Shoppers flock to Lowe’s and Home Depot thanks to stay-at-home orders

  • The coronavirus pandemic has battered much of the retail industry, but home improvement stores are a major exception to the rule. 
  • Home Depot and Lowe’s — the two biggest players in the home improvement retail sector — both reported strong sales in their earnings calls this past week.
  • Seth Basham, the managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, credited pandemic stay-at-home orders and beautiful spring weather with this “surge” of spending.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Millions of consumers across the United States have spent the spring of 2020 largely stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All those hours spent indoors — acutely aware of each rickety shelf, leaky faucet, or dingy tiled floor — have proven to be a boon for home improvement retailers.

Home Depot and Lowe’s just posted earnings this week. Home Depot’s report proved to be a mixed bag,

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Bathroom decor that stands out

Whether you���re creating a cottage-style bathroom with soothing colors and textures or a bold, contemporary bathroom, there are a variety of items available to help you create the effect you want. Keep the background light and neutral, and then add splashes of color through the decor items and accessories to complete the look. For a cottage-style bathroom, keep the colors soft and subtle. Or go modern with your bathroom decor by choosing black and gray decorations and accessories.

Bathroom furniture options

When you need to make room to store things in the bathroom, there are a variety of options to consider. Consider bathroom cabinets for storage, bathroom shelving with integrated storage space, and bathroom medicine cabinets to store small healthcare and beauty care items. If you don���t have a lot of available floor space, consider wall-mounted cabinets, medicine chests, and over-the-toilet cabinets. If you have

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Gardens | The Huntington

Encompassing about 120 acres, the botanical gardens feature 16 stunning themed gardens. In 1903 Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch about 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. His superintendent, William Hertrich (1878–1966), was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of The Huntington’s botanical gardens. The property—originally nearly 600 acres—today covers 207 acres, 120 of which are open to visitors and include some 15,000 different varieties of plants.

‘Huntington’s 100th’ Rose
A special variety of rose, ‘Huntington’s 100th’, provides a quintessential touch to The Huntington’s Centennial. The pastel yellow and orchid pink floribunda was hybridized by Tom Carruth, The Huntington’s E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, and is on display in the historic Rose Garden, as well as in

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Restaurant Review: Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square

GUY FIERI, have you eaten at your new restaurant in Times Square? Have you pulled up one of the 500 seats at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar and ordered a meal? Did you eat the food? Did it live up to your expectations?

Did panic grip your soul as you stared into the whirling hypno wheel of the menu, where adjectives and nouns spin in a crazy vortex? When you saw the burger described as “Guy’s Pat LaFrieda custom blend, all-natural Creekstone Farm Black Angus beef patty, LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion + pickle), SMC (super-melty-cheese) and a slathering of Donkey Sauce on garlic-buttered brioche,” did your mind touch the void for a minute?

Did you notice that the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table? Were the “bourbon butter crunch chips” missing from your Almond Joy cocktail, too? Was your deep-fried “boulder” of ice cream

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Top 10 Materials for Kitchen Countertops

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9 Easy Home Improvement Projects To Keep You Busy While Quarantined

We’re spending way more time at home these days, which means it’s more important than ever for our living spaces to bring us joy and comfort. But if you’re like me, you’ve begun to notice ― maybe even fixate on ― imperfections like run down furniture and outdated wallpaper.

Since you’re stuck at home anyway, now might be a good opportunity to work on a project or two that will spruce up your home and take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic. Most major hardware stores are offering online ordering with curbside pickup, so getting supplies should be a breeze. And as long as you’re handy with a few basic tools and paintbrush, you can tackle these easy home improvement projects.

1. Add an accent wall

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But if you don’t have the patience or energy to repaint

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19 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?

Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The reason is that there are so many different ways to layout your garden.

Then you have to consider what your goal for your vegetable garden is. Do you want it to give some produce but also care about aesthetics? Are you more interested in getting the most produce possible from your garden?

After you decide what your primary goal for your vegetable garden is, then scroll through the vegetable garden plans I’ve gathered from all over the internet and see which options work the best for you.

vegetable garden plans

Simple Vegetable Garden Plans

Here are the vegetable garden plans:

1.  Raised Garden Bed Gardening Plans

vegetable garden plans for raised beds

These plans are amazing. The reason is that they take each raised garden bed into account and lay

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Planning your home improvement part 3: 10 ways to trim your budget

Every year, lots of customers use their Zopa loans to renovate their homes. And while we help with your renovation finances, we know that’s just the start of it. So we asked interior design expert Kimberly Duran of Swoon Worthy, for her tips on how to go about planning that big renovation project

There are plenty of ways to save money when renovating. Here are 10 ways (and there are more!) to knock pounds off your budget and still get a great look for less:

  1. Look to YouTube tutorials to learn how to DIY projects yourself or consider local classes to learn basic carpentry, tiling, plastering or upholstery skills which will save you money for those foundation items.
  2. Look to rent rather than buy power tools. While you’ll want to have a basic toolkit at home, things like electric drills, sanders and carpet cleaners can be rented for less.
  3. Declutter
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Spring’s Hottest Home Decor Trends According to Etsy

The Etsy Trend Guide is a compilation of fresh trends our expert is noticing across Etsy and the home industry as a whole: what sellers are creating, what shoppers are loving, and what’s hot right now in the wider market. These home decor trends are based, in part, on some of the top searches within the home decor category on Etsy.com over the past year.

Whether you’re the type of person who lives for a weekend of sprucing and scrubbing or the kind who’d rather do literally anything else on earth, the best reward for a dutiful spring cleaning session (or the best motivation to finally start one) is the same: a beautiful new something for your now-dust-bunny-free domain. This season’s freshest home trends—and the ones I can’t wait to incorporate into my own space—are all about showing off a little personality, from unique-by-default finishes like terrazzo and poured paint

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How to Start a New Garden

You may have visions of drifts of color, wildflower prairies, or bushels of tomatoes, but get your feet wet first with some gardening basics. For flower gardens, choose a site close to the door or with a good view from a favorite window. Place your garden where you’ll see and enjoy it often. This will also motivate you to garden more.

The front lawn shown here is small, but the homeowners still found an attractive, sunny spot to add some color and curb appeal. No matter how busy they are, they can enjoy their garden every time they pull into their driveway or look out their front window.

Evaluate and Choose a Site

If you have your heart set on growing a specific plant, check to see what growing conditions it requires. Vegetables will need at least six hours of sun exposure a day. The same goes for most flowering

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