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Black Friday Sales at Home Depot

Black Friday Sales at Home Depot

Home Depot hasn’t released all of their Black Friday deals yet but through Nov. 28 they will have deals available on select appliances. We will update this page with all of the Home Depot Black Friday sales once they go live. Here are two of their major pre-Black Friday deals. […]

Black Friday Deals at Lowe’s

Black Friday Deals at Lowe’s

Lowe’s is fully participating in Black Friday and set to launch some amazing deals on a lot of tools and household items that you may have been coveting. We’ve got some inside information from Lowe’s that these deals will be available on Black Friday. + Kobalt 227 piece Socket Set […]

Rad Reasons To Shop at Lowe’s

Rad Reasons To Shop at Lowe’s

Lowe’s motto is “never stop improving”, which we think is a great choice of words as it doesn’t necessarily mention the home or remodeling. We’ve found that what Lowe’s really wants to do is help you improve your quality of life which can come in the form of a new […]

Lowe’s Closing Stores and Cutting Jobs

Lowe’s Closing Stores and Cutting Jobs

Say it isn’t so! One of our favorite retailers, Lowe’s, is closing 20 of its U.S. locations and cutting about 2,000 jobs. This is a move to improve profitability and we hope it doesn’t get any worse for them. There are about 1,700 Lowe’s stores in the U.S. and they […]

Say Hej To The New IKEA Family Loyalty Program

Say Hej To The New IKEA Family Loyalty Program

One of our favorite Swedish retailers, IKEA, has reccently launched a new program called IKEA Family, a free membership loyalty program with a good deal of benefits for cardholders. During our family’s end-of-summer sojourn to the great big blue and yellow flat-packed land of dreams, we found ourselves faced with […]

5 Bargains To Look For at a Liquidation Sale

5 Bargains To Look For at a Liquidation Sale

For book lovers, yesterday’s news of Borders’ bankruptcy filing was a sad day. Along with the filing, the bookseller announced it would close 30 percent of its stores, with those locations yet to be determined. Store closings are never happy occasions, but there is a glimmer of silver lining in […]

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Internet experience is becoming increasingly mobile, thanks to a proliferation of browser-enabled smart phones and tablets like the iPad. Although Home Depot has had an iPhone and iPad app for some time, the company recently redeveloped the application to offer increased functionality and a host of new features. You […]

John Lewis Kitchens

John Lewis Kitchens

John Lewis is one of the most popular retailers in the UK and they are well known for their wide selection of kitchen offerings. You can now find John Lewis Kitchen offers on a special section of their website and for their full kitchen lineup of cookware, furniture and accessories […]

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for the Craftsman Experience. We had an opportunity to visit the showroom last week while they were holding a couple […]

Fall Deals from Home Depot – Today Only

Fall Deals from Home Depot – Today Only

Home Depot shared a one-day fall sale with us and we’re passing along the news to you. They’ve got tools, lighting, tile, paint, stoves and more all from 20-50% off. Today only. Huge Autumn Savings. Online only – while supplies last.

Sears Blue Tool Crew Can Party!

Sears Blue Tool Crew Can Party!

Charles & Hudson was invited along with numerous other media outlets to the Sears Blue Tool Crew media reception after the first day of the National Hardware Show. We headed over to the Renaissance Hotel which is conveniently located next to the Las Vegas Convention center and often holds these […]

Home Depot and Lowe’s on the Rebound

Home Depot and Lowe’s on the Rebound

This is great news from the front lines of the home improvement and remodeling industry. Home Depot and Lowe’s posted better-than-expected earnings this week and among Home Depot’s top 40 markets all but two showed improvement from last year. After more than a year of not spending money on their […]

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]

Cool Tools From MoMA

Cool Tools From MoMA

There’s no rule that says your tools can’t be functional and stylish. Granted, MoMA doesn’t have a full line of tools for your shed–but if you’re looking on a smaller scale, MoMA is a good starting point.

Beaker Vases from Salvage

Beaker Vases from Salvage

We picked up these beakers from Build It Green! NYC this weekend. They provide us with an interesting alternative to the typical glass vase’s that we have and we created a set with the different sizes.

Home Depot will Haggle to Help You

Home Depot will Haggle to Help You

Big box retailers feeling the pressure from soft sales are now resorting to the age-old tactic of haggling which is almost universally not an accepted practice in the American retail world.

Craftsman Furniture Fans

Craftsman Furniture Fans

L.L. Bean has a nice collection of Mission style furniture that is reasonably priced but you can also go straight to the source and check out the collection from Stickley that is derived from Gustav Stickley, the man primarily responsible for promoting the American Craftsman movement through his periodical The […]

Creating an At-Home Gallery

Creating an At-Home Gallery

With a handful of stylish picture frames and a picture rail or wooden shelf, transform any wall of your home into a decorative gallery space. Room and Board offers several project tips in the site’s education section, as well as suggestions for other design ideas.