Quick and Easy Tricks for Remodeling your Bathroom

Want to redo your bathroom but can’t afford the time or money it takes? Here are some tricks to give your bathroom a facelift on a budget!

1. Go Tall– Replace your busy wallpaper with a calm paint color, and replace those big long mirrors with two taller ones to give the room some extra height. Try trading your short shower curtain for one that is longer to fill the space more effectively.

2. Design over Dollars– Before you knock down any walls to expand your powder room, try having the right accessories and decluttering your floors and countertops. It makes a world of difference in any bathroom, especially those in small apartments!

3. Replace your largest fixture with something more streamline. Sure, it’s great to have those gigantic countertops, but a freestanding sink saves you space and makes your bathroom more functional. Next time you are near your neighborhood scratch and dent store, stop in and look around for something simple, clean, and unique. 

Announcing MADE in DC – In order to spotlight products made in the communities where our stores are, we are seeking local entrepreneurs who are ready and able to sell their DC made products on a larger scale. If you are interested in being a part of our first round of new vendors, please download and review the following document and send any questions to info@acehardwaredc.com. : Made in DC program overview (1).  Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Save the Date! Sat. March 2nd is our 10 Year Anniversary Party!

Save the Date! Sat. March 2nd is our 10  Year Anniversary Party!

We’ve got some great raffle prizes for our anniversary party from these vendors and more! SodaStream, lululemon, Milwaukee Tool, Hello, Cupcake, Barefoot Bakery, Fresh Wave, Bona, and a $250 shopping spree to Logan Hardware!

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Logan Hardware Celebrates 10 Years in Logan Circle

Logan Hardware Celebrates 10 Years in Logan Circle

It’s been 10 years since “A Few Cool Hardware Stores” was first established in Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle, and has since expanded to nine stores throughout the D.C. and Baltimore area. Please join us for a celebration on Saturday, March 2 at Logan Hardware on 1416 P St. NW. Aside from the raffle prizes, snacks, and wine, we will be offering 20% off the entire store all day long! Plus, a VIP reception from 5-8pm just for you with gourmet appetizers, live music, and more! RSVP today at PARTY@ACEHARDWAREDC.COM. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Grand Prize for 5th St. Ladies Night: a freedomRail shoe closet!

5th St. Ladies Night grand prize: $700 freedomRail Shoe Closet!

We just secured our grand prize for our 3rd annual 5th St. Ladies Night on February 5th: a freedomRail “Shoe Fanatic” Closet valued at $700! We’ve got plenty of other great raffle prizes for you, including a $250 shopping spree at Ace Hardware. Don’t forget to send your RSVP to LADIES@ACEHARDWAREDC.COM! Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

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5th St. Ace Ladies Night is just two weeks away!

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Our third annual Ladies Night is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5 from 6-8pm. Stop by to shop, or to enjoy all the tasty snacks we have lined up, like cake pops from Baked By Yael, cupcakes from Hello Cupcake, Wine, and more! If the event’s awesome DIY workshops, snacks, and demos by local businesses and vendors don’t appeal to your inner woman, how does 20% off the entire store sound? We’ve also got some stellar raffle prizes, including a $700 shoe closet by freedomRail and a $250 shopping spree to Ace Hardware! And you know we have to treat our first 100 guests right with some goodie bags. There’s no cost to attend and every guest gets some raffle tickets, so we encourage you and all your friends to RSVP to ladies@acehardwaredc.com and we will see you there!

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When DIY is this easy, why hire a professional?

When DIY is this easy, why hire a professional?

Eat, shop, CLEAN. If you are like us, there are some things about the holidays we would rather not do–clean the carpets, scrub the couch, vacuum the stairs. Professional carpet cleaners could do the trick, but can cost a minimum of $80-100! Ace is here to help with our Bissell Deep Clean Carpet Cleaners! Save big this season at $24.99 for a 24-hr rental. When DIY is this easy, why hire a professional? http://ow.ly/fzCM2

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Sodastream makes a great gift for anyone! An exclusive offer from our DC and Baltimore stores: buy any Sodastream machine, get a free Soda Sampler set (retail value $9.99)! Comes with 12 flavors, deal available through Sunday! Here’s a coupon to make those deals even sweeter: http://ow.ly/fxKPx http://ow.ly/i/1ag6F

Logan Hardware Wins Best Hardware Store (oh yeah)

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Oh yeah. We’re excited.

In case you haven’t heard the news, Logan Hardware was voted DC’s Best Hardware Store in the Express’ Best of 2012 Contest. And we are pumped!

We couldn’t have done it without our amazing customers that come in every day — some for as long as we’ve been open (almost 10 years!). Your support and commitment to shopping locally has made Logan Hardware and A Few Cool Hardware Stores what it is today.

Make sure you grab a copy of the Express today to see all the Best of DC Winners.

And again:  THANK YOU!

(from the bottom of our hearts)

Discounted CFLs: Save money and energy.

We’ve partnered with  District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to offer discounted GE CFLs in our DC stores* through Sept. 30, 2012. This program lets you stock up on CFLs and truly realize energy savings (about $42 or more in energy costs over the life of the bulb).

Not sure exactly what kind of CFL you need? Check out this lighting guide or stop by one of our stores and talk to an associate about what will work best in your home.
*This promotion is only at Tenleytown Ace, Glover Park, Logan and 5th Street Ace Hardware, but we carry CFL bulbs at all of our stores.

Save energy with discounted CFLs