Pandemic influence on renovations overstated: survey

HomeStars, the online marketplace connecting homeowners with contractors, has released its third annual Reno Report. Through the Angus Reid Forum, the company surveyed Canadian homeowners who have undertaken renovations since the pandemic’s onset. The findings challenged conventional wisdom, as 68 percent of respondents said that COVID-19 did not influence their decision to renovate. Instead, the top reason cited was to improve the overall aesthetics of the home.