Bath Remodels Edge Kitchens for Top Spot in 2014

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PKDG_Bath_1To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers released survey results on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members.

Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom remodels remain the most popular, and that home owners’ top motivation for remodeling was to upgrade with newer, better features in their homes.

“As the country’s financial footing improves, clients are better able to realize their home design dreams. While remodels prompted by repairs remain common, home owners have more discretionary funds available for upgrades, so better style, comfort and safety motivate more home improvement projects,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Robert Criner, GMR, GMB, CAPS, a remodeler from Newport News, Va.

“Whatever the reason for undertaking a home remodel, NAHB Remodelers remains committed to professionalism and helping home owners create the home of their dreams.”

Both bathroom and kitchen remodels were up 6 and 7 percent from 2013, respectively, rebounding strongly from historic lows in 2010. Bathroom remodels were cited as a common job by 78 percent of remodelers, a return to an all-time high level.

polk4From simple projects like window and door replacements to complex plans for whole home remodels and transforming basements into living space, most project types increased in popularity from 2013 levels.

Repairs and replacements of old components and the desire for upgraded amenities were cited as the top reasons for customers to hire a remodeler. The survey also found that a need for more space and a reluctance to move to a new home were popular drivers for home owner remodeling.

After baths and kitchens, the most popular remodeling categories were window/door replacements, whole house remodels, room additions, property damage repairs and handyman services.

For more information about remodeling during National Home Remodeling Month and year-round, visit nahb.org/remodel.

One thought on “Bath Remodels Edge Kitchens for Top Spot in 2014

  1. Upgrading your home by remodeling outdated living areas can definitely increase your property’s value while always adding to it’s aesthetic appeal. For many homebuyers, this saves a great deal of money, considering what they would have to invest if they attempted to invest in another property. In fact, experts make it quite clear that by carrying out remodeling plans for the two most common rooms in your home can improve upon the equity of the home as well. Later in years a family can take out the interest on the equity of their home, which is a plus for most! I agree that a family can have the home of their dreams just by making the slightest of changes, or the simplest of changes in home decor. Saving and investing in your home is the wisest decision you can make!

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