Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement Projects

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As any homeowner knows, home improvement projects have a way of getting very expensive very quickly. 

The pandemic has inspired a surge in home improvement projects in recent months. For many homeowners looking to fund such projects, it means turning to credit cards to pay for them, according to a recent survey by online lender LightStream.

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To pay with credit, cash, HELOC or other?

Tanisha A. Sykes

Donald Olhausen Jr., a 34-year-old real estate flipper in San Diego, did a major home remodeling project on his 2,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style home in 2018.

“We completely renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, replaced carpet, upgraded electrical and plumbing fixtures, and did carpentry work on the interior and exterior of the house,” says Olhausen. “We also added sod and new fencing to the front yard to help with curb appeal.”

The project was quite an undertaking, but more than worth it for Olhausen and his wife, Gabrielle, 25. To pay for the renovation, Olhausen, who was sole owner of

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