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Majority of Americans think home renovations take longer than planned: survey

  • July 27, 2022

More than half of Americans think their home improvement project will take longer than planned, according to a survey from Angi.  (iStock)

The majority of Americans (52%) believe that home improvement projects will take longer than expected, but many are still confident in their ability to do the projects themselves, according to a survey from Angi.

U.S. home improvement sales are projected to increase to more than $550 billion this year as more Americans choose to do their remodeling projects themselves, according to Statista.

When looking at cost, women were 10% more likely than men to believe that DIY renovations would save money over hiring a professional, the survey said. Separately, about 12% of millennials said they thought renovations wouldn’t break the bank. 

The survey also said that 74% of Americans have some confidence in their ability to oversee a home renovation project, but 20% have no idea about permit requirements for common home renovations

If you are considering doing a home renovation, a cash-out refinance is one option to help you fund the project. You can visit Credible to compare multiple mortgage lenders and find your personalized interest rate without affecting your credit score.

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Gen X believes home renovations add value

Many Americans believe their renovation projects will add value to their home, the Angi survey said. 

About 42% of Gen X, or those born between 1965 and 1981, are convinced that home value is added through renovations. This is compared to 31% of millennials and 32% of baby boomers.

Some home updates do seem to pay off, though. For example, a minor bathroom remodel has an average 102% return at resale, according to HGTV. Landscaping

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Home Remodeling Services Deliver Multiple Benefits For Property Owners

  • July 10, 2022
Home Remodeling Services Deliver Multiple Benefits For Property Owners

A trusted Boston contractor can make homes safer, comfortable, and more valuable.

Unite Contractors proudly provides bath and kitchen remodeling services in Boston, and basement finishing. With over 25 years of experience creating positive results all over New England, homeowners can rely on the professional services offered at highly competitive rates.

Home remodeling is an excellent investment for many reasons. It increases the overall comfort and livability of the property, often lowers energy bills, and can reduce annual maintenance costs. 

When individuals or families undergo lifestyle changes, a home renovation accommodates their current and future needs. If a kitchen is easier to use, people spend less on restaurants and dining because they have the tools to make meals at home.

Home renovation projects boost the resale value, create more equity, and bring older properties up to code. Unite Contractors focuses on three critical areas of this equation. 

Kitchen Remodeling Contractor in Boston

Kitchens provide one of the most essential spaces in the home. It’s where families gather, friends mingle, and meals get made. Depending on the setup, it could be where homework gets finished or people play games together.

If a kitchen doesn’t adequately serve individual needs, investing in a remodeling project makes sense. Not only will it become a better space to use in the home, but it also pays the homeowner back with equity or value gains.

Here are some of the benefits that often come when our clients invest in kitchen remodeling services in Boston. 

1) Save Money. When homes are stuck with inefficient or outdated appliances, lighting, and fixtures, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to pay more in utility costs. If a kitchen is more than ten years old, the cost savings that come from water- and energy-efficient designs could cut those expenses dramatically

2) Sell

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