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7 Home Improvements That Cost a Lot More in 2021

These projects will take a bigger bite out of your budget than in the recent past. Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, and that puts a magnifying glass on things we want to upgrade both inside and outside the house. For a variety of reasons — scarcity of materials, tariffs, rising wages, demand for sustainable products — many remodeling projects are costing significantly more now, according to HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with prescreened home service professionals. For its 2021 True Cost Report, HomeAdvisor took a look at home improvement projects that were popular in 2020 and how much more expensive they became in 2020 compared with 2019. Their findings show that in 2020 the following projects saw year-over-year price inflation of 10% or more — a lot more, in some cases.

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