If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and Lowe’s, the first thing you’ll notice when you walk into TreeHouse, a green home improvement retailer in Austin, is the pleasant lighting. There are no buzzing fluorescent bulbs overhead, no towering racks of products tilting to the ceiling. Rather, everything is human-scaled and decluttered, with an open, easily navigable layout and an abundance of natural light.

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