Stay-at-Home DIY and Home Improvement Boom
Renovator Store CEO Scott Pendlebury told The Australian Financial Review that homeowners are using time at home to do small home improvement projects, as the home building market slows down. In news about "the big shutdown", John Kehoe reports on this phenomenon where "select businesses are experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand." A portion of the article reads:
Home renovations a mixed bag
The home-building market is slowing down as people put on hold planned projects due to job losses and income uncertainty from coronavirus health measures, Melbourne-based Renovator Store founder Scott Pendlebury said.
"But the offsetting positive is the forced-DIY stay-at-home effect," he said.
"A lot of home owners are sourcing products to do their small projects like installing pull-out kitchen bins, upgrading pantries, storage and home theatre cabling."
The Renovatorstore.com.au website said, "we are open for business and experiencing high volumes. Minor carrier delays are possible."
The complete article is below.