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Staten Island Mall hosts 4th Annual Home Improvement ExpoNews from SILive.com:

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The National Association of the Remodeling Industy (NARI) in conjunction with Staten Island’s Home Improvement Contractors (HIC) are holding a free event this weekend to feature contracting and remodeling vendors at the Staten Island Mall.
The exhibition, which ran already on Saturday and continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will provide homeowners an opportunity to meet with a variety of NARI-HIC remodeling and service professionals.
Lana Seidman, left, executive director of NARI-HIC, Butch Galante, middle, president of NARI-HIC and Terry [...] Continue Reading…

At Home decor store to open at mostly vacant Kenner shopping centerNews from NOLA.com:
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At Home, a Plano-Texas based home decor retailer, will open a location at the Pavilion at Esplanade, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner. It will take over the space that Academy Sports once occupied. (athome.com) (athome.com)

At Home, a national home decor retailer, will move into anchor space at the mostly vacant Pavilion at Esplanade strip mall in Kenner, city officials announced Friday. Academy Sports formerly occupied the space that At Home will move into. 
The announcement comes as [...] Continue Reading…

Mr. T’s home improvement show is going to be the best thing in the history of …News from BGR:
It may seem weird now, but way back in the 1980s, the world of popular culture was briefly obsessed by a muscle-bound dude with a Mohawk named Mr. T, who first broke onto the scene with his [...] Continue Reading…

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck with These Home Improvement ProjectsNews from The Fiscal Times:
You’ve been waiting for it all winter: Now that the snow has finally melted, you’re ready to shake off that cabin fever so your inner Bob Vila can tackle some home renovations.
But don’t run to Home Depot just yet. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your abode for personal satisfaction—or to up your home’s value for selling—we tapped two renovation experts to weigh in on just how worth it six common springtime improvement projects are, given their typically hefty price tags. As it turns [...] Continue Reading…

Trendiest Home Decor On Display At Architectural Digest Home ShowNews from CBS Local:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The best in home design has gone on display at the Architectural Digest Home Show, with everything from the latest furnishings to technology.
As CBS2’s Emily Smith reported, the colors, shapes and finishes that will define 2015 were on display at the largest show of its kind in the United States, at Pier 94 along the Hudson River at the edge of Midtown.
“This is what’s coming, and its styles range from contemporary, traditional, country to urban,” said show director [...] Continue Reading…

More Americans paying for home-improvement projects with credit cards and loansNews from MarketWatch:
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For Tom Newell, a remodeling contractor in Frederick, Md., 2015 is shaping up to be a great year.
Normally at this time, business is slow enough that he can put jobs on his calendar as soon as five to seven days after the initial contact with a customer. Now he’s telling both repeat and referral customers they might have to wait weeks before his company, Newell Property Services, can get to them. “We’re scheduling a month out and I hired more [...] Continue Reading…

Mr. T Lands Home Improvement Show ‘I Pity the Tool’News from Hollywood Reporter:

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Mr. T is ready to tear down your house.

The former A-Team star has signed on to host a home renovation series called I Pity the Tool for DIY Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The show — which landed a straight-to-series order at the network — will see Mr. T and his famed Mohawk destroying outdated spaces to give families beautifully remodeled rooms. Each episode of the series will see Mr. T and his team — including HGTV Design Star winner and interior [...] Continue Reading…

The Best Improvement Projects to Increase Your Home’s ValueNews from MainStreet:
Another door is the next best project — garage doors. Replacing a garage door averages about $ 1,595 to complete, but it generates an 88.4% return on investment.
For people looking to spend even less, certain simple changes can have a huge impact.
“Put on new, inexpensive shutters or repaint the old ones,” said Sheryl Grider Whitehurst, NAR regional vice president and a Realtor in Peoria, Ill. “Many people will do a drive by before the make an appointment to see a house and you [...] Continue Reading…

Designing A True Family Kitchen

Posted on 17 Mar 2015 In: home

Designing A True Family KitchenNews from Westchester Magazine: A dark and dysfunctional kitchen gets a major overhaul—and the results are stunning. By Jenn Andrlik [...] Continue Reading…

NAR will help home improvement startup grow

Posted on 17 Mar 2015 In: Home Improvement

NAR will help home improvement startup growNews from Inman.com:
A site that could help real estate agents stay “top of mind” with clients even after they buy a home is the first company to be accepted in this year’s tech accelerator program from the 1 million-member National Association of Realtors.
Home improvement startup Pro.com allows real estate agents to help homeowners price out home improvement projects and find a “Pro” to carry them out. The site offers instant price estimates for projects and conducts background checks on the pros in its database, including license and insurance [...] Continue Reading…