Kitchen, baths prime residence transforming initiatives in 2021

Kitchen with bare walls and floors

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A kitchen rework in Mesa in January 2020.

House transforming initiatives are preserving contractors busy, and sure renovations are extra in demand. 

Kitchen and tub renovations make up the majority of enterprise for remodelers surveyed for the Nationwide Affiliation of House Builders/Westlake Reworking Market Index. Eighty-one % mentioned kitchens have been among the many most typical initiatives final yr, with bogs a detailed second. 

Full home remodels have been at their highest degree since 2005 — almost 60% of remodelers cited them as widespread.

Different initiatives trailed considerably — about 30% mentioned completed basements, decks, and window and door replacements have been widespread. Fourteen % of remodelers described residence workplace additions as widespread and 5% mentioned residence fitness center additions have been amongst final yr’s most typical initiatives. 

Kitchens and baths have traditionally been prime contenders within the NAHB survey. In 2019, they tied for the highest spot and in 2020, bogs moved to the highest.