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Kitchens Are Popular to Remodel

Kitchens are the most popular room for homeowners to remodel, according to online home improvement company Houzz.

The 2019 U.S. Houzz & Home Study shows that the typical kitchen remodel costs $14,000, making kitchens the most expensive room to update in a home.

The data shows that nearly 90 percent of homeowners who completed or planned a remodeling project hired professionals, such as contractors or designers. Kitchen remodels were part of 30 percent of home renovations.

Top 5 Renovation Project Challenges

  1. Finding the right professionals
  2. Staying on budget
  3. Finding the right products
  4. Dealing with the unexpected
  5. Staying on schedule

About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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