Five of the most popular renovation
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Just under 35 percent of participants
reported taking on an interior
painting project in 2020. Interior
painting projects can be perfect
for DIYers, but homeowners also can
trust this task to skilled professionals.
Real estate professionals routinely
report how much prospective buyers
love updated bathrooms, so it’s no surprise
that roughly 31 percent of homeowners
who took part in the HomeAdvisor
report indicated they renovated
their bathrooms in 2020.
Floors took on a lot of extra traffi c
during the pandemic, so it shouldn’t be
too surprising that fl ooring projects
were popular in 2020. More than onefourth
of participants told HomeAdvisor
their homes were updated with a
new fl oor during the pandemic.
With nowhere else to go to escape
the daily grind in 2020, many homeowners
took to their yards. Twentyfour
percent of those homeowners
reported making their backyard retreats
more appealing by repairing
or upgrading the landscaping outside
their homes. In fact, the average homeowner
reported completing 3.4 landscaping
projects in 2020.
Another project that makes sense
given the circumstances, kitchen renovations
were the fi fth most popular
home improvement project in 2020.
Restaurant closures and social distancing
guidelines led many people
to dine in more often than they otherwise
would, and just under 23 percent
of homeowners reported renovating
their kitchens in 2020.
As the world gradually emerges
from the pandemic, many homeowners
who caught the renovation bug
while in quarantine also will be
emerging with what feels like an entirely
— Metro Creative Connection
Spending so much time at home
during the pandemic led many
homeowners to spruce up their
homes. According to HomeAdvisor’s
2021 State of Home Spending report,
spending on home improvements increased
by an average of $745 per
household in 2020.
In the face of travel restrictions
and social distancing guidelines,
many homeowners pivoted in 2020
and spent money they initially intended
to use for vacations on home
Though many such projects required
the services of a professional
contractor, others, including the most
popular project among the 5,000 homeowners
who participated in the
HomeAdvisor report, were do-it-yourself
endeavors. That not only gave
homeowners’ homes a new look, but
also gave them something to do during
quarantine. The following are
the fi ve most popular home improvement
projects of 2020 according to the
As the world emerges from the pandemic, many homeowners who caught the renovation bug
while in quarantine will be emerging with what feels like a new home. Metro Creative Connection
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