Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Data Center :PROFITS Industry organizations provide statistics about latest trends Devices homeowners use for kitchen-related tasks Which of the following, if any, do you use to help you with tasks in the kitchen or to make your kitchen experience better? Report Source: Consumer Kitchen Trends: From Remodeling Rates to Technology Trends, survey among 1,000 homeowners 1 3 2 4 Remodeling clients rate remodelers on various aspects of the remodeling process versus those who would not recommend theirs Top markets for kitchen spend # 1 For marketing purposes San Francisco $ 47,217 New York $ 42,434 Boston $ 40,180 Average spend by U.S. homeowners on Houzz for projects completed in the past 5 years 2 3 4 5 Washington, D.C. $ 39,254 Philadelphia $ 39,216 Bathrooms Bedroom Laundry room Game room Home theater Kitchen Exercise area Stairway Office Workshop Top remodeling projects (In descending order of most requested to least requested) Would Recommend Would Not Difference Employees & Subcontractors 97.4% 72.8% 24.6% Clean & Safe 96.0% 71.2% 24.8% Expertise 99.0% 72.0% 27.0% Budget 95.1% 60.0% 35.1% Construction Quality 97.5% 54.4% 43.1% Punch List 90.0% 40.0% 50.0% Value 97.0% 45.6% 51.4% Problem Resolution 95.2% 43.2% 52.0% Professional & Organized 97.6% 44.8% 52.8% Trust 98.0% 43.2% 54.8% Schedule 91.4% 35.2% 56.2% Communication 95.4% 32.8% 62.6% 11% 8% 6% 2% 28% 22% 19% 14% LAPTOP COMPUTER SMART PHONE TABLET/ iPAD DESKTOP COMPUTER MUSIC DEVICE BASIC MOBILE PHONE DEVICE TO CONTROL LIGHTING BETTER DEVICE TO CONTROL APPLIANCES REMOTELY ForResidentialPros.com QR October 2014 63

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