3 Recession Home Remodeling Trends Likely to Stick Around

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Kitchen Renovations, Remodeling Trends

In-law apartments, outdoor living spaces, and smarter kitchens may be here to stay


January 30, 2012

A soft economy prompted some homeowners to take a new look at their existing footprint. Even as housing-market conditions turn a little brighter, many homeowners still opt to stay put and update their current quarters instead of selling at lower prices.

The numbers prove it. Remodeling industry sentiment, as tracked by the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI), hit a five-year high in the fourth quarter.

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