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Professional Design & Renovation on the rise – Houzz & Home 2013

We really love what we are reading about the findings in the second annual Houzz & Home report. Their 2013 Houzz & Home survey is the largest ever conducted in the remodeling and decorating categories and includes responses from the USA, Canada and around the world.

Highlights include:
• Significantly more homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects compared to last year
• A majority of homeowners surveyed believe now is a good time to remodel (53 percent)
• 58 percent of those planning projects in the next two years will hire professional help
• 81% of Houzz homeowners say reviews are “very important” when it comes to hiring a professional for their project, only 8% said “lowest cost option.”

This is positive news for interior and landscape designers as well as all design lovers. Design-economics! A healthy design industry means that unique, quality products and services can be kept alive for everyone to enjoy.

It’s interesting to note that the survey revealed that we spend the most money to remodel the rooms that we spend the least amount of time in, i.e. the bathroom!

What are your plans to renovate? Are you ready to re-fit your outdoor room or deck and make every day a “staycation”? Is a beautiful, contemporary gas fire pit part of your plan?

Solus Halo 36 - Sustainable bio-ethanol fire pit .
Solus Halo 36 – Sustainable bio-ethanol fire pit .

Here are the links to Houzz press release and the full report.

Happy reading and planning!
Read the press release
Download the full report