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Weekly Roundup

by Kuhrich on Monday, December 16, 2013

So here we are at our last Weekly Roundup of 2013. I know, I know…. Keep it together. Let’s carry on today like we always do and discuss a new product, some seasonal decorating tips and also some housing market news. Be strong…

First things first, let’s keep it light and talk about a new product. Delta Faucets recently released a new version of their kitchen faucet from the Cassidy Collection. This faucet has a number of great features. The most notable, in my opinion, is its pullout spout. Now I know that a pullout spout usually isn’t a big deal, however, it is with this faucet. Typically faucets with pullout spouts have high arc necks and have a fairly utilitarian appearance. If someone would prefer a more vintage or designer looking faucet, they typically have to install a stand-alone unit with a separate side spray. This new faucet is unique in that it blends its vintage style with a pullout spout and achieves the best of both worlds. Check it out!

Since we are only about 2 weeks away from Christmas, I thought we could talk about something Christmas-y. HGTV’s blog site, DIYNetwork.com, has a great article that discusses tips on keeping your real Christmas tree fresh and green throughout the holidays. I’m a fake tree man, myself, but for you purists out there, I think this blog post will be helpful.

To finish up, the National Association of Home Builders recently posted an article discussing the continual upward trend of the housing market. The statistics are showing a slow return to “normal” from the somewhat frantic decent into the abyss. Though some in the home building industry would prefer that the ascent back to normal happen just as quickly, a gradual recovery seems to be a better indicator of a sustainable housing market. Check out the article for more details.

In case I don’t see ya, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com