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Going Mini With the Tiny House Trend

Tiny Home Trend

If you’ve watched home design shows or you’ve browsed through Pinterest much, you may have seen examples of the homes attracting varying types of homeowners to the tiny house movement. According to The Tiny Life, a resource for people seeking information on tiny living, …

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Hardware Stores Seeing Housewares Sales increase

Housewares sales have dropped overall in the U.S., but home improvement stores have increased market share for the category. Annual U.S. housewares expenditures slowed to 2.3-percent growth between 2013 and 2014, down from 5.9-percent growth between 2012 and 2013, according …

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Color Trends for 2016

Color Trends

With the start of 2016, paint manufacturers and trend watchers are announcing what they believe will be the most popular colors for the year. These are colors that designers predict will be showing up in fashion and design, and they may …

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Trends Seen at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) welcomed builders, designers and more to its annual event, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as part of Design and Construction Week (DCW), held January 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event highlighted …

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International Builders’ Show Features Technology

International Builders' Show

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) welcomed guests from around the world to the annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) during Design & Construction Week, held January 19-21 in Las Vegas. Those in attendance had the chance to walk through exhibitor booths …

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Improving Your Housewares Department

Spicing up Your Housewares Department

To view this story as a PDF, click here. We’ve also compiled a collection of photos from other retailers, both inside and outside of the industry, click here to view the slide show. A Winning Recipe By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org …

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Home Electronics: The Niche Your Customers Are Looking For

About 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind and 3-D printers are going mainstream, reflecting the trend that more consumers are using electronic gadgets and gizmos on a daily basis. There are converters to charge smartphones …

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Report Highlights Jobs Electricians Prefer


For some retailers, professional electricians make up a good portion of their customer base. A new survey from Klein Tools show why those tradesman enter or leave the field and what type of work they prefer. Klein Tools 2015 State of …

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