6 reasons that estate shutters have staying power in your home decor | Home/Garden

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Micah is here today. I like Micah. Micah has no idea how much I like him or how long I have been waiting for him. Micah is installing estate shutters in my bedroom. I have been hankering for this home improvement for 32 months, 16 days and five hours.

Ever since my husband and I moved into our Happier Yellow House and made our to-do list, shutters in our room have been on it. The house already had handsome white shutters on all the front windows, but the prior owners took their foot off the gas in the back of the house, where they hung cheaper, white wood blinds.

The first time I tried to open them, the wand came off in my hand. The blinds never worked again. 

But every time the shutters crept to the top of the hit list, another budget biter smacked it down, and we’d

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3 Reasons Home Improvement Is The Fastest-Growing Retail Category, And What To Watch For

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Amid the shuttering of many brick-and-mortar stores and slow growth in retail spending overall, there is one bright star: home improvement stores. Emblematic of this is the continued strong growth in revenue at Home Depot and other stores in the home improvement sector. 

More to the point: Home improvement spending nationwide has been growing at almost double the rate of the rest of the retail sector. Let’s look at what tailwinds have been propelling home improvement, from do-it-yourself work to the hiring of pros to do elaborate remodels.

  • One enabling factor is the growth
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