May is National Home Remodeling Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers just released a survey on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members.

Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular, and that home owners’ No. 1 motivation for remodeling was to upgrade to newer, better features. The next most popular remodeling categories were door and window replacements, whole house remodels, room additions, property damage repairs and handyman services.

“As the country’s financial footing improves, clients are better able to realize their home design dreams. While remodels prompted by repairs remain common, home owners have more discretionary funds available for upgrades, so better style, comfort and safety motivate more home improvement projects,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Robert Criner, a remodeler from Newport News, Va. “Whatever the reason for undertaking a home remodel, NAHB Remodelers remains committed to professionalism and helping home owners create the home of their dreams.”

Both bathroom and kitchen remodels were up 6 and 7 percent from 2013, respectively, rebounding strongly from historic lows in 2010. Bathroom remodels were cited as a common job by 78 percent of remodelers, a return to an all-time high level.

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