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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Sheila Schmitz added this to Houzz Survey: Livability Trumps Home Value
Brown paint can = Decorate or redecorateBlue house = Build addition or remodelGold builder = Build a custom homeIn the next two years, 72 percent of homeowners surveyed plan to decorate or redecorate, 40 percent plan to remodel or construct an addition and 10 percent are planning to build a custom home.Custom homes are popular in the South, where a whopping 21 percent of Jackson, Mississippi, homeowners surveyed are building the home of their dreams from scratch. Percentages in other Southern cities (yellow dots on map): Houston, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas (18 percent each), Dallas (14 percent) and Austin, Texas (13 percent).Of Houzz homeowners planning to complete a project in the next two years, 57 percent will hire a general contractor, 35 percent will hire a kitchen or bath professional and 32 percent will hire a carpet or flooring professional. Thirty percent are planning to hire an architect, 26 percent an interior designer and 24 percent a landscape architect or designer.About half — 52 percent — say they will save money by completing some projects themselves.The largest projects in terms of average spend in the past five years were custom home builds ($577,000), complete home remodels ($193,000), pool additions or replacements ($34,000) and kitchen remodels ($25,000).Six in 10 Houzz homeowners hired a general contractor in the past five years, and half hired a carpet or flooring professional. Window and kitchen and bath professionals were each hired by 28 percent of respondents, while architects and landscape professionals were each hired by 24 percent of respondents.Key Drivers for Planned Projects