Celebrating Our Spirit: Home improvement projects soar

Adelicia Caree

LIMA — With myriad financial questions surrounding the lingering coronavirus pandemic, it would be reasonable to assume homeowners have been keeping their spending habits close to the vest, holding off on home improvement projects until a degree of predictability could be detected in the unsteady employment market.

Industry experts, however, say just the opposite has proven true.

From July through September of last year Porch.com tracked 330 million U.S. Google searches for home improvement work — up almost 50% from the same period the previous year.

A Consumer Specialists survey of more than 600 homeowners conducted in June 2020 revealed

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Elements to consider in hiring a home-improvement contractor

Adelicia Caree
By Marty Morse
Special to The Enterprise

Securing and hiring a remodeling company can be a cumbersome task for any homeowner. Finding accurate answers to questions you may have can be difficult to sort through with the amount of information found on the web.

By breaking down the nuts and bolts of this endeavor, I was able to define five important elements to consider when hiring a contractor to work on your home.

* License and insurance: The first and most important element is to check the status of the Contractor’s License and make sure they are current with their

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10 Home Improvement Tips That Will Transform Where You Live

By Jane Lucas

If you have just purchased a house and have all the excitement of a complete home renovation project ahead of you, or have recently been looking over your outdated home wondering what you could do to spruce it up, then read on. Here is a run-through of ten home improvements tips that could transform where you live for the better.

1. Reface The Exterior

Excellent curb appeal instantly elevates a house to the next level, and if you can afford to, refacing your home is a brilliant way to achieve this. Recladding or rendering the exterior brickwork

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To DIY or not to DIY: the home improvement dilemma

Adelicia Caree

With so many binge-worthy home renovation series available on streaming services right now, it seems like we’re all taking intensive home & décor classes. A few seasons in and you’re already feeling like a professional ready to take on the most difficult home improvements projects you can think of. It’s no wonder so many people are gearing up for big renovations around the house, confident they’ll do a great job, regardless of the challenges.

But the truth is, there’s a big difference between feeling like an expert and actually being one. Revamping your bathroom or giving your kitchen a face-lift

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Rules 5K Home Improvement Sweepstakes

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KTVI and KPLR TV 5K Sweepstakes Giveaway

Official Rules


1. Local Market Sponsors. This local market giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by KTVI and KPLR TV (the “Station”), 2250 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146, and The Capital Grille 101 S Hanley Road Suite 250Clayton, MO 63105 (314) 725-0930



(collectively, the “Local Market Sponsors(s)”). This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Local Market Sponsors(s), which shall be final and

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Determine if it’s best to renovate on your own | Home Improvement

Adelicia Caree

A do-it-yourself mentality has taken hold in millions of households across the globe. Popular television channels like HGTV and DIY Network as well as accessible home improvement content on apps like YouTube has inspired many homeowners to tackle renovation projects around their homes. Taking such initiative is admirable, though it also can prove costly if homeowners end up biting off more than they can chew. Home improvement videos and television shows have a tendency to oversimplify renovation projects, potentially giving homeowners a false sense of confidence in their DIY abilities. A concerted effort on the part of homeowners to determine

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