We are adaptable creatures. We are adventurous, and tend to constantly search for any touches and tools to make the most of our environment. When the weather warms up, we want to take advantage of moderate to hot, spring and summer temperatures by adding leisurely activities to compliment the season. We prioritize our homes and are in constant search for any elements to help put together new living spaces, or to enhance and recreate what we love about old ones. And we’re lucky to have one hub that caters to all those needs right here in Kuwait—ACE Hardware.
ACE Hardware is arguably the first all-inclusive hardware store that was introduced to Kuwait during the rise of international franchises in the ‘90s, and in the midst of so much variety sweeping the nation, it remains to be that one place where you could go to that would truly make all your dreams come true. A place where you could find everything within one location, making it easy to fulfill all your needs, and widen your horizons to the perspective that really, anything is possible.
After walking into ACE Hardware in Al-Rai, we found ourselves in overwhelming excitement while exploring all the options this great hub has to offer. It was clear through the store’s set up, summer was in the air and that they were prepared to help customers enjoy it to the fullest! We couldn’t help but fawn over the summertime essentials filling the store, like patio and balcony furniture designed to heighten the enjoyable spring and summer nights, and grills ranging in all sizes and portability, catering to any type of barbecue event you may frequent within the coming months (Mutla’a Ridge day, anyone?). What also caught our eye was their great selection of leisurely and advanced dune buggies for desert and chalet shenanigans—those were enough to get our minds planning our next outskirts excursion to make the most out of summer the ACE way.
But what had our inner Pinterest-loving souls beaming with joy was all the DIY (Do it Yourself) tools on offer, because, raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You tend to find yourselves fascinated with all those great Buzzfeed articles filled with tips on how to update your home and refurbish your furniture on a budget, and are always pausing the scroll on your Facebook page to watch Nifty’s latest life-hack videos. 2017 is the height of the Do It Yourself generation, and those of us living in Kuwait share a similar qualm: “where the heck would I be able to find (insert tool here) to create, remake or fix that?”
Don’t hesitate to walk down the aisles of power tools, paint and whosits, whatsits and doodads. ACE proudly caters to every last one of your basic renovation and homeownership needs, and promises an easy and helpful experience in making your visions turn to reality. If you’re building your dream home, or you’re giving things a fresh coat of paint, any tools to achieve your DIY goals are available. There’s absolutely nothing better than doing it yourself, and knowing that you’ve done a good job, and with the best quality materials to help accessible at your fingertips, your own craftiness coupled with ACE’s excellent inventory makes the best team there is.
Because the core of the ACE hardware brand is to provide customers with the right tools to be able to complete their homecare needs on their own, they select their products based on tool practicality to contribute to the seamlessness of our DIY projects. Coupled with the fact that the USA is known to have a prominent culture of hardware and home tools that are easy to use, this American store brings in the best of the best straight from the source when it comes to stocking their products and we can be rest assured that we’ll find even the most random tool that’s essential to tufting your own headboard from scratch.
What if you aren’t DIY savvy but want to be? As a hesitant DIYer who hasn’t graduated past ideas, I riddled this question to Mr. Rozbeh Zarei, General Manager of ACE as I was perusing the paint aisle and fantasizing about sprucing up an old table of mine at home. “We ensure stocking tools for all experience levels, to accommodate both first-time homeowners and those who are more trained with DIY. We also pride ourselves in having a very knowledgeable staff, who provide great guidance for the use of the tools,” he assured me.
ACE’s brand recognition of being “The Helpful Place” proves to be true in this respect. Most utility and specialty stores offer products that are tailored for someone who is already in that field of work, but ACE is inclusive to its customer base and leaves no DIYer behind. “We really believe in providing our customers the best DIY tools on the market, because to us, these projects are more fun and rewarding than hiring a handyman to come in and take care of it for you,” Mr. Zarei says. “And through social media, we’ve noticed that the concept of DIY is on the rise, especially towards the generation of newlyweds and young adults moving into their first houses and apartments. This is why ACE Hardware as a brand makes products that are easy to use for even the most inexperienced crafters.”
And then I, inexperienced crafter extraordinaire, asked for assistance as we hunted the aisles for the tools to recreate my table. As the kind salesman encouraged me to opt for spray paint rather than brush paint, I was skeptical, until he proceeded to skillfully transform an old tabletop from beige to a sleek black, demonstrating how easy it was to just do it myself. And just like that, with the help from the most helpful place in Kuwait, my DIY fear vanished. Next stop? Their gardening section to craft that DIY three-tiered herb planter I once saw on Nifty!