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Raising the Stakes on Family Game Night

Game Night

Family Game Night Family game night has taken on an expanded role now that families are spending more time at home together or with others in their social bubbles. There are a variety of products retailers can offer to help …

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Products for Homebound Hobbyists

Home Canning

Even before the pandemic hit, a growing interest in artisanal products spurred consumers to look back at some of the ways their grandparents cooked, cleaned and kept a home. Out of this desire to create more hands-on, homemade items, or …

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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

diy home improvement 2021

Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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3 DIY Draft Stoppers

Man Caulking a Window

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a minimum of 25 percent of home energy costs come from poorly sealed windows and doors. Heat loss during colder months can result in uncomfortable rooms, increased strain on heating sources such as …

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5 Home Appliances That Make Tasks Easier

Smart Appliances

Daily tasks are becoming ever more interconnected as home products with built-in Bluetooth and wireless technology become standard. This connectivity is no longer limited to personal electronics or small appliances; large appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, are being …

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Capturing Impulse Sales in 2021

National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show has dedicated a new category and area of the Show floor to impulse products, called the Impulse Aisle. According to Brandon Gaille Small Business & Marketing Advice, over 90 percent of shoppers make occasional impulse purchases and …

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Task vs. Relax Lighting

Relax Lighting

Finding the right lighting options for a space can be tricky, especially in multi-purpose areas; while consumers may want bright, well-lit rooms for doing tasks, they don’t necessarily want harsh lighting disrupting relaxation time and interfering with the natural winding …

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Apart Together: Products for Multi-Use Spaces

Multi-use space

In 2020, the need arose to incorporate activities traditionally conducted elsewhere (like school and work) into the home environment. One of the main difficulties faced by consumers was how to organize areas for function while maintaining that homey feel. Having …

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