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Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

Safety First: Using Home Automation for Security

home automation controls

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1.2 million burglaries took place in the U.S. during 2020, but according to Safewise.com’s The State of Safety in America June 2021 research study, only one in four Americans have a security system. …

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Back-to-School Trends for 2022

back to school supplies

According to the National Retail Federation’s Annual 2021 Back-to-School Survey, 51 percent of K-12 and college shoppers begin shopping for the items they need as early as July. Make the grade by taking note of trending back-to-school items and the …

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J.D. Power Releases 2022 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study

home improvement retailer

J.D. Power recently released its 2022 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction StudySM, which measures customer satisfaction through five factors: staff and service, in-store experience, merchandise, online experience and price. Despite supply chain challenges and other COVID-19-related issues, the study shows …

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J.D. Power Releases 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study

Paint Satisfaction

J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction StudySM has recently been released, providing insight into the satisfaction of customers who have purchased and applied interior paint, exterior paint and exterior stain in the past year. The study revealed that 49 percent …

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Attention-Getting Tiles for 2022

diamond tiles

Based on The International Surface Event 2022, Houzz shared tile trends for 2022. Here, we share the three trends that will resonate most with your customers as they update their homes this year. Nature. Like other elements of design popular …

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Home Hardware Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Best Managed Companies

For the 10th consecutive year, Home Hardware Stores Ltd. has been recognized with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, retaining its Platinum Club status, which means it has maintained its Best Managed status for 7 years or more. This award …

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Minwax’s 2022 Color of the Year: Gentle Olive

Minwax Gentle Olive

Minwax’s 2022 Color of the Year mirrors many other hues for this year. Gentle Olive is a wood finish water-based color stain that features green hues rooted in nature and brings a happy, meditative mood to any space. “Gentle Olive …

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Waters Hardware Acquires Nuts & Bolts Chain

Waters Hardware

Waters Hardware recently closed on the purchase of the seven-store Nuts & Bolts hardware store chain serving Missouri and Kansas. The original Waters Hardware, which also had seven locations, was an acquisition of the Gerken family, who founded Gerken Rent-All …

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