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The findings of a recent Houzz survey — its Second Annual Houzz & Home Report — was communicated to Houzz users this past week. The survey purports to be “the largest survey of remodeling and decorating activity ever conducted”.

You can see their full press-release – but here’s my summation of their 100,000-response survey findings:

  • more U.S. homeowners moving forward with renovations projects, compared to last year.
  • 53% of homeowners believe NOW is a good time to renovate; and 58% of those are planning projects in the next two years (and plan to hire professionals).
  • 3/4s of those surveyed believe NOW is a good time to buy a home.

The study “yielded detailed data at the national, regional, and metropolitan area level”.

Bathroom and Kitchens top U.S. renovation projects. Similar to this before picture already discussed in the blog post Renovation from ‘Ranch’ to ‘WoW’:



If you’re like me, you love to see how other people decorate their homes, what furniture makes them happy and comfortable, … and whether you’d like to live there — or not!

So here is a *fun* “voyeuristic” website, just filled with “before & after” shots of Home Renovations. It seems to toggle “Montreal” properties for me (undoubtedly, given my geographic location in northern Vermont), but you can choose from many many US cities, as well as Canadian provinces.

This job’s “story” concerns MORE LIGHT FOR SMALLER ROOM:

The “categories” selection allows you to see renovation jobs that include, say, glass, windows & doors, or window coverings.

Having passed through the Montreal neighborhood of Westmount (wonderful bookstore there: Nicholas Hoare), I wanted to look more closely at this particular project:

This family does seem to have achieved the “warmth and character” they sought in their remodel:

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