12 top remodeling trends for 2011 – from CBS MoneyWatch.com

Written By: admin - Dec• 09•10

new bathroomNew year, new list of remodeling projects to start around the house. At least that’s what remodelers and contractors are hoping.

So, what remodeling projects are on top of everyone’s list?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) conducted an exclusive poll of their top builders and developers for us and found that while most people are not starting major renovation projects due to the economy, now is the time to take care of the smaller jobs around your home.

Call it the over-arching remodeling trend for 2011: Tackling small projects while you wait to do the really big remodeling project that’s on your list.

Here are 12 top remodeling trends to welcome in the “aught teens”:

1. Save Money: Remodel Your Bathroom. Old tile getting a little grungy? It looks like 2011 is the year for a bathroom update. Dennis D. Gehman, president of Gehman Custom Remodeling says, “Bathrooms are the hottest project, we think it’s due to the economy. Baths cost less than a kitchen or addition and most houses have more than one bath, so there are more available to be remodeled.”

See the whole story at moneywatch.bnet.com

(Photo: Los Angeles Times)

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  1. We agree. Bathrooms are one of the best places to get a high return on your investment. Since the spaces are (usually) pretty small, the costs of a full bathroom remodel can be kept under control much easier than other larger rooms.

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