Industry Data & Research

open concept kitchen jessica can 2018 houzz

Open-concept kitchens remain in demand at the moment, but their popularity is waning. (Photo credit: Jessica Cain © 2018 Houzz)

The latest kitchen trend data from Houzz shows bigger financial investments accompanied by smaller project scopes. But why?

remodeler doing roofing

While more contractors said roofing was the most physically demanding job a remodeler could have, they also agreed it was one of the least difficult to master. 

CraftJack asked 1,600+ contractors what the most physically demanding job was, and they said...

Another study shows construction and remodeling have an opioid problem

Injuries and job insecurity seem to be the major culprits

The fight against opioids and where remodelers fit into it

remodeler austin donalson working at precision

Two years into working with Precision, Donalson's been promoted to foreman and has earned the absolute trust of his boss, who's given him his own set of keys to the shop.  

Working in the remodeling trades increases the odds that you will abuse opioids—except in the case of Austin Donalson 

shining a spotlight on opioids in remodeling

Remodelers we spoke with agreed that opioid addiction is an industry challenge

opioid addiction is an occupational hazard when youre a remodeler

Why does our industry have such a serious opioid problem?

texas women in trades

Industry organization Texas Women in Trades connects tradeswomen to employers and each other, while educating future generations on construction and remodeling

Florida Home Improvement Associates chooses Texas remodeler Statewide Remodeling to start its national expansion

women tend to spend more long-term than men for remodeling projects

Forty-three percent of women consider themselves the “sole decision-maker.”

And two other interesting remodeling facts from HomeAdvisor’s latest report

storms are increasing in number and severity and remodelers are noticing

The frequency and intensity of severe weather events continue to increase in the U.S. How are remodelers responding?

forces for residential windows, doors, and skylights

Updates on residential windows, doors, and skylights

spending figures by states can help remodelers

Are you working in the right state? 

The NAHB looks at how the labor shortage is hurting remodelers

And gives remodelers another reason to salvage materials

salvaging materials can be a good way for remodelers to save money and stay green

Home Front Build carpenters are seen here framing a new house using old-growth Douglas fir they recovered from a 1905 home that would have otherwise been leveled and carted to the dump. 

Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet  

From 2015 to 2017, disaster-related home improvement spending increased 22%.

...don’t just pay for them

Seeing what we push against is as useful as seeing what we are pushing toward

outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular in remodeling

Remodeler Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, has embraced the outdoor living trend, remodeling the backyard of his own Chicago home. In this image, to avoid visual clutter, Rych selected L-shaped cedar benches to pull double duty as comfortable seating and hidden storage space.

Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know

cyberattacks can be costly to remodelers

How remodelers can better protect themselves against cyber threats

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