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Home Improvement: How home design trends are evolving for social distancing – Salisbury Post

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COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

Houses over apartments: Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action — work, entertainment and shops — and never planned on spending much time at home. But the pandemic has changed that, and more people are going to want a home that offers plenty of room and outdoor space in case they need to self-isolate again.

Self-sufficiency: A hard lesson we’ve learned is that things and services we thought we could count on aren’t necessarily a sure thing, so items that increase self-reliance will become very popular. Expect to see more homes with sources of energy like solar panels, sources of heat

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Home Depot Has Long Dominated America’s Newest Pastime: Home Improvement Projects

It all started with a firing—a very foolish one.

In 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were executives at Handy Dan, a home improvement chain based in Southern California. Despite the business being very profitable, the pair had begun to tinker with a new idea. By lowering prices, they found, the stores’ volume shot up, making Handy Dan even more money. The executives had planned to implement that strategy systemwide, but they never got the chance. Corporate raider Sanford C. Sigoloff—who liked to call himself the “Skillful Scalpel”—took over the company, and deciding to save himself two salaries, got rid of Marcus and Blank.

That one decision probably prevented Handy Dan from becoming America’s home improvement leader. Instead, that honor would go to a place called The Home Depot.

Recruiting investment banker Ken Langone and retailer Pat Farrah, who’d run National Lumber and Supply Company, Marcus and Blank opened up

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The truth about the Junk Drawer on Home Improvement

Beyond what Richardson deemed the “stupid stuff that most people didn’t notice,” the drawer that held literally everything was only one of the many details she shared about the funny hijinks of the show’s earlier years. 

“It was always funny and crazy. And when I think of the funny and crazy things I think of the early years,” Richardson recounted. “Pasquin would have the kids on roller skates, skating through the set. We had this idea of Tim walking into the fridge, we had a snake on the set, and the snake crawled out of the wall and through Tim’s shirt. We were all hysterical.”

With so much that Richardson enjoyed about working on the show, the prospect of stepping in front of the camera with her former castmates once again seems like something she’d be up for. Yet, the actress told fans there was nothing like that in the

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Do-It-Yourselfers Will Continue to Fuel Home Improvement Market Post-Pandemic, Reports NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects in the U.S. during the pandemic is a trend that will continue with more than 40% of consumers indicating having post-pandemic DIY home improvement plans. According to new insight on the home improvement market from The NPD Group’s Checkout information, approximately one in ten consumers have taken on home projects they would have hired professional services for pre-pandemic, including cleaning, landscaping, maintenance, repairs, and even remodeling.

Through the pandemic, while most brick-and-mortar channels experienced declines in purchases due to COVID-19, the home hardware store channel has benefited from the consumer’s increased focus on their living spaces, and personal interest in taking on some new projects. With 11% more purchases than last year, home hardware stores were the second fastest growing channel in the first seven months of 2020.

“House-bound in March, consumers noticed

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Essential Home Improvement Ideas & Trends 2020

Home improvement renovates the style of your house and increases its beauty. Home improvement has gushed all over the world and is changing the house interior in America.

Home improvement or renovation is the concept that revolves around remodeling or making new additions to an existing home. It is a process and an activity that entirely renews your home’s interior, exterior, and other small infrastructures. The activities involved in the home improvement process are painting, remodeling, repairing, altering, restoring, moving, & modernizing and lots & lots of research for each of those decisions. There’s no better place for deep research on home improvement related topics than HOD9.com, but more on that later.

Change is very important to refresh and add new value to our life. Home improvement is considered essential as it takes proper care of your house. Moreover, it adds a lot of additional value to your house by

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UK Home Improvement Market Report 2020: Analysis of the Impact of Covid-19 and Future Implications – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “UK Home Improvement 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Spending on DIY, Gardening, and Home Improvement has been severely impacted by the Coronavirus crisis in the UK. Utilising a mixture of consumer and company data, this report looks at the performance of the major retailers, at how consumer behaviour and key categories have changed in 2020 (compared to 2019 and prior) and at how this will shape the rest of this year and beyond.

After Brexit, political uncertainty, poor weather, and a slow housing market weighed down on sales in 2019, 2020 briefly got off to a better start until, from March onwards, the Covid pandemic and sweeping restrictions on shops and people had a dramatic impact on spending.

Consumers were encouraged to stay home and many stores were shut (including B&Q, Wickes, and Homebase which, despite being deemed essential retailers’, completely closed their stores for anything

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7 Best Ways to Finance Home Improvement Projects | Pennyhoarder

Home improvement projects have a way of increasing in priority when you’re always in the house.

The leaky kitchen faucet never really bothered you until you had to turn your kitchen table into a desk, forcing you to listen to the dribble. All. Day. Long.

Or maybe you discovered your cozy home isn’t quite big enough to also house an office, gym and school, so you need to rethink your space.

Whatever the reason and whatever the size of the project, you need to make a change — but how are you going to pay for it?

Considering the eye-popping price tag — the average cost for just a garage door replacement is $3,695 and a minor kitchen remodel surpasses $23,000 — you might not know where to start for financing your home improvement projects.

But whether the price tag is a few hundred dollars or into the triple digits,

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Mike Zimmer, The Fixer, now faces his biggest home improvement project yet

He billed himself as a “Fixer” when he was hired. Mike Zimmer came with that reputation, a football coach skilled at fixing problem areas, especially on defense.

The Fixer has tackled big projects at different times in his seven seasons in Minnesota, some of his own doing, some not. Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury, a revolving door at quarterback, offensive coordinators coming and going. He’s managed to keep the Vikings relevant as a playoff contender through turbulence.

This project feels different. He has a whopper of a mess on his hands — and once again some of it is his own doing, some of it not. His to-do list is extensive:

Repair the offensive line after years of neglect by the front office.

Shore up the depleted defensive line.

Help Kirk Cousins regroup and find his way after a poor start.

Develop a cast of inexperienced cornerbacks.

Establish more options at

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Windsor Ward 7 candidate says she’ll push for Forest Glade improvement

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“The library could use a major update,” said Marta Haireek, 20. “I often go for walks with my mom, and I’d like to see safer streets and sidewalks, as well as some investments in the park.”

Katrina Srour, who described herself as a busy mother of two, said traffic calming measures and the safety of her children are the most important matters to her in Ward 7 — especially in school zones.

Flashing crosswalks, lower speed limits, and separate bus bays are some of ideas she would like explored. “I want to thank Farah for hearing our issues and concerns in the area,” Srour said.

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According to El-Hajj, Ward 7 has “some of the most collision-prone intersections.”

She’s particularly keen on improving where Banwell Road meets the expressway. “Banwell is the only road connecting to the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor that does

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Luxury Real Estate is on the Rise With 60% Improvement

In July 2020, Engel & Völkers announced that they saw a 60 percent increase in luxury real estate transactions over the same period last year, with homes selling for between 2 and 5 million euros (around $2.3M and $5.9M USD). “We are already seeing significant catch-up effects after the challenging first half of the year. Buyer activity is high in both national and international real estate markets,” said Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers AG.

 

So, what has caused this increase? Well, because of coronavirus impacts, many people are spending much more time at home, which has forced them to reevaluate their living spaces and what’s important. Properties with tons of outdoor space that might sit on the edges of popular cities are becoming a lot more attractive than inner-city dwellings. According to Engel & Völkers AG, the most important criteria for buyers now include a garden offering

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