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Latest News

9 Thought-Provoking Lessons from the HIRI Insights Conference
If you're interested in staying ahead of home improvement industry trends, one of the best ways is spending a couple of days learning and sharing with like-minded industry professionals. Here's what we learned at the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Insights Conference this year.

What’s on the horizon for the home improvement products market?
After a 6.8 percent increase in consumer home improvement product sales from 2016 to 2017, the home improvement products market is expected to grow at the slightly slower pace of 6.3 percent in 2018, then maintain an average rate of 4.2 percent through 2022. 

Consumers Rely on the Media for Information and Inspiration on Home Improvement Projects
From traditional advertising in magazines and on the radio to modern social media channels, blogs and websites, consumers turn to the media for many home improvement-related needs. This infographic details which social media sites are most popular for home improvement activities, how homeowners gather inspiration for their projects and the top overall project planning information sources. Find out how the media's role in home improvement has changed over time and what to expect in years to come.

What’s stopping home improvement projects from getting done?
HIRI’s Barriers to Home Improvement research details the various factors that contribute to home improvement projects being put on the back burner. From lack of time and financial resources to indecision about the right products to buy or professionals to hire, around 32 percent of projects are postponed or completely disregarded. See which projects top the list in HIRI’s infographic.

Life Stages and Home Improvement
Learn how the level of home improvement activity varies by life stage from this infographic.

HIRI Recent Research

Recently Released Research

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.

U.S. Size of the Home Improvement Products Market, September 2018
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.  Geographic detail is provided for the 9 Census divisions.

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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