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Top Trends at Design and Construction Week

Trends at Design and Construction Week

Earlier this year, Hardware Retailing traveled to Las Vegas to discover the latest trends and innovations in the building and remodeling industry at Design and Construction Week, held Jan. 19-22. The week brought the various segments of the housing industry together, ... Read More »

LBM Trends Showcased in The New American Home

Lumber building materials

To view a PDF of this story, click here and to see additional photos from The New American Home, click here. New House On the Block All photos Courtesy of Jeffery A. Davis Photography Every year, home design preferences shift, technology evolves and homeowners’ ... Read More »

Take a Tour: The New American Home 2016

The New American Home

Earlier this year, Hardware Retailing attended the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annual event, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) during Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas. One of the most prominent features during the IBS show is a model home ... Read More »

Free Mother’s and Father’s Day Shop-Local Signage

Spring is here, and that means warmer weather has arrived and you are preparing events and promotions around two important holidays: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As you head into your busy season, take this opportunity to share your store’s ... Read More »

Use a Lenient Return Policy to Boost Sales

Ironically, one way to increase sales in your store is to have a lenient return policy. Big-box stores have figured it out. They’ve made it easy to return almost any item, sometimes even without a receipt. Retailers with lenient return ... Read More »

Route 66 With Renee: Local Love in Albuquerque

After hitting the road Tuesday, our Great American Route 66 Road Trip team found a spot to rest up and get ready for another day of driving and visiting local businesses in New Mexico. We enjoyed dinner at a local ... Read More »

More and More Millennials Are Heading to Suburbia

In the past few years, we’ve seen millennials who, after graduating from college, have chosen to live downtown or in an urban area (usually renting an apartment in the neighborhood of their choice). There’s plenty of nightlife and other activities ... Read More »

Route 66 With Renee: A Warm Welcome in Amarillo

After a wonderful second night’s sleep at the Colcord Hotel, The Great American Route 66 Road Trip crew was ready to kick off day two of the journey. We all piled in to our awesome Ram ProMaster City, which was ... Read More »