Poll Reflects National Kitchen Remodeling Trend

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A high volume of visitors to the Web site report plans to remodel their kitchen as part of a total home renovation. Clearly, recoup values for kitchen remodeling continue to inspire homeowners to overhaul their kitchens.

Thirty percent of visitors polled at, the top kitchen remodeling services site (, intend to redo their kitchen as part of a total home renovation. Clearly Remodeling magazine's "2006 Cost vs. Value Report," which indicates that at resale homeowners who complete a minor kitchen remodel can recoup up to 86 percent of their expenses, continues to encourage kitchen makeovers.

Kathy McCleary, a regular contributor to HGTV, advises homeowners on the type of renovations they should choose: "So exactly what should you improve when you redo your kitchen or bathroom? Think traditional: all-wood cabinets, commercial-look appliances, natural wood or stone floors, and stone countertops." ( helps consumers choose contractors who can recommend and install various kitchen cabinet styles. Visitors can fill out a questionnaire and locate a nearby pre-screened company that offers cabinetry services.    

According to Mortgage News Daily, the average American home is 32 years old and regularly needs maintenance and upgrading. This consistent need means that the home improvement market has boomed in the last decade, with expenditures growing from $153 billion in 1995 to about $233 billion dollars in 2003.

Homeowners drew around $333 billion from their home equity between 2001 and 2003. The Federal Reserve Board reports that 30 percent of the cashed out funds taken between January 2001 and June 2002 were spent on home renovations.

Changes to the interior space, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or room additions, make up nearly 45 percent of the money laid out by homeowners. Interior or exterior replacements including, but not limited to, new roofs, flooring or painting made up 28 percent of home renovation expenditures. Upgrading or replacing systems like built-in appliances, HVAC or electrical and plumbing accounted for another 11 percent of renovation spending. is a top kitchen cabinet refacing and replacement site for home owners looking for remodeling help. Homeowners that are including a kitchen remodel in their total home renovation project can find resources at     


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