For millions of people around the globe, sheltering in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic has entailed more than remote work, parenting challenges, and binge-watching Netflix. Confined to their homes, a growing number of people are finally getting around to tackling long-delayed projects around the house – or finding new ones as a way of passing time and sprucing up their all-in-one homes/offices/distance learning centers.
To save costs and adhere to social distancing, many are taking the DIY approach. In the United Kingdom alone, year-on-year growth of online DIY sales had spiked by an average of more than 35 percent by late March. Globally, Technavio forecasts that DIY home improvement sales will soar by $143.3 billion from 2019 to 2023.
With its pioneering technology, ingenuity, and market insights, Israel has developed an array of products for DIY consumers – enabling customers across the globe to organize, improve, and beautify their homes.
- Innovations in IoT technology have transformed the smart home from a dream to a reality – and SwitchBee offers consumers a simple, efficient, and affordable solution for bringing this technology to their homes. The company’s patented technology can turn any home into a smart home within minutes, without requiring new wiring, hub setup, or programming. Instead, users can control any of SwitchBee’s smart home products directly from a smartphone app.
- An irrigation pioneer since its founding in 1906, Elgo allows consumers to cultivate their green thumbs with a wide range of irrigation products sold at DIY stores around the globe.
- With 15 million community members, Hometalk is the leading global hub for DIY home and garden projects, providing a place for people to share ideas and inspiration, watch video tutorials, and answer each other’s questions.
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