Aside from buying a new home, American homeowners are giving
their home an extreme makeover per se, in the name of home
improvement. While most people have their ideal of what
makes their domicile a dream, there are some basic home
improvement trends across the country. For many Americans
living the dream, the median age of a residential property
is 15 years. Characteristically, these same homes embody
four bedrooms with two full powder rooms and one fireplace.
Alternatively, for the homeowners who are not satisfied
with their living quarters, the home improvement marketplace
affords many nouveau housing amenities. For example, in
a recent American survey regarding home improvements, the
following housing reconstructions topped the charts:
• Living rooms
• Extra powder rooms and bathrooms
Out of the American respondents who participated in the
survey, laundry rooms were rated as "very important"
by over 70 percent of the participants. Moreover, 75 percent
of the homeowners were pleased with their residency’s
age and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Another 60 percent
were more than satisfied with their property's size. Other
interesting home improvement findings include the following:
• Fifty percent of recent homebuyers report they
repainted the interior of their residence soon after moving
in to the new home.
• Twenty percent plan to wallpaper or repaint or wallpaper
the interior, purchase new window treatments or modernized
• Bathroom remodeling plans were popular home improvement
plans amongst 20 percent of the novice homebuyers.
• Over 30 percent upgraded their landscaping.
• In the next two years, 22 percent of first-time
homebuyers plan to remodel their kitchen
• On the not-so-popular home improvement list were
second bedroom suites, exercise rooms, media rooms, and