According to The Australian Financial Review, at the start of the pandemic, home renovator and designer Sarah Tilley was worried her business would go bust, thinking people would hold off renovating and spending money while the virus was raging.
But then her phone started ringing, and never seemed to stop.
"People are calling us non-stop to get quotes, to install new kitchens, extra bedrooms, formal offices or even do the whole house because they can't travel overseas or to some states in Australia, so they're using their travel money to renovate instead," Ms Tilley, owner of Mi Designer, said.
"We have clients who would have been spending money travelling to Europe for the summer or visiting family in South Africa, who have now decided to put that money into their homes instead.
"A ski trip later this year is off, so clients are calling and saying, 'I want a new kitchen.'"
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