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Discover the Most Popular DIY Projects This Quarter

Understanding which projects are growing in popularity helps you strategize for success. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI)’s Q3 Consumer Project Planning study can help guide your merchandising and marketing to boost sales through the rest of the year.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Some of the most popular areas to renovate for DIYers are decks, porches, patios, sun rooms and fencing in the third quarter. Be sure you’re merchandising a complete array of stains and sundries to complete these sales.

By My Guest

Another popular project area for DIYers this quarter is renovating guest baths. Be sure to merchandise housewares, the latest trending paint colors and cleaning products to help your customers complete these projects seamlessly.

  • Fresh Housewares
  • Paint Colors
  • Cleaning Products

Planning on Greatness

More than 7 out of 10 homeowners are planning a home improvement project in the next three months.

The Age Factor

  • Age 18-29: More than 78 percent are planning a project
  • Age 30-39: More than 81 percent are planning a project
  • Age 55+: 63 percent are planning a project

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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