Just like our tools, work clothing has come a long way from basic overalls or old 'jeans and a T-shirt' that were the standard uniform for weekend projects.
After experiencing the solid attendance and large number of exhibitors at the recent Novi Home Show, I was happy to see that the same positive housing vibe was on display when I recently attended the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.
Whenever I walk into a home, one of the first things I notice are the floors. Unfortunately, there isn't one cleaning product or method that can work on all the different flooring that most homes have today.
Even though snowy conditions made driving on area roads difficult, plenty of people found their way to the Novi Home Improvement Show recently to get some ideas for their upcoming home projects.
From kitchen countertops to your dining room table or shower tiles, you need to use the proper products and methods when cleaning your surfaces to make the job easier and give you the results you want.
The highlight of this year's Consumer Electronics Show was that virtually every home-product exhibitor now features products that can be controlled by an app for a smartphone or tablet device.
During the winter, cabin fever definitely starts to set in for Michiganders. But since you have to spend more time indoors, you should use that time to tackle one of my favorite projects: closet organization.
America's Master Handyman, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for more than 40 years as a retail store manager, instructor, corporate manager and broadcaster. Glenn's column appears Friday in the Homestyle section and is distributed nationally via the New York Times newswire.
Send email to: AskGlenn@MasterHandyman.com (Note: due to volume received, Glenn is not able to respond personally)
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Glenn has been a weekend fixture on the radio in southeast Michigan for close to 30 years as host of the award-winning "Handyman Show with Glenn Haege" on Detroit radio station WJR - AM 760, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. His program is syndicated nationwide on 140 radio stations from coast-to-coast. As an testament to his professionalism, longevity and quality on-air performance, Glenn was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011.
His highly popular help site, www.masterhandyman.com, which attracts almost 1 million hits a month is where you will find his weekly articles, podcasts of his radio shows and books, as well as, being able to sign up for his free weekly e-mail newsletter. In addition, Glenn has written 11 books on home improvement topics.
Glenn also is a much sought after regular speaker at various home shows and at home improvement industry trade shows and events.
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