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including kitchen and bathroom counters and Carpeting
even desktops. DuPont backs this product One of the quickest ways to dramati-with a 10-year limited, transferable warranty. cally change a house, condo or hand-me-
For a solid-surface, seamless look, there’s down cabin is to install new carpeting. The
nothing better than durable Corian. It’s easy highly successful Special Order kiosk carpet
to clean, stain and heat resistant and doesn’t program is offered under the auspices of
support bacterial growth, making it perfect Costco’s longtime partner Shaw Industries.
for bathrooms. It’s also renewable, since it Shaw offers DuPont Stainmaster, with the
can be buffed back to its original condition. best warranty in the industry, in a vast array
Corian carries the same warranty as Zodiaq. of textures, patterns and colors.
To schedule a complimentary in-home Installation and a two-year guarantee, plus
appointment, call toll-free 1-877-483-6226. a 12-year residential carpet-quality-assurance
For more information on countertop installa- warranty, are included. Call toll-free 1-800-253-
tion, go to costco.com and select “Costco mag- 3267 to schedule a complimentary appoint-azine.” ment in your home or to just ask questions.
Home organizing Window treatments
Another impressive remodeling addition Window treatments provide another
to the Special Order lineup is Costco’s home easy home transformation. When the Special
organization kiosk featuring California Order kiosk program started in 1999, only
Chris Hendrix and Kathy Hardersen of Closets. California Closets is credited with do-it-yourself blinds were offered. Today,
Costco’s Special Order kiosk buying team founding the home storage concept in 1978 members can choose custom blinds, shades,
report that granite kitchen countertops are a and is still the industry leader. sun screens, shutters, cloth valances, match-favorite of many members. The whole notion of closets and space ing fabrics and woven woods.
“Granite is one of the hardest natural has changed dramatically over the past 25 Brochures withcontact information and
products on earth and known for its beautiful years. Forget the word “closet”—it’s all about phone numbers are available in each kiosk.
variations. No two slabs of granite are identical, home-organization storage solutions with
and within the same slab the color and grain multiple functions, features and finishes. Et cetera
pattern may fluctuate,” notes Chris. (Granite, Costco members are able to choose from Costco’s Special Order kiosks offer many
while stain and heat resistant, does need peri- a full array of California Closets options. other national programs, such as Sealy mat-odic resealing, and seams will be visible, espe- Each system is uniquely designed to fit your tress sets delivered to your home (also avail-cially if the surface has a clear pattern.) project’s organizational needs and interior able on costco.com), as well as regional
For members who want the look of gran- aesthetic. A California Closets design consul- programs. For more information, see the
ite without the upkeep, Kathy feels that tant will come to your home, listen to your brochures in the kiosks.
Zodiaq, a manufactured blend of 93 percent storage needs and help you find configura- Costco savings on all Special Order kiosk
natural quartz and 7 percent polymer, “is a tions, styles and finishes to transform any programs (including free initial design con-perfect choice.” area of your home into a functional space to sultation, fabrication and professional instal-
Zodiaq is hard (three to seven times live and work effectively. lation, where applicable) can help make your
stronger than natural stone), nonporous and These options allow you to maximize home-improvement project more affordable.
resistant to scratches and stains. It requires your space with a customized storage solution And remember, Executive Members receive a
no sealing. for your bedroom closet, entertainment cen- 2 percent annual reward, up to $500, on most
I examined many samples of Zodiaq and ter, pantry, home office, utility area, mud- purchases at Costco, including those made
found them to have brilliant luster and a room or garage! through the Special Order kiosks.
subtle speckled shimmer. It is suitable for To schedule a complimentary design Who knew a home makeover project
both commercial and residential applications, consultation, call toll-free 1-877-483-6226. could be this beautiful? C MORE