Remodeling

Americans spend more than $400 billion a year on residential renovations and repairs. For over two decades, our Remodeling Futures Program has studied trends in the remodeling industry, including changes in the types and costs of projects that homeowners undertake, such as the growing interest in energy-efficient products, healthy homes, and “smart home” technologies. The program issues a biennial Improving America’s Housing report, a quarterly Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), and other publications.

Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity

The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity provides a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes.

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Reports & Papers

Improving America's Housing 2019

March 12, 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Healthy Home Remodeling: Consumer Trends and Contractor Preparedness

January 31, 2019

Author: Elizabeth La Jeunesse

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Remodeling Futures Steering Committee

The Remodeling Futures Program of the Joint Center is a comprehensive study of the factors influencing the growth and changing characteristics of housing renovation and repair activity in the United States.

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Data & Charts

Blog

Sophia Wedeen

Research Assistant

Remodels that Include Home Automation Can Help Older Adults Age in Place

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Over the past 20 years, the number of homeowners age 55 and over has grown dramatically from 26 million to...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

Slight Gains in 2020 Outlook for Residential Remodeling

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

National spending for improvements and repairs on owner-occupied homes is expected to rise only modestly this year, according to our...

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