What Are Your Home Improvement Goals?

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?

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If you haven’t considered a home improvement project or are not sure whether you can afford it, consider some of the most cost-effective remodeling projects such as a wood deck addition. It is estimated that you can recoup about 73% of the cost of building a new deck when reselling your home, plus you can enjoy the benefits of outdoor living, so why not give it a try?

Stay tuned to the Schutte Lumber blog for deck-building ideas in the new year. Sign up to receive an e-mail when we post to our blog.