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    Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Home Improvement Retailing Market | Greater Emphasis on DIY Home Improvement Projects for Personalized Interior Designing to Boost Growth

    The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. ADEO, BAUHAUS AG, BAUVISTA GmbH and Co. KG, Home Depot Inc., Kesko Corp., Kingfisher Plc, Lowes Companies Inc., Travis Perkins Plc, Walmart Inc., and Wesfarmers Ltd. are some of the major market participants. Although the greater emphasis on DIY home improvement projects for personalized interior designing will offer immense growth opportunities, shifting consumer preference for DIFM from DIY culture will challenge the growth of the market participants. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments. Do-it-Yourself…

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    Pandemic remodeling: Average person started two home improvement projects during COVID

    NEW YORK — From adopting a furry friend to taking on some much-needed home repairs, seven in 10 Americans say they’ve made a lot of changes in their lives over the last year. One in five Americans adopted a pet thanks to the added time at home. However, other respondents are taking on some more labor-intensive challenges. The survey of 2,000 Americans analyzed how the pandemic has changed people’s lives while at home. Some of the other top changes respondents are making during the course of the pandemic include renovating a house, apartment, or condo, buying a car or motorcycle, moving to a new location, and even starting a home-based business.…

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    Some projects you can do yourself, some call for a pro

    Visit any community group on any social media channel, and you’ll find lots of neighbors asking for recommendations for professionals to do a variety of home improvement projects – construction, electrical, plumbing, etc. These requests frequently include something like, “I need someone who will call me back,” or “The last person I called didn’t show up.” Clearly, many people are struggling today to find skilled tradespersons. Why is it so hard to get someone to redo your bathroom, or pave your driveway, or even call you back to give you a quote? It is a complex problem. “First, contractors not calling you back is often an issue of staffing and…

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    COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local home improvement projects

    If you have a home improvement project you’ve been thinking about, you need to be patient and if it’s a small repair, you might even want to consider putting it off for a few months. That advice from  Rick Herman, who is CEO of the Rochester Home Builders Association. He said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in higher demand for home remodeling projects, with a lot of people who were stuck at home for months, and he said that at the same time, there’s been a delay in ordering various kinds of materials. “Water heaters, doors, windows, roofing materials. There’s a supply chain issue out there due to COVID and…

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    10 DIY home improvement projects on a budget

    With many people continuing to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners are increasingly looking to touch up the spaces they’re utilizing all day every day. DIY home renovations can help transform your space on a budget, but they can easily become pricey endeavors if you aren’t careful. With a bit of education and planning, however, there are countless ways to give your home a face-lift without spending a fortune. © Photographee.eu/Adobe Stock Wall paper room 10 DIY home renovations that won’t break the bank 1. Repaint the front door Average cost: $20-$50 Load Error Adding a new coat of paint to your front door and updating the accents…

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    L.P. Adams provides the goods and guidance for home improvement projects | Sponsored

    L.P. Adams just celebrated its 120 year anniversary, serving Berkshire-area families, contractors and vendors for generations. To visit L.P. Adams, stop by online at lpadams.com or visit in person at its showroom at 484 W. Housatonic St. in Dalton. Call 413-684-0025. L.P. Adams photo DALTON — If you need quality materials and expert advice on how to renovate and repair your home, L.P. Adams Co. Inc. stands ready to meet your needs. Locals probably need little introduction, as the family-owned company has deep Berkshire roots. L.P. Adams just celebrated its 120-year anniversary, serving Berkshire-area families, contractors and vendors for generations. The company is owned by Wayne Walton and his sons, Cory…

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