Lifestyle changes propel remodeling activity
April 15, 2015
Remodeling and renovation activity continues to lead the residential building sector, as the market for new home construction struggles to gain momentum. Some of this activity can be attributed to homeowners making needed repairs and upgrades to increase the value of their home for resale.
As several recent surveys show, however, much of it stems from homeowners who plan to stay in their current homes for some years to come. They are ready to invest in modifying their homes to accommodate current or anticipated lifestyle changes.
The latest AIA Home Design Trends Survey confirms what surveys from Houzz and The Demand Institute also found, that kitchens and baths are the areas homeowners are most willing to invest in. But it offers some additional insights into what is motivating them to make these changes now.
Rosie on the House
Feb. 15, 2014
What Will You Remodel First? The Kitchen or the Bath?
By Rosie Romero
Special to The Arizona Republic
OK, yesterday was Valentine’s Day; maybe you bought your husband, wife or best friend something special like golf clubs or jewelry. But maybe you promised them that this year you would have the bathroom or kitchen remodeled.
If you did, you’re not alone because remodelers tell us that after doing almost nothing to renovate their homes since 2008, homeowners feel good enough about their finances to start remodeling.The only problem is that you have let it go so long that everything needs a facelift. The kitchen looks worn and outdated from top to bottom, and so does the bathroom. So what to do first? And how much or how little can you spend? Read more......
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