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Creating an Outdoor Kitchen for Al Fresco Cooking

Providing another way for us to enjoy our backyards, outdoor kitchens have become a hot renovation project in the past year. The National Kitchen and Bath Association surveyed designers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and allied professionals and found that 76 percent …

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Style When You Step Through the Door

Daily Home Storage

Entryways are the workhorses in our homes, collecting shoes, bags, coats and other items each time we come in the door. But just because that space works hard, doesn’t mean it can’t look good, too. Consumers appreciate options that are …

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Home Construction & Design Pros Feel Q2 Confidence

home construction design q2

Residential construction and design businesses are reporting confidence for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year, according to online design platform Houzz. The company’s second-quarter Houzz Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity …

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Stay Connected to the Channel

NHS Connects logo

Even though the National Hardware Show is still a few months away, you can stay connected through NHS Connects. NHS Connects, opening to buyers and retailers April 27, is the digital home of the National Hardware Show and a hub …

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U.S. Home Improvement Sales Rose 12% in March

A father and son shopping

U.S. home improvement sales rose 12 percent in March to reach a total of $43.9 billion dollars, a new high for the year and a sign of continued channel momentum ahead of the busiest spring selling days. The latest home …

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Cleaning and Staining Your Wooden Play Set

Wood Play Set

Part of the landscape of many backyards, wooden play sets need the same maintenance and care as a wooden deck or fence. Homeowners should inspect their play sets every year, tightening loose bolts, repairing broken pieces and sanding down rough …

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Chalkboard Paint Goes Beyond the Classroom

chalkboard paint in kitchen

Over a year after schools across the country moved from in-person classes to virtual schooling, many students are still learning from home, and consumers continue to look for ways to make home spaces more conducive to at-home schooling.  Chalkboard paint …

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Pressure-Wash Away Winter

Pressure washing a fence

Spring has sprung and that means warmer weather, longer days and spring cleaning for many of us. According to the 2020 ACI National Cleaning Survey, 78 percent of Americans spring clean each year.  As they spruce up the inside of …

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