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Glover Park Hardware Now Offering Complimentary Curbside Pickup!

Glover Park Hardware Now Offering Complementary Curbside Pickup!

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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

Coming Soon! Woodley Park Ace Hardware

We were totally excited to tell you about signing the lease for Canton Ace a month ago, so you can only imagine how pumped we are to be announcing yet another store opening. This time in Washington, DC’s Woodley Park ‘hood. Woodley Park Ace Hardware will be in the old CVS storefront next to the metro (the new CVS has re-opened on the corner of CT Ave and Calvert). We’re looking to open the doors mid-August in November, and seeing as how that’s right around the corner, you need to know about our Founding Member program. Here’s what it’s all about:

Founding Members Benefits:

  • Input into the products we’ll carry, as well special programs and workshops you’d like to see take place.
  • Insider updates as the store build-out progresses.
  • Monthly coupons to use when the store opens.
  • An invitation to the [private] Grand Opening reception.

Once the new store opens, we’ll add your email to our regular newsletter distribution list and encourage you to sign up for Ace Rewards, which allows you to earn points based on your purchases, which, in turn, entitle you to amazing deals. (Side benefit: Through Ace Rewards, you are automatically registered in our key-return program. So, if you happen to lose your keys with your Ace Rewards tag attached to it, the keys will be sent postage-guaranteed to Ace’s corporate offices. After they are received, Ace will send your keys to your home address. Pretty cool, huh?)

To sign up to be a Founding Member at Woodley Park Ace, please send an email to founder@acehardwaredc.com with your name and email address in the body of the email. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Coming Soon! Canton Ace Hardware

O'Donnell Square in Canton MD

We’re so excited to announce we are opening a new store in the Canton neighborhood in Baltimore, MD.  It will be in the old canning factory warehouse building on Lakewood Ave. We’re still a couple months out from opening the doors, but if you live in the neighborhood and want to be part of our Founding Member program, we’d love to have you! Here’s what it’s all about:

Founding Members Benefits:

  • Input into the products we’ll carry, as well special programs and workshops you’d like to see take place.
  • Insider updates as the store build-out progresses.
  • Monthly coupons to use when the store opens.
  • An invitation to the [private] Grand Opening reception.

Once the new store opens, we’ll add your email to our regular newsletter distribution list and encourage you to sign up for Ace Rewards, which allows you to earn points based on your purchases, which, in turn, entitle you to amazing deals. (Side benefit: Through Ace Rewards, you are automatically registered in our key-return program. So, if you happen to lose your keys with your Ace Rewards tag attached to it, the keys will be sent postage-guaranteed to Ace’s corporate offices. After they are received, Ace will send your keys to your home address. Pretty cool, huh?)

To sign up to be a Founding Member, please send an email to founder@charmcityacehardware.com
with your name and email address in the body of the email. We look forward to seeing you soon!

6 Things to Know About Custom Blinds

Hunter Douglas Duette blinds will block light and insulate from heat and cold. Two birds. One stone.

Did you just move? Have you been thinking about custom blinds? We hooked up with our in-house blinds expert Roslyn Ashford of ra reD0es rooms about the questions she gets most when talking to clients about choosing and installing blinds — and we had her answer them. If you still have more questions, get in touch with her or stop by 5th Street Ace, Old Takoma Ace or Tenleytown Ace to check out the options.

Q: What is going to determine the type of blinds that I will need?
A: First, you’ll want to assess your window treatment situation (or lack thereof). Are you suffering from too much sunlight, intrusive view from the street or neighbors, not enough insulation, or a combination of these?  How much will your décor play into the occasion? The answers to these questions will begin to point you down the road of picking out blinds that fit your specific needs.

Q: It is way too bright in my space. What is the best product to blackout the sun?
A: Either roller or honeycomb shades. These are both simple treatments yet do the best job of blocking light. Duette line of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas does a fantastic job of blocking the sun and provides a number of lifting and corded options for a true custom fit. Hunter Douglas also sells roller shades (both fabric and screen) with blackout functionality. The best way to ensure no light comes into the room is to request that shades are mounted outside of the frame of your window. This means the treatment would hang 3 to 4 inches wider than the window itself if possible.

Q: What do I match the blinds to – furniture or walls?
A: When windows have no trim or molding, which is common in new construction and condos/apartments, matching to the wall has the effect of the blinds fading into the wall. Conversely, if you match blinds to your décor, then the blinds will typically stand out against the wall. If the windows have window trim or molding, then you can match to either the molding or to the walls. If you match to the molding, then the entire window stands out, but if you match to the walls, then just the molding will stand out.  Either way, keep in mind that window treatments come in lots of colors but not as many colors as paint. So if you are thinking of painting a bold color, factor in the window treatments before you paint!

Q: How long would it take for custom blinds to arrive, once ordered?
A: Blinds ordered from our Ace Hardware stores in DC typically take seven to ten business days for completion, although it is common for us to receive blinds in as quickly as three days.

Q: It’s cold out! What should I be looking for if I want insulation with my window treatments?
A: Duette’s honeycomb shade with Architella provides the most insulation with three insulating air products as well as an extra inside cell to block out cold air in winter and hot air in summer.

Q: What do custom treatments cost?
A: Custom window treatments are priced higher than off-the-shelf treatments because they offer more functionality and options. You can order shades that will drop down from the top of the window (as opposed to only rising from the bottom), manual cordless shades, remote control shades, shades that let you manage the light between sheer and blackout — and so on.

Based on these options, pricing for custom shades typically starts around $200 and goes up from there. However, what you end up paying is completely dependent upon the size of your window and the product, fabric and options chosen.  We also offer on-site installation by a professional installer, should you need those services.

You’re Invited: Ladies’ Night at Old Takoma Ace, 10-11-11, 6-8pm

PLEASE JOIN US!

RSVP (ladies@acehardwaredc.com)

August Red Hot Buys

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Check it: Coolest Hardware Store

Yay! Old Takoma Ace is one of four winners in Ace’s 2011 Coolest Hardware Store contest. It’s a new thing they’re doing to celebrate truly unique stores that thrive in local communities. They chose OTA  for the way we’ve been able to integrate into Takoma Park, listen to customers and provide them with the products they want. Needless to say, it’s been an amazing 1st year Takoma Park.

 

Hey Baltimore: Come Adopt A Pet!

recycled rescue pet adoption

Dogs looking for a home. From left: Goober, Duffy, Little Mae, Chelsey, Bear

Federal Hill Ace is hosting Adopt-A-Pet Day on Saturday 4/30/11 from 12-2pm. Recycled Love Rescue will be here with a pup or two and tons of info on the adoption process.

Recycled Love rescues animals from abuse, injury, neglect and abandonment. If you can’t adopt, the organization has both fostering and sponsoring programs for their dog and cats.

BUT if you adopt one of their animals before 5.31.11, we’ll give you 30% off your first purchase of pet supplies. Right. On.

Sale this weekend! Just like playing the lotto.

scratch and save sale We love this sale because it’s a game, too! Grab a Scratch & Save ticket at the register, scratch the little gold sunflower and see what you save.  You will pretty much win something (unlike Vegas and AC where the house always wins):

10% off: 1 in 1.2
20% off: 1 in 7
30% off: 1 in 59
50% off: 1 in 500
100% off: 1 in 1,000  (max of $500)

Some limitations – the usual ones:
1. Gotta scratch off the card at the checkout and the discount only applies  to what you have already brought to the register. No going backsies to fill up your cart.
2. You can abandon all or part of your purchase after you reveal your discount.
3. Discount applies to regular-price in-stock merchandise.
4. Discount does NOT apply to online, phone or special orders, rentals, services & gift cards.
5. Can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer or sale.
6. Limit: 1 per person/per day