It’s a popular topic right now… “Do-It-Yourself” projects that is. Tackling your own home projects is so much fun and sometimes really challenges you to think outside of the box which is why we love them so much. Here are some helpful tools and products to make your DIY projects easier and better than ever!
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We really wish we discovered InstaTrim® earlier because it would have saved us so much time. Trim work can be super tough and unforgiving for a DIYer. But it doesn’t have to be anymore. InstaTrim® is an easy to use trim and caulk replacement for covering uneven gaps, basically anywhere that needs a finished edge…(i.e. baseboards, floors, walls, cabinets, windows, doors, countertops, backsplash, toilets…the list is endless!) It has a peel and stick application which makes it easy, quick, no mess (our favorite part!), and no waste. Its paintable and flexible which makes it super easy to bend around curved areas especially with the easy applicator tool (you can purchase this separately for $9.95). It is also mold and mildew resistant which is always a pro! The adhesive is putty-like and odorless and requires no cure time. It’s available in two sizes (1/2” and 3/4” wide) and available in various colors and lengths of each. The 6 available colors include white, grey, black, dark brown, light brown, and ivory. Visit https://instatrim.com for more information and to purchase some for your next project.
Next we want to introduce you to Aquor® Water Systems…A.K.A the easiest outdoor faucet system you’ll ever use. Say goodbye to foam covers and leaky hose bibs because those are things of the past! Simply plug in to access water and unplug to stop water flow. This unique design is extremely reliable and low-maintenance (two aspects we love!) So, no leaks and no drips! Now I know you may be thinking…”ok that sounds great and all but how does it actually work?!” Unlike conventional brass hose bibs, the Hydrant uses water pressure to keep its valve closed. As soon as you disconnect from the Hydrant, your outlet automatically seals, drains and winterizes so you never have to worry about freezing pipes or ugly foam covers. The marine-grade stainless steel Hydrant body is extremely durable and corrosion resistant, and offers better freeze protection than brass. The sleek, flush-mount Hydrants can be connected to your current plumbing and used with ANY garden hose which makes it a breeze to set up and use instantly. Visit https://aquorwatersystems.com to learn more information.
DROP & GO FLOORS EZ LAY CARPET
We were kind of mind blown when we discovered this next product…and for a good reason! Drop & Go Floors offers the first machine washable DIY Carpet. Yes…you read that right! This carpet can go straight into your homes washing machine and can be installed by YOU. Leave the traditional carpet install to the pros. The patented FriXion Tab DIY installation makes it so easy to install yourself. It uses a hook and loop technology that allows your carpet to adhere to the subfloor and releases easy when the carpet needs to be cleaned. This carpet is hypoallergenic and odor free and is made with innovative yarn that is stain proof, fade resistant, and soil proof which is great for households with kids and pets. They also guarantee that if your stain doesn’t come out of the carpet, they will replace it for free which gives extra peace of mind! The carpet is also waterproof because of the backing of the carpet which has a water vapor barrier that does not allow liquids to penetrate through to the subfloor. The boxes are 24×40” and weigh approximately 20 pounds, so it makes it easy to handle during installation (we definitely won’t miss climbing stairs with huge carpet rolls!). The best part?! It’s 50% cheaper than traditional carpet!!! Check out more information on dropandgofloors.com.
BROAN-NUTONE SURFACESHIELD™ EXHAUST FAN
Is it finally time to upgrade your bathroom fan? Don’t worry—this is an easy DIY with Broan-NuTone’s new SurfaceShield™ exhaust fan. It not only creates powerful air circulation to remove humidity from the air, but also it’s equipped with Vyv™ antimicrobial LED technology. Now what exactly does this mean and how does it work? Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness to kill bacteria, mold, fungi, and yeast, but there is now validation for successfully killing viruses on surfaces. This new study confirms effectiveness against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult class of virus to destroy—it truly is a one, two punch. There are 2 lighting modes in the SurfaceShield™ LED light (an everyday white light that is perfect for task lighting and the SurfaceShield™ continuous antimicrobial mode which prevents bacteria and mold growth). Plus, the SurfaceShield™ continuous antimicrobial mode provides a beautiful violet hue. This means that SurfaceShield™ helps unnecessary health hazards from transmitting and accumulating germs on toilet seats, door handles, faucets, and sinks. We really like how easy it is to install with a room-side (no attic access needed) bathroom ventilation fan and that it has a very modern sleek grille/cover. To learn more information, visit https://broan-nutone.com/.
*DISCLAIMER: Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 6 hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning. More information > https://vyv.tech/virus/
DIABLO SANDNET™ SAND DISCS AND SHEETS
Maximize your productivity with Diablo’s SandNET™ discs and sheets! It’s something you need to add to your toolkit right now…trust us—you’ll thank us later. You no longer have to deal with clogging fast wearing sandpaper because Diablo’s range of premium SandNET™ discs and sheets have a clog reducing net design for extra long sanding life. The premium ceramic blend is great for fast material removal and reusable technology for repeated use. You can clean and reuse it for 10X longer life…just shake, vac, and rinse! Combine the SandNET™ sand sheets with the reusable sanding block for the ultimate long lasting sanding solution! To learn more, visit https://info.diablotools.com/sandnet.
Creating clean air at home now only takes MINUTES! Can you believe that?! Carrier’s Smart Air Purifier, captures over 99% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns for rooms up to 430 sq. feet. It’s a simple, portable, and cost-effective way to improve indoor air quality in almost any room in your home. We especially like to use it in our bedrooms, our family room, and playroom. It features a powerful fan with 360-degree airflow that pulls polluted air from multiple directions and disperses cleaner air all around the room. It auto adjusts between 18 fan speed settings and the air quality monitor measures and displays pollutant levels. It also has an easy-to-change filter to make it low maintenance for busy households. Our favorite part about this smart air purifier is the fact that you can monitor your home’s air quality from anywhere with the Carrier Home app. It’s also compatible with Amazon® Alexa® and Google Assistant. To learn more about Carrier’s Smart Air Purifier, visit carrierathome.com.
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