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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

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Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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Help Customers With These Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day isn’t just a day of remembrance and the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a well-known weekend for outdoor events, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and, most importantly to independent retailers, home projects. Whether it’s sprucing up an entertainment space …

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Help Exterior Spaces Shine With Outdoor Lighting Options

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Illuminating the Outdoors Remember 2008? Homeowners were reeling from the Great Recession, and retailers were trying to figure out how they could make the most of a shrinking building …

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10 Smart Home Products to Sell in 2019

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Still trying to understand smart devices? In a category that is still relatively new to the market and that seems to change constantly, it may be difficult to know where to start. …

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Get Ready for Fire Safety Month

Fire Prevention Week is coming soon. Do you have a plan for how you’ll use the week to promote fire safety? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) organizes Fire Prevention Week as part of its ongoing campaign to educate the public …

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TreeHouse Shines Light on Solar Solutions

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To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org A Brighter Future For a rising number of today’s consumers, updating their homes means more than just improving the look and feel of their living spaces. Painting …

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Q&A: The Solar Energy Industries Association Expert Shares Retail Insights

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Utilizing solar energy is growing in popularity for many companies in their operations and consumers in their homes. As a retailer, whether you decide to incorporate solar technology into your operations or as a project to sell in the future, it’s …

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