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Archive for May, 2014

Kitchen Tops Remodel Hit List; Butler Area, Lighting, Wine Racks

Kitchen Tops Remodel Hit List; Butler Area, Lighting, Wine RacksNews from woodworkingnetwork.com: DES PLAINES, IL – Kitchens will remain hot remodeling priorities in homes across the United States throughout 2014, according to a Member Profile Study done by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Kitchen remodels remain a top priority for 82% of NARI [...]

Seattle startup throws hardhat into home improvement arena

Seattle startup throws hardhat into home improvement arenaNews from Northwest Cable News: by RENAY SAN MIGUEL / KING 5 News NWCN.com Posted on May 21, 2014 at 7:43 AM Updated today at 7:43 AM The home improvement industry is undergoing a software-based remodeling project. Last fall a Seattle startup, Porch.com, launched with the promise of [...]

Aflac Duck and Celebrity Contractor Collaborate On Do-It-Yourself Home …

Aflac Duck and Celebrity Contractor Collaborate On Do-It-Yourself Home …News from MarketWatch: COLUMBUS, Ga., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –  Aflac   /quotes/zigman/216779/delayed/quotes/nls/afl AFL -0.90% , the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, unveiled its newest television commercial called “The Duck’s DIY Project”during “The Voice Season Finale Part 1,” which aired last night [...]

Online home improvement startup Pro.com touts service on Seattle billboard

Online home improvement startup Pro.com touts service on Seattle billboardNews from GeekWire: by John Cook on 5/18/2014 at 11:30 am | We spotted this billboard along SR-99 near downtown Seattle Seattle startup Pro.com — which is trying to transform the way consumers find home improvement professionals — emerged on the scene last week with an [...]

House Calls: Remodeling month

House Calls: Remodeling monthNews from Leader-Telegram: Families remodel their homes for many different reasons. It may be to save money on utility bills, to redesign the space to better suit the family’s current lifestyle, or to be better stewards of our natural resources. But as the home building and remodeling industry celebrates National Home Remodeling [...]

SAG Foundation Doing ‘Home Improvement’ on Upcoming Golf Classic

SAG Foundation Doing ‘Home Improvement’ on Upcoming Golf ClassicNews from Back Stage: By Sean J. Miller | Posted May 16, 2014, 8:42 p.m. Photo Source: Getty Images A “Home Improvement” reunion of sorts is set for next month. Tim Allen, who played Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the 1990s sitcom, and Richard Karn, who [...]

Home improvement e-retailer Build.com looks to expand through online …

Home improvement e-retailer Build.com looks to expand through online …News from InternetRetailer.com: Build.com wants to sell on MercadoLibre, Latin America’s largest marketplace operator later this year. Home improvement e-retailer Build.com started selling internationally in January through eBay Inc.’s global shipping program. In just four months, the e-retailer’s international sales increased 1,100%—from just $ 5,000 in January [...]

Ex-Digg boss takes a stab at home improvement with startup

Ex-Digg boss takes a stab at home improvement with startupNews from Upstart: Enlarge Image » A contractor cuts lumber while installing a staircase at a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Inc. Cattail Overlook development in Glenelg, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release monthly construction spending [...]

Home remodeling trending

Home remodeling trendingNews from Alabama’s News Leader: Look around you. Your house is your home. But, maybe, just maybe… there’s room for improvement. More people are taking the plunge and deciding to remodel rather than relocate. For many, the reason is practicality.  The great recession showed a lot of homeowners it’s no fun to pay [...]

Matt Williams: From Digg CEO to venture-backed home improvement startup …

Matt Williams: From Digg CEO to venture-backed home improvement startup …News from VentureBeat: What does the former chief executive of one of the most well-known news aggregators do after his company just barely escapes death and gets acquired by seed-stage venture capital firm Betaworks? He starts a home improvement site. Former Digg chief executive Matt Williams just raised [...]