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Home Improvement | 4-H Youth Development

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Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment. If you are interested in creating a new color scheme, selecting new accessories for a room, or choosing new floor and window covers, this is the project for you.

  • Master the elements and principles of design to make your house a home
  • Plan home living spaces in keeping with the needs of family members
  • Develop your skill in caring for home furnishings and accessories
  • Explore opportunities for environmentally friendly choices in your home

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  • Uncover and compare costs to design and accessorize your space
  • Practice choosing wall treatments, window coverings, and floors
  • Discover how paint, wall treatments, flooring, and window coverings create different effects in a room
  • Plan your space using needs, wants, and timelines to make choices
  • Create design boards to visualize living spaces
  • Coordinate fabrics and patterns
  • Experiment with the
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Home improvement’s ‘new normal’ amid coronavirus

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Home improvement companies are only doing a fraction of their normal workload and are dealing with customers who don’t wanted them inside their homes despite taking safety precautions against spreading the coronavirus. 4/1/20

Delaware News Journal

In the 14 years Marcin Jodko has been in the home improvement business, he has never seen anything quite like the coronavirus pandemic.

He never expected to be turned away by his customers, who fear having someone potentially infecting their family with the virus. He never expected that he would be working only about 20% of the jobs he normally would be this time of year.

Yet, this is exactly what he is doing. 

The home improvement industry and all those who depend on it have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, here in Delaware and across the country. Not only has business gone down as social distancing measures make people more

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Home improvement fills time for Greenville residents amid coronavirus

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This story is part of a series begun by USA TODAY capturing what America looks like as state economies slowly reopen. The “Rebuilding America” project examines what consumers can expect in key drivers of SC commerce.

With the coronavirus outbreak closing schools, workplaces and recreational activities, people have been stuck at home trying to fill the hours and many in Greenville County have either picked up a hammer or the phone to call in contractors for home improvement projects.

The result has been increased business at home improvement stores and steady business for Upstate contractors. 

DIY projects fill time for homeowners

Fountain Inn’s Billy Anderson, Jr. is among the many Upstate residents who have been looking for ways to fill the time since the coronavirus has kept him stuck at home.

“Not having something to do is driving me crazy, so

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Home improvement has seen a surge with everyone stuck at home

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Home improvement companies have seen a bit of a coronavirus bump, with some people seeing a good opportunity to get work done around the house, either DIY or by calling in the pros. 

Anna Moss, marketing manager for Merrell Home Improvement, said she’s seen an increase in business in the past few months.  

“We have a lot of people spending time at home and thinking about the projects they can get done while they have the time,” she said. “Or they have money they were going to spend on a vacation … and they decided to put it into something in their home.” 

Lately, their customer calls included a lot of outdoor space renovations to enjoy while everybody is stuck at home. During the pandemic, people have called about new decks, screen doors and or porches. 

During the safer-at-home orders, Merrell was only doing outdoor services, to keep their

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Gardening BC – home

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Gardening B.C. is here as a resource for all those that are interested in every aspect of gardening in B.C. We also have links to other gardening areas on the Internet to research gardening  topics more fully. Also if you are thinking about trying hydroponics see our HydroponicsBC website for all sorts of great info on hydroponics.

To help you find what you need we also have listings under Garden Clubs, Garden Supplies, Landscaping, Nurseries & Stores. Looking for a Garden setting to hold an activity  or event visit our Gardens & Facilities section.

It is that time of year again to get your gardening event posted on GardeningBC.com, we already have some up but I know there is a lot more coming so the earlier you get your event posted the better. Just send an email to dig@gardeningbc.com with your event and we will post it for you.

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House to home: Update your bathroom in style – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

By Debbie Travis

If you are planning a bathroom renovation, or even a quick facelift, it’s essential to keep in mind the importance of practicality, as this is primarily a utilitarian space. You will be looking for elements that are safe, hard-wearing and easy to clean and sanitize. These are givens.

But there are other considerations. For a room that gets constant use, the bathroom deserves to be treated to a decorative touch that gives you a lift. We require various solutions to make the space fit our personalities. Will a burst of color get you motivated in the morning? Do you want soothing shades to ease you into the day? Would you like a feature that makes you smile? I have utilized different strategies to add specific character to my bathrooms. For my small master bath I splurged on a bathtub from Victoria + Albert and adhered a glamorous

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Home And Garden Pesticides Market Worth $8.8 Billion By 2025

The global home and garden pesticides market size is expected to register a revenue of USD 8.8 billion by the end of 2025, according to a new report by Million Insights. It is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period, 2019-2025. This growth can be attributed to the increase in expenditure for maintenance of lawns and gardens coupled with the shifting trend of indoor gardening.

Rising usage of organic pesticides due to their less toxic and eco-friendly nature is anticipated to further fuel the market demand. Moreover, its instant biodegradation property is expected to further fuel the market. In addition, rising awareness about health hazards among the manufacturers, have paved their way for investing more in R&Ds for innovation and product development.

In 2018, garden application segment held the largest market share across the global market and is expected to register highest CAGR in the

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Discount home improvement store opening in Pensacola on West Navy

Jake Newby, Pensacola News Journal
Published 6:00 a.m. CT May 7, 2020

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Pensacola will soon be the second home of a popular Milton home improvement store. 

Bob Hanley is planning a soft opening Saturday for HBM, his discounted home improvement retail store. HBM will open at 3840 W. Navy Blvd inside of an approximate 5,000 square-foot space.

The HBM on Highway 90 in Milton will no longer be the only store of its kind come Saturday, when the local business owner opens a second HBM on West Navy Boulevard. (Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Hanley)

Hanley said he’s already filling the building from wall to wall with name brand pressure washers, blowers, grills, appliances and more. 

He sells tools, equipment and supplies for homes and businesses. 

“Anything you would find at any hardware store or large improvement store, we have here,” Hanley said. “Eighty percent or more would be Home

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7 Types of Home Projects to Avoid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Quarantine means spending way more time at home—and for some people, that also means noticing everything you want to change about your space. But is now a good time to take on a major renovation project?

Probably not, experts say.

“If you’re not already in the middle of a renovation, I don’t think right now is the time to start a big project,” says Katie Kurtz, a real estate agent in Minneapolis and home design blogger at Adorned Homes. “You could get into the middle of it and realize you need help with it, and you’re probably not going to be able to find anyone to come in.”

In compliance with social distancing guidelines, many contractors are limiting the number of people on work sites, which means projects are taking longer than usual, Kurtz says.

But even DIY projects come with challenges during a pandemic.

“Most stores only allow

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