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

Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

Small Consumer Segment Drives Majority of Remodeling

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Of the more than 77 million homeowners in the US, an estimated 22 million completed at least one home improvement...

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Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

More Existing Homes Will Have Smart Home Tech

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Smart home technology—widely understood as devices that enable remote control and/or monitoring of household systems—is expected to be a major...

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