The most popular room addition is the master bedroom suite, which can include amenities such as mini-bars and kitchens, reading areas, his and her bathrooms/vanities and walk-in closets. Other popular major additions include great rooms (some with home theatres), sunrooms off the kitchen and home offices complete with teleconferencing capabilities.
The second most important reason people remodel is so that they can stay in their current residence. Most people like their current home and will spend time and money on remodeling rather than deal with stresses of moving.
The most common remodeling jobs people undertake to improve their surroundings are kitchen and bathroom projects.
Sixty-six percent of consumers say they remodel to increase the amenities in their homes. The top amenities consumers ask for include: granite countertops, multiple shower heads/steam showers, soaking/spa bathtubs, commercial grade appliances and his and hers separate baths/vanities.
'Builders Guide to Room Additions' Available Through BuilderBooks.com
"Builders Guide to Room Additions," available through BuilderBooks.com, shows you how to tackle items that are unique to room additions. Man-hour charts, based on actual jobs the author has encountered in his long career, are provided for each part of the addition or conversion, to improve the accuracy of your cost estimates, so you're sure you'll make a good profit, even on work you've never tackled before. There’s a chapter on making a business plan, with advice on marketing, financing, hiring and record-keeping. To view or order this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665 to order.
BuilderBooks.com Offers Publications for Remodelers
BuilderBooks.com offers a variety of publications about remodeling. To view or puchase these publications online, click here, or call 800-223-2665 to order by phone.
University of Housing Offers Courses and Designation Programs
The NAHB University of Housing offers a variety of business management courses and professional designation programs that set builders and remodelers apart from the competition. For a complete list of current offerings, click here.
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