nation’s remodelers say that kitchen and bathroom
redos remain the most popular, and that homeowners’
top motivation for renovating is to upgrade with newer,
better features in their homes.
the country’s financial footing improves, clients are
better able to realize their home-design dreams,"
said Robert Criner, chairman of the NAHB Remodelers.
remodels prompted by repairs remain common, homeowners
have more discretionary funds available for upgrades, so
better style, comfort and safety motivate more
home-improvement projects," Criner said.
and kitchen remodels were up 6 percent and 7 percent
from 2013, respectively, rebounding strongly from
historic lows in 2010.
remodels were cited as a common job by 78 percent of
remodelers, a return to an all-time-high level.
simple projects such as 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. Repair and
replacement of old components and the desire for
upgraded amenities were cited as the top reasons for
NAHB Remodelers survey also found that a need for more
space and a reluctance to move to a new home were
popular reasons for remodeling.
baths and kitchens, the most popular remodeling
categories were window or door replacements, whole-house
remodels, room additions, property-damage repairs, and
the plug: Electrical Safety Month, in May, is over, but
I suggest taking a look at the Electrical Safety
Foundation Institute’s effort to make our lives a bit
half the nation’s houses were built before 1970, and
there is a risk of overburdening an older home’s
electrical system, leading to fires or electrocutions,
institute president Brett Brenner says.
identify the risks and what to do about them, go to
"That Old House, the New Update" at