The top 10 remodeling hot spots in the US

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In some communities, the most popular weekend destination is the hardware store. Americans are incessant tinkerers, and homeowners have been ramping up spending on renovation projects for the past 4 years, according to industry experts.

Where’s the hottest remodeling action in the country? Bankrate used government banking data to find out. Here are the top 10 counties where residents took out the most home improvement loans from 2009 to 2013.