give homeowners a low maintenance and long life deck material at a cheaper price than other hardwoods like Ipe. Tigerwood Decking gives homeowners an exotic hardwood deck that will last 25 years or longer.

Know Mold Corporation Introduces New Product to Protect Builders and Homeowners

CHICAGO, Ill. – May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While mold damage continues to be a growing problem, the Know Mold Corporation, an Illinois-based corporation, is taking a proactive role by offering a new product – KnowMold(TM) – to prevent mold before it becomes a pest. According to a study conducted by the University of Arizona, mold is present in every home; Illinois has the highest count of mold spores in the nation.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Products and Homes

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.

Oxygenics(R) Showerheads Now Sold in Target Stores Nationwide

MODESTO, Calif. – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Now, it’s easier than ever get your hands on your very own Oxygenics showerhead! In one of the most exciting developments of the year, ETL(R) is proud to announce that Oxygenics is now available in all Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com.

Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. to Offer Free Set of Shed Plans

JAMAICA, Vt. Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For a limited time Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. is offering a free set of step by step plans for an 8×10 post and beam shed to anyone who signs up for the Funky Chicken Newsletter. The offer can be found on the website and the wooden cottage plans are made available for immediate download after the subscription is confirmed.

Patented Steelcore Security Spa Straps Could Save Lives

ANAHEIM, CA – July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids and water can be a dangerous mix, and spas are a common cause of summer drowning events. Safety spa covers are required to have locks to protect children aged 0-5; because they are only for small children, spa cover manufacturers use small plastic buckles that lock with a small plastic key that are sewn to the spa cover. The plastic locking buckles are easily broken and standard webbing straps are easily cut. In contrast, Steelcore’s new, patented security spa straps available at steelcore.net/spa make spas childproof for any age and prevent any unwanted access by children or adults.

Plangarden Launches First Web-Based Vegetable Garden Design Application

HALF MOON BAY, CA – Apr. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Plangarden launches the first vegetable garden design application that runs on the Web. Vegetable gardeners can easily and quickly create a visual layout of their garden and populate it with vegetables. And because Plangarden.com is a Web-based application, users can choose to make their ‘virtual gardens’ viewable to others in the Plangarden community to exchange gardening advice.

Arclinea Boston Winner of Recent Kitchen Design Awards

BOSTON, MA – Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Massachusetts kitchens designed by Arclinea Boston have been named winners in recent design contests. The kitchens, in Cambridge, Lincoln, and Chestnut Hill, demonstrate Arclinea’s commitment to superior functionality and meticulous design, customized in each case to meet individual client needs and to complement adjacent living areas and the architecture of the larger home.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Launches New Garbage Shed

BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., a premier builder of fine garden buildings based in Jamaica, Vermont, today announced the launch of the 2×4 Garbage Shed, an attractive and versatile cottage that is the perfect size for two fatty garbage cans.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Launches New Garbage Shed for Attractive Trash Management

BURLINGTON, Vt. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., a premier builder of fine garden buildings based in Jamaica, Vermont, today announced the launch of the 2×4 Garbage Shed, an attractive and versatile cottage that is the perfect size for two fatty garbage cans.

Use Of NASA Technology From Tech Traders, Inc. Can Save Homeowners 20% Or More On Heating Costs This Winter

FEDERAL WAY, WA – Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy rates are predicted to rise 75% for heating oil and 35% for natural gas this winter and these hefty increases are taking a toll on the American pocketbook. The average homeowner can now use NASA developed insulating technology to help keep those costs down with INSULADD(R) from Tech Traders, Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida. This effective product transforms everyday house paint into energy saving insulation with the stroke of a brush.

Hangman Products Announces Two New Products: The Safety Rail and the Universal Hanger

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hangman Products is pleased to announce two new products, The Safety Rail and the Universal Hanger. The Hangman Products Safety Rail prevents items on shelves from rolling or sliding off. Protect household items or store stock from damage or loss due to earthquakes or carelessness. You can use it in the pantry, on pull out shelves or as a shoe retainer.

Water Features Become Available to 17 Million More Gardeners

DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — As a reaction to growing interest in water features, Outdoor Seasons has announced its revolutionary H2Oasis planter fountain kits. The number of Americans who own water features has tripled from 2 to 6 million in the past three years, but to date only homes with large outside areas could accommodate a water garden. Now with the H2Oasis kit, anyone with a small patio, deck or balcony can have a water garden.