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Make: Announces Virtually Maker Faire is Here

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 2:01am

At the first Virtually MakerFaireon May 23, makers representing 25 countries will share over 350 presentations, demonstrations, andonlineproject exhibits.

Key Points: 
  • At the first Virtually MakerFaireon May 23, makers representing 25 countries will share over 350 presentations, demonstrations, andonlineproject exhibits.
  • Colorado's Maker Response team will share how to set up a distributed network in your community.
  • Make: Community , producer ofMake:magazine and MakerFaire, has been a catalyst for the global maker movement that is transforming the ways we learn, earn, and live in the 21st century.
  • Improving collaboration on projects will expand the capabilities of what people can produce and what problems they can solve.

Trusted Media Brands' Taste of Home, Family Handyman Have Biggest Month Ever in April 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:45pm

NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trusted Media Brands' Taste of Home and Family Handyman had their biggest month ever in April 2020, with record-setting performances.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trusted Media Brands' Taste of Home and Family Handyman had their biggest month ever in April 2020, with record-setting performances.
  • Family Handyman , the #1 trusted source for DIY home improvement, reached 9.6 MM unique visitors, a 44 percent increase year-over-year and a 38% increase from last month.
  • In response, Trusted Media Brands' Taste of Home and Family Handyman have doubled down to provide service journalism and a calm voice in the face of this crisis.
  • The Family Handyman is part of Trusted Media Brands, Inc. family of brands, including Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms, and of course Reader's Digest.

COVID-19 Impact Tracker: Stay-at-Home Orders Driving Robust DIY Activity

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm

Which products are benefiting most the rise in DIY activity?

Key Points: 
  • Which products are benefiting most the rise in DIY activity?
  • Cabinets, plumbing fixtures, drywall, and lumber appeal to customers who have the skill and tools to tackle larger or more complicated projects.
  • More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning.
  • Each study includes product and market analyses and forecasts, in-depth discussions of important industry trends, and market share information.

Parks Associates: DIY Solutions and New Monitoring Options Drive Residential Security Adoption to 33% of US Broadband Households, up From 28% in 2018

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:55pm

This growth comes as consumers have more options, including DIY and ad hoc monitoring through smart home devices.

Key Points: 
  • This growth comes as consumers have more options, including DIY and ad hoc monitoring through smart home devices.
  • Parks Associates research emphasizes that 2020 will bring new challenges to the security industry as the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly impacting the economy and consumer attitudes and behaviors.
  • Security firms need to continue to innovate and to pivot messaging to emphasize DIY options and family safety to ensure consumers see the essential value in their solutions."
  • Additional Parks Associates security data:
    Self-installers are more likely to be satisfied with their security system than are households that used professional installers.

Projected U.S. Home Improvement Industry Revenue to Reach $400 Billion Annually

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:30pm

Several studies, including HomeAdvisor have reported that it's safe to say that the home improvement industry is in excess of $400 billion per year.

Key Points: 
  • Several studies, including HomeAdvisor have reported that it's safe to say that the home improvement industry is in excess of $400 billion per year.
  • A report from Statisa estimated that total U.S. home improvement expenditure amounted to about 394 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 and projected total home improvement sales in U.S. will reach $454.6 Billion in 2023.
  • DIY home improvement products that are used in building maintenance, plumbing, and other home improvement purposes are considered the target products of the market.
  • DIY home improvement products and activities allow homeowners to execute tasks by themselves with the help of DIY home improvement tools, equipment, and appliances.

Projected U.S. Home Improvement Industry Revenue to Reach $400 Billion Annually

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:30pm

Several studies, including HomeAdvisor have reported that it's safe to say that the home improvement industry is in excess of $400 billion per year.

Key Points: 
  • Several studies, including HomeAdvisor have reported that it's safe to say that the home improvement industry is in excess of $400 billion per year.
  • A report from Statisa estimated that total U.S. home improvement expenditure amounted to about 394 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 and projected total home improvement sales in U.S. will reach $454.6 Billion in 2023.
  • DIY home improvement products that are used in building maintenance, plumbing, and other home improvement purposes are considered the target products of the market.
  • DIY home improvement products and activities allow homeowners to execute tasks by themselves with the help of DIY home improvement tools, equipment, and appliances.

Home and Garden Sees Rise in Sales Due to Coronavirus as Consumers Use Time at Home to Complete Improvement Projects - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:45pm

DUBLIN, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies Home and Garden as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies Home and Garden as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Hardware stores are seeing unprecedented demand for tools and hardware supplies as consumers in self-isolation use the time to complete home improvement projects.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic more and more people are staying at home in order to protect themselves.
  • This has created a surge in interest in DIY and gardening as consumers find new ways to improve their living space and keep themselves entertained in self-isolation.

Home and Garden Supplies Witness Unprecedented Demand as COVID-19 Isolation Triggers Creativity - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:15am

ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies Home and Garden as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies Home and Garden as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Hardware stores are seeing unprecedented demand for tools and hardware supplies as consumers in self-isolation use the time to complete home improvement projects.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic more and more people are staying at home in order to protect themselves.
  • This has created a surge in interest in DIY and gardening as consumers find new ways to improve their living space and keep themselves entertained in self-isolation.

Hand Tools Market 2020-2024 | Growth of Residential Construction to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200330005440/en/
    Technavio has published a latest market research report titled Global Hand Tools Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The rapidly growing construction market is one of the key drivers anticipated to boost the hand tools market during the forecast period.
  • Thus, rising investments in the residential construction industry are likely to boost the growth of the hand tools market during the forecast period.
  • These regulations further encourage vendors to design ergonomic hand tools, which will boost the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Increasing M&A activities and strategic alliances, growing sales of hand tools through online platforms, and surging use of hand tools for DIY activities are a few other factors that will boost the hand tools market growth during the forecast period, says a senior analyst at Technavio.

Minwax Introduces Design Series, Helping DIYers Create On-Trend Looks

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:56pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200325005464/en/
    Minwax Introduces Design Series, Helping DIYers Create On-Trend Looks (Photo: Business Wire)
    The new finishes were created specifically for DIYers who want to beautify and contemporize home dcor with new on-trend looks.
  • The Design Series finishes include:
    Wood Effects replicates the appearance of aged wood in one easy step creating a rustic, vintage look.
  • The Design Series line allows you to breathe new life into outdated, well-worn or existing furniture, says Sue Kim, Minwax Senior Color & Designer Expert.
  • For more than 110 years, Minwax has been a leading brand of high-quality wood finishing and wood care products.