17 Most Popular Remodeling Projects

17 Most Popular Remodeling Projects
Article by Daily Real Estate News | May 8, 2017

WelcomeHomeEntry400wKitchen 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.

Visit REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog for the latest remodeling and design trends.  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 (May 5, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 050817

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Remodeling Jobs—Baths Edge Kitchens Again for Top Spot

Remodeling Jobs—Baths Edge Kitchens Again for Top Spot
Article by Paul Emrath | May 1, 2015

NAHB-LogoTo lead off National Home Remodeling Month in May, we report results from NAHB’s quarterly Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey on the most common type of jobs performed by NAHB Remodelers in 2014.

The results show that kitchen and bathroom remodeling remain the two most common types of projects, as they have been consistently since NAHB started asking the question in 2001. Through 2009 kitchens were was slightly more common than bathroom remodels, but this tendency flipped in 2010, and in 2014 bathroom remodeling finished first again, but only by the narrowest of margins. Bathroom remodeling was cited as one of the most common remodeling projects In 2014 by 78 percent of NAHB Remodelers, compared to 77 percent for kitchen remodels.

Remodeling NAHB 1Other types of projects trail kitchens and baths by a wide margin, but window and door replacements, whole house remodeling, room additions and repairing property damage were each cited as a common project in 2014 by at least 30 percent of remodelers.

Remodeling NAHB 2Whole house remodeling continues to recover from its low point during the depths of the housing downturn. Prior to 2010, whole house remodeling was a common project for over 40 percent of remodelers, but the share fell to 21 percent in 2010, before posting solid gains in the next three surveys and coming in above 40 percent once again in 2014.

Source: “Remodeling Jobs – Baths Edge Kitchens Again for Top Spot,” National Association of Home Builders Eye on Housing blog (May 1, 2015)

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