Retail sales were up 3% in January from the month before, but some categories — like building supplies — were mostly flat.
Most home improvement projects don't break even, a new study says. But the value of an upgrade may be more than financial.
Bruce Ridenour has been a contractor for 40 years and said local contractors in Danbury, Connecticut don't have bandwidth to handle all the new demand.
Among the beneficiaries: Lowe's and Home Depot.
Do-it-yourself projects were declining. Then the pandemic arrived.
All this time at home has a lot of us rethinking our living spaces — with sometimes regrettable results.
People are still shopping — just for different stuff.
Home Depot reported a 6% increase in sales and True Value says paint sales are up more than 20% as Americans use lockdown to clean up, paint up, and fix up.