If you’ve been spending a lot more time at home these days, you may have thought your house could use a little work. If so, you’re in good company.
More than 70% of people polled by Bank of America about shopping habits during coronavirus said they were taking on home improvement projects, with more on tap for 2021. Sales at building material and garden supply stores are up 11% from last year, according to Census Bureau retail sales data through July. Home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowe’s had breakout quarters.
“Homeowners have become far more aware of the eyesores around their house,” says Dan DiClerico, home expert at HomeAdvisor, a home services marketplace. “Also, our homes are subject to a lot more wear and tear when we’re spending more time at home.”
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