If you’ve ever tuned into a show on the DIY Network or gone to a home and garden expo, it’s clear that the do-it-yourself home improvement industry – currently estimated at $10.5 billion* – is booming. Every month, in fact, more than four million people visit HGTV.com, America’s leading home and garden website. With so many of us answering to the call of our inner handywoman or handyman, the DIY market is big business.

 

Now with the days getting longer and summer right around the corner, consumers are again gearing up to spend more freely on items to spruce up their dwellings. And, there’s nothing more frustrating for consumers eager to get started on their weekend project than wasting time searching for the right supplies.

 

To help DIYers quickly find what they need, Home Depot has introduced a new mobility tool for Windows Phone 7 users.

The Home Depot app is the ideal power tool. Consumers can research and purchase more than 100,000 products directly from within the app, available for free download on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Now it’s easier than ever for Home Depot shoppers to get inspired, search, plan, find discounts and get more done -- all on the go.

 

 Here are some helpful features that the Home Depot app offers to Windows Phone 7 users:

 

Search from your mobile device:   

  • Appliances
  • Bath
  • Building Materials
  • Décor
  • Doors and Windows
  • Electrical
  • Floor
  • Kitchen
  • Lighting and Fans
  • Outdoor
  • Paint
  • Storage
  • Tools and Hardware

 

Store Locator

No matter where you are, you can always find a Home Depot nearby. Our app uses your phone’s GPS or you can use your zip code to immediately locate your closest Home Depot, complete with directions, store phone number and hours of operation – so you can start shopping and start saving right away.

 

In-Store Maps

Don’t you know where to find what you need in your favorite Home Depot store? With In-Store Maps you can quickly find the map and layout for the store you are shopping in or for any Home Depot store across the country to help you find what you need.

 

My Account & My Lists

The Home Depot app makes it easy to keep tabs on everything that catches your eye. Save tools and materials directly to your list to remember for later. Now you can log into your homedepot.com account directly from your phone.

 

To learn more about The Home Depot app for Windows Phone 7 and to download, click here.

 

*According to Mintel, a leading market research company.