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Latest News

What’s Next for Home Improvement: Three Big Ideas
Home improvement thought leaders and stakeholders came together in Chicago last month to dig into challenges facing the industry and pull out actionable insights. We walked away from the annual Home Improvement Insights Summit with three big ideas:

  1. Consumer profiles and expectations are changing as they become better informed through technology.
  2. A decrease in mobility indicates changing market demands.
  3. Weather isn’t just for small talk anymore, but a serious force to be reckoned with.

Read the full story with exclusive stats, insights, and quotes from the presentations.

Infographic: What Contractors Say About Online Shopping
Does your e-commerce strategy align with your target demographic? Download HIRI’s infographic for a snapshot of online purchasing behaviors by professional contractors.

Why, What and How: Consumer Online Shopping Behaviors 
Dig deeper into consumer purchasing habits, including research behaviors and effective customer retention methods, with the Online Home Improvement Products Purchaser report.  Learn more.

Home Improvement’s Only Product-Focused Market Size Study
HIRI (Home Improvement Research Institute) believes informed business decisions are better business decisions. Whether you’re planning for Q1, the next year or the next five years, knowing the details and big-picture trends from the industry at large and your product category specifically can help create more successful data-driven strategies.

The U.S. Size of the Home Improvement Products Market report, the only product-focused size of market study in the industry, analyzes the consumer and professional market from previous years to future forecasts. Interested in arming your team with better data? Learn more about how the home improvement market is doing.

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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