Category Archives: Product reviews

What is Hang & Level?

Hang & Level is a tool we designed to help you hang pictures exactly where you want them on the first try. It’s super easy to use — you simply place your picture on the hook, find the right spot on the wall, press the button to mark where the nail goes, hammer the nail in, […]

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Get the Hang of It — Hang & Level Featured in Swerve Magazine!

We’re thrilled to see our picture hanging tool featured in this weekend’s Swerve, a weekly magazine published by the Calgary Herald. Since we sell our products all over North America, few people know that we are based in Calgary, Alberta. Yes, all the UTR magic happens right here in beautiful Calgary! Swerve focuses on the […]

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Hang & Level – Can I borrow it?

What’s the point of having good friends if they can’t help you hang your pictures? Our friend Tracy was visiting her friend Jackie, while Jackie was hanging some pictures in her home. Tracy said “I have the perfect tool to help you do that: Hang & Level!” From what we heard, Jackie’s last attempt at […]

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CenterFinder Featured in the Charlotte Observer

We were thrilled to see the headline “Pretty cool: Tape Measure Shows You the Center Point” in the Charlotte Observer on February 6. This short article tells readers about our handy CenterFinder measuring tape, which eliminates the need to do math on the fly when you’re trying to find the middle between two points. The […]

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Hanging Two Frames Perfectly Leveled

If the thought of hanging two frames so that they’re perfectly leveled scares you, don’t worry! We’re here to show you the easy way to do it. We chose this Valentines heart artwork because its very timely and we like to spread the love all year around. The hearts are cute, colourful, and cheerful, which […]

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With the Déco Hammer, Size Does Matter!

Hanging pictures is a huge part of our work. When I started Under the Roof Decorating, I used to use my husband’s carpenter’s hammer to pound nails in walls when hanging pictures for my clients. While that hammer got the nails in the wall, every time I used it I wished for something smaller and […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hang & Level Featured in Chez Soi Magazine

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us to the beautiful Province of Quebec, which is especially near and dear to our hearts because that’s were Liette, the co-owner of Under the Roof Decorating, is from. We were featured in the November 2006 issue of Chez Soi Magazine — we can’t believe how much time has passed since […]

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Dad of Divas Reviews Our Hang & Level

We’re always happy when bloggers and other writers share news of UTR’s products with their readership. We recently were featured on the Dad of Divas, a blog operated by Chris Lewis, a stay-at-home dad with two daughters. If you don’t know Dad of Divas, Chris started the blog to interact with other stay-at-home dads on […]

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CenterFinder – Perfect Decorating Partner!

We think our wall decor solutions are pretty clever, but positive reviews from industry experts still make us all giddy! Here’s what the folks at HandyToolBox had to say about CenterFinder on January 24, 2014 in their blog post titled “Perfect Decorating Partner”: “It functions just like a standard tape measure, with a hook on […]

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Throwback Thursday: Viva Las Vegas

It’s time for another Throwback Thursday! This time we’re going to Vegas! We chose this topic for this Throwback Thursday as we’re heading to Las Vegas this coming weekend, so it was at the top of our minds. Back in May of 2009 at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas Hang & Level won […]

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Anchor Points Feedback

We love hearing from people who use our products, so we wanted to share a comment we received on our Facebook page regarding our Anchor Points. Brechin writes….. “So you know how you go through life, and certain niggly things bother you but you live with them but you grumble daily about the joy-sucking of […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hang & Level™ in Real Simple Magazine

  It’s Throwback Thursday time, when we take a look back at some great moments in UTR’s history. Today we’re going back two years to when UTR was featured in the  beautiful Real Simple Magazine.  In October of 2011 Real Simple featured Hang & Level as one of their “problem solvers of the month.”   […]

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Hang & Level: A Designer Pick For the Holidays

We love hearing from folks who try our products and find that they’re able to relieve the frustration that often come with home decorating. Naturally, we were thrilled when expert organizer and designer Jeffrey Phillip reviewed our picture-hanging tool as the sixth item in his online 12 Days of Neat Products for Holiday Giving series […]

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Hang & Level Featured on NBC Charlotte Today Show

We were thrilled to be featured on NBC’s Charlotte Today in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 26. The local morning show showcased our popular Hang & Level picture-hanging tool as part of a fun segment about holiday gift ideas. The show’s hosts both marveled at how simple the tool is to use and even admitted […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hang & Level™ in New York Magazine

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, where we look back at some great moments in our company’s history! Today we’re reminiscing about a great press shout-out we got for Hang & Level, exactly four years ago. Back in 2009, our Hang & Level picture-hanging tool was featured in New York Magazine. Listed in the Best Bets’ New […]

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We love hearing from you! Meet young Sydney

We designed our light-weight Déco Hammer as a picture hanging tool. It’s perfect for hammering nails into walls. But when we received this picture of young Sydney using the hammer to build a birdhouse, we thought what a fun and unexpected way to use our product.  This picture was such a treat to receive that […]

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Stoppy feels right at “home” in Parents Magazine

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we absolutely love to see our products featured in magazines, newspapers, blogs and other types of media.  That’s why we were thrilled to see our little Stoppy featured in “Home News” in the July issue of Parents Magazine. As shown, Stoppy, our cute doorstop is versatile […]

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Hang & Level – tough enough for The Family Handyman

Even the most skilled handymen and women shudder when they see ‘hang pictures’ on the to-do list. Be honest, you’d rather unclog a toilet than hang some new artwork, right? You’re not alone! Most DIYers break into a sweat at the thought of putting extra holes in their wall. And if they do, they can […]

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SureGrip + Hang & Level = the perfect picture hanging pair

Over the years, we’ve tried many different laser levels but never found one that worked well for hanging pictures. That is, until now. Recently, we used Black & Decker’s new SureGrip™, along with Hang & Level™ to hang these three pictures. It took us less than ten minutes to hang them all perfectly leveled and we didn’t […]

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Hang & Level in Stuff We Like by Lifehacker.com

We love it when people try out our products so they can see for themselves what all the fuss is about. We especially love it when they take the time to review them. And that’s exactly what Alan Henry of Lifehacker.com did. A few months ago, there was a discussion on Lifehacker about how to […]

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