According to the National Association of Home Builders newly released survey, bathrooms are now the most popular room to remodel over kitchens. 

The 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair, Joanne Theunissen, says that people are leaning towards smaller renovation projects like bathrooms rather than larger renovation projects like kitchens or additions.  Theunissen also says that, "Home owners are finding cost-effective and [faster] upgrades can also add comfort and value to their homes."

The remodelers survey found the following to be the most common remodeling projects in 2017:

  • Bathroom remodeling - 81%
  • Kitchen remodeling - 78%
  • Whole house remodeling - 49%
  • Room additions - 37%
  • Window & door replacements - 30%

Making a home more energy efficient is a growing area in remodeling as well.  Low-E windows are the most common energy efficiency updates that home owners are making right now according to the NAHB.  High-efficiency HVAC units and programmable thermostats also rank highly among energy efficiency updates in 2017. 

Source: Realtor Magazine