Future Menards…

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Future Menards...

The Menards home improvement store chain (Menard, Inc.) officially purchased the Brooklyn Super Kmart property on December 22, 2014. A Menards store will open at this site sometime in the future; additional Cleveland Area Menards stores are planned in Avon and Mentor. It will be interesting to see if Menards demolishes the Super Kmart structure or saves it. Competitors Home Depot and Lowe’s have kept the Kmart buildings from a number of the stores they acquired in the past.

Former Super Kmart Center – Brookpark Road – Brooklyn, Ohio

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-01-10 23:52:29

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Hot Tub Spa Contractors – Tips For Finding and Hiring a Hot Tub Spa Contractor

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Buying a hot tub spa is a major investment and a decision not to be taken lightly. One of the factors that is often overlooked is the installation. Getting the right hot tub spa contractor can be crucial to the process. Getting the very finest and most experienced contractor is not as important as avoiding a contractor that will leave you with a disaster. As they say “it is cheaper to do it right the first time than it is to redo it.”

The best way to find a good builder is through word of mouth. Most people that have gone through a major home improvement project with a builder will have an opinion, one way or the other about the work and professionalism of their contractor.

If you do not know anyone that is able to recommend a quality craftsman, you can work it from the other direction. Get a list of options and then look at their reputation. You can search the yellow pages, newspapers or Internet to find someone. At the bottom of this article you will find links to free Internet services that will recommend established contractors in your area.

Using any of these sources you … Read More

Green Home Renovations – How to Take the First Steps

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If you are renovating your home there are many decisions that need to be made. You may be wondering which contractor to use or which areas to renovate first. What many people should think about (but do not) is how to make sure that the renovation process is as environmentally friendly as possible. Here are a few things that you need to consider.

Your home's energy supply

You may want to consider how your home will be powered. A home renovation can be the perfect time to add a solar panel or to convert from burning fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas to using biomass boilers or a heat pump system. You may even want to use a combination of several different heating methods. For example, you may want to use a heat pump system in combination with a biomass system.

Environmentally friendly heating systems are those that are as close to carbon neutral as possible. A biomass system only releases as much carbon as was absorbed by the plants or trees during their lifespan.

Upgrade windows to energy efficient models

If you are renovating your home you should consider replacing your windows with ones that are more … Read More

Rebuilding Together Day 2013

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Rebuilding Together Day 2013

As part of our ongoing efforts to give back we teamed up with Rebuilding Together to provide crucial home repairs for a family in one of the south-side neighborhoods. We had a blast fixing up the home thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so hard on rebuild day!

Posted by sim.partners on 2013-04-29 20:59:45

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Stanley Home Renovation & Design

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Stanley Home Renovation & Design

A bland and boring 1980s kitchen with typical oak-trimmed white Melamine cabinets has been transformed with bold color, warmth and upscale details in this 21st century same-footprint remodel by Stanley Home Renovation & Design.

This retired couple with gourmet cooking skills and accessories were committed to two important details in the creative design process – the addition of a Wolf professional-grade range top and the color red. Art work and artifacts collected in the couple’s travels provided the inspiration for the sleek style and warm vivid hues.

The previous kitchen – including a dropped soffit ceiling with fluorescent light panel – was gutted. As the re-design evolved, particular attention was given to accessibility; minimizing reaching and adding a seated prep area, pull-out storage spaces and a concealed lift-up mixer shelf.

The warm earth-tone hues of the porcelain tile floor harmonize with the rich tones of the natural cherry wood cabinets. Clean lines, crown molding and contemporary stainless pulls complete the look. The kitchen island doubled in size and now includes a warming drawer directly opposite the double wall convection ovens and new Wolf cooktop with vented hood.

Countertops of quartz-based non-porous Caesarstone sparkle in rich ruby on the island, and … Read More

Discount Kitchen Carts – Fabulous and Functional Fun for Your Kitchen

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When you don’t have enough space to cook, you often get frustrated and turn to the ease of fast food. Well now is the time to break this habit and increase your cooking area. Be ready for some culinary magic when you invest in a discount kitchen cart.

It’s hard to beat a kitchen cart for making meals easy. They move where you need them, provide easily accessible storage and they’re just plain fun. Don’t drag you self from store to store looking for discount kitchen carts in your city. Instead browse a great selection without leaving home when you shop online. You can compare prices and styles with the click of a button and find one that speaks to you.

Large and small, square or rectangle discount kitchen carts come in a variety of sizes and styles. Whether you just need a few extra shelves or drawers and cupboards you’ll find it in a kitchen cart. Choose from a variety of colors from red to black. Choose a wooden butcher block, stainless steel or marble top. Some have a flip up leaf to give you more work space when you need and less when you don’t. Others come with … Read More