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What Tops the Home Improvement List?

April 27, 2012

To many spring means new beginnings, especially around the home. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and Sherwin-Williams, seven out of 10 homeowners are planning home improvement projects, with nearly half (49 percent) citing painting as the most-desired need, followed by landscaping at 47 percent and remodeling a room at 29 percent.  

“We know people are looking for more cost-effective ways to enhance their space,” said Paul Zuch, certified remodeler and NARI chairman. “Some of the most impactful transformations for a room are economical projects like painting, resurfacing cabinets or changing kitchen or bathroom hardware. But it is important for consumers to use quality materials to make it worth the investment. While it’s tempting to go easy on the wallet, spending a little more on quality products saves money in the long run.”

“Painting can add energy and liven up any home, whether it is revamping the bedroom, giving new life to an old piece of furniture or staining the deck,” said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.  

The survey also showed that seven out of 10 homeowners believe a room or area of their home is currently in need of painting. The top vote for a new coat of paint goes to bedrooms and bathrooms (both at 29 percent), and living or family rooms are next in line (28 percent).
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