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Remodeling, Jobs, and Consumer Wherewithal

June 8, 2016 The recent poor performance of labor markets adds to concerns that consumers are pulling in their horns. Retail sales at major department store chains have been dismal.  Despite this, home-improvement spending has held up well. It will be important to watch measures of consumer confidence to see if the public psyche weakens…

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Homeowners count on pros to know what's trending in bathroom remodels

Homeowners Count on the Pros to Know: What’s Trending in Bathroom Remodels?

Are you prepared to talk to homeowners about the latest trends in bathroom remodeling? You should be, says HomeAdvisor: More than 60 percent of homeowners seeking the help of a home services professional are ready to hire. And they’re most likely to hire a professional who can confidently present and discuss the latest trends related…

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Sink Installations in 2016

HomeAdvisor: Sink Installations Surge in 2016

With the nationwide upsurge in kitchen and bathroom renovations, sink installations are following suit. According to recent data from HomeAdvisor — the nation’s largest marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted home service professionals — there has been a 24 percent increase in homeowner requests for faucet, fixture and pipe repair in the past 12 months alone….

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7 Hot Home Improvement Trends

7 Hot Home Improvement Trends for 2016

Looking to refresh or remodel your home? Check this out before you make a move! We asked some of HomeAdvisor’s member pros to weigh in on the New Year’s hottest home trends. Here are seven you won’t want to miss.

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Big Cities Spend on Kitchen Remodels
Urban San Francisco

Urban Remodeling Trends in San Francisco, CA

Although the social and economic effects of gentrification are just now being studied in-depth, the phenomenon itself has been around for a while. The educated and relatively affluent Baby Boomers had started San Francisco gentrification in the 70s and 80s, and the dot-com boom of the 90s finished the job off. Indeed, the entire evolution…

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Kitchen remodel

This Year’s Popular Remodeling Choices

There are so many cool things that people can do to their homes it’s no wonder that the popular remodels change from year to year. For a long while everyone wanted a bar. Then vinyl siding, hardwood floors, and now granite. New changes are always on the horizon, but if you want a good return…

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2016 Bathroom Remodeling Trends
2015 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

HomeAdvisor Reveals 2015 Kitchen Trends

HomeAdvisor – the largest digital marketplace connecting homeowners with pre-screened home improvement professionals — received more than half a million service requests for kitchen improvements in 2015. Interestingly, homeowners focused on fashion over function — primarily seeking to hire HomeAdvisor professionals to modernize the appearance of outdated cabinets, countertops and fixtures.

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Home Services Graveyard

The Digital Home Services Graveyard

The digital home services industry has swallowed a number of companies whole, but it continues to tempt small startups and tech monsters alike. Will new entrants like Google and Amazon make it out alive? Add this infographic to your site: Click the text below. Copy the selected text. Paste the code on your website. The…

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