In 1886, Josephine Cochran invented the first dishwasher, effectively bringing peace to a country torn by Civil War. Unfortunately Josephine would never see how innovative her dishwasher was because it wasn’t until the 1950″s that dishwashers became a standard kitchen appliance to the delight of housewives everywhere.
About the only thing that makes bidding summer farewell easier, is the gorgeous fall season that awaits. With the cooler weather upon us you can embrace all those cozy elements of fall. Think changing leaves, pumpkins, corn stalks and a return to cozy fabrics with texture and a little heavier weight. Read more “Fall Cliches..”
Projects are always a journey, sometimes (or most times) they start slowly. Finding contractors and building a team to execute the inspired idea you have can, well… be a journey in itself. But the outcome is why you enter the adventure.
The Times Union Home Expo is a great venue to find resources that will help you get on the road to building or renovating your home. Read more “Design Within Reach..”
As time passes our family home matures. Trees Grow and so do the children. The landscape gets worn, and gone are the swing sets. Our needs and uses for the outdoor space have changed. Priorities often change, and our children leave the nest. We find ourselves with more free time to relax and enjoy our home. Being cooped up inside during the cold winter months especially here in upstate New York, is not our idea of enjoyment. Maximizing the space in your back yard is one way to enjoy it year round, even when your sitting inside looking out. Read more “Home and Hearth Curtis Style”
It’s time for the largest Home Expo trade show in the upstate area and we are delighted to be back. As always we’re talking design, trends and new innovative products. Our home improvement and home remodeling show is a wonderful place to get really great ideas for your next home improvement or home remodeling project. At The Times Union Home Show you can find highly qualified companies to help you tackle your home improvement and home renovation needs. Read more “Trending in Design..Large Master Bathrooms”
From Rabbit to Risotto, Chef Michele Hines Abram Thibeault is on stage! Her Husband Tom Thibeault will be there, Tom is the “MC” today for the Culinary demonstration and Custom Appliance Design Seminar.
There is a small boutique located at 271 River Street in the heart of historical Troy, NY. The shop owner is Theresa Hovish Van Duyne a retired Art teacher, opened T & J Hand Crafted Soap in 2012. She makes about 40 different varieties of Cold pressed soaps including soaps made from local beer, wine and tea. Customers will also find a variety of other body products including lotions, fizzies, soaks & handmade 100% Soy Candles. Read more “Is it Real Soap?”
This year Culligan is giving $500 towards any old water softener!! Do you want your bathroom towels back to the soft plush state you bought them in? The problem isn’t the Egyptian cotton towels you spent a fortune on.. it’s your hard water. Detergent and Fabric Softeners build up on your towels and clothing, you can avoid purchasing new towels every couple of months by using a water softener! Culligan Water Softeners help clothing last longer and reduces the build up of soap on towels and clothing. So say good by to those Itchy scratchy towels!!
We all know its a big deal on cold days like today when a pipe freezes and breaks. Just this morning on our street, we had a broken pipe. Selecting the right plumbing company can take the stress and worry out of your repair needs, whether they are large or small. Plumbing Today Inc. offers prompt, professional plumbing repairs and maintenance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more “Those Broken Pipe Blues”