• Home Improvement News

    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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    Streamline Your Next Home Improvement Project with These Tips for Remodeling in Houston

    By Storyhub Whether you’re searching for the best ways to increase your home value or simply want to make some thoughtful upgrades to your space, starting the home improvement process can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. If you’ve watched even one episode of the countless home design reality shows out there, you already know that expecting the unexpected is a must. But that doesn’t mean that you should put off those home projects indefinitely – you just need to be prepared with a few tips to help you along the way. With the help of some knowledgeable home improvement experts, The Brixos Team, we’ve put together a short and…

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    These tech startups are reconfiguring the home remodeling industry

    As lumber and other building material costs soar, so are homeowners’ demands for renovations. But more than ever before, those with the remodeling itch have a bevy of tech-focused services that can help streamline the process.  The startup Outfit, for one, is digging into the DIY process for consumers who are brave enough to take blueprints into their own hands. “We’re helping homeowners really tackle projects around the house that don’t really require a contractor or they can knock out in a specific weekend. But they really need some of the support when it comes from picking out those materials — kind of curating them to make sure the design…

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    5 Home Remodeling Trends to Watch for in 2021

    A workman aligns a plank before cutting it for use at a new housing site in Madison County, Miss., Tuesday, March 16, 2021. After a year of spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners are looking to adapt their spaces to their new realities. In 2021, expect to see more interest in creating dedicated spaces within the home. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) After a year of spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes fit their new realities. Open floor plans are out; dedicated spaces for remote work and learning are in. Yards are…

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    Cancellation of home and garden show won’t derail remodeling demands

    By: Kevin Oklobzija March 18, 2021 The 2021 ROC Home and Garden show has been canceled, the second year in a row that the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed the Rochester Home Builders’ Association showcase of products and providers. But in an effort to help consumers with prepare for spring and summer projects, the RHBA is providing a home and remodeling directory of … Complete access to news articles on rbj.net is available to Rochester Business Journal’s subscribers who are logged in. Subscribers may login at the login tab below. Others may join our audience with a subscription today. Enter your user name…

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    Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2021

    It’s a fact of life; The longer we spend in our homes, the more time we have to look around and notice what’s working for us and what isn’t. More than 3/4 of US homeowners did some kind of home improvement project in 2020. While relief is in sight, checking out the top home remodeling trends for 2021 might make the wait a little easier. Interior designer and realtor Jennifer Burgess was a recent visitor to the Creative Living show, where she shared tips and trends with host Jane Clauss (video above). We’ve transcribed that interview (lightly edited for clarity), so that you can jump right to the section that…

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