What to Do About Home Improvement Delays and Shortages

Being stuck in our homes the past year-plus has given many of us the renovation bug, but now may not be the time to take on large home improvement projects. COVID and quarantines have led to massive supply line disruptions, manufacturing delays, and labor shortages — a perfect storm causing building costs to skyrocket.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the cost of building materials has increased an average of 26.1% in the last year. Lumber prices, in particular, have more than doubled since December 2020, and luxury materials like marble have also risen noticeably in price in

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