PA Households Spend This Much On Renovation Projects, Study Finds

PENNSYLVANIA — Working towards your dream kitchen or a bathroom oasis in the Keystone State? From major renovation projects to small repairs around the house, home improvement costs can add up quickly – with a new study showing Pennsylvania residents spend more than $3,400 each year on home renovations.

This study, by real estate experts at, examines Census data on how much the average household spends on renovations each year – as well as social media data on which room of the house is most commonly made over.

Renovations have “gained massive popularity” since the global pandemic as homeowners

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Man charged with stealing $60K in alleged Pittsburgh-area home improvement scam

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A man is in custody, charged with scamming several homeowners out of thousands of dollars for home repairs never done.

According to police, Ryan Blumling promised all kinds of improvements to several homeowners’ houses in Bridgeville. In the end, all he delivered was a bunch of excuses and according to police, it’s not the first time he’s done something like this.

“There’s a lot of good contractors out there. There’s a handful of ones though that live off of scams and frauds,” said Bridgeville Chief Chad King.

According to Bridgeville police, 43-year-old Ryan Thomas Blumling is

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DC attorney general sues home remodeling company Curbio

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DC suede home renovation company Curbio on Monday, alleging it traps homeowners with overpriced bills for substandard work.

Why it matters: Attorney General Brian Schwalb claims the Potomac, Md.-based company targets elderly and low-income residents looking to sell their homes and lies about its promise of speedy, high-quality renovations.

Details: The company advertises its services in dozens of cities. It promises to

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