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Latest News

DIYers' Home Improvement Plans Amidst COVID-19
How is COVID-19 impacting how DIYers respond to their home improvement projects?  Learn more from Grant Farnsworth, The Farsnworth Group and Zack Williams, Venveo in their recent webinar, COVID-19 and the DIYers' Response.

5 Key Factors Driving Consumer Project Decisions
Homeowners are increasingly enthusiastic about investing labor, time and money into their homes for interior and exterior improvements. HIRI's  2019 Project Decision Study will provide you detail about projects homeowners undertake.  Learn five key takeaways from our study.

Infographic:  How to Sell More Home Improvement Products Online
Although over 90% of consumers research home improvement products online, not all product categories are purchased online.  HIRI’s Online Home Improvement Consumer Study identified what product categories are most and least likely targets for online purchasing.  Learn more with HIRI’s infographic highlighting the online home improvement consumer.   

Amplify Your Home Improvement Category’s Growth in 2020 and Beyond
Over the past decade, the home improvement landscape has grown increasingly complex as consumer attitudes and expectations have evolved, and they are highly affected by lifestyle and life stage.  HIRI's Future of Home Improvement Study identified segments that can help you strategically define the best audience for your products. Learn more about the needs and priorities of these segments.

Ask an Economist: Home Improvement’s 2020 Outlook
In a recent webinar provided by an IHS Markit economist, HIRI members learned what is in store for the home improvement market in 2020.   Learn about the positive and negative forces that will affect the industry in 2020.  

New Webinar: Discover the Latest in Contractor Purchasing Trends
Discover the latest contractor purchasing trends in this webinar brought to you by Home Improvement Institute and The Farnsworth Group.

A Smart Look at the State of the Smart Home
HIRI’s State of the Smart Home report assesses the U.S. market for smart home devices including forecasts from 2018 through 2022. These forecasts include details on revenue, unit shipments and route to market. Stay up to speed with in-depth research on this market segment. Learn More

HIRI Recent Research

Recently Released Research

U.S. Size of the Home Improvement Products Market, September 2019
The home improvement industry’s only product focused size of market study provides data back to 1992 with 5-year forecasts for the consumer and professional markets.  Product category level detail is provided for the consumer market and new in 2018 for the professional market.  Detail is provided at the Census division and state level.

State of the Smart Home
This report assesses the USA market for smart home devices and route to market. It includes market estimates for 2017 and market forecasts from 2018 through 2022 in terms of revenue and unit shipments with splits by route to market. IHS Markit has defined the scope of the smart home market to include all devices that have digital connectivity and act as part of a smart home, including point devices limited to Bluetooth, as well as devices that are part of a complete ecosystem of devices with machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity; a device is also defined as smart in this report if there is digital command/control of the device.

U.S. Size of the Home Improvement Products Market, March 2019
The home improvement industry’s only product focused size of market study provides data back to 1992 with 5-year forecasts for the consumer and professional markets.  Product category level detail is provided for the consumer market and new in 2018 for the professional market.  Detail is provided at the Census division and state level.

Recent Home Buyer Study
When does your house start to feel like home? For many, it's not when you put your final signature on the stack of paperwork that never seems to end. Rather, a house starts to feel like home when you put your own personal touches on it. The time spent around this is often filled with a flurry of activities around the house. HIRI’s newly released Recent Home Buyer Study examines those who have purchased a home within the last year and digs deep into what type of work they have done and plan to do to their house.

Retail Selector Study
The Home Improvement Retail Selector Study delivers comprehensive insights on consumer purchasing dynamics in 16 home improvement categories. From ceiling and floor coverings to doors and millwork, HIRI members learn what consumers are purchasing and where, why they prefer one retailer to another and how these numbers compare to the studies conducted in previous years.

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