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3 Simple Building Projects to Increase a Home’s Square Footage

Making the space of a house more welcoming, useful or just plain larger doesn’t have to mean adding a whole wing onto the frame. Some home building projects are just about repurposing a space or adding utility through other means. ... Read More »

3 Ways Your Business Can Support Youth Farming Clubs

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Youth farming organizations, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H, are vital for the agriculture industry and for the hardware retail businesses that supply local communities. The latest crop of kids raising hogs, sheep and cattle are the next generation of customers ... Read More »

Product Rundown: Tools for Pros

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted shows off a few tools and products that can help any professional get the job done and maybe look good doing it too. Click here to watch the video on YouTube. Read More »

Fishing Products and Services Can Catch the Public’s Interest

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Luring Them In Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are all about the experience. Whether it’s the first rays of sunlight hitting a stream at dawn or the tug on the ... Read More »

4 Must-Have Items to Offer in a Vehicle Safety Kit

As cold temperatures set in, it can be a real emergency to be stuck outside hoping for rescue or unable to dig your vehicle out of a bad scrape. Hardware retailers are particularly suited to offer vehicle safety products that ... Read More »

Practical Store Services Retailers Should Consider

There’s a reason offering strong customer service is a common mantra for independent home improvement retailers: It’s an extremely important component of a retailer’s business when competing with big boxes and e-commerce competitors. But store services can play just as ... Read More »

4 Must-Have Elements of an Outdoor Kitchen

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Take It Outside The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the smell of meat and vegetables cooking wafts through the air. This may seem like the scene ... Read More »

Help Customers Bundle Up With Winter Clothing

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As we get further into 2019, the winter in many areas is growing increasingly frigid. Snow storms are dumping snow across the U.S., while diving temperatures are forcing consumers to consider just how many layers of winter clothing is enough ... Read More »