Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

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Bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

"Small-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular as large-scale projects, as seen with bathroom remodeling becoming more common than kitchens," said 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen, CPG, CGR, a remodeler from Mt. Pleasant, Mich. "Home owners are finding cost-effective and shorter timeframe upgrades can also add comfort and value to their homes."

In the survey, remodelers reported the most common projects in 2017:  

  • 81 percent bathroom remodeling
  • 78 percent kitchen remodeling
  • 49 percent whole house remodeling
  • 37 percent room additions

In 2017, Houzz reported that neutrals remain the core focus for homeowners who want to highlight statement pieces in the master bath.

For more information about remodeling, visit nahb.org/remodel


 

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