WarmlyYours Q2 Industry Report: Strong Spring as Radiant Heating Grows
Most experts predict that Q2 will produce stronger growth than the very, very slow thaw the U.S. economy experienced in the first quarter, declining at an annual rate of 2.9% according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). That trend should be reversed in Q2, most expect. That belief is reflected in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes.
Grill Up a Grin This Summer
According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), more than 75 percent of all U.S. households include an outdoor grill or smoker. Grills are frequently included in outdoor living spaces, which are a popular home improvement trend in 2014. “The kitchen has always been the heart of the home,” says Mitch Slater, owner of Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry in Wallingford, Conn., in DIY Networks’.“ And that idea is happily expanding to outdoor living as more homeowners create or remodel outdoor living areas with fully functional kitchens.
Warming the Home So the Heart Can Stay
According to a study by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90 percent of seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age. To make this happen, older homeowners are increasingly looking at remodeling their homes to age in place, opening up a new market for contractors with the knowledge and experience to meet their needs.
Your Dad Doesn’t Want a Card for Father’s Day
While Mother’s Day has been celebrated as a national holiday since 1914, it took a bit longer for dads to get their due. Take time this weekend to honor dad and give him what he really wants.