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Country Living House of the Year Opens Today in New York Financial District Featuring Kwikset Signature Series Locks


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – May 17, 2012 – At a time when homeowners are investing in highly flexible and usable spaces, Country Living features Kwikset® as a smart and convenient security solution throughout its 2012 House of the Year micro-cottage project. Open to the public today through May 23, Kwikset’s sponsorship will extend smart security options to a kitchen, office and guest bedroom with Kwikset’s Signature Series™ products. Kwikset’s SmartKey® re-key technology and SmartCode™ keyless entry products are featured in each of the micro-cottages. 

“Country Living is well-known for celebrating stylish interiors that reflect their readers’ interests and personal journies,” said Tracy Haugh, senior brand manager, Kwikset. “By partnering with the House of the Year, we will showcase how Kwikset’s smart, simple security solutions align with homeowners’ unique lifestyles and style preferences.”

“We’re so glad to have Kwikset lend their support to the House of the Year project,” says Sarah Gray Miller, editor in chief, Country Living. “Like with all homes, it was important to ensure the safety of Country Living’s House of the Year, and Kwikset made that process seamless and easy.” 

Country Living’s 2012 House of the Year building project, Room to Spare, consists of three separate single room micro-cottages approximately 250 square feet each. Separate from the main home, these cottages enable homeowners to add space without the hassle and inconvenience of major construction. The micro-cottages are displayed at The World Financial Center and open to the public for one week in May. Visitors have the opportunity to experience Kwikset’s SmartKey re-key technology and SmartCode products and experience their functionality in a synergistic environment. Additionally, homeowners can tour the cottages in the September issue of Country Living and virtually on August 7, when the issue hits newsstands.

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About Kwikset

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

The Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division. HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. . 

About Country Living

Country Living ( is a lifestyle magazine, focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (, the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011) which reaches 87 million adults each month (Spring 2011 MRI). For the latest from Country Living, visit Country Living’s Facebook page, Pinterest board and follow Country Living on Twitter at @CountryLiving.

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