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A Home Depot sign is shown on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on remodeling and repair projects in the second quarter. The biggest U.S. home-improvement retailer said Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 that stronger sales of paint, bath accessories and kitchen installations helped lift its net income by 12 percent during the period. Lower costs also contributed to the improved results. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Home Depot sees signs of improving housing market

The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on sprucing up their homes in the second quarter.

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