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

Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

INTERACTIVE: How Do Homeowners Spend Their Remodeling Dollars?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

With the aging of the housing stock and declining household mobility, homeowners now spend nearly half of their improvement dollars...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

As Homebuilding Lags in the US, Remodeling Industry Picks Up the Slack

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The home remodeling market in the US expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession,...

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