This is the time of year when many people think about remodeling. They are interested in making the most of the house that they already have but they want to make sure that they enjoy the spaces that they have already. Although bathroom remodeling and kitchen remodeling are considered some of the most common improvements to a home, there are also many times when people want to pay attention to other spaces as well. In fact, when families are getting ready for making major transitions there are times when they schedule entire home remodeling projects.
Some of these projects are so major, in fact, that it makes the most sense to move out during the time of the project.
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Projects are the Most Common
Whether you are preparing for a home improvement project as you prepare for hosing a high school graduation party or you simply want to make some changes so that your home is more energy efficient, there are many times when you need to work with local contractors. Being clear about what you want and how much you are willing to spend can help you get the best results.
After getting recommendations from friends and family about the contractors who provide the best work, it is still important to meet with a contractor and go through the formal bidding process. Keeping an open communication line can help you create the desired results that you want. And while there are some people who make these changes themselves, the latest research from the 2016 HOUZZ Kitchen Trends Study indicates that as many as 87% of home owners enlisted the help of a professional during their kitchen renovation project.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the home remodeling process and the many ways that families make the most of the space that they have:
- More than 80% of renovating home owners are replacing major bathroom features such as flooring, countertops, showers, or sinks.
- 69% of all jobs requested were for kitchen remodeling, making it the second most popular request, according to a National Association of Home Builders survey.
- 90% of home owners are changing the style of their master bathroom during their remodeling upgrade.
- Bathroom remodeling is the job most requested in the United States, accounting for 78% of renovations, according to a National Association of Home Builders survey.
- 30% of survey respondents were expanding their shower size by 50% or more, according to the 2016 HOUZZ Bathroom Trends Study.
- Even a minor kitchen remodel has an average return on investment (ROI) of 82.7%.
Although there are many times when people will get their remodeling projects during the winter, spring seems to be the time of the year when more people make the decision to schedule remodeling projects. When children move off to college or when in laws need to move in for awhile are both times when families may make the decision to remodel or upgrade a home. There are other times, however, when a remodeling project is scheduled just to make a home more energy efficient.
For example, did you know toilet use accounts for 24% of the water used in our homes? In fact, the latest statistics indicate that the average American household uses more than 300 gallons of water in the home each day. This may be just some of the reasons why 87% of home owners renovating their bathrooms are updating their shower. Switching to more efficient shower heads and upgrading to low flush toilets can limit the amount of water that is used on a daily basis.
When you do make the decision to start a major, or minor, home improvement project it is important to work with a reliable contractor to make sure that you are happy with the results. Knowing that you are signing with a contractor who will provide quality work on time and someone who will stand behind the work that they are doing. If you have projects that have been on hold for a number of years, now is the time to get them scheduled and make the most of the space that you have. From bathroom remodeling to kitchen updates, every change you makes adds to home value.