In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, photo, construction workers install exterior windows on an apartment complex in Tempe, Ariz. Spending on home remodeling
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, photo, construction workers install exterior windows on an apartment complex in Tempe, Ariz. Spending on home remodeling has picked up over the past 18 months and is expected to rise nearly 20 percent to $151 billion by the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ( Ross D. Franklin )