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Gallery: Home trends from the Home Show +3 more photos Americans will spend more this year on home repairs than they've spent in a decade, according to a report released this year by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The report projects expenditures of nearly $340 billion for home renovations and repairs for 2018. That's about 7.5 percent more than spent in 2017. The study says the increase in sales results from a strong housing market and people trying to rebuild after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria nearly devastated Texas, Puerto Rico and other parts of the southern United States in 2017. In Tennessee, homeowners spent an average of about $6,200 on home repairs in 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Local retailers want to capitalize on the spending trends. That's why nearly 300 vendors amassed at the 52nd annual Tri-State Home Show two weeks ago. Their booths, often elaborately outfitted, gave visitors a glimpse of what's available for their home-improvement needs. Here are five trends we noticed. UPSCALE LANDSCAPING Looking for more at-home recreation with the family? Barrett Fischer says his company specializes in transforming flat, boring backyards into outdoor destinations that encourage ...

News source: Times Free Press

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