The Dow’s new high is “important from a psychological standpoint,” says Andres Garcia-Amaya, global market strategist for JP Morgan Funds. I agree! And with interest rates are at ultra-low levels, thanks to the Fed’s bond-buying program to stimulate borrowing and job creating, let’s hope for a boost in the home improvement market as well. Homeowners who have tabled their wish list may take it off the shelf, looking for outdoor projects to boost their spirits this spring. It’s a great time to re-visit those higher ticket items, like patios, decks, sunrooms, ponds or pergolas – projects that will improve your outlook and your lifestyle, but that people shied away from over the past several years. Home improvement companies, anxious to book projects through the building season, should have attractive pricing this month.