Home renovations boom during pandemic – WOWT

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Home remodeling has become more popular during the pandemic.

Oscar Miranda said he’s currently working on some of his rental properties.

“So, we’re taking off all the old floors and replacing them with the new vinyl floor,” he said.

Joe Teeples visited a home improvement store Monday before heading back to work on his home.

“Last week you know it got really cold, so I put in some insulation to take care of some colds spots,” he explained.

However, not everyone is interested in doing their home projects themselves. Contractors are available, but they’re busy.

Chuck Hall with Nastase Contracting said the pandemic caused them to lose a few weeks of business last year.

“The demand started to pick back up, and we didn’t see a horrible drop off in financial performance from the year. It was a slight dip, but there were programs in place to help us through it,” he explained.

Hall said the company dealt with many changes. They changed how they operated.

“We would just do the appointments on the phone, at the customers home while they would be in a different room on the phone,” Hall said.

They even saw a change in the types of projects that are being requested.

“Kitchen and bathroom remodels are in high demand. I think it’s a combination