According to “The Kitchen & Bath Consumer Speaks Out” report from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) commissioned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a majority of homeowners who remodeled their kitchen or bathroom say they were satisfied with the entire process — including the installation phase. The report surveyed a representative sample of homeowners between the ages of 25 and 70 who remodeled their kitchen or bath during the past 12 months, and found that more than 80% of homeowners were somewhat or completely satisfied with the outcome of their remodel. Less than 8% were somewhat or completely dissatisfied and only 14% reported feeling that way during the installation phase.
The report also found that: higher-end kitchen remodels costing $20,000 on average, were more likely to be professionally designed and/or installed. January and June were the most favored months to decide to start a kitchen project. Higher-end bathroom remodels, costing $6,300 on average, most frequently include new faucets, flooring, showerheads, wall treatment, lighting, and a toilet. February, September, and November were the most favored months to start a bath project. For more information: about NKBA, visit www.nkba.org; about HIRI, visit www.hiri.org or call 813.627.6750.