Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Ways to Update Your Living Room

1)  Furniture:  Give your living space a whole new vibe by updating your furniture. We work with Bassett Furniture, Ashley Home Furniture and Best Home Furnishings to provide a wide range of styles for every home. Plus, we can help you affordably consolidate and ship your order.

2)   Lighting Fixtures & Fans: Another great update is to change your fans and light fixtures. Kichler, Progress Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting offer some great options for any style and budget. Visit our ceiling fan and lighting pages for more information.  

3)  Mouldings and Custom Mantels: Adding crown moulding and trim is a great way to breathe new life info your living room. Crown moulding makes a space look larger and draws the eye to this stylish architectural feature. We offer traditional wood and pre-primed mouldings. We also provide other great options:
Replacing your fireplace mantel and surround is another way to update your space. We work with custom carpenters who can create the perfect mantel and surround to complement your style. We'll help you with measuring to make sure your new mantel and surround are a perfect fit.

For more great home improvement ideas, visit our Home Update page.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Home Update - Make Your Laundry Room More Efficient

Washers and dryers have come a long way in terms of looks – new colors, sleek lines, great styling. The smart energy and water efficiency technology inside has come a long way, too. At Global Sales, we can help you select the right style and size for your needs.

Here are some things to consider:

Fewer Loads
Clothes washers that have earned the Energy Star have a greater tub capacity which means you can wash fewer loads to clean the same amount of laundry.

Save Water
A full-sized Energy Star qualified clothes washers uses 14 gallons of water per load, compared to the 27 gallons used by a standard machine. That's 50 percent less water, per load. Over the machine's lifetime, that's a savings of 43,000 gallons of water!!

They are available in front-load and top-load models. The top-load models look like standard machines on the outside, yet they do not waste water filling up the tub. They clean using sophisticated wash systems to flip or spin clothes through a stream of water. Many have sensors to monitor incoming water levels and temperature. They also rinse clothes with repeated high-pressure spraying instead of soaking them in a full tub of water.

Save Energy
On average, a new Energy Star qualified clothes washer uses 270 kWh of electricity to run each year. They are at least 30% more efficient than non Energy Star qualified washers.

Moisture Sensor
While Energy Star does not label dryers, you can reduce your dryer's energy use by choosing a model with a moisture sensor. This feature automatically shuts off the machine when clothes are dry, which saves energy and reduces wear and tear on your clothes caused by over-drying.

Modified Energy Factor (MEF) and Water Factor (WF)
Modified Energy Factor (MEF) is a measure of energy efficiency that considers the energy used by the washer, the energy used to heat the water, and the energy used to run the dryer. The higher the MEF, the more energy efficient the clothes washer. Water Factor (WF) measures water efficiency in gallons of water consumed per cubic foot of capacity. The lower the WF, the more water efficient the clothes washer. These ratings can be found on the Energy Star label.

Contact us to see how we can help you find more efficiency in your laundry room.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Great Kitchen Updates

The kitchen is the heart of your home, where great meals are made and families come together. If you feel your kitchen is dated or doesn't reflect your personal style, there are some great ways to update your look without undertaking a major construction project. Here are just a few:
  • Backsplash: Adding a new tile backsplash can easily bring a new focal point to your space. Check out new trends and options.  
  • Countertops: If you're happy with your existing cabinets, changing your countertop is another way to transform your kitchen.  
  • Islands: If you have an island, just updating that surface with a wood countertop can add a distinctive look to your kitchen.
  • Hardware & Lighting: A simple and inexpensive change is to switch out your existing cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures.  
  • Appliances: Your old appliances might be costing you money. Today's Energy Star compliant appliances run more efficiently and offer great style and functionality.
Need help updating your kitchen? Contact us for more information.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Shower Enclosure Price Quote

Frameless glass shower enclosures, like the one pictured here, are a great way to update your bathroom. Not only do they let you showcase your tile work, they make a small space seem larger with more depth. Each glass enclosure is custom built to fit your exact size.

When it comes to shipping your glass enclosure, you can feel confident that we will take every precaution to make sure it gets there in one piece. We carefully package and crate each piece so it arrives safely and ready for installation.

To help you see our competitive pricing and shipping costs, here is a quote on a frameless shower enclosure and bathroom tile. We used Florida Tile's Renaissance tile, which is available in four color choices. We’ve also included details on taxes, duties and shipping to a Bermuda port. We can provide you with great pricing and a free custom quote for your shower enclosure and tile project. Contact us today!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Great Garage Updates!

We offer Gladiator® GarageWorks -- a complete organization system that includes everything you need to organize your garage or work space -- workbenches, cabinets, hanging wall systems and shelving. The line even includes matching appliances and durable flooring.
  • Organizational Flexibility: The flexible system is designed to mix and match, allowing you to create a workspace custom made to your organizational and storage needs. And, every product can be used in a number of ways. 
  • Built to Last: Cabinets, drawers and surfaces are tougher so they keep performing year after year and are made to take the abuse of repetitive opening and closing. The hooks, cabinets and wall units can hold 4 times their rated weight capacity. And, these components are tested at -30°F and 150°F so that they can take anything you, and Mother Nature, throw at them. 
  • Stylish Design: Coordinated to create a uniform look for your space, the signature Tread Plate design stretches across the lineup and features a durable powder coated finish. 
Check out the video (featured above) to learn more about the Gladiator GarageWorks innovative wall GearTrack Channels and GearWall Panels. Both feature Gladiator's patented double channel design to keep wall components locked in place and are compatible with all Gladiator wall accessories.

For tips on organizing or designing your garage, download the Gladiator GarageWorks guide: How to Get Started Transforming Your Garage and contact us for more information.