17 Most Popular Remodeling Projects
Kitchen upgrades have overtaken bathroom updates as the remodeling project homeowners want most, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index report covering the first quarter of 2017. Bathroom renovations previously held the number one spot, but kitchen redos barely pulled ahead in the most recent report.
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NAHB’s survey showed these are the most common jobs for remodelers:
- Kitchen remodeling: 81%
- Bathroom remodeling: 80%
- Whole-house remodeling: 53%
- Room additions: 45%
- Windows/door replacement: 36%
- Finished basement: 27%
- Repairing property damage: 27%
- Decks: 25%
- Bathroom additions: 24%
- Roofing: 23%
- Enclosed/added porch: 23%
- Handyman services: 22%
- Siding: 19%
- Second story additions: 16%
- Enclosed/added garage: 12%
- Historic preservation: 9%
- Finished attic: 7%
Fifty-three percent of remodelers say “whole-house remodeling” has become a much more common project, the survey notes. It’s also the first time since 2006 that more than half of the respondents to NAHB’s survey have cited anything besides kitchens and bathrooms as a common type of remodeling project, the index notes.
Source: “Remodeling in 2016: Kitchens Reclaim Top Spot From Baths,” National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing blog
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