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ATGStores.com 3 hours ago Content preferences Done KIRKLAND, Wash., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – ATGStores.com continues to improve its online retail experience by adding responsive design to its website so visitors can enjoy free shipping on everything with no minimum purchase while shopping with their smartphones and tablets. “We are excited to launch our responsive Web design, which allows ATGStores.com to have a single website that automatically fits the screen size of the device on which it is being viewed,” said ATGStores.com Vice President of Technology Brad Halbach. “By adapting the content, design, navigation and method of interaction we can deliver the same comfort and usability to the mobile user as to the desktop user.” The shift to fully responsive design is being driven by customer feedback in a market that increasingly relies on easy mobile purchasing. Studies show that a growing number of ATGStores.com customers are interested in browsing for home improvement products while on the go and comparing prices in real time. “Responsive design allows us to continue to bring all that’s good to our valued customers. Now, with responsive design, free shipping, no restocking fees and easy returns, customers can shop our millions of products truly hassle-free,” said ATGStores.com President Michelle Newbery. ATGStores.com is capable of making these improvements to its online experience and adapting quickly to customer needs thanks to a proprietary operating platform that was built and is maintained on-site at its company headquarters outside of Seattle. “The upgrade to a single responsive site allows us to bring all the features of our platform to our customers no matter where they are or what device they are on without the cost of maintaining both a mobile and a full website,” said ATGStores.com Online Experience Manager Morgan Eason. ATGStores.com, a Lowe’s Company since 2011, specializes in home improvement and home furnishing products and has been serving its customers since 1999. The company features more than 3.5 million products in a host of different categories ranging from lighting and plumbing to furniture and hardware. Click here for more information and a detailed timeline on ATGStores.com.

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The 2014 class was chosen from more than 100 applicants and joins the previous 120 recipients of the 40 Under 40 franchise thatProfessional Remodelerlaunched in 2011. This distinguished class is diverse in its professional and personal interests, along with its commitment to service in professional societies and philanthropic organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity. These next-generation remodeling leaders are owners, kitchen and bath designers, directors, presidents and vice presidents in remodeling businesses that range from large, multi-million-dollar firms to smaller operations with annual revenues in the neighborhood of $500,000. “We noted some incredible advances in how the 40 Under 40 professionals manage their business,” saysProfessional RemodelerEditorial Director/Publisher Patrick O’Toole. “Specifically, the role of technology, design software and the ability to manage a job site remotely have resulted in viewing photos, 4D images, and sales presentations with the flick of a finger on a tablet. These 40 professionals not only share the desire to be successful, they also want to build a solid foundation for the future of the remodeling industry.” To learn more aboutProfessional Remodeler’s40 Under 40 Class of 2014, visit http://www.proremodeler.com/40-under-40/2014?page=4 or contact Patrick O’Toole at potoole@sgcmail.com . Professional Remodeleris published by SGC Horizon/Scranton Gillette Communications, based in Arlington Heights, Ill. http://www.ProRemodeler.com Media Contact: Melony Trementozzi, Hatfield Builders & Remodelers, 214.281.8800, info@hbdallas.com News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com SOURCE Hatfield Builders & Remodelers

This is a shot of a Machesney Park home before help from the home Forward Program (see attached video) And, this is what it looks like now- a major improvement. And, here’s another house before and after the owner got help from Home Forward. It’s a program which provides forgivable home improvement loans to qualified applicants. “Were people cannot simply afford to go out and put a new roof on their house or do remodeling or put siding on their house that’s in need of,” said Mayor Jerry D. Bolinof Machesney Park. The program has been in existence forthirteen years and rehabilitated 93 homes. “I think we do a pretty good job of getting this information out we normally have at least enough applicants,” said Bolin. But this year they’ve only had nineteen applications and so they’re working to get the word out before Friday’s deadlinebecause the results can impact more than just one home. “If you bring up one home in your neighborhood, if you bring the value of that up you also bring the value of your entire neighborhood up,” said Bolin. Some of the requirements listed: Residents have to meet income requirements. Only single family detached homes qualify. The owner must occupy the home. It must be located in Machesney park.

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Such a project can be a small-scale undertaking focusing on one or two rooms in the house or a more ambitious exercise in which more lived-in rooms like a family room and/or kitchen are given an entirely new color scheme. When removing old paint, consider using sanding pads to make the task easier than the days or yore, when paint was often tediously scraped off of walls with a putty knife. Parents on staycation can even involve the whole family in their painting project, allowing youngsters to choose new colors for their rooms and do a little work with the paintbrush as well. Say farewell to old faucets Faucets have a unique way of making bathrooms appear dated. But vanity faucets can quickly and easily be replaced so long as the main problem is appearance and not plumbing. Homeowners who suspect potential plumbing problems with sinks should seek a consultation with a professional before replacing vanity faucets. Once the go-ahead has been granted, homeowners can spend a weekend or a day or two during their staycation replacing vanity faucets around the home. Though the project might seem small, it can yield dramatic and aesthetically appealing results. Consider some eco-friendly updates Homeowners who live in older homes might be able to turn their time away from the office into an exercise in going green around their homes.

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