Home Improvement

Get a Step Up on Home Improvement with One of These Ladders

Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Amazon
Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Amazon

Whether it’s painting, cleaning, or anything of the sort, home improvement is easier when you can actually reach your entire home. I used to use a stool or chair to get those hard to reach places, but after a few close calls, I decided an upgrade was in order. If you don’t have one already, a step ladder is a must for any home. With one, you can reach all the hard to reach spots, and not feel like you’re going to fall, either. To help you pick out the perfect step ladder, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites. 


Little Giant Ladders Velocity

This step ladder looks just like a ladder, just miniature. It has tip and glide wheels so you can transport it easily around the house, and you can easily adjust it into different positions

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Lowe’s Q2 Earnings Surge on Solid Sales Amid COVID-19 Restrictions; Buy with Target Price $190

Lowe’s Companies Inc, a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States, said its net earnings surged more than 70% and total net sales jumped over 30% in the second quarter as consumers ordered more home improvement products amid COVID-19 restrictions.

The home improvement retailer reported net earnings of $2.8 billion and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.74 for the quarter ended July 31, 2020, compared to net earnings of $1.7 billion and diluted EPS of $2.14 a year earlier. Second-quarter adjusted diluted EPS of $3.75 was 74% higher than adjusted diluted EPS of $2.15 same period last year.

Lowe’s said its sales for the second quarter were $27.3 billion, up from $21.0 billion in the second quarter of 2019, and comparable sales increased 34.2%.  Comparable sales for the U.S. home improvement business increased 35.1% during the period.

“We are

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Tim Allen and Richard Karn to Reunite for Home Improvement Reality TV Show

The post Tim Allen and Richard Karn to Reunite for Home Improvement Reality TV Show appeared first on Consequence of Sound.

Tim Allen may still be dreaming of a Home Improvement reboot, but in the meantime he’s working on the next best thing: a spin-off reality TV series. According to TVLine, a building-themed competition show is in the works, and both Allen and Richard “Al Borland” Karn are onboard.

The TV series, tentatively called Assembly Required, will spotlight talented builders nationwide as they “compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing” from the comfort of their home workshops. The show will consist of 10 episodes and is aiming for a 2021 premiere date. Karn will host while also executive producing alongside Allen.

Announcing the show in a statement, Allen said,

“Let’s face it — we’re living in a throwaway society.

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Goldman Joins Funding for Ikea-Backed Home Improvement Startup

(Bloomberg) — Livspace, a home interiors and renovation platform that counts Swedish retailer Ikea among its investors, raised $90 million in a round led by Kharis Capital and Venturi Partners to fuel its expansion in Asia.

The Series D financing included backing from new investors EDBI of Singapore and FFP, the Peugeot family’s investment company. The financing, composed of $85 million of equity and $5 million of debt, was joined by existing backers Ingka Investments, which controls Ikea, TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Ratan Tata’s UC-RNT Fund and Bessemer Ventures.

Founded in 2014, Livspace connects customers with designers and vendors to help them furnish homes in Singapore and nine metropolitan areas across India. With the new capital, the company is thinking of expanding into more Indian cities as well as Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia for the first time, according to Chief Executive Officer Anuj Srivastava.

The latest funding brings

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‘Home Improvement’ Stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn Reunite for Competition Series ‘Assembly Required’

Get ready for some more Tool Time! Tim Allen and Richard Karn played Tim Taylor and Al Borland, respectively, on the hit ’90s sitcom Home Improvement. Now the two funnymen are teaming back up for a new competition series, currently titled Assembly Required. The show has been greenlit by History for 10 episodes.

Allen will star and executive produce the show while Karn will host and also executive produce alongside his former co-star. The show will “spotlight the brightest builders from across the country,” as they “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing.” The show will challenge the contestants to not just rebuild but to “build it better.”

Allen and Karn will look into the history of the items being fixed in each episode.

“Let’s face it — we’re living in a throwaway society,” Allen said in a statement. “We buy, break, replace…

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Equities Advance As Consumers Embrace Home Improvement

With U.S. indices near all-time highs, this week’s focus continues to be on the consumer and existing trends that have developed throughout the pandemic. We closed last week with better-than-expected economic data, and this morning there’s some optimism related to efforts from the President to combat the coronavirus.

HD), Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), and homebuilders amidst this rush to more desirable living conditions. This week, we’ll get further insight as to how retailers managed pandemic conditions. Keep an eye on quarterly results from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS), Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBYUlta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), Dollar General Corp (NYSE: DG), and Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE: TOL) to name a few.” data-reactid=”20″With the trend of people being forced to stay at home,

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