Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

Filed in Design, Remodeling by on May 1, 2018 18 Comments

national home remodeling monthThe kitchen is king among the spaces with the most impact on a home’s identity. But having a beautiful bathroom is just as, if not, more important for many home owners.

In fact, bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new NAHB survey. NAHB has released the results highlighting the most common remodeling projects to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May.

“Small-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular as large-scale projects, as seen with bathroom remodeling becoming more common than kitchens,” said 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen, CPG, CGR, a remodeler from Mt. Pleasant, Mich. “Home owners are finding cost-effective and shorter-timeframe upgrades can also add comfort and value to their homes.”

In the survey, remodelers reported the most common projects in 2017:

  • 81% did bathroom remodeling
  • 78% did kitchen remodeling
  • 49% did whole house remodeling
  • 37% did room additions
  • 30% did window/door replacements

While remodeling is commonly associated with kitchens and baths, demand for green upgrades continues to swell as home owners seek to save on utility costs, improve air quality and increase the value of their homes.

An additional survey by NAHB Remodelers showed that high-performing, low-emissivity (Low-E) windows are the most common green-building product installed by residential remodelers. Programmable thermostats and high-efficiency HVAC systems also ranked highly among the most common green products used.

National Home Remodeling Month is sponsored by AmerifirstBuildDirect and Paslode.

For more information about remodeling, visit For a copy of the full survey, please contact Kristin LeMunyon.

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  1. Jenny says:

    Bathroom remodeling is not an easy task. When you should do bathroom remodel then keep some important points in your mind so that it will maintain the durability of the bathroom. There are variety of flooring materials and from that you should select the best one.Bathroom remodel

  2. That’s interesting that bathroom remodels are so popular. I can see that replacing the bathroom would be a lot easier than most other rooms. Bathrooms are smaller than most rooms in the house and that you would have to do less in it to make it look good.

  3. Lisa Mark says:

    Home remodeling (either bathroom or kitchen) projects aren’t an easy job to do. A lot of things you need to be considered before starting kitchen and bath renovation.

  4. Nick Richardson says:

    It’s because people are likely to spend more in bathroom renovation projects than kitchen renovation projects. Preferences of choosing luxurious quality and better building is higher in rated in bathroom projects.

  5. Thank you for this article because it’s really informative, I love reading your article and I hope that I will read some more about this stuff, it’s really informative and very entertaining. Thanks a lot and have a great day. Thank you so much for this post.

  6. Evie Brown says:

    Interesting information you have shared. I totally agree with your blog. The points you have mentioned are really true. Last year, I availed remodeling services for my bathroom from Construction Pro and now it has become more efficient. I totally agree with all your reasons.

  7. Really it is a great article and more helpful to get the best assistance for kitchen & bathroom renovation. I am very glad to go through this kind of helpful blog. Thanks for sharing a nice blog.

  8. It is a great article and more helpful to get the best assistance for kitchen & bathroom

  9. contact us says:

    In fact, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project. Earlier this year, NAHB released the survey results, which rank the most common remodeling projects from the previous year.

  10. According to a new NAHB survey, bathrooms are now the most popular remodeling project, coinciding with growing preference for small scale renovations.

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