Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Home Improvement And Repair Projects Have Never Been More Popular And Easier To Accomplish

The popularity of HGTV (Home & Garden Television) has created a 
thriving market in do-it-yourself home improvement and interior 
decorating. All sectors of the home improvement industry have 
benefited since HGTV started airing in 1975.
The real estate boom was followed by a home improvement boom. 
People would buy a old house and want to redecorate the house 
from floor to ceiling. People who had lived in their houses for 
a while wanted new kitchen cabinets. The home improvement shows 
were an impetus for a massive movement by homeowners to start a 
remodeling revolution
The home improvements that people take on include makeovers from 
the attic to the basement. They perform functional repairs like 
fixing a leaky roof, replacing windows, and adding more room to the 
house. Then there are the projects that are just for the 
beautification of the home like updating kitchen, remodeling a 
master bedroom.
Some people use home improvement as a creative outlet. They paint 
and redesign just for the satisfaction of improving their living 
space. HGTV has been a large contributor to the home improvement 
HGTV reaches 89 million households every week and over 800,000 
nightly prime time viewers. The format of the show has been copied 
several times and spin offs like Trading 
Spaces, Extreme Makeovers. Viewers sit for hours watching 
"Design on a Dime" "Devine Design", "Landscapers Challenge". 
The home improvement shows just keep coming.
HGTV provides instructions for thousands of home improvement projects. 
They provide video clips for everything from garden projects to 
constructing a bed. HGTV is the one-stop resource for finding anything 
you need for expert help with "doing it yourself" projects.
HGTV makes home improvement look easy and fun. HGTV gives viewers 
new ideas and inspires the week end warrior to do some type of home 
improvement project. HGTV mission is "to provide ideas, information, 
and inspiration for decorating and home improvement".
The impact that HGTV has on home improvement can be measured in these 

  • Furniture sales grew by 75%, between Between 1995-2005

  • These items included soft goods as well, carpets, lamps, area rugs, 
    linens, glassware
    People all over the country are decorating their homes to look like 
    these superbly beautiful fantasy creations that they view on HGTV. 
    If you are not a "do it yourselfer" you can just imagine the way your
    home might look when you go on tours of million dollar home all 
    across the country. You see people who look like you making grand 
    improvements to shacks that end up looking like your dream home.
    HGTV has had a dramatic impact on the home improvement industry 
    because HGTV appeals to the age group of people who have the money 
    to pay for major home improvement projects. The demographics of the 
    typical HGTV is a female age 35-64 years old. Over 70% of HGTV 
    viewers are females. 
    That means that the female viewers are encouraging husband, fathers, 
    brother to do the work so they can enjoy the benefits. 
    The additional general consumer demographics for home improvement by 
    female indicate:
    The target demographic for the Do It Yourself Website is:
    The home Improvement Research Institute studies show that both men 
    and women are active participants in the planning of home improvement 
    projects as well as the purchase of those products used for 
  • Sales of home furnishings increased 97% in this same period.
  • They shop more often
  • Visit more stores
  • Spend more than the typical shopper
  • Homeowners
  • Ages 25-54
  • Incomes of $60,000
  • Internet access
  • Propensity for home improvement