Consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic began working on new home improvement projects, growing the home improvement industry to a $457 billion industry, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute, and the projects expect to continue into 2021.

A consumer insights study commissioned by Lowe’s found that 51% of respondents said they “have bigger plans” for their homes than a year ago and 56% are looking to learn how to take on a new home improvement project.

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