Thanks to Orchard Hardware Supply for sponsoring this post. My favorable opinion is 100% my own.
It was an exciting week here in Florida! I headed down south to Ft. Lauderdale to explore the store and welcome Orchard Supply Hardware to Florida. If you are reading from northern California, then you know and love Orchard’s neighborhood feel. It’s a hardware and garden store that is unique and truly one of a kind. It’s stores are compact to optimize customer experience, a smaller, well-planned, store helps customers find what they are searching for among the compelling merchandise they offer. I was excited to check out the new location in Ft. Lauderdale, partly because I’ve never been to an Orchard store. I had an image in my mind of a traditional hardware store just smaller. That is not Orchard.
Orchard is like a boutique hardware store. It’s the store where the employees recognize you and ask you what projects you are working on. They are friendly and share a passion for home improvement. So much so that they approach home improvement with an attitude of “home enjoyment.” They strive to help customers complete their projects so they can be happy in their homes.
Not only are they about helping you with all of your home projects, they are also passionate about their cornerstone program, Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Not only are their employees neighbors helping neighbors by being in the stores ready to lend a helping hand, but they are in the community as well providing product and time to help local organizations.
So off the bat you can see that this isn’t your typical hardware store.
It’s definitely something special.
With unique displays like this hanging cascade of painted shovels, you know they think outside of the box.
Of all the things that stood out to me the garden center was my favorite. Rows of beautiful blooms, indoor and outdoor plants, beautiful pottery, and a potting bench.
You guys! How amazing is this? If you buy a plant and a pot – they will pot it for you right here at their potting bench. I imagine you could pot your own plant here as well as save yourself the mess at home. Winning.
I was also impressed with what seemed to be the perfect product selection. I don’t say that lightly. They truly are the Goldilocks when it comes to product and store layout. The store isn’t big enough that you are overwhelmed but it also isn’t so small that they don’t carry what you need. Further, the store has an amazing selection of popular items.
Spray paint? They have every color in the rainbow including an entire line of spray paint that I’ve never seen before. Look at those colors! I nearly had to pick my jaw off the ground when I noticed that number one their spray paint was actually fully stocked, and two the color selection was that of a legit rainbow. I’m going back and getting a can (at least) of each of the blues (and white because I can’t quit it).
Outdoor furniture and decor? Plenty of it. Their outdoor furniture options are truly stunning pieces with a rainbow of outdoor throw pillows to boot.
And these lanterns were calling my name.
Lighting? Oh yes! And for great prices! I was particularly smitten with this little gem. I’m thinking about putting it in Peighton’s closet. Hm…
Paint Desk? Check! Complete with a rainbow of Benjamin Moore shades to choose from.
They also have a surprising amount of just pretty decorative items. These coastal accessories were calling my name.
There’s a lot to love about Orchard Supply Hardware and I’m so excited that they are planting roots in here in Florida and I’m thrilled to be working with them over the next few months as they get settled. If you are in Ft. Lauderdale be sure to check it out!