With many consumers spending more time indoors because of the pandemic, some homeowners have used at least a portion of that time to make improvements on their homes.
Porch, a company that connects homeowners and home improvement professionals, surveyed homeowners to gauge whether the coronavirus outbreak has stopped them from moving forward with their home improvement plans. The survey found that not only were most homeowners not deterred by the pandemic, but many have taken action because of it.
Some earlier studies have suggested that consumers may be putting off plans to buy a new house because of the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic. For current homeowners, though, renovating their homes may be an appealing alternative.
The vast majority of respondents to the Porch survey — 76% — said they have made at least one home improvement since the pandemic started.
Renovating your home can be daunting under the best of circumstances. But attempting to remodel amid a global pandemic can seem impossible. That’s where Asher Lipman comes in. For more than 15 years, Lipman, a.k.a. the “NYC Renovation Coach,” has been guiding New Yorkers through the process—from setting budgets and choosing features to selecting contractors and navigating co-op boards. As COVID-19 changes how folks alter and upgrade their homes, Lipman shares with Clever the top tips for redoing your home during quarantine and beyond.
AD: How has the pandemic impacted renovation costs and timelines?
Lipman: As you’d expect, it’s increased both. The buildings have become stricter with safety protocols and the number of people allowed in at one time. That slows down the project, which increases costs. There’s also supply-chain issues with some materials, making them more expensive.
How have your clients handled the situation?
It hasn’t been
When the Dodgers open their season Thursday, Major League Baseball would you like to watch with your phone in hand.
With ballparks closed to the public because of the coronavirus, at least for now, fans will experience the 2020 season almost entirely through television. What better time, the league believes, to get fans hooked on betting on baseball?
Not actual betting, of course, at least not through MLB. But the league plans to tempt fans to bet on the results of games, and on plays within those games, with contests that offer cash prizes.
Will the Dodgers win, or will the San Francisco Giants? How many batters will Clayton Kershaw strike out? In his next at-bat, will Cody Bellinger hit
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