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Record-high lumber prices impact suppliers, new homes, DIY projects, jobs, business, real estate, coronavirus, economy

“And prices will be higher next week than they were this week,” Alan Pippenger, president of the Requarth Co., a Dayton supplier, said Thursday.

The cost increases are due largely to an unexpected domino-effect triggered last spring by the COVID-19 pandemic, local officials said.

The hikes have led to some delays in single-family and multifamily residential developments. They also have caused shifts in business practices, including limiting customer purchases and buying truckloads of product without knowing the specific prices.

“We’re seeing precipitous increases in the cost of lumber on a nightly, weekly, monthly basis to the point where almost every construction contract that’s being written has contingencies associated with the price of lumber,” said John Morris, president of the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors.

The change in contract language started several months ago, said Morris, whose organization focuses on commercial construction and has about 32,000 members in Southwest Ohio

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TikTok hack for DIY lazy Susan made with household items praised as ‘revolutionary’

Spice cabinet organization just got easier for people who aren’t afraid of DIY home improvement projects.

A viral TikTok video made by Kathryn Snearly from Do It On a Dime is showing social media users how to make an affordable lazy Susan — for spices, oils or seasonings — that fits inside a cabinet.

TIKTOK HACK CLAIMS TO PREVENT KITCHEN FOOD SPILLS, GOES VIRAL

Using only three items, the YouTuber and lifestyle blogger created the DIY lazy Susan with two stackable pans and a pack of marbles.

“Fix your life from the Dollar Store,” Snearly captioned the video, which shows her placing even-sized marbles into a shallow round pan before she covers it with second pan. Snearly’s clip skips to the end result: a fully rotatable lazy Susan that holds an assortment of spice containers.

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Since sharing her kitchen organization hack on March

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How to Know When DIY Won’t Cut It for Your Home Improvement Projects

We all know it’s tempting to save money when it comes to home improvement. And there is certainly a great sense of pride that comes with tackling a project on your own. (With the exception of plumbing and electricity — seriously, kids, don’t try either of those at home.)

While it’s true that certain home renovation projects are billed as DIY-friendly, it doesn’t mean you are DIY-friendly. There are many “simple” projects that have turned out to be anything but. And before you know it, the money you thought you were saving gets spent on calling in a professional to fix your mistakes.

Do you have what it takes to DIY?

Before you dive into any home improvement project as a property investor, you should at least consider these three factors:

  • Tools: Ask any contractor: You need the right tool for the job. But you don’t
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Those Home-Improvement DIY Projects? 5 Ways to Finally Tackle Them in 2021

MY FATHER was known for his daily lists. Every year on Dec. 26, he itemized the dozen tasks that would let him immediately eradicate any trace of Christmas. Not that he was a bah-humbug kind of guy, but he did not dally when there was work to do. By nightfall, the tree was at the curb, my mother’s mechanical Santas were in the attic and the breakable ornaments were safely packed away in what he called their “babble wrap” (he also was known for malapropisms).

My father attributed the fact that our house was always in perfect repair to his lists. As he said, “They keep me in line, Scrutt Butt.” (This was a nickname, probably a malapropism, he used interchangeably for me, my three brothers or any other dawdler he was fond of).


My kitchen cabinets need to be repainted, but I can’t imagine how I can schedule

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Over 80 Percent of Millennials Have Done a DIY Home Improvement Project During Pandemic Shutdown

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Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.

A poll of 2,000 homeowners conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March, according to SWNS.

The survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

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Overall, the average homeowner has already attempted four different home improvement projects since March — guesstimating a savings of over $160 just by trying a project themselves.

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DIY Trend in Home Improvement & Automation to Soar: 5 Picks

The global urban population is expected to swell by around 2.5 billion by 2050. Urban dwellers have shown a significant inclination to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, in both home improvement and home automation. As the coronavirus pandemic have restricted people mostly indoors, they can now invest more time in DIY projects that drives the market.

Stay-at-Home Propels Home Restructuring

The pandemic has forced people to work from home and many companies have suggested employees to continue working remotely even after the coronavirus outbreak. Hence, many are now converting their unfinished basements into a workspace or working on DIY home-office projects. This includes expanding space to fit in another computer monitor and making a bookshelf that can fit perfectly into the space available.

Additionally, in the past years, the United States has been witnessed rising adoption of luxury real estate and with the rise in population of working women, families now have

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