|By PR Newswire||
|February 5, 2014 12:04 PM EST||
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cluttered garage or laundry room might not just be unsightly, it likely will affect the home's value, according to a recent survey from Gladiator Brand GarageWorks. A January 2014 survey of 500 real estate brokers or agents found that four out of five believe that an unorganized garage negatively impacts a potential home buyer's first impression. Nearly all real estate brokers or agents surveyed said that first impression impacts whether a potential buyer ultimately purchases a home.
"The garage is a window to your life," said Karl Champley, DIY expert and master builder, "We put in a lot of time and money to build value into our homes and the garage maybe the single most visible preview of what a home has to offer and space that showcases your property – not simply hides it."
Nine out of ten real estate brokers or agents say that home shoppers view garages as more than just a place to park a car, acknowledging that household storage and entertaining space are two other functions for the garage. In fact, garages rank higher as a storage option above the attic and the basement, according to the survey.
"Today's garage storage systems can make the garage more of an extension of the home, with customizable storage options that demonstrate everything organized in stylish ways," said Rebecca Ross, Brand Manager at Gladiator Brand. "From elevated ceiling storage, to sports and tool-themed storage cabinets, more and more homeowners are interested in upgrading their garage space to serve as a more functional area."
More than three quarters of those surveyed said that a garage should be as well organized as any other room in the house. Laundry areas are another segment of the home that is a frequent victim of disarray.
"Many homeowners don't realize that there are affordable, customizable storage solutions for the laundry area," said Ross. "For example, the Everest White collection provides the strength and versatility for garage storage, but provides a softer design aesthetic for inside the home."
Nearly a third of surveyed real estate brokers or agents believe that a well-designed storage system in the laundry room can increase a home's value.
The Gladiator Brand will introduce series of new products with both "curb-side" appeal and interior applications that build value for the home, including:
For young athletes that crave their own lockers like their favorite teams and for the parents that appreciate a well-organized space for sports equipment, Gladiator Brand is unveiling a new sport locker option for 2014.
These sport lockers will be available in various college team colors. Ideal for the garage, basement or home gym, these durable lockers provide the same type of organization space as today's top athletes.
Chillerator – New Design in 2014
Gladiator Brand's Chillerator is the only refrigerator built to store food and beverages effectively and efficiently in the extreme heat and cold of most harsh garage environments. Multiple heaters maintain temperature and a double-pass heat loop manages condensation so the refrigerator runs at peak performance no matter how hot or cold the garage temperature gets. And because it is EnergyStar certified, it uses less energy. The newly designed stainless steel finish gives the Chillerator a sleek, bold look that is durable enough for the garage.
Cool-Touch Cabinet Light Kits
With Gladiator Brand storage cabinets placed in certain areas of the home – garages and basements – lighting can sometimes be an issue. Gladiator Brand is offering space maximizing, low-profile cool-touch lighting kits in 2014 to help illuminate the cabinet space. The magnetic mount requires no tools and is designed for easy installation.
All Season Gear Cabinet
Spouses of hunters, fishermen and other outdoorsmen can rejoice. Gladiator Brand has unveiled the Gear Rod – an all-metal, heavy-duty garage storage system designed to support the heaviest of outdoor gear and excess seasonal clothing items in the All Season Gear Cabinet. The space-saving Gear Rod can hang up to 150 pounds of seasonal gear.
Active Energy Color Pallet – New Product in 2014
Homeowners have new options for their storage space now that Gladiator Brand is adding color to its signature welded cabinet design. With several colors available, the Active Energy Color Pallet provides new element of design when it comes to smart storage. Colors can be combined to mirror favorite teams or themes around the house.
Mobile Work Station – New Product in 2014
This new mobile work station from Gladiator Brand truly provides several different options for a variety of uses. Leveraging the architectural structure of our heritage workbench design, this is built tough enough for the garage, but versatile enough to go anywhere in the home. There are four different work surface options – bamboo, maple, mineral-oiled butcher block and stainless steel. These options make it ideal for fish cleaning, meat processing and wood working as well as other household tasks such as grilling or laundry.
Mega Flex Storage Cabinet – New Product in 2014
Gladiator Brand is announcing is largest storage cabinet in 2014 with the Mega Flex launch. At two-feet deep and four-feet wide, this solution provides plenty of heavy-duty storage for outdoor gear. It includes the new Gear Rod for hanging heavy items and a side pull-out pantry wall with GearTrack to configure with hooks, shelves or baskets.
Gear Shelter Cabinet – New Product in 2014
For those that already have a Gladiator Brand GearWall or GearTrack to hang their garden hoses, gardening tools and power equipment, there's a new cabinet frame with double doors that fits around those sometimes unsightly shovels and tools to provide an easy solution to make the garage look even more organized.
Gladiator Select Series -- Everest White Cabinets
Homeowners can bring new style to the storage system with the Gladiator® Select Series featuring our Everest White finish. For a "softer" look ideal for office suites or laundry rooms, the Everest White finish provides style with premium functionality. Inspired by coastal regions, it offers a brighter look.
Gladiator offers tools for inspiration and design at www.GladiatorGarageWorks.com, including an interactive studio where consumers can visualize and customize their own garage organization designs.
About Gladiator® GarageWorks
Gladiator by Whirlpool is the leader in garage and household organization and storage systems, delivering innovative solutions that allow homeowners to reclaim space in ways that suit their needs, lifestyles and design aesthetic. Gladiator offers pre-assembled and ready-to-assemble lines of modular workbenches, cabinets, wall systems, shelving, tool storage, appliances and flooring. Gladiator® brand products are sold through local garage dealers, retailers like Sears and Lowe's, and at www.GladiatorGarageWorks.com.
SOURCE Gladiator GarageWorks
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Apr. 28, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 8,957
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
Apr. 28, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 9,248
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,667
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 807
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,362
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Apr. 28, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 16,323
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Apr. 27, 2017 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,299
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Apr. 27, 2017 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,428
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
Apr. 27, 2017 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,450
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Apr. 27, 2017 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,296
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Apr. 27, 2017 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,658
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Apr. 27, 2017 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 9,242
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Apr. 27, 2017 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,471
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Apr. 27, 2017 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,063
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Apr. 27, 2017 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 894