According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the kitchen is the most popular room to remodel. Approximately 57 percent of respondents between 19 and 55 years old said they were planning to do a DIY project. Compared to 39 percent of those over 56, according to Axiom. Those numbers reflect Axiom's question about the experience.
After asking about all the projects homeowners are planning, we asked them what their highest priority was. Painting (13.4%) and flooring (13.3%) were once again the two main options. In addition, bathroom remodeling (11%) kept its place at number three. Appliance replacement just outpaced kitchen countertops by a fraction of a point to rank fourth in the highest priority projects.
The basics are the things that every buyer expects when buying a home. This includes a roof that doesn't leak, working gutters and downspouts, a dry basement, a reliable oven, solid floors, walls that are in good condition, retaining walls that work, and plumbing and HVAC systems that work. Potential buyers of any home, even those buying for the first time, have a checklist that includes all of these services. In exclusive properties, the basics can also include a certain number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and multi-car garages, and any other common neighborhood features.
The report is based on a survey of 5,000 Americans. Homeowners are found to be financing improvements in part with money they once spent on travel, restaurants, entertainment and commute. The home improvements that the HomeAdvisor report classifies as maintenance projects include general maintenance projects, cleaning projects, and landscaping projects. Of these, landscaping was the most common during the pandemic, with homeowners completing 3.4 such projects, on average.
The kitchen is the center of the home and, according to Marine Sargsyan, senior economist at Houzz, it is consistently the most common project homeowners undertake when they renovate.