Emboldened by thriving business, buyers embrace return to market

One of the unintended consequences of having consumers stay at home for months was the increased demand for home furnishings. Sheltering in place created a desire for refreshed spaces, and with more discretionary dollars reportedly being spent on the home versus vacations or other experiences, retailers and interior designers have been reaping the benefits.

With that as a backdrop, many are here at High Point Market this week to shore up stock, see what’s new and get back to business.

“We feel so lucky to be busy! Our designers are packed with jobs and the retail space as well. We feel that people have started to really focus on their house and decor after being locked up for months,” said Andy Cardwell, owner of Austin, Texas-based A Custom House. “We do business with many interior designers who are equally as busy and will come pull a lot from our store.”

Plus, as home becomes more integral to folks’ day-to-day lives (think work from home, school from home, etc.), they’re going to need to fill those spaces with more functional and multi-use products, said retailers.

“People are spending more time in their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most people

8 Exterior Additions That Will Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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    It’s likely that, if you have one, your outdoor space — be it a yard, front porch, or back patio — has seen more use than normal this year. With everyone spending more time at home, renovation projects have surged over the last six months (just look at the numbers), and upgrades to exteriors have been of particular interest.

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    If your home is in need of an exterior refresh — maybe after six months of looking at the same color, you just want a change — there are so many ways to upgrade, both cosmetically and for functionality. Any dedicated DIYer has cycled through dozens of projects by now, but there are other changes you can make to up your home’s curb appeal. Here are eight ways that you may not have considered, from easy updates that can be done in a day, like upgrading hardware, to bigger interventions like replacing gutters (yes, seriously!).

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