According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, home improvement spending is expected to increase in 2011 as consumer optimism and savings have risen. That’s great news for those of you who have been hoping to remodel your kitchen or bath or build an addition or new fence! Still, we know many Americans will face financial challenges in the new year. So, tell us: Are you planning on any home improvement projects next year? If so, what are your home improvement goals?