Kitchens Dethroned as Top Remodeling Project

Bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new NAHB survey. NAHB has released the results highlighting the most common remodeling projects to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May.

While remodeling is commonly associated with kitchens and baths, demand for green upgrades continues to swell as home owners seek to save on utility costs, improve air quality and increase the value of their homes. An additional survey by NAHB Remodelers showed that high-performing, low-emissivity (Low-E) windows are the most common green-building product installed by residential remodelers.

Source: National Association of Home Builders

 

Survey Reveals Top Remodeling Projects

Bathroom remodeling edged out kitchens as the most popular type of remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Through 2009 kitchens dominated home remodeling projects as the most common, that trend switched in 2010 and then again in 2014 as bathroom remodeling takes the throne.

Bathroom remodeling was cited as the most common remodeling project in 2014 by 78 percent of remodelers, just barely edging out kitchen remodels at 77 percent, NAHB reports. Other types of remodeling projects trail kitchens and baths by a wide margin.

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