SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

October 15, 2009 10:00 ET

Fall Fix-Ups Made Easy

Prepare for Winter With Products That Offer Style, Sparkle and Organization

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - Falling leaves mark the speedy approach of the indoor season and the time to tackle pre-winter improvements. "After spending a long summer enjoying the outdoors, it's prime time for projects that'll add comfort and convenience during the winter months," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit.

Kraeutler and suggests these solutions for successful fall fix-ups.

A sparkling clean for kitchens and baths

A summer's worth of dusty, grimy buildup and other stubborn cleaning challenges can be wiped away with CLR cleaning products. The powerful, EPA-approved formula behind CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover blasts through calcium, lime and rust on a range of surfaces without rubbing or scrubbing, and is free of phosphates, ammonia and bleach. "You can use CLR to bring a sparkling clean to everything from tubs and showerheads to dishwashers and coffee pots," says Kraeutler. "And if you're facing stubborn grout stains, CLR Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaner whitens tile grout faster than anything I've tried, with a lot less scrubbing." CLR products are available at better hardware stores and home centers. See www.shopclr.com.

The one-step way to paint and prime

Paint is a favorite low-cost, low-hassle means of transforming a room, and the process becomes even more streamlined with Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior Paint. "It's paint and primer all in one, and covers existing or uncoated surfaces without the need for multiple products," says Kraeutler. A boutique, hand-selected palette of 386 Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior colors provides possibilities for every taste, and the line also utilizes NanoGuard® technology to create a denser, more durable paint film that resists moisture, stains and dirt. Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior paint is available exclusively at The Home Depot. See www.behr.com.

Sleek, modern style with luxurious efficiency

Another great way to restyle your home this season is with fixtures from Moen's new 90° Collection. Each piece features sleek, minimalist design with geometric, 90-degree-angled lines, all engineered with Moen's most sophisticated technology. The 90° Collection includes single-hole, single-mount kitchen faucets in standard and pull-out styles, bath faucets with unique waterfall presentation and WaterSense certification, shower suites and valves, and coordinating bath accessories. Visit www.moen.com for more information on 90° and other kitchen and bath styles.

Year-round storage for seasonal gear

Give your summer lawn and garden gear a secure, convenient new home with an outdoor storage shed from Lifetime Products. "Lifetime storage sheds stand up to weather extremes with durable steel-reinforced plastic construction, and the lockable doors protect your belongings from intruders and keep sharp tools out of children's reach," says Kraeutler. "You can also customize your shed organization scheme with coordinating expansion kits." To shop a variety of Lifetime storage shed sizes and styles, visit www.Lifetime.com.

Dress the garage for winter

Fall is also the ideal time to organize your garage into a wintertime haven for projects. Gladiator® GarageWorks offers a range of garage storage solutions with innovative pieces like wall components, cabinets and appliances with a coordinated look. "If you’ve got a bounty of garden vegetables to freeze or a string of holiday events, the Freezerator convertible refrigerator/freezer is a must-have," says Kraeutler. "The Freezerator convertible refrigerator/freezer provides busy families who buy in bulk with extra space to chill or freeze surplus food and beverages. It has a total capacity of 21 cubic feet, with a 15 cubic feet dedicated lower freezer and 6 cubic feet convertable upper compartment." Check out this and other garage solutions at www.gladiatorgw.com.

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