Offered by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) in partnership with Kantar Futures, the Future of Home Improvement study aims to identify how consumer trends will influence products and services that homeowners will demand in the next two to five years.
Project planning is defined as any work homeowners are planning to do around the home in the three months following the quarter in which they are surveyed. There are 33 possible home improvement project areas (32 specific projects and “other”) that are covered in the study, ranging from room renovations to roofing, driveway or walkway installation or repair to plumbing or electrical projects to lawn and garden upgrades.
Economic expansion is expected to continue through 2020, but clear negative forces have the potential to dampen this growth.
omeowners are increasingly enthusiastic about investing labor, time and money into their homes for interior and exterior improvements. The 2019 Project Decision Study and summary, prepared by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and Ipsos Observer, include information about what’s being done, what’s being spent, rates of DIY projects versus DIFM, design inspiration, project satisfaction and more.
Each Fall, home improvement thought leaders and stakeholders come together in Chicago to dig into challenges facing the industry and pull out actionable insights. We walked away from the 2019 edition of the annual Home Improvement Insights Summit with three big ideas
Online consumer purchasing habits can’t be evaluated without mentioning the mammoth in room: Amazon. The online retailer has fundamentally changed consumer expectations about how much shipping should cost (free) and how long it should take to arrive after purchase (less than one week).
Whether you’re on a first-name basis with Siri, Alexa or Google, you’ve likely spoken to at least one smart home assistant device in your home or office. According to the 2019 State of the Smart Home report, the United States smart home devices market was worth $10.4 billion in 2018 and is forecasted to exceed $33 billion in 2022.
The U.S. Size of Market report, released by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) in September, is the home improvement industry’s only product-focused market size study.
The last week of September brought in not only the fall, but the largest HIRI event to date, the 2019 HIRI Summit. The annual event held in downtown Chicago brought together industry insiders, thought leaders and some of the largest stakeholders in home improvement and remodeling to discuss current trends, the economic environment, and actionable insights.