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HIRI Presenter Highlights Home Improvement Trends

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At the 2019 HIRI Insights Summit, a two-day research conference in Chicago presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), industry analysts and home improvement executives gathered to discuss the health of home improvement in the U.S. To start the …

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6 Retail Takeaways From 2019 HIRI Insights Summit

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At the 2019 HIRI Insights Summit, presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), a range of industry analysts explored how shifting consumer trends, new retail technology and labor shortages are affecting the home improvement market. 1. Despite uncertainty, the …

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Home Improvement Spending Reaches $425B

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The U.S. home remodeling market grew by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession, and home improvement spending reached $425 billion in 2017, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Improving America’s …

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Further Growth Predicted for Home Improvement Market

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Low unemployment, solid existing home sales and growth in product sales in 2018 are among the reasons the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) projects continued sales increases for products in the U.S. home improvement industry.  The consumer market for home …

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3 Simple Building Projects to Increase a Home’s Square Footage

Making the space of a house more welcoming, useful or just plain larger doesn’t have to mean adding a whole wing onto the frame. Some home building projects are just about repurposing a space or adding utility through other means. …

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3 Retail Takeaways From the HIRI 2018 Insights Conference

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At September’s HIRI 2018 Insights Conference, presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute, an informative lineup of speakers detailed economic trends and consumer preferences shaping the home improvement industry. Hardware Retailing gathered information from some of the presentations to deliver …

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HIRI Conference Explores Robust Home Improvement Market

At the HIRI 2018 Insights Conference, an array of speakers detailed the economic trends and consumer preferences that are shaping the home improvement industry. The annual event, presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), was Sept. 18-19 in Oak …

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How Homeowners Use Social Media for Projects

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Homeowners often turn to social media for inspiration and information for their house projects, so if your business is active on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube, you’re marketing in the …

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