And 83% of those undertaking renovations are motivated to: “improve the look, feel, flow or layout of the home…”
Houzz.com, one of my favorite sites today sent results of their second annual Houzz & Home report. This apparently “Largest-ever Study of Home Remodeling and Design Reveals Top Drivers, Challenges and Spending for U.S. Renovation Activity” and the full report can be linked to below.
You can go to Houzz for my Feng Shui advice for some common designs: Feng Shui Good or Bad
No matter what your renovation, the things to remember are:
1. Hire a professional to help you get it right
2. Money spent up front is always the best money you will spend
3. When choosing colors for your home, choose your paint color LAST!
4. Every change you make influences the energy flow and “Feng Shui” of your home. Before you make changes, consult with a Feng Shui expert to make sure you are not inadvertently robbing yourself — “robbing Peter to pay Paul” as my parents used to say.
The majority of those surveyed (over 100,000) say they will hire a professional to help them get it right. All those reality shows have done a great job of showing us the true reality of a renovation when taken on without help. The more you do up front the better will be your renovation and the better your home support you for the rest of your life, and make a resale when you are ready happen smoothly and effortlessly.
Majority of U.S. Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time to Renovate, Houzz Survey Finds
The 2013 Houzz & Home survey is the largest survey of remodeling and decorating activity ever conducted, covering historical and planned projects, the motivations behind these projects, and the impact of the economy on home building, renovation and decorating plans among Houzz users across the United States and around the world.
Some of the findings include:
- Significantly more U.S. homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects compared to last year
- A majority of homeowners surveyed believe now is a good time to remodel (53 percent)
- 58 percent of those planning projects in the next two years will hire professional help
- 81% of Houzz homeowners say reviews are “very important” when it comes to hiring a professional for their project, only 8% said “lowest cost option.”
Together with last week’s Commerce Department report showing the rate of single-family home construction at its highest level in four and a half years, the results of this study point to a strengthening economy, housing and renovation market.