Profile America — Monday, April 30th. With the market for new homes still depressed, many are deciding to fix up their current house while others are taking advantage of the good weather to accomplish long-delayed tasks. April is the kickoff for the home improvement season and also National Decorating Month. The idea is that money spent on fixing up houses is a wise investment, whether it's a simple paint job or an entire addition. Remodeling a bathroom is by far the most popular improvement, followed by updating the kitchen and putting on a new roof. Homeowners do a lot of their own work but largely rely on professionals when it comes to putting on a roof or laying down carpeting. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 195, 196 Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1003
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