NAHB Remodelers Reports Shake-up of Common Remodeling Projects in 2016

by Kacey Larsen

Originally posted by the National Association of Home Builders:

Whole house remodels and additions are regaining market share according to a survey of remodelers released by NAHB Remodelers, the remodeling arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The survey, released to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, revealed the most common remodeling projects in 2016, compared to historical results of the survey.

“While bathroom and kitchen remodels remain the most common renovations, basements, whole house remodels, and both large and small scale additions are returning to levels not seen since prior to the downturn,” says 2016 NAHB Remodelers Chair Tim Shigley, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR, a remodeler from Wichita, Kan. “Clients want to add more space, but remodeling a significant portion of the home is not easy feat. That’s why it is important to work with a professional remodeler who has the integrity and expertise to take advantage of these large remodeling jobs.”

In the survey, remodelers reported that the following projects were more common than in 2013:

  • Whole house remodels increased by 10 percent
  • Room additions increased by 12 percent
  • Finished basements increased by 8 percent
  • Bathroom additions increased by 7 percent

Bathrooms topped the list of most common remodeling projects for the fifth time since 2010. Eight-one percent of remodelers reported that bathrooms were a common remodeling job for their company while 79 percent of remodelers reported the same for kitchen remodels. Window and door replacements decreased to 36 percent from 45 percent in 2014.

A full copy of the survey can be requested by contacting Nissa Hiatt, and more information on NAHB Remodelers can be found here.

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