improvement

13 Best Home Improvement Projects To Tackle This Fall

A recent survey by LightStream found that despite the coronavirus pandemic, 73% of homeowners are planning to renovate this year. And these homeowners are planning to spend big money, too — the survey found homeowners plan to spend an average of $11,851 on these renovations. These numbers might sound shocking in light of the financial hardships many Americans are facing due to the pandemic, but it seems the health crisis actually might be the reason so many are so motivated to renovate.

“As a result of COVID-19 shutdowns that closed offices, businesses, schools and more, self-isolation has forced Americans to take a much closer look at their homes,” Todd Nelson, senior vice president of strategic partnerships at LightStream, said in a news release. “Many have clearly decided that renovation remains the right move.”

If you’re one of the many homeowners who’s eager to update your home this fall, these are

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Over 80 Percent of Millennials Have Done a DIY Home Improvement Project During Pandemic Shutdown

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Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.

A poll of 2,000 homeowners conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March, according to SWNS.

The survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

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Overall, the average homeowner has already attempted four different home improvement projects since March — guesstimating a savings of over $160 just by trying a project themselves.

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Home Improvement Stars Reunite for Building Competition Series on History

History is giving Home Improvement fans the next best thing to a full-blown reboot, reuniting Tool Time duo Tim Allen and Richard Karn for a building-themed reality competition series, TVLine has learned.

The 10-episode series, tentatively titled Assembly Required, will “spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing. This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen and Karn will also dive into the unique history around these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used.”

Karn will serve as host, executive-producing alongside Allen. Assembly Required is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.

“Let’s face it — we’re living in

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Lowe’s Up 30% in 3 Months on Solid Home Improvement Trends

The pandemic induced stay-at-home practice is encouraging home renovation and maintenance activities. This certainly is turning out to be an upside for certain home improvement market players, including Lowe’s Companies, Inc. LOW. Moreover, the company’s robust digital offerings and merchandise strategies are yielding, keeping investors interested in the stock.

Lowe’s currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). The stock has surged nearly 30% in the past three months compared with the industry’s rise of 19.6%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

That said, let’s take a look into some of the aspects that are acting as the aces in Lowe’s stack.

Home Improvements Market Looks Bright

With majority time being spent indoors due to the pandemic scenario, there is a rising focus on making homes an enjoyable and comfortable space. Home DIY projects for remodeling, decorating and maintenance of furniture

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

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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. 

FOR A MINI LADDER

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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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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